Coroner's Register 1
Whatcom County, Washington
P. 1 Edward LARSON - in inquest - found Lake Whatcom Log Camp #3. Body taken to Ballard by his uncle Mr. PETERSON for interment. Personal effects - 1 Winchester rifle, 1 silver watch, clothing, etc. - were turned over to uncle. Remarks: deceased was crushed between two cars of logs while making a coupling - purely accidental, Jan. 13, 1903.
P. 2 John SLOAN - no inqest - found near Geneva, in the woods. Burial in the county cemetery at expense of the county. No personal effects. Remarks: deceased committed suicide ... Jan. 15, 1903.
P. 3 Henry A. HAMMOND - no inquest - found at CASEY'S & ONAIL's Camp near Maple Falls. Burial in the county cemetery at expense of the county. Remarks: deceased was taken ill Jan. 22, 1903 and died a few hours later presumably from acute Bright's disease. He had been a railroad engineer.
P. 4 Wm. C. VAWTER - no inquest - found City Jail Whatcom. Body shipped to Jeffersonville, Indiana for burial. Personal effects - clothing only. Remarks: suicide by hanging in city jail, Jan. 4, 1902[3?].
P. 5 M. H. OMSTEAD - no inquest - found at HASTINGS Shingle Mill, 1 1/2 miles from Wahl. Age about 40. Body shipped to Partelle, Mich. Personal effects - 1 gold filled watch, knife $5.50 turned over to his wife. Remarks: cut in two by saw, Feb. 19, 1903.
P. 6 Helen F. SHAW - no inquest - found at 921 Elk Street. Buried in Bay View. Remarks: fell off the porch and broke her neck.
P. 7 Mrs. Julia SMITH - no inquest - found at 2510 Elizabeth Street - found dead in bed Mar. 13 by her daughter...
P. 8 Wm. F. HEFTY - no inquest - found Lake Whatcom Company log roll at Blue Canyon. Age 31, height 6 fee, eyes blue, hair dark, moustache dark, complexion dark, weight about 170 lbs. Personal effects - blankets, etc, 1 cheap watch. Remarks: killed by being crushed by logs while unloading a car.
P. 9 Frank C. MURRAY - found toilet at Hub restaurant. Age about 40, height 6 feet, weight 160 lbs., mustache dark, complexion dark. Buried in Potter's field. Remarks: death due to acute alcoholism, deceased found by Adam SPEGER.
P. 10 Carl GERECKE - no inquest - found 2511 D Street. Age 51, height 5' 7", hair dark, beard dark, complexion dark, weight 160 lbs. Burial in Bay View cemetery. Remarks: found dead in bed by his son Apr. 24. Death due to heart disease.
P. 11 Eddie HAWKINS - found near Kendall. Body taken in charge by father. Remarks: deceased was engaged chopping down timber on his father's ranch when a tree fell on him killing him instantly.
P. 12 Frank HARRISON - Shipped to Seattle by W. H. MOCK & Son. Personal effects turned over to Oddfellows. Remarks: killed at Coal Bunkers by falling.
P. 13 Mike ROMERO - found at Chuckanut. Buried in Bay View cemetery May 21, 1903 by WOW. Remarks: deceased was stabbed to death in a drunken fight at ROTH's stone quarry by Tho. McNAMARA, May 17, 1903.
P. 14 I. DALMAN - found at rear of Geo. BROWN's barn near Blaine. Age 51, height 5'7", beard sandy, weight about 175 lbs. Buried in Bay View cemetery. Personal effects - clothes, blankets, etc. Remarks: deceased was found dead June 10th about 5 p.m. in rear of barn. He had been working for BROWN 10 days. Heart disease cause.
P. 15 Mrs. John WILLIAMS (Indian) - found on reservation. Buried on reservation. Remarks: fell from a wagon and was killed instantly June 19.
P. 16 John FREESE - found on Great Northern tracks, 1 1/2 miles below Fairhaven. Age about 40, height 5' 9", eyes blue, hair light, moustache light, fair complexion, weight 175 lbs. Buried in county grave. Personal effects - roll of blankets, towels, etc. Remarks: deceased was killed by North bound Great Northern train at 9:30 p.m. June 20, 1903. ... He had presumably been resting on the track and fell asleep.
P. 17 D. B. JONES - found at MORRISON's logging camp at Cherry Point. Personal effects - clothing, watch, etc. - turned over to father. Remarks: deceased was drowned while working on a boom of logs June 22, 1903, 6 p.m.
P. 18 Flora Bell SUTTON - found 1511 Elk Street. Shipped to Gelman, King Co. for burial. Remarks: deceased was found dead in bed June 29 presumably from heart disease.
P. 19 C. W. CHRISTENSEN - found Chuckanut Cannery. Body shipped to Astoria, Oregon. Personal effects taken care of by the family. Remarks: deceased died of hemorrhage caused by abscess of the lung July 6, 1903 ...
P. 20. Mrs. Geo. McDONALD - found at residence in Fairhaven, Wn. Buried in Bay View cemetery. Remarks: deceased was found dead in bed by her husband on returning from work July 6, 1903. Cause of death hemorrhage possibly caused by heart disease.
P. 21 May LINDERMAN - found near the Enterprise school. Age 11, height 4' 9", eyes blue, hair light. Buried in Bayview Cemetery. Remarks: deceased was killed in an automobile accident near the Enterprise school July 16, 1903, purely accidental.
P. 22 Charles YICK (Chinese) - found in the bay near the wharf of Point Roberts cannery July 20, 1903. Age 50. Buried at Point Roberts. Remarks: deceased had been missing for one week. He was somewhat crazy and suicide was the belief.
P. 23 T. HIRAI - found in bay near Globe mill July __, 1903. Age 28, height 5'3", eyes dark, hair dark, complexion dark, weight 140 lbs. Buried at Bayview cemetery.
P. 24 Oscar HENDERSON - killed at BBI mill July 22, 1903 by being struck in the breast by a flying tooth from the saw. Buried at Bayview cemetery.
P. 25 Elmer MEE - found on the street car tracks opposite the E. K. WOOD mill. He lay upon the track where he had fallen from his wheel in an insensible condition about 10 p.m. Car 63 came along and the motorman being unable to see the body until too late ran over it with the car. No inquest was considered necessary. Buried at Seattle.
P. 26 James T. DISHMAN - found in Lake Whatcom at Silver Beach Oct. 17, 1903. He fell from a slab in the lake and was drowned. Burial at Bayview cemetery by W. H. MOCK and son.
P. 27 Frank SAUNDER - age 19, died at St. Luke's Hospital. He was drawing gravel when the horses took fright at a passing car and ran away throwing him to the ground. The wheels passed over his head and crushed his skull.
P. 28 Rhoda ROGERS - age 82, found dead in bed Nov. 18th at home of her daughter Mrs. CAMERON. Cause of death is senile decay. Buried at Nooksack.
P. 29 Infant - found at the foot of Jaeger Street. Inquest held Dec. 26, 1903 at Giffords Undertaking Parlor. Jurors: Dan McCUSH, John BROYLES, J. S. BURROWS, Frank WILLIAMS, D. B. KIRKPATRICK, Thos. NUGENT, J. PARBERRY. Findings: the infant came to its death by a blow from a blunt instrument on the right side of the head, in the hands of some person or persons unknown.
P. 30 Earnest FROST - age 27, fell out of a boat into Wiser Lake and drowned.
P. 31 Fred CLINCH - found dead in Blaine City Jail. The deceased was arrested at Blaine and turned over to the Superior Court. He was held in jail overnight before being brought to the County Jail. Being despondent, he hanged himself. Found by the marshal.
P. 32 Mrs. Norman WILLIAMS - died at the residence of D. B. EDWARDS, Fairhaven, Dec. 30th 1903. She was employed as a domestic at the residence. About 10 p.m. she was taken violently ill and died in convulsions. Burial by Giffords.
P. 33 Fred BENTLICH - age 56, found near Ocean Dock, Fairhaven, Jan. 1st 1904. He was last seen Tuesday, December 29, 1903 in an intoxicated condition near the wharf. To get aboard his tug of which he was captain, he had to climb down a ladder nailed to a pile and step aboard another boat. The body was found at the foot of the ladder indicating that he had made a ___ and fallen in the water. Buried by Maulsby.
P. 34 C. E. BUCKLEY - found Aug. 20, 1903 underneath a shaft of Buckley & Frazer mill. He was killed by a belt flying of Kneebolders shaft and hitting him. Height 5' 10", 175 lbs., eyes dark, hair black, dark complexion, moustache. Shipped to Everett for burial.
P. 35 John VELDEN - found Sept. 29, 1903 on railroad tracks near Nooksack. Killed by a Great Northern Pacific train running over him. About 28 years, height 5' 10", hair black, complexion dark, 180 lbs. Burial at Bayview cemetery.
P. 36 Clara QUICK - Oct. 1903 at 2400 Utter Street. Committed suicide by taking strychnine. Age 22, height 5' 7", 120 lbs., eyes blue, hair brown. Burial at Bayview cemetery.
P. 37 John BECK - found dead in bed at Acme, Wn, Oct. 7th. Age 59, height 5' 10", eyes brown, hair brown, 160 lbs., moustache, complexion light. Buried at Acme.
P. 38 Known as Scoty - fell in creek in Blaine, Washington and drowned Feb. 18, 1904. Buried in Blaine by the county.
P. 39 John THOMSON - found dead in jail at city hall, Feb. 29. Height 6', eyes brown, hair brown, moustache, complexion light, 175 lbs.
P. 40 Albert JOHNSTON - March 7, 1904 at Lake Whatcom Logging camp. He was running a donkey engine used to pull logs and as he was pulling in a log the cable broke and(?) him and killed him. Age 22, height 5' 9", eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 180 lbs.
P. 41 Jerry HAYES - at the hospital, March 14, 1904. He was hit by a falling tree and died on arriving at the hospital. Age about 45, height 5' 9", eyes blue, hair brown, moustache, complexion fair, 160 lbs.
P. 42 John DAVIS - found dead in bed at the Wickersham Shingle's Bunk House, March 15, 1904. Age 69, height 5'10", eyes blue, hair gray, moustache, complexion light, 165 lbs. Buried at Wickersham.
P. 43 Robert DEWAR - March 16, 1904 at Lake Whatcom Logging Camp. Killed while unloading logs by a log rolling on him. Age abet 2_, height 6', eyes blue, hair brown, complexion light, 170 lbs.
P. 44 Frank BLOMQUIST - killed by a falling tree four miles east of Deming, March 18, 1904. Age 35, height 5'9", eyes blue, hair brown, moustache, complexion light, 170 lbs.
P. 45 Miss P. PETERSON - found in the kitchen of the GRAHAM home, Eureka Add., March 26, 1904. Age 23, height 5'7", eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 160 lbs. Jurors: C. E. OWEN, J. W. CLINE, C. E. ACKER, Daniel McCUSH, C. S. BURGE, T. C. DARNELL. Witnesses: Mrs. Robert GRAHAM, Miss Maud GRAHAM, Harry GRAHAM, Wm BROCK, Wm BROCK Jr., John C. GASNELL, John W. CADE. Findings: She committed suicide by cutting her own throat.
P. 46 Fred DANTHEY - found dead in the Great Northern Hotel March 29, 1904. Dr. APTELL pronounced death due to heart failure. Age 51, height 5'5", eyes black, hair black, beard, moustache, complexion dark, 150 lbs.
P. 47 NETSON - found dead in city jail at Blaine, Wash. April 4, 1904. Age about 35, height 5'9", eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 160 lbs. Buried at Blaine by the county.
P. 48 Ben BENSON - killed on pile driver at foot of Broadway street April 20, 1904. A pile that had been chopped off and left standing until they got ready to use it as it was so near off that it blowed over and hit deceased on head. Age 22, height 5'9", eyes blue, hair brown, moustache, complexion light, 165 lbs. Shipped to Everett to parents.
P. 49 Chas. MADSEN - he was killed near the Round House on Great Northern Railroad Co. May 3, 1904. He was walking up the G. N. Ry track near the round house and the 12:40 train going to Blaine hit him. Age about 50, height 5'7", eyes blue, hair gray, moustache, complexion light, 165 lbs. Buried in Bay View by the county.
P. 50 W. B. MURPHY - found dead in the woods about seven miles west of Ferndale May 8, 1904. Age 49, height 5'9", eyes blue, hair brown, moustache, complexion light, 170 lbs.
P. 51 Alta JOHNSON - shot and killed by her father in house near the coal bunkers May 18, 1904. Age 2 years, eyes black, hair brown, complexion dark.
P. 52 Chas. THORSTEINSON - shot himself in the mouth with intent to commit suicide May 18, 1904.
P. 53 James LAMKIN - killed at Elk & Magnolia Street by a Lake car coming in, June 3, 1904. Age 9 years.
P. 54 unknown Indian
P. 55 James M. ROGERS - inquest held June 21, 1904 at Ferndale. Committed suicide by shooting himself. Age 45, height 5' 10", eyes blue, hair light, moustache, complexion light, 180 lbs.
P. 56 Lawrence WILLETT - inquest held June 17, 1904 at Lake Whatcom. He fell off a boom of logs and drowned at LARSEN Mill. Age 22, height 5' 9", eyes blue, hair brown, complexion light, 160 lbs.
P. 57 Geo. SLATER - inquest held July 7, 1904 at The Office Saloon. He dropped dead with heart failure. Age 62, height 5' 11", eyes blue, hair light, moustache, complexion light, 190 lbs.
P. 58 Isedor BRUCKER - inquest held July 8, 1904 at Silver Lake. He drowned while in swimming. Age 24, height about 5' 9", eyes gray, hair brown, complexion light, 165 lbs. Buried at Goshen.
P. 59 MARTIN - inquest held July 19, 1904 in WRIGHT's Bicycle Store, 802 West Holly. He dropped dead.
P. 60 David HATCH - inquest held July 30, 1904 1/4 mile east of Sumas. He was killed by a blast while working on the road near Sumas. Age 39, height 5' 9", eyes brown, hair brown, moustache.
P. 61 Chas. MILLER - inquest held July 31, 1904 at the plaining department of Monarch Mill. He was killed by getting caught in the plainer at the Monarch Mill at Blaine. Age about 30, height 5' 11", eyes blue, hair light, moustache, complexion light, 170 lbs.
P. 62 Andrew OLSEN - inquest held Aug. 11, 1904. He was hit and killed by a log that was being pulled into the yard at the Lake Whatcom Logging Camp. Age 30, height 5'11", eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 185 lbs. Shipped to Maulsby, Wash.
P. 63 Wm McKENZIE - inquest held Aug. 21 at Lake Whatcom. He capsized and drowned while out rowing with Kate BAST on Lake Whatcom. Age 27, height 5' 8", eyes brown, hair brown, 170 lbs. Buried Bay View.
P. 64 Joseph MANNISSE Joe FRENCH - inquest held Aug. 21, 1904. Found dead in creek near Deming. Age 58, height 5' 8", eyes black, hair black, moustache, complexion dark, 160 lbs. Buried in Bay View by the county.
P. 65 Kattie BAST - inquest held Aug. 23, 1904 at Lake Whatcom. Capsized and drowned in Lake Whatcom while out rowing with Wm McKENZIE. Age 16, height 5' 1", eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 115 lbs.
P. 66 Allen GREDENE - inquest held Sept. 15, 1904 5 miles east of Nooksack. Accidently shot by Oskar GRODEN while trying to take a 22 rifle away from the deceased. Age 7 years, height 3' 6", eyes brown, hair brown, about 70 lbs.
P. 67 Thomas MORRIS - inquest held Sept. 17, 1904 near Ten Mile. Committed suicide by shooting himself. Age 61, height 5' 9", eyes brown, hair brown and gray, moustache, complexion brown, 175 lbs. Buried at Bay View.
P. 68 Fred HUGHEY - inquest held Sept. 25, 1904 in Whatcom Creek. Fell in Whatcom Creek and was drowned. Age 2 years, height 3', eyes blue, hair light, complexion light. Buried at Bay View.
P. 69 Stratte SQURRY - inquest held Sept. 28, 1904. Dropped dead of heart failure on 9th & Harris Avenue in South Bellingham. Age 45, height 5' 7", eyes black, moustache, complexion dark, 175 lbs.
P. 70 Conrad J. HAYDEN - inquest held Sept. 30, 1904. He was found at a cabin near Mt. View - suicide by shooting himself. Age 24, height 6', eyes black, hair black, complexion dark, 170 lbs.
P. 71 Marshel P. STAFFORD - inquest held Oct. 22, 1904. He dropped dead of heart failure at the Owl Drug Store in Bellingham. Age 50, height 5' 5", eyes blue, hair light, moustache, complexion light, 130 lbs.
P. 72 Hearld RICKERSON - inquest held Nov. 6, 1904. Accidentally killed by the discharge of his gun while on his way out hunting. Age 18, height 5' 9", eyes brown, hair brown, complexion dark, 165lbs.
P. 73 Joe HUNG - inquest held Nov. 25, 1904. Suicide by hanging himself in the city jail. Age 52, height 5' 6", eyes black, hair black, complexion brown, 160lbs. Shipped to Portland.
P. 74 Lung KONG - inquest held Nov. 28, 1904 on Chuckanut. Suicide by taking opium. Age 32, hiehgt 5' 6", eyes black, hair black, complexion brown, 150lbs.
P. 75 William M. HUNT - got a bottle of oil of wintergreen and drank it. Age 2 years, height 3', eyes blue, hair light, complexion light, 40lbs.
P. 76 August LUDSKE - inquest held Dec. 27, 1904. Found on beach at Great Northern round house. Age 51, height 5' 8", eyes blue, hair light, beard, moustache, complexion light, 185 lbs
P. 77 Mrs. B. N. McDONOUGH - died Jan. 22, 1905. Found dead on the floor beside her bed, the probable cause of death was edema of the lungs as she had suffered from LaGrippe. Age 80, eyes dark brown, hair dark, weight heavy. Buried in Indian cemetery at Lummi Reservation.
P. 78 Herman SMITH - a sailor who had been on a protracted drunk, fell backwards while ascending a flight of stairs in his boarding house in Fairhave, fracturing the base of his skull. Taken to St. Joseph Hospital where he died Feb. 4, 1905. Age about 45, height 5' 5", eyes dark, hair dark. Buried at Bay View.
P. 79 Frank GARRETT - found dead on a bed in a room over Doc & Dick's Saloon Feb. 6, 1905. Weight about 415 lbs. He was a stationary engineer who had suffered for years from excessive fat. Buried at Bay View. Possessions - cheap watch & 1.95 turned over to county treasurer.
P. 80 Mrs. J. T. BRANNIN - died Feb. 22, 1905 at Rocky Ridge Lake Whatcom. Died very suddenly - death supposed to be caused by uremic poisoning as a complication of LaGrippe. Buried at Bay View.
P. 81 John ZDENCK - found near Woodlawn school house near Custer. Discovered Mar. 1, 1905 by a young man named SOKLIK. He was beside his bed in his cabin with a bullet hole in temple - clear case of suicide. Buried by undertaker of Ferndale. Possessions - 32 calibre Iver Johnson revolver turned over to county treasurer.
P. 82 Adelbert B. CLARK - found at Silver Lake. He drowned while fishing April 2, 1905 in company of H. A. FAIRCHILD, H. B. SILVER and E. P. Y. DAY. Age 47, eyes light blue, hair light, moustache light, complexion light. Buried at Bay View.
P. 83 Alfred SELL - body found at Chuckanut Bay near Great Northern Railroad trestle Apr. 2, 1905. He drowned while playing with other boys.
P. 84 Otto BEYER - had been hunting alone on a small creek near Birch Bay and gun accidentally exploded. The accident occurred on Wednesday, the body found on Friday night and buried the following Tuesday, April 11, 1905. Age 16, height 6'1", eyes dark, hair dark, 175 lbs.
P. 85 William SELBY - found near Deming on NPR Railway track. Inquest held April 8, 1905 at Clipper Saloon in Deming. Jurors: J. B. STANSBAUGH, Fritz ANDERSON, D. A. McDONALD, C. SUNLOW, Herbert CEDERGREN, Arthur OWENS. Findings: he came to his death by being run over by a freight train passing through about 9:30 p.m. on the night of April 7th. Alfred J. CLODY, J.P. officiated in the capacity of coroner.
P. 86 Fred L. DAMES - found at rear of Palace Meat Market on Elk Street in Bellingham. Inquest held April 12, 1905 at Sheriff's office in Court House. Jurors: Daniel McCUSH, R. B. STUART, W. H. GIBBS, J. S. BURROWS, F. J. HERBERGER, S. B. VAN ZANDT. Witnesses: D. E. BARTRUFF, Edward LEONARD. Findings: death was caused by unlawful means at the hands of person or persons unknown. Age 64, beard gray, moustache gray. Buried at Bay View by the Butcher's Union & Steadman Post GAR.
P. 87 Fritz PELENZE - found at Donovan & 32nd Street in south Bellingham. Inquest held April 27, 1905 in Old City Hall, Bellingham. Jurors: J. H. BUTLER, F. OSTEN, H. J. GREEN, Edward CONNELLY, William GERRY, D. Alex KLIEVER. Witnesses: William, J. E. HUNT, H. L. KOETLER, Antone VOGT, O. P. WOODY. Findings: the deceased came to his death by his own hands. All personal effects burned with the house in which the charred remains of the body were found.
P. 88 David BENJAMIN - inquest held April 20, 1905 at Everson. The deceased was a very old man (age 80) and totally blind. It is supposed he came to his death by upsetting a kerosene lamp - setting fire to his home.
P. 89 Peter SOLBERG - inquest held May 1, 1905. He was found on one branch of skid road east of main skid owned by Hastings Mill Co. about 3/4 mile from Lake Car Line. The body was discovered by Duncan COOK, foreman for the mill. He had been missing from his house for two weeks. Findings: no jury; a simple case of suicide. Age 19. Buried at Bay View.
P. 90 Peter UNGMAN - inquest held May 2, 1905. Found dead on his bed in a room over the U & I Saloon, Elk street. Olaf GLAD, a near relative took charge of all the effects. An autopsy was held - cause of death a hemorrahge of the bowels caused by an ulcer. Age 47. Buried at Bay View.
P. 91 Floyd DESNOYER - inquest held May 6, 1905. Found at DESNOYER Shingle corner of Mill and Goshen. The boy was terribly mangled and bruised and died fifteen minutes after the accident. Age 14.
P. 92 Loren ROBERTSON - found at Perry Mill, Ferndale. Inquest held May 8, 1905. Death was by drowning in the Nooksack river. Age 5.
P. 93 Fred SMITH - inquest held May 25, 1905. Findings: E. S. FENWICH, Leonard SPEAR and Fred SMITH attempted to cross the Skagit river in a canoe at a place known as Cedar Bar. The canoe was overloaded & they were unable to keep it headed upstream with the result that it capsized. SMITH was drowned. Death purely accidental. Body taken to Seattle by C. R. BUTTERWORTH & Sons, funeral directors.
P. 94 Henry L. MANVILLE - inquest held July 17, 1905. Found at Puget Sound Mills & Timber Co. Findings: fell dead while piling lumber at the above cor. Mill at south Bellingham. Cause of death - apoplexy. Shipped to his wife at New Rochelle, N.Y. Age 66.
P. 95 John KENNEDY - inquest held July 17, 1905. Found near Northern Pacific Railway round house. Cause of death - carbolic acid poisoning. Age 36.
P. 96 William JOHNSON - inquest held July 29, 1905. Killed by an avalanche of rocks falling upon him while working for the Granite Creek Gold Mining Co. in the Slate Creek district. Age 38.
P. 97 Emery McGINNIS - inquest held Sept. 4, 1905 at MAULSBY's Funeral Parlor. Found at Howard Creek, Sisters Mts. district. Jurors: J. BRISBIN, Chas. E. LIND, A. B. ESTABROOK, C. A. HOSRST, J. A. JOHNSON, F. C. SWARTZ. Witnesses: Peter MEYERS, M. C. WORNLICH, Homer G. ANDERSON, Jack LYONS, William BEYERS, Bert SMITH, Willis WATROUS, Everett McGINNIS. Findings: purely accidental - death caused by being accidently shot with a rifle in the hands of Everett McGINNIS. Everrett McGINNIS and Willis WATROUS had gone into the mountains for an outing. Buried in Bay View by Knights of Pythias Lodges of Fairhaven and Whatcom.
P. 98 J. F. TARTE - inquest held June 29, 1905. Found in his own bed at Blaine. Death by taking morphine. Age 80. Buried at Blaine.
P. 99 Mike O'BRIEN - inquest held Sept. 1, 1905. Came to his death while piling lumber at E. K. WOODS lumber company year & fell backwards from tramway upon which he was working. Witnesses: Wm. GERARD, 2412 West street. Taken to St. Luke's hospital where he died of his injuries. No jury, no personal effects. Buried at Bay View. Age 50.
P. 100 Sarah E. BURGER - inquest held Sept. 9, 1905. Found on school section between city of Blaine & boundary line. Death by being burned in her own home on the morning of the 9th of Sept. 1905. Age 56.
P. 101 Unknown
P. 102 Dan GRANT - found near the Round House of Northern Pacific Railway, Bellingham. Inquest September 22, 1905. He was a section laborer on Northern Pacific Railway. Apparent cause of death - carbolic acid poisoning.
P. 103 John MURPHY & Geo. HARRINGTON - found near Chuckanut Stone Quarry. Inquest November 1, 1905. It was evident that the two men were in the last stages of intoxication when they went to sleep in their cabin which in some unknown manner caught fire and they were burned to death.
P. 104 Tracy TRIPP - found at camp of Bellingham Lumber & Logging Company. Inquest November 1, 1905. He was thrown from the Pilot of a locomotive engine on which he was riding. Shipped to Michigan, his former home.
P. 105 John MANSON - found at Birch Bay on Fred MATTESON's place. Inquest November 26, 1905. He had lived in an old cabin on Fred MATTESON's land for about two months. Cause of death - probably heart failure. Age 75.
P. 106 Mrs. Elma CAMPBELL - found at Kulshan on B. B. & B. C. Railway. Inquest November 27, 1905. She was working near a heating stove, her clothes took fire. Age 21. Burial at Bay View.
P. 107 Charles SPONBERG - found at city gravel pit on Silver Beach road. Inquest December 5, 1905. Skull crushed when he was struck on head by root of stump. Age 45. Burial at Bayview.
P. 108 Frederick CINCER - found 1/2 mile south of Wiser Lake, Guide Meridian road. Inquest December 7, 1905. Cause of death, apoplexy. Age 29. Burial at Lynden Cemetery.
P. 109 Robert KYLLS - found at E. K. WOOD mill, Bellingham. Inquest December 8, 1905. While attempting to replace a belt that had run off a pulley the sleeve of his jacket caught in the machinery. Age 23. Shipped to father in Minnesota.
P. 110 John ANDERSON - found on B. B. & B. C. Railway crossing of James and North Streets. Inquest December 30, 1905. Suicide by throwing himself in front of a coming train. Age 45. Member of Longshoreman's Union.
P. 111 Alfred IDDLES - found at Whatcom Creek water way near mill. Inquest January 22, 1906. Drowning. Personal effects - cheap nickel watch & $2.50 - to county treasurer. Age 33, height 5'4", eyes blue, hair brown.
P. 112 Augustave GODDELIN - found at B street near Great Northern Railway. Inquest February 4, 1906. He had been working for the Seattle Dredging Company. Cause of death - heart failure due to neurosis of the stomach. Age 26, eyes blue, hair light, complexion fair. Burial at Bay View.
P. 113 Mrs. JACKMAN - found 4 miles NW of Lynden. Inquest March 1906. She had been an invalid for a number of years and had been under the care of several physicians. She fell dead in her home. Supposed cause of death to be heart disease from Rhuematism. Age 47. Burial at Lynden.
P. 114 Aurileus BARCHARDT - Inquest April 5, 1906, no jury. He was a delicate puny infant who died from natural causes. Age 12 weeks. Burial at Bay View by MOCK & Sons.
P. 115 Peter PETERSON - found at the Lake Whatcom logging company works 4 miles from the end of Lake Whatcom. Inquest May 9, 1906, no jury. Witnesses: Chas. TAFT, John DECKER, L. L. STEPHENS. He was instantly killed by a saw log leaving the chute - deceased was standing closer to the chute than was wise for his own safety. Age 45. Burial at Bay View by MOCK & Sons.
P. 116 Maud ENGDAHL died May 10, 1906 at residence of Albert ENGDAHL, Wiser Lake. Post mortem May 12, 1906 found no blame to be attached to Dr. MARKLEY, the attending physician. Age 24, eyes dark, hair dark, 160 lbs. Burial at Lynden.
P. 117 John BARNES - found at B. B. I. mill. Inquest May 29, 1906. Witnesses: Thos. ALLEN, deckman, Gus SMITH, sawyer. He was killed by being caught between two saw logs while working on the saw deck - no one being to blame. Age 25.
P. 118 James FARNHAM - drowned in Nooksack river near the Clipper shingle mill February 18th, the body found July 22, 1906. Inquest July 22, 1906, no jury. There were eight men in a scow made of plant crossing the river about a mile above where the accident occurred. They were returning from camp from where they had been working. The river was very high at the time and they lost control of the boat. Two men were drowned, only FARNHAM found. After burial expenses $2.05, a silver watch, and a shot gun were turned over to county treasurer. Burial at Saxon.
P. 119 Tatsuhiko IDE - found at COOK Canning Co., Blaine. Inquest July 24, 1906. Witnesses: Royal K. HANADA, S. BANDO, Japanese laborers. Cause of death heart failure. Burial by Blaine Undertakers.
P. 120 George BONNEY - found at Kendall. Inquest May 29, 1906. He was blasting stumps to clear a county road.
P. 121 supposed to be John SMITH - found near Blue Canyon, Lake Whatcom. Inquest May 30, 1906. The body was found in Lake Whatcom by Geo. SMALLWOOD who lives at the head of Lake and towed ashore by E. TRIMBLE & Judge LOOMIS who were fishing on the lake at the time. The body had to all appearances been in the water at least 10 days when found. Everything was conjecture as to who the man was. Height 5'6", hair dark brown, 160 lbs. Burial in Potter's Field.
P. 122 Alexander C. CAMPBELL - found at his home 2101 A street, Bellingham. Inquest June 4, 1906 at MOCK's Undertaking Parlor, Elk street. Cause of death carbolic acid poisoning taken by his own had - suicide. Age 39, height 5'9", eyes gray, hair light brown, complexion light. Taken by relatives to Puyallup.
P. 123 Edward PARROTT - found in Nooksack river at Everson. Inquest July 29, 1906. He drowned while swimming with other boys. Buried at Nooksack.
P. 124 John JONES - found near the shore of Chuckanut Bay. Inquest August 11, 1906. He drowned under the PAF plant. His body not recovered until 9 or 10 days after the accident. Burial at Bay View.
P. 125 Robert SPARROW - found at 105 mile post on Great Northern Railway. Inquest August 13, 1906. The deceased was deaf and dumb and was walking south from Ferndale when he was struck by a passenger train due at Bellingham at 6:10 p.m. going south. Age 46, eyes blue, hair light brown, moustache light, complexion light, 165 lbs. Burial at Ferndale.
P. 126 George DAVIS - found at Noon Station on B. B. & B. C. Railway. Inquest August 15, 1906. He was killed by bursting of a cut off saw at the Guarantee Lumber Co. mill at Noon Station. Age 54, full beard.
P. 127 Alafayes BURTON - found at his (sic) home 21st & Donovan Ave. in South Bellingham. Autopsy August 19, 1906 at MOCK's Undertaking Rooms - Drs. BIRNEY, BRIER, GRAY, JOHNSON, HUNT, WHEATON. Cause of death septic metritis. Two fetuses were found in the womb about three months old. Burial at Bay View by MOCK & Sons.
P. 128 Harry James BROOKS - found at Holly street in front of Senate Saloon. Inquest August 25, 1906. Deceased was a bootblack who worked at a stand in front of the Senate Saloon. Death occurred at 5 p.m. August 25, 1906. Aortic aneurism. Age 34, complexion negro. Clothing and a few articles of jewelry sent to his parents in Texas. Burial at Bay View.
P. 129 J. P. MURRAY - found at Chris SERMON's saloon, West Holly street. Inquest September 30, 1906. He had been a county charge for a number of years and had suffered from Bright's disease. He fell dead from a chair while in the saloon. Age about 50, height 5' 7", eyes blue, hair sandy, complexion light, 150 lbs.
P. 130 Maud Hazel CURKENDALL - found at a rooming house in the Irving block, Bellingham. Inquest October 1, 1906. She was the wife of Claude CURKENDALL and committed suicide by drinking about 2 1/2 ounces of carbolic acid.
P. 131 Unknown - inquest October 23, 1906; found at Park, Wash. at head of Lake Whatcom, no inquest. Was dressed as follows: black hat, brown coat & vest (striped). Found in pockets: blue handkerchief, four in hand neck tie, gray pants, laces, shoe - size about 7, undershirt, black striped over shirt, black overalls. On October 12 the deceased was seen to walk onto a log at the edge of the lake and take off his coat & vest, this was the last seen of him alive. His body was found by men working on sections of Northern Pacific Railway on October 22, 1906. Age about 40, hair red, beard red and about 2 weeks old, moustache red, weight 185 lbs. Buried by MAULSBY in Potters Field.
P. 132 Lucy WILLIAMS - inquest October 22, 1906 at Deming. Jurors: Burt PITTENGER, R. L. DALE, Sam OWENS, J. F. JOHNSTON, C. S. ZINCK, B. S. OWENS. Findings: smothered caused by being sat upon by her husband Johnny WILLIAMS. She died while lying in a wagonbed with a number of other Indians of both sexes who were all more or less under the influence of whiskey. Age 50, complexion Indian.
P. 133 Sherman FOSS - inquest held October 25, 1906 at the home of deceased near Eclipse Shingle Mill. Jurors: Geo. D. MONTFORT, J. A. WINERD, C. H. NORTON, John M. GARRETT, Wm. T. EVANS, L. W. NORTON. He was found near reservoir of the Blaine Water System. Findings: the deceased came to his death as follows: In the said county near the residence of Thos. GAVINGE as the reservoir of the Blaine water works on Saturday the 27th of October 1906 by the discharge of a 22 caliber rifle in the hands of Fred WALLS. The ball from said rifle entered the head of the deceased on the right side just above the ear. Age 11. Buried by parents.
P. 134 Vera Elizabeth LEWIS - in inquest - no jury - November 16, 1906 - found at Guide Meridian road near Wiser Lake school house. Age 8 years, 8 months. Buried at WAPLES expense in Lynden Cemetery. Upon investigation I found that one of Mr. WAPLES teams was passing the school house about the time that school was dismissed. The deceased tried to climb on to the wagon to ride, she then slipped and fell and the wagon wheel struck her and instantly killed her.
P. 135 George W. WRIGHT - no inquest - November 29, 1906 - found on Lake Whatcom Logging Co. land. Witnesses: N. F. HOWARD, S. J. COME. The deceased was killed by a falling tree - purely accidental. Age 45. Body taken charge of by MOCK & Sons and shipped to Portland, Oregon. Personal effects taken charge of by relatives.
P. 136 Tim O'KEEFE - no inquest - December 8, 1906 - found one mile north of Wickersham on Northern Pacific Railway track. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Personal effects taken care of by brother. The deceased was drunk and sleeping on the Northern Pacific Railway track, a freight train going north ran over him cutting off one leg.
P. 137 J. P. HANSEN - in inquest - December 26, 1906 - found at corner of Champion & Prospect streets, city. Age 80. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View Cemetery at Street Railway Co.'s expense. Personal effects taken care of by relatives. J. P. HANSEN being an old man and quite feeble it is supposed that he either did not see the street car that killed him or became confused and walked onto the track in front of the car which knocked him down; no bones being broken it is thought that he died from shock.
P. 138 Harry GARTNER - no inquest - December 29, 1906 - found in his own root cellar at Lawrence, Wash. Age 55. Burial by MAULSBY in Licking Cemetery. Harry GARTNER lived alone on 20 acres of land near Lawrence, the property was left in charge of Mrs. PEARSON his near neighbor until his relatives in the east can take charge of his effects. The deceased had been seen in a state of intoxication by some of his neighbors the day previous to the time he was found; the weather being quite cold at the time it is supposed that he went into the cellar to keep warm. He built a small fire of fir bark and laid down upon the floor whereby the smoke from the fire... his overshoes were nearly burned off his feet.
P. 139 Harry HUTTLESTON - no inquest - January 8, 1907 - found in the Bay under the dock near Can factory, south side. Age about 22. Complexion negro. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. The deceased had evidently been using the dock "which was in an unsafe condition" as a toilet and fell into the Bay and was drowned; had been in the employ of the Great Northern Railway.
P. 140 Addie ROPER - inquest January 20, 1907, Blaine City Hall. Jurors: Jas. F. LAYTHAM, chairman, John H. DAHL, James PENNO, D. C. SENTER, A. W. BURLEY, Donald MONTFORT.
P. 141 Frank WATTS - inquest January 17, 1907 at MAULSBY's Undertaking Parlors, Bellingham; found at Round house of Great Northern Railway. Jurors: E. B. SMITH, F. E. DANIELS, Jno. LARSON, Jno. LIKENS, H. C. MAULSBY, Clarence LOGSDEN. Witnesses: Fred SMITH, J. M. HALL, A. W. CURTIS, Alfred STANTON, Phil. CASEY, Wm. SCOTT, GARINON.
P. 142 Albert LARSON - died February 5, 1907 at E. K. WOOD lumber dock Bellingham. No jury. Age 27. Burial by MOCK & Sons. The deceased came to death while loading lumber on the steamer by a pulley load of lumber being taken from the pile to the vessel and the dock striking his head upon some projection.
P. 143 Addie ROPER - inquest February 6, 1907 at City Hall, Blaine. Jurors: C. C. McDONALD, foreman, J. H. PENNO, A. W. BURLEY, Jas. F. LAYTHAM, D. C. Luke NORTON. We the undersigned coroner's jury impanelled in the case to investigate the cause of death of Addie ROPER do find that she came to her death at the hands of some person or persons unknown. We would  that Wm. A. DELL be held pending further investigation. The body of Addie ROPER was exhumed on February 6 and a second inquest was ordered. Drs. SUTHERLAND, REEDY, KING & THOMPSON held a P. M.
P. 144 William McDONALD - died February 7, 1907 - found in his own barn near his home at Everson. No jury. Age 53. Burial by his widow at Nooksack Cemetery, by John GILLIES. After viewing the body and hearing the evidence Dr. BEEBE of Everson, who was called to the case, gave a history of ptomaine poisoning caused by eating canned pork & beans.
P. 145 Horace MONROE - inquest February 7, 1907 - found in Toad Creek about 4 miles from Bellingham. No jury. Age 70. Burial by relatives in Bay View Cemetery by MAULSBY. the body found in Toad Creek was recognized as Horace MONROE who mysteriously disappeared from his home on Elk street about two months ago in a state of mental aberration.
P. 146 John SHIELDS - inquest March 27, 1907 at Standard Lumber & Shingle Co. - found at Clipper logging camp Green's Spur. No jury. Age 27. Body taken by relatives who live at Acme. Burial by MOCK & Sons. Witnesses: Frank ROCHESTER, E. W. MAPLES, Andrew SWICKER. The deceased was working as a __ a log was being hauled by Donkey Engine & Cable when the log was thrown against an old standing hemlock which was rotten, knocking it down. The top of it broke off and struck SHIELDS on the head and arms smashing head and breaking both arms; instant death being the result.
P. 147 Chas. J. LINDBERG - inquest April 22, 1907 - found in alley between Franklin & Grant streets, City. Age 43. Burial by MOCK & Sons in Bay View cemetery. Personal effects turned over to Oscar NEIL of Elk street. The deceased died instantly from heart failure which he had been a sufferer for a number of years and had been treated by a number of Physicians of this and other cities.
P. 148 George THISTLE - inquest May 6, 1907 - found about 3/4 mile east of Guide Meridian road. No jury. Age 26. Personal effects taken care of by parents. Burial by MAULSBY. The deceased was killed by a tree falling upon his body while clearing a right of way for a fence on his own land.
P. 149 Miss Achsa CLARK - inquest May 28, 1907. Age 85. Personal effects taken care of [by] Mrs. COLLINS of Meridian street, by order of Superior court. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View cemetery. The deceased died of old age.
P. 150 Fred BIERLINK - inquest May 28, 1907 - found at city Livery Stable. No jury. Age 61. Burial by MAULSBY. Personal effects taken charge of by friends. The deceased came to his death by being crushed between a large draught horse and the stall in which he was standing.
P. 151 Henry L. PEVEY - inquest May 31, 1907. No jury. Age 35. Personal effects sent to his mother at Stillwater, Minn. Burial by MOCK & Sons. The deceased was a long shoreman and was killed while helping to land a vessel at the B. B. Lumber Co. dock in the city.
P. 152 W. D. BAILEY - inquest June 13, 1907. No jury. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View cemetery. The deceased was found in the woods located between the Ferndale & Guide Meridian roads north of the city; suicide by dynamite.
P. 153 Isaac Westlund - inquest June 19, 1907. No jury. Age 57. Burial by MOCK & Sons. The deceased was a rancher living on his own property up to the time of his death; his body was found near his hog pen. He had been in the act of feeding the hogs when he was stricken with heart failure; had several attacks of heart trouble prior to the time of his death.
P. 154 Joseph NICHOLS - inquest June 21, 1907. No jury. Age 25. Burial at Blaine. The deceased was born in France, was a deck hand working on the steam schooner Harold Dollar at the time of his death. The schooner was loading lumber at Blaine. He was killed by being caught in a steel cable which was operated by a steam winch; Dr. REEDY reported the case.
P. 155 James SHINTAFFER - found at Drayton. Age 51. Burial at Blaine. The deceased was getting out pile timber, was rolling piles into the Bay at Drayton Harbor when one of them struck him and he was instantly killed; case reported by Dr. SUTHERLAND of Blaine.
P. 156 Laura WALKER - inquest June 24, 1907. No jury. Burial by MAULSBY. The deceased was deliberately murdered by her husband he having shot her through the heart killing her instantly for which cause I hope he will hang by the neck until he is dead.
P. 157 Grappo FELICS - inquest June 24, 1907 - found on Lummi rocks, Lummi Island. Burial by MAULSBY at county expense. The deceased was found by fishermen; the body was in such a state of decomposition that it was found necessary to bury it where it was found.
P. 158 Wallace B. STONE - inquest June 30, 1907. No jury. Age 35. Burial by MAULSBY. The deceased was killed by Engine No. 202 going north; while intoxicated he had evidently laid down upon the railway track and gone to sleep therefore no blame could be attached to any one but himself.
P. 159 Frank H. HICKOK - inquest July 6, 1907 - found in deep rock cut northeast of cemetery. The deceased was in the employ of the Whatcom Co. Railway and Light Co. and while in the performance of his duty was killed; as far I can learn no one was to blame.
P. 160 Jerry TERRY - inquest July 5, 1907 - no inquest - found in Gus LINDLY's residence at Sumas. Age 54. Burial by MAULSBY at Bay View cemetery. Jake TERRY was a notorious "bad man" who for a number of years had terrorized the inhabitants of Sumas and surrounding country for a number of years and was finally shot and killed by Gus LINDLY to the delight of all who knew the circumstances of the case.
P. 161 Jno T. WALKER - July 1907 - no inquest - found at Ed O'NEILS ranch near Lynden. Age 54. No inquest was held from the fact that the deceased deliberately shot and killed himself with a 38 Smith & Wesson revolver.
P. 162 John J. LARSON - inquest July 13, 1907 - no inquest. Burial by W. H. MOCK & Sons in Bay View. The deceased while in company with Dr. BRIGGS and Glen HYATT was killed by the backing over a precipice in an automobile in which they were riding; the accident happened on the Lake Samish road; no inquest was considered necessary.
P. 163 William FRASIER - inquest July 17, 1907 - found at McCUSH's logging camp, Columbia Station. Age 28. Burial by W. H. MOCK and Sons in Bay View. The deceased was instantly killed while helping to load logs on to a car on McCUSH's logging railroad near Columbia station on the B.B. & B.C. Railway. After thoroughly investigating the case I concluded that it was an accident for which no one was to blame, therefore did not hold an inquest.
P. 164 Peter COSTINDA - inquest August 31, 1907 - found in Mill pond at HEATON Bros. Mill, Lynden. No jury. Burial in Lynden cemetery by WHAPLES. Personal and other effects taken care of by brother HOLLANDERS, Mr. ZYLSTRA being appointed administrator. The deceased was drowned in HEATON Bros. Mill pond; he was at the time working in the capacity of boom tender and evidently slipped from a log and being unable to swim was drowned.
P. 165 Hermann MILLER - found in a saloon at Blaine. Age 63. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Personal effects - sewing machine, suit cloth and other effects pertaining to conducting of a Tailor shop. Goods sold to cover expenses of burial. The deceased came to his death from heart failure, in my judgment caused by a protracted spree from the fact that he had been drunk for a long time.
P. 166 George GOMEZ - inquest October 16, 1907 - found at Park on Lake Whatcom. Age 26. Hair black, moustache black, complexion dark, native of Spain. Burial by MOCK & Sons in Bay View. The deceased was working as a cook for the Lake Whatcom logging company; he and his brother about sixteen years old were fishing in the lake when he accidentally slipped in and being unable to swim was drowned.
P. 167 Jim JUNE - inquest November 11, 1907 - found at George & Barker's Cannery, Pt. Roberts. No jury. Age 60. Beard Chinaman. The body was brought down from Pt. Roberts on the Ilwaco there it was taken charge of by MOCK & Sons and afterwards shipped to Portland, Ore.; effects taken charge of by his relatives. The supposition is that the deceased died from the effects of a weak heart.
P. 168 John K. GRAHAM & Percy PARKER - inquest December 18, 1907 - found at Chuckanut Hermitage Springs Poultry years. Age 58 and 15. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Witnesses: Geo. GRAHAM, Geo. BROWN, William DAW, G. W. QUIMBY, Jas. BRUCE. The two bodies were found by Geo. GRAHAM, brothers of the deceased J. K. GRAHAM, who went into the room in which the two victims had been sleeping at about 5:30 a.m. to call them to breakfast; it was soon discovered that the cause of death was asphyxia from the fumes of creosote generated in a furnace underneath the room in which they were sleeping.
P. 169 Thomas HARDY - inquest December 18, 1907 - found at his home near Hackett cold storage, south side. Age 76. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Witnesses: J. ROSCOE, Ed DUBER. The deceased had been ill with heart disease for a number of years and his death was not unexpected at any time; he was a member of the G.A.R.
P. 170 Dave CLARK - inquest December 22, 1907 - found floating in Bellingham Bay. No jury. Age 46. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Personal effects: the sum of $24.00 was found on his body, said sum was taken charge of by his brother, 1466 Franklin St., City. It was the opinion of the Police & myself that the deceased walked off the end of the dock while in a drunken stupor and was drowned.
P. 171 Earl MUSSULMAN - inquest Jan. 3, 1908 - no jury - found near MANNINGS Mill, Lake Samish. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Remarks: deceased with two other boys were playing in a log chute when he was killed with a shingle bolt that was on its way down the chute to the lake.
P. 172 Isaac PETERSON - Jan. 10, 1908.
P. 173 John McCUTCHEON - Jan. 17, 1908 - no jury - found in barn of Cresent Lumber & Shingle Co., Kelly road. Age 34. Burial by Mock & Sons at Bay View. Personal effects - one team of horses, a wagon & harness blankets and other personal effects fell into hands of Sheriff WILLIAMS and sold at public auction. Remarks: deceased was found dead in the barn where he committed suicide ...
P. 174 August L. WICKMAN - Jan. 30, 1908 - no jury - found SS Angus at E. K. WOOD wharf, city. Age 38. Burial by MOCK & Sons at Bay View. Personal effects - and real estate were turned over to his uncle who was appointed by the court as administrator. Remarks: deceased came to his death by the breaking of a boom that was used on the SS Angus while loading lumber.
P. 175 Josephine SUTHERLAND - Jan. 31, 1908 - found at the home of Wilson SUTHERLAND, Silver Beach. Age 18m. Remarks: the case was reported to me by Dr. MORRISON of the city the doctor's statement is to the effect that the child ate a number of cathartic pills which had been left through the carelessness of someone where she could reach them.
P. 176 Joe P - Feb. 13, 1908 - found in ruins of his cabin at Deming. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View.
P. 177 James YATES - Feb. 27, 1908 - no jury - found near B station Great Northern Railway in old cabin. Age 63. Burial at Lynden. Personal effects -$17.85 was found on the body and delivered to his son. Remarks: deceased had become despondent over religion was found dead in a deserted cabin near B station death having been caused by hanging ...
P. 178 Mr. NELSON - April 13, 1908 - no jury - found by two fishermen floating in B. Bay. Burial by MAULSBY. Remarks: ... evidently suicide ... he had been a sailor ...
P. 179 M. H. MILLER - April 14, 1908 - found near Van Buren station B. B. & B. C. Railway. Age 49. Burial MAULSBY at Bay View. Remarks: deceased it is said suffered from heart disease and fell dead while running to catch a train.
P. 180 June SEE - April 26, 1908 - no jury - found at Gov. detention house at Sumas. Age 21. Burial by John GILLIES of Sumas. Remarks: deceased came to her death by having her throat cut by Lee Wing WAH ...
P. 181 Jerome SMITH - May 18, 1908 - no jury - found on a bed owned by a woman in the restricted district. Burial by MAULSBY in Bay View. Remarks: Romey SMITH as he was well known had lived for a number of years in the restricted districk to the city and had become an habitual drunkard together with a weak heart had hastened his demise.
P. 182 Ben PETERSON - May 21, 1908 - no jury - found at St. Joseph's Hospital, City. Age 45. Burial by BINGHAM & STOKES in Bay View. Persons effects - $79.05 cash, a Winchester Rifle, watch & chain, a bank book with a credit of $200, a telescope, valise containing minor personal effects - effects were rendered to Edward STOKES of the firm of BINGHAM & STOKES undertakers who was appointed administrator of his estate. Remarks: A. MacRAE SMITH M.D. reported the case tome as having died suddenly of heart disease.
P. 183 F. L. LULINSKI, J. J. STAUB - May 22, 1908 - found on street car line where they were killed. Ages 21 and 22. Jurors: C. M. SHERMAN, Frank DANIELS, Henry KING, George A. HANSEN, H. C. MAULSBY, M. WAPLES. Findings: we the jury ... find that the sailors LULINSKI & STAUB of the Battleship New Jersey came to their deaths through the breaking of the fender on Car No. 63 Lake line thereby precipitating them in front of said car. We believe that the conductor & motorman took the usual precautions under the existing rules of the company. The bodies were taken charge of by the officers of the Battleship New Jersey.
P. 184 Frank W. EGLESTON - June 16, 1908 - no jury - found at his home on Patton Ave. Eldridge Add. Age 31. Burial by MOCK & Sons in Bay View. Remarks: the deceased came to his death by being shot to death with a 22 calibre pistol in the hands of his wife. Self defense being the excuse.
P. 185 William H. HARRISON - July 6, 1908 - no jury - found on the outskirts of the City of Blaine. Age 55, height 5' 8", clothes Black serge. Body left in charge of Undertaker POTTER of Blaine. Personal effects - one gold watch & chain, 1 pocket compass, 2 pairs of eye glasses $10.00 in gold & certificate of deposit for $50.00 on National Bank of Everett, also small amount of small change - turned over to Walter WHEELER W. M. of Blue Lodge No. 79 of Blaine. Remarks: the body was ... known only through letters and papers ... cause of death unknown.
P. 186 Paul TIEMAN - July 11, 1908 - no jury - found at 1701 4th St. South Bellingham. Age 53. Burial by MOCK & Sons in Bay View. Remarks: deceased took his own life by drinking carbolic acid.
P. 187 Willie GUTHERIE - July 28, 1908 - no jury - found two miles south of Great Northern Depot south Bellingham. Age 7 yrs 9 m. Burial by BINGHAM & STOKES by direction of parents. Remarks: Willie GUTHERIE and another boy about the same age had been swimming and playing on some logs that were in the Bay just north of the first tunnel on the Great Northern Railway. Willie had evidently slipped off one of the logs ...
P. 188 Harold WALD - Aug. 2, 1908 - no jury - found in Lake Whatcom near Anderson MATZ mill. Age 17. Body taken charge of by parents burial by MAULSBY. Remarks: the deceased came to his death while bathing in Lake Whatcom with two companions Emanuel ANDERSON & Albert LUNDGREN - he was unable to swim and had gotten out of his depth ... drowned.
P. 189 Frank DEMENT - Aug. 9, 1908 - no inquest - found at Cherry Point Birch Bay. Age 45. Burial by Undertaker POTTER at Blaine. Remarks: deceased was in the employ of AINSWORTH & DUNN Canning Co. and while in a fit of epilepsy of which he was subject fell of the L P and was drowned.
P. 190 E. G. CLEMENT - Aug. 16, 1908 - found in a slough on Z ranch near Marietta. Age 23. BINGHAM & STOKES took charge of the body. Personal effects - a dollar watch, 15 cents cash, old telescope suitcase and a check from ZORNE of $13.00 due for labor. Remarks: deceased was working on ZEN[D]ER milk ranch the day being warm he had evidently while bathing in the slough not being able to swim had got out of his depth and drowned - the body found by S. F. GEORGE & F. F. KENNEDY on Aug. 16, the day of the accident.
P. 191 Bernice SHAW - Aug. 26, 1908 - no inquest. Age 21. Burial by MOCK & Sons by direction of parent. Remarks: deceased came to her death while under the influence of chloroform in Dr. SHAW's dental chair the anesthetic being administer by Dr. GRAY of S__ B__ - paralysis of the heart inducted by the anesthetic being the cause of death.
P. 192 Matthew VAUGHN - Sept. 7, 1908 - died at Col. BLIZARD's 3 miles from Beach, Lummi Island. Age 58. Body brought to Bellingham & buried by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased was said to be an alcoholic and died very suddenly from pneumonia.
P. 193 Oscar KARRO - Sept. 12, 1908 - found between the gas works and B.B.I. mill on Great Northern Railway tracks. Age 38, beard dark, moustache dark, about 160 lbs., clothes very dark grey or black. No personal effects. Remarks: ... crushed by a locomotive on the Great Northern Railway while lying in a drunken stupor on the track - he had been in company with a partner tramp by the name of SISTON.
P. 194 Gunilda THOMAS - Sept. 26, 1908 - no jury J. K. THOMAS having admitted the murder. Age 40. Burial by MOCK & Sons in Bay View Cemetery. Remarks: deceased was murdered by her former husband J. K. THOMAS who was arrested by Detective NUGENT and Captain CALLAHAN and is now held in the county jail for trial.
P. 195 Arthur KIRKMAN - Sept. 30, 1908 - no jury - found at Van Buren Station of B.B. & B.C. Railway. Age 73. Burial by MOCK & Sons at direction of relatives. Remarks: deceased was found dead in his bed by his youngest son ... Dr. CLARK of Sumas called and pronounced death caused by heart disease.
P. 196 Charles McKETTRICK - Oct. 30, 1908 at City Hall, Lynden. Jurors: Frank RANDALL, Geo. ERZ, A. W. FRASIER, D. J. MILAN, Wilson PIMMER SP. Findings: Charles McKETTRICK came to his death at W. H. WAPLES Electric light plant at Lynden, Wash. at 6:15 p.m., Oct. 29, 1908 the same being caused by an electric shock ... an accident ... Burial by Undertakers at Lynden.
P. 197 Miller SCOUTEN - Nov. 4, 1908 - no inquest - found at his house of C St. City. Burial by W. H. MOCK & Sons at Bay View. Remarks: deceased came to his death by shooting himself ...
P. 198 Mrs. Andrew WILLIAMS - Nov. 11, 1908 - no inquest - found at the north side of County Court House. Body taken in charge by Undertaker BINGHAM. Remarks: suicide by shooting herself ... grief for her daughter who had died some time previously being the cause.
P. 199 Joseph HUGHES - Nov. 13, 1908 - no inquest - found at Cougar Shingle & Lumber Co. N.E. Diagonol [Northwest Ave.]. Age 58. Remarks: deceased was a millwright by trade ... a piece of timber fell upon him and he was instantly killed.
P. 200 Eva McANENY - Nov. 22, 1908 - no inquest. Age 45. Burial in Blaine by POTTER Undertakers. Remarks: deceased was the wife of John Thomas McANENY hardware merchant at Blaine ... death by drinking carbolic acid.
P. 201 Robert KLASEN - Dec. 16, 1908 - no inquest - found at LARSON's Lumber Mill Lake Whatcom. Age 21 yrs. 6 mo. 16 days. Burial by Undertaker BINGHAM. Witness: D. B. BERRY 2510 Humboldt street resawyer. Remarks: deceased came to his death while working as assistant to the Resawyer ...
P. 202 Albert James FORGEN - Jan. 4, 1909 - no inquest - found at Heathers camp 6 north of Clearbrook. Known in this county by the name of Albert ALLEN. Age between 35 and 40, complexion dark. Burial by Undertaker at Lynden. Personal effects - 1/3 interest in a piece of land located near the scene of the accident and about $16 cash, one horse and buggy said to be worth $750 - left in charge of Edward THOMPSON RFD No. 3 Everson. His wife's address is Mrs. Lilian FORGEN No. 5 Burford St. Stapleton Road Bristol, England. Remarks: came to his death while loading logs ... of B.B. & B.C. Railway.
P. 203 Edwin R. STUART & John M. DAILEY - accident Jan. 7, 1909 - inquest at W. H. MOCK & Sons Undertaking Parlors - found 1/4 mile south of Bellingham Great Northern Railway depot. Jurors: R. I. MORSE, foreman, Harry M. THOMPSON, W. G. BELFORD, PETER E, H. J. CROCKETT, Ca BAYLOR. Witnesses; Wm SARLUND, Emery PETTY, Joseph TWIGG, David MONOHAN, Ramond A. WAGGY. Findings: we ... are of the opinion that the Firemen Ed SWENDT (sic) & Engineer DAILEY met their death in an accident due to a defective switch ... causing wreck of ... north bound passenger train.
County Coroner is now N. W. WEAR.
P. 204 Augustus SHAFFER - died Jan. 22, 1909 - no inquest - found in presence of the family. Age 83. Body shipped to Ontonagon, Mich. for interment by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased suffered with cardiac insufficiency.
P. 205 Newell BAKER - died Jan. 27, 1909 - no inquest - found in Birch Bay about 4 1/2 miles from Blaine. Age 50. Body shipped to Burlington, Wash. for interment by H. B. POTTER. Remarks: deceased met his death in an attempt to cross Birch Bay from White Horn to Birch Point in a 28 ft. gasoline launch - the boat capsized.
P. 206 Arthur Adelbert BAKER - died Jan. 27, 1909 - no inquest - found in Birch Bay about 4 1/2 miles from Blaine. Age 17, about 5' 7", hair light, complexion light, about 150 lbs, clothes that of a laborer. Body shipped to Burlington, Wash. for interment by H. B. POTTER. Remarks: deceased met his death in an attempt to cross Birch Bay from White Horn to Birch Point in a 28 ft. gasoline launch - the boat capsized ...
P. 207 John Benjamin STARK - no inquest - found in brush between two logs near Bay View cemetery. Age 20, height 5' 10", hair black, complexion dark, clothes gray woolen. Burial at Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - 38 calibre Ives & Johnson ..., 5 cents in pocket, handkerchief without laundry mark and a post cart - effects turned over to mother. Remarks: deceased met death by his own hand.
P. 208 Frederick F. LANE - died Feb. 21, 1909 - no inquest - found between two logs 100 ft. from home. Age 79, height 6', eyes blue, hair grey, beard grey, complexion light, 165 lbs. Burial by relatives on Lummi Island. Remarks: mashed between two logs about 4 p.m. on Feb. 21, 1909 ...
P. 209 Arthur E. EVERIST - died March 7, 1909 - no inquest - found at home 6 1/2 miles northwest of Bellingham. Age 22. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery by MUNRO & JACKSON. Remarks: man died without an attending physician - was a Holly roller in belief and family would not admit that he was dead until 40 hours after his death ...
P. 210 Flossie Fern MUSOLF - died March 15, 1909 - no - inquest - found on floor in house 1411 King St. Age 3 years. Burial in Bay View by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: child was playing with matches, clothing caught fire ...
P. 211 Martha CARLSON - died March 19, 1909 - no inquest - found in well near the house. Age 12. Burial by MUNRO & JACKSON of Ferndale. Remarks: deceased was drawing water with a bucket and fell in well ...
P. 212 Fred OLSON - no inquest - found on rocks at Churckanut Bay foot of Great Northern tunnel. Personal effects - pocket knife, door key and receipts for meat bill - turned over to W. H. MOCK & Sons.
P. 213, William K. LAUFMAN - died April 4, 1909 - no inquest - found in blacksmith's shop at Excelsior Mine. Burial at Maple Falls by MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - his brother Edward LAMPMAN took charge of same. Remarks: there was no eye witness at the time accident occurred but evidently he placed a box of dynamite on an anvil preparatory to thawing out same ...
P. 214 Mrs. John AXLING - died April 5, 1909 - no inquest - found at her own home. Age 24. Undertaker at Lynden to take charge of same. Remarks: patient died a few days after childbirth ...
P. 215 Mabel CRAWFORD - died April 3, 1909 - no inquest - found on floor of house at 2030 James St., Bellingham. Body shipped to Vancouver, WA for interment by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: Drs. BRIGGS, COMPTON & WEAR held an autopsy April 4 at 3 p.m. ... death was due to pulmonary embolism.
P. 216 Casper H. WEBER - died April 6, 1909 - inquest April 7, 1909 at MOCK Undertaker Parlors, Bellingham - found on B. B. & B. C. track Humboldt & Carolina streets. Jurors: B. M. FERRIS, foreman, W. W. WYATT, H. L. MUNRO, Ray C. CISSNA, Floyd T. MOORE, A. M. LOUX. Witnesses: W. H. MOCK, W. S. STOREY, J. A. FLEISHEIM, V. H. ORMSLEE, J. F. BONCUTTER, J. H. HANSEN, C. A. BACKSTROM, Susie MEADOR. We the coroner's jury ... do find that the deceased met his death accidently and that no blame whatever can be attached to the employees of the railroad company.
P. 217 John A. LAKE - died April 14, 1909 - no inquest - found in bathroom 107 Central Ave., Bellingham. Shipped to LaFayette, Ind. by MOCK & Sons. Personal effects turned over to HADLEY, HADLEY & ABBOTT. Remarks: death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage ... he was about 68 years of age.
P. 218 Unknown - no inquest - found April 13, 1909 in bay near Puget Sound Mill. Height about 5' 9", 165 lbs, dark working clothes. Burial in Potters Field by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - $9.88, three keys, a small memorandum book, a small dictionary and a purse - left in charge of the above named undertaker.
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P. 221 Martin GALLAHER - died April 19, 1909 - no inquest - found in street (Nevada & North), Bellingham. Age 59. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by STOKES & WICKMAN. Remarks: deceased met his death suddenly (cerebral hemorrhage was the cause) - a heated argument over some lumber probably acted as an exciting cause - he was acting in the capacity of street inspector at the time of his death.
P. 222 Mrs. Anna Louise JERN - died May 2, 1909 - no inquest - found in house on ranch 9 miles west of Lynden. Burial by KNAPP of Lynden. Remarks: deceased met her death by taking carbolic acid with suicidal intent ...
P. 223 GOEBEL (baby) - died May 5, 1909 - no inquest - found in bed at 809 Maple St. Bellingham. Age 6 weeks. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by H. O. BINGHAM. Remarks: baby ws found dead in bed ... pneumonia being the cause of death.
P. 224 Samuel SUMMERVILLE - died May 6, 1909 - no inquest - found in pond of Cougar Lumber Co. 8 1/2 miles Northeast of Bellingham. Age age 26. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by H. O. BINGHAM. Personal effects - had $50.96 on his person and a pocket knife, also a suitcase in the bunk house containing a gun, some clothing and a few other small articles and had $13.50 dues from the Cougar Lumber Co. - taken charge of by H. O. BINGHAM Undertaker. Remarks: deceased was working on logs in pond, and his hat was seen floating by a fellow workman, he was taken out of the water and was worked over for several hours with no results.
P. 225 Andrew BLIXT - died May 11, 1909 - no inquest - found on porch of 2nd floor in rear of Bellingham Hotel. Age about 43. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - two Waltham watches (silver), $1.75 in money, a stick pin and a pocket knife, a telescope filled with clothes which were that of a laborer and a suitcase, $50.00 in bank which was turned over to MOCK & Sons, $1.50 paid to Bellingham Hotel for room rent - expressed to Andrew JOHNSON, Menden, Nebraska. Remarks: deceased met his death by his own hand ...
P. 226 Charles BOB - date of death unknown - no inquest - found on beach near Ft. Bellingham May 11, 1909. Age about 30, height 5' 8", eyes dark, hair black, about 165 lbs, complexion Indian, work clothes. Taken to Lummi Island by Indian relative. Remarks: was drowned a few weeks prior to the above date while crossing the bay in a canoe.
P. 227 George DICKERSON - died June 14, 1909 - no inquest - found in back yard of Mrs. BALL 2105 C street. Burial in Lynden Cemetery. Personal effects - a 38 calibre revolver and 5 cents taken charge of by relatives. Remarks: deceased met his death by shooting himself ...
P. 228 Victor BERGSTROM - died June 18, 1909 - no inquest - found on Great Northern Railway near north Bellingham Depot. Burial in Potter's Field by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - a cheap watch and fifty cents in money, watch of no value whatever. Remarks: death was instantaneous; he was run over by a north bound train, he was probably sleeping on the track.
P. 229 Gust FOSBERG - died June 19, 1909 - found on Great Northern Railway 1/2 mile north of Chuckanut Quarry. Age 53. Height 5' 6", eyes blue, moustache gray, complexion light. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - a silver watch with a certificate of intention to become an American citizen - watch left in care of undertakers. Remarks: deceased met his death June 19 ... by getting under a freight car on Great Northern track while trying to get protection from ...
P. 230 Julia A. DeFORD - died July 18, 1909 - no inquest - found by steps at rear of house. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased was found dead in back yard by grandson, Arthur CADE, death was due to apoplexy and was instantaneous - she was found ... but had died previous evening.
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P. 233 Billy TOM - died July 21, 1909 - no inquest - found by side of Northern Pacific Railway 1 1/2 miles east of Lawrence, Wn. Age 37. Casket shipped to Central Wn. by H. O. BINGHAM where Indians took charge of the body. Remarks: ... when train approached ... was struck in head ... was in company with Louis GEORGE ...
P. 234 Mary WOODY - died July 27, 1909 - no inquest - died at home in presence of relatives. Age 63. Burial at Lynden Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: evidently the deceased had a cerebral hemorrhage ...
P. 235 John NEWMAN - died July 28, 1909 - no inquest - found in room at 1014 11th st. South Bellingham. Age 63. Burial at Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - a watch and $2.20 which were taken charge of by wife of deceased. Remarks: deceased met his death by his own hand.
P. 236 Thos. H. MAXLEY - died July 9, 1909 - no inquest. Age about 30, 215 lbs. Body taken charge of by H. B. POTTER at Blaine. Remarks: deceased was struck by Great Northern train. He was a member of F.O.E. at Port Townsend.
P. 237 Theodore Peter SEFFERN - died Aug. 8, 1909 - no inquest - found in water near dock at Blaine. Age 14. Body taken charge of by H. B. POTTER at Blaine. Remarks: deceased was working at Red Cannery and fell into water - drowned. Parents reside at Blaine.
P. 238 William BAUMAN died Aug. 9, 1909 - no inquest - found in bottom of well at Crescent Mill. Age 30. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by H. O. BINGHAM. Remarks: deceased was being lowered in well and was overcome by gas and fell ... He was digging a well for the Crescent Mill.
P. 239 Benjamin TROYER - died probably Aub. 13, 1909 - no inquest - found in rooming house at 17th & Broadway. Age about 45. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by W. H. MOCK & Sons Undertakers under auspices of K. of P. Personal effects - a silver watch, $18.50 in silver and a check on Whatcom Falls Mill Co. for $1.75 and one on B.B.I. Co. for $14.00 - given to county treasurer. Remarks: deceased shot himself ... in his room at 17th & Broadway, Bellingham. He was found Aug. 16 but had been dead for several days. He had a brother M. S. TROYER living at Miss. Ind.
P. 240 Ed L. RANDALL - died Aug. 4, 1909 - no inquest - found in room over Dock & Dick's saloon on Holly st. Burial in Potter's field at Bay View by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - 5 and a bill book. Remarks: he was found on his bed by the porter and there was an ounce bottle ... that had contained carbolic acid.
P. 241 Baby DeBETTS - died Aug. 26, 1909 - no inquest - found in bed at 1824 Franklin St., Bellingham. Age 3 weeks. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by STOKES & WICKMAN. Remarks: ... a premature child (7 mos.) and death resulted from congenital debility.
P. 242 John ELDER - died Aug. 22, 1909 - no inquest - found at fish trip near boundary line. Remarks: deceased had been suffering with heart trouble and while on night watch fell from fish trap. He had recently been under the care of Dr. J. Kerr WILSON ... reported by Henry FELLER.
P. 243 Ralph G. SHOEMAKER - died Sept. 8, 1909 - no inquest. Personal effects - $10.05, watch chain, and pocket knife. Remarks: deceased was stabbed by Hugh FINNAN about 12:20 a.m. on Dock Street in front of Turf Saloon.
P. 244 Ida RETZER - died Oct. 9, 1909 - no inquest - found in room at Horseshoe (restricted district). Burial in Bay View Cemetery by H. O. BINGHAM. Personal effect - $44.50 in cash, two small diamonds and a trunk filled with clothing - taken charge of by husband and sister. Remarks: deceased was found in her room Oct. 9. She left notes which showed that it was suicide.
P. 245 Clayton G. BENNETT - died Oct. 10, 1909 - no inquest - found in road near Wickersham, Wn. Age 21. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by W. HL MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased met his death by driving a runaway horse.
P. 246 Wang Ton - died Oct. 13, 1909 - no inquest - found in bed where he was rooming. Body shipped to Portland, Ore. where it was taken charge of by countrymen. Remarks: deceased was employed at a cannery in Blaine ... had succumbed evidently to cardiac insufficiency.
P. 247 James EATON - died Oct. 17, 1909 - no inquest - found by side of railroad track near Nooksack. Age 58. Burial by John GILLIES. Remarks: deceased was walking along railroad track and was struck by a North bound freight.
P. 248 Mrs. Kikn MITSUI - Nov. 2, 1909 - inquest held at MOCK's Undertaking Parlors - found in basement at 612 W. Holly St., Bellingham. Age 36. Findings: death due to strangulation ... caused by deceased ... Burial in Bay View Cemetery by MOCK & Sons.
P. 249 William DAWSON - died Dec. 1, 1909 - no inquest - found in burned ruins of Seattle Hotel. Age 52. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by MOCK & Sons. Remarks: Seattle Hotel burned in the early morning and deceased was one of the occupants. He leaves a father & mother residing in Thomason, Georgia.
P. 250 Frank B. GORMAN - died Nov. 1, 1909 - no inquest - found in rooms B.B. rooming house on Elk street. Age 40. Body shipped to Spokane by MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased was sleeping in above named rooming house and same burned to the ground.
P. 251 William CARIOTIS - Dec. 3, 1909 - no inquest - found on street in front of Monogram Saloon, S. Bellingham. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by STOKES & WICKMAN. Personal effects - $33.20 in cash, a gold filled watch, a 38 calibre revolver and a stick pin - turned over to county treasurer. Remarks: deceased had been drinking heavily and while in this intoxicated state blew out his brains with a 38 calibre revolver. He was a Greek but his relatives cannot be located at present.
P. 252 Vincenso CIERI - died Oct. 23, 1909 - no inquest - found in Lake Whatcom near Silver Beach. Age 26. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by MOCK & Sons. Personal effects - $10.87 and a silver watch, $40 due him from Northern Pacific Railway Co. Remarks: while going home from Bellingham he fell from Northern Pacific trestle on Lake Whatcom and was drowned. The body found the next day by J. P. BELANGER. He was an Italian by birth and leaves relatives residing in Italy.
P. 253 Joseph LINDAL - died Nov. 5, 1909 - no inquest - found in bay at MORRISON's Mill, Blaine, Wn. Age about 38. Burial by H. B. POTTER of Blaine. Remarks: deceased was employed at MORRISON's Mill ... went out on a boom of logs ... was drowned ... He was last seen by W. C. BLACK.
P. 254 A. D. ALLISON - died Nov. 8, 1909 - no inquest - found at home on Lake Samish Road. Age 65. Burial by W. H. MOCK & Sons. Remarks: deceased had been suffering with heart trouble for a number of years ...
P. 255 McCLOUD - died Oct. 31, 1909 - no inquest - found on beach near Blaine.
P. 256 Mary DAPELLS - no inquest - found at house in Bellingham. Burial at Bay View Cemetery by MOCK & HILL in charge of husband. Remarks: deceased met her death by taking lysol ... Death occurred at her home 2519 Elm St., Bellingham at 12:30 a.m. Nov. 13.
P. 257 John MORRISON - no inquest. Age 17. Burial in Bay View Cemetery by H. O. BINGHAM. Remarks: deceased went out in the bay at Portage Spit on a frail raft. The raft collapsed ... The body was recovered a few days later. Date of death Dec. 11, 1909.
P. 258 Joseph KREIDL - no inquest - Dec. 12 - found on couch at his home in Bellingham. Age 52. Burial in Bay View by MOCK & HILL. Remarks: deceased had suffered for years with organic heart disease.
P. 260 Frank KERNS - no inquest - found in thicket of brush near home of F. T. WALKER. Burial in Potter's field by MOCK & HILL. Personal effects - one silver watch, one razor, and two guns - turned over to county treasurer. Remarks: deceased murdered his wife on the morning of Dec. 14, 1909 and then went into a thicket near their home and shot himself ... The crime was premeditated.
P. 261 G. KEEFE - found on Northern Pacific tracks 1 1/2 miles from Wickersham. Age 65. Burial in Potter's field by MOCK & HILL. Personal effects - 90 cents, a cheap watch and pocket knife - turned over to county treasurer. Remarks: deceased was killed by a train near Wickersham Dec. 13, 1909 while in an intoxicated state.
P. 262 Paul HERMANN - died Dec. 15, 1909 - no inquest - found in room at Beck Hotel. Burial at Bay View Cemetery by MOCK & HILL. Remarks: death being due to acute alcoholism.
P. 263 James JACKSON - died Dec. 15, 1909 - no inquest - found in sand bar on Nooksack, Dec. 28. Burial in Ferndale by MUNROE & JACKSON. Remarks: while working on Great Northern bridge at Ferndale Dec. 15 he was knocked from scaffold ... into the water ... The body was found two weeks later by a man named DETWILDER.
P. 264 Martha PESHTAT - inquest, Jan. 19, 1910 at Lynden, Wn. - found on roof of house in suburbs of Lynden. Jurors: E. EDSON, foreman, H. O. STEINBAUM, A. E. RUSCO, Geo. L. ABBOTT, V. F. RANDALL, Henry SLADE. Witnesses: D. MULDER, C. C. KING, C. E. HOLMES, C. B. OAKES, Frank KNAPP, A. F. HINDMAN, R. R. HELDER, George TREE.
P. 265 John WEIRAUCH - age 50 - died Jan. 27, 1910 - at family residence, 6 ½ miles NW of Bellingham.
P. 266 Darius A SCRIMSHER - age 41 - died Feb. 1, 1910 at St. Luke's Hospital, had been knocked from BB & BC tracks near BB Brewery on Jan 31 by Kulshan Motor Car - buried at Wahl by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 267 John CARACCIOLO - age 6 - died Feb. 3, 1910 of double lobar pneumonia at home, 2 miles NE of Bellingham - buried by STOKES & WICKMAN.
P. 268 A. C. KLINE - age 45 - died Mar. 10, 1910 - in livery barn at Lynden - personal effects: 1 gold band ring, 35¢ cash, 70¢ pool chips, pocketbook, jack knife, 2 letters - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 269 Merlin L. ECKER - age 61 - died Mar. 18, 1910 at home, 112 North Street, Bellingham - body shipped to South Dakota by MOCK & HILL.
P. 270 Thomas H CARSON - age 69 - at residence, 1014 Forest Street - burial by STOKES & WICKMAN.
P. 271 William J McGRANAHAN - died Mar. 22, 1910 on beach at Lummi Island opposite TUTTLE's residence.
P. 272 Thomas P DOTTERER - age 81 - died Mar. 28, 1910 at home ½ miles Maple Falls - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 273 Oscar BROWN - died April 11, 1910 at Nooksack Falls Power Plant, came in contact with electric wire - personal effects: $3.95 in cash, gold filled watch, pocket knife to his brother, L. D. BROWN - burial at Ferndale by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 274 Joseph H BARKER - age 73 - died April 11, 1910 in cabin near Lake Padden Mill - personal effects: 5¢, silver watch - to son - burial by MOCK & HILL.
P. 275 Esther DUPPENTHALER - age 56 - died April 27, 1910 at home, 1508 Mill Street, Bellingham - burial by MOCK & HILL.
P. 276 William POYSER - age 51 - died 30 April 1910 being struck by a falling tree in timber near Deming - personal effects: pocket knife, 20¢.
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P. 279 Grant OTIS - age 3 - died May 17, 1910 at home 7 miles NE of Bellingham - had been riding on a log - burial at Everson.
P 280 Mrs. Maria Wade PERRY - age 85 - died May 22, 1910 at home - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 281 Clarence H CHANDLER - age 64 - died May 27, 1910 in cigar store at Silver Beach - shipped by Mock & Hill to Pecatonica IL for burial.
P. 282 O. H. SMABY - age 52 - died May 30, 1910 of in room at Palin Lodging House - personal effects: gold filled watch, $4.60 in cash to son - burial at Bayview by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 283 Unknown - [date is missing] - young, 5' 8", white, dark hair, about 190 lbs., dark work clothes - found floating in Gulf of Georgia, had been in the water several weeks - personal effects: one white rock, rusty nail scissors - buried at Potter's field by MOCK & Son.
P. 284 Gunde OLSON - died Jan. 2, 1910 on farm 3 miles from Blaine - burial by H. B. POTTER of Blaine.
P. 285 Louis Phillip BELANGER - age 73 - died June 3, 1910 of at cabin near Silver Beach - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 286 Mrs. GOODFELLOW - age 76 - died June 3, 1910 at the home at Point Roberts - burial at Blaine by H. B. POTTER.
P. 287 Henry JOHNSON - age about 45 - died June 7, 1910 in woods 1 mile south of Manley Mill at Lake Samish having been struck by a falling timber limb - employee of A. C. MANNING - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 288 Tom AUGERES - age 22, born in Greece - died June 29, 1910 in Far West Saloon, Bellingham - burial at Bayview by STOKES & WICKMAN.
P. 289 Harry W COONS - age about 25 - died [date is missing] in woods 1 ½ miles up the hill from Felsian Mill - personal effects: 19¢, 2 cheap watches, Springfield rifle - remains shipped by MOCK & HILL to Trenton, Ontario.
P. 290 Charles M. McCALL - age 55 - died July 12, 1910 at family home - burial at Ferndale by MONROE & JACKSON.
P. 291 Unknown - found July 25, 1910 in bush near 300 S. Elk Street, had been dead about one week - personal effects: one revolver - burial at Potter's field by MOCK & HILL.
P. 292 Unknown -traveled under an assumed name - age about 23, born in Greece - died July 24, 1910 in Lake Louise, ½ mile from Lake Whatcom, had been fishing in Lake Louise with Elbert CABE, fell from log and was drowned - employee of E. I. TACK -personal effects: 1 watch, $1.05 in cash, small pocket knife, cheap stick pin, suitcase containing pictures and clothing to brother - remains shipped to Portland by MOCK & HILL.
P. 293 Alma HILDEBRAND - age 21 - died July 29, 1910 drowned in Lake Whatcom near the HILDEBRAND home when canoe tipped over - burial at Bayview by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 294 Irving HILDEBRAND - died July 29, 1910 drowned in Lake Whatcom near the HILDEBRAND home when canoe tipped over - burial at Bayview by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 295 Orville TUCKER - died August 25, 1911 at home - burial at Bayview by H. O. BINGHAM.
P. 296 John R. SMITH - died Sept. 5, 1910 on B.B.& B.C. Railway near Dewey Station - personal effects: 25¢, pocket knife to relatives who live at Roche Harbor - burial by MOCK & HILL.
P. 297 James McKAY - age about 52 - died Sept. 9, 1910 on B.B.& B.C. Railway near Kendall - relatives reside in eastern Canada - burial at Bayview by A. G. WICKMAN.
P. 298 P. C. LONG - died Sept. 10, 1910 at home 1 mile west of Lynden - left a wife and 3 children - burial at Lynden by KNAPP Bros.
P. 299 Harry BROWN - age 4 years - died Sept. 29, 1910 in Whatcom Creek near Grand Avenue - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 300 Joseph PETERSON - age about 26 - died Oct. 1, 1910 in woods of Boleum VANDERHOOF near Acme - personal effects: gold filled watch, pocket knife, $9.45 cash - burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
P. 301 Selia Hood STATUM - very old - died Oct. 9, 1910 on Northern Pacific tracks near Deming - burial at Sumas by John GILLIS.
P. 302 John Hood STATUM - very old - died Oct. 9, 1910 on Northern Pacific tracks near Deming - burial at Sumas by John GILLIS.
P. 303 Wm. STEIGERWALD - age 57 - died Oct. 15, 1910 on county road near Nooksack - personal effects: $1.70 to brother-in-law - shipped to Pennsylvania by John GILLIS of Sumas.
P. 304 John LOX - age 26 - died Nov. 15 1910 in Lake Samish, working on a boom of logs for A. C. MANNING - was a Finlander and left a wife & child in his native country - burial by MOCK & HILL.
P. 305 Christian JELLLUM [female] - age 35 - died Dec. 9 1910 at home 6 miles out from Bellingham - leaves husband and 6 children - burial by MUNROE & JACKSON of Ferndale.
P. 306 Mrs. Kate ALLEN - died Dec. 23, 1910 at home, 1021 Mason Street- burial at Bayview by MOCK & HILL.
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