January 29, 1920:
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Christian Reformed Church for the little Gasena Gertrude, the year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry ASSINK. The Rev. E. BREEN conducted the services. The little one passed away Monday morning as the result of an acute attack of pneumonia.
Friends gathered Tuesday to attend the funeral services for the late Mrs. Willempe Van HEMERT, the mother of P. J. Van HEMERT, who passed away in Bellingham Sunday afternoon. Services were conducted at the home and at the Christian Reformed Church by the Rev. E. BREEN. Mrs. Van HEMERT was 74 years old.
February 5, 1920:
To pay their last respects to the late Huibert VERRIPS, a large gathering of friends attended funeral services Monday afternoon. Rev. E. BREEN conducted the services at the Christian Reformed Church, and burial was in Monumenta Cemetery. Mr. VERRIPS who was seventy years old succumbed Friday to an attack of pneumonia.
February 12, 1920:
Many friends gathered today at one o'clock at the home of John and Gerrit De GRAAF to attend the funeral services of the late A. De GRAAF, who passed away Tuesday morning. The Rev. J. STEEPHORST conducted the services. Mr. De GRAAF had been ill since New Years. He was seventy-six. His wife's death preceded him by one year. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John VERDUIN, four sons, John and Gerrit of Lynden, and Frank and Henry of Iowa, twenty grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for the late Fred H. JAMIESON, who passed away at Warner, Alberta Friday will be held at the Clearbrook cemetery Sunday morning at 10:30. Mr. JAMIESON was a brother of H. H. JAMIESON of Lynden, and formerly resided at Clearbrook. He had many friends in Whatcom county. A widow and two daughters survive him. Charles E. JAMIESON of Stillwater, Minnesota, a brother of Mr. JAMIESON, arrived in Lynden last night to attend the funeral.
February 19, 1920:
Mrs. Lena WELCH, formerly of Lynden, passed away Tuesday morning at her home on the Marietta road. Funeral services will be held today at the Lynden cemetery. Mrs. WELCH is survived by her husband, a daughter June, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. DALY and her sister, Mrs. Ethel STILLWELL of Bellingham, and one brother, Clyde DALY of Seattle.
Miss Vera BARNES passed away at her home Saturday morning as a result of influenza.
February 26, 1920:
Mrs. John A. RINEHART passed away Wednesday morning at a Bellingham hospital, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the KNAPP Parlors. Rev. W. O. BENADOM will conduct the services.
Funeral services will be held at the Lynden cemetery this afternoon at 2:30 for the late Mrs. Pansy ABBOTT, who passed away in Bellingham Monday at the age of 39 years. Mrs. ABBOTT is survived by her husband, Mark ABBOTT; one son, Henry V. ABBOTT; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry V. BROKAW, of Bellingham; four brothers, Henry and Vernon BROKAW, reside in Lynden.
March 4, 1920:
A large gathering of friends attended the services at KNAPP's Parlors Friday afternoon for the late Mrs. John A. RINEHART, who passed away at a Bellingham hospital on Feb. 25. The Rev. W. O. BENADOM conducted the services. Amelia CARLSON was born in Winnipeg, Canada, Oct. 25, 1888. She was married to John A. RINEHART at Everett Jan. 20, 1909. Five children were born to the union, one of which died in infancy. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her loss four children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. C. CARLSON of Lynden, and one sister who resides in Seattle.
Vernon Charles BIXBY, a former Lynden boy, passed away at the sanitarium at Banning, Cal., Monday morning, after an illness extending nearly two years. He was 22 years old. Services will be held at the Lynden cemetery Sunday afternoon at one o'clock. Vernon BIXBY had many friends in Lynden. He attended the Lynden schools, and the Whatcom High and the Normal School, where he took a prominent part in athletic work. He enlisted in the coast artillery when he was but 19 years of age, and was ten months overseas. While there, he contracted the disease that caused his death. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BIXBY, one brother, Earl, of Mount Vernon, and two sisters, Miss Florence BIXBY, who is teaching school at Beach, Lummi Island, and Miss Marian BIXBY of Bellingham. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles JACOBS, reside in Lynden.
March 11, 1920:
Miss Audrey HINCKLEY died at the home of her mother at Northwood late Wednesday afternoon of a severe attack of spinal meningitis with which she had been suffering for more than a week. She was a student at the Lynden High School, and was fifteen years of age. She had lived in the Lynden district all her life. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Agnes HINCKLEY, a sister, Mrs. Lee WILLIAMSON, and four brothers, George, Herbert, Walter and Edgar CRABTREE. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
March 18, 1920:
John G. KOK passed away Sunday morning of pleurisy, following an attack of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the Christian Reformed Church by the Rev. E. BREEN in the presence of a large gathering, as the young man had a host of friends in the district. John KOK was born in Iowa on February 19, 1899, and was 25 years and 25 days old. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit KOK, he is survived by two brothers, Egbert and Hilbert, and three sisters, Alice, Martha and Hilda.
Many relatives and friends, including a number of high school students, gathered at KNAPP's Parlors Saturday morning to pay their last respects to the late Audrey Mary HINCKLEY, who passed away last Wednesday afternoon after a brief illness. Many beautiful floral offerings from the Northwood Grange, the Willing Workers, the High School Student's Association, the Freshman Class, of which Miss HINCKLEY was a member, and many other organizations and individuals expressed the deep feeling of the community at the loss. With Florence KING as pianist, a girls' quartet composed of the Misses Theodoris BENADOM, Mertha BOSTWICK, Almeda BOOMAN and Hilda ELDER sang during the services, which were conducted by Rev. J. E. KANARR. Three brothers, George, Herbert and Walter CRABTREE, and three cousins, Charles PHILO, Glen ARBUCKLE, and Clyde ARBUCKLE, were pallbearers. Interment was in the Lynden Cemetery.
March 25, 1920:
A large gathering of friends attended funeral services Monday afternoon at the family residence and at the Christian Reformed Church for the late Gerrit BIERLINK, who passed away Saturday morning of pneumonia. Sermons were preached in the Holland and English languages by the Rev. E. BREEN and the Rev. A. J. BRINK. BIERLINK was thirty-six years of age. He was born in Michigan, and came to Lynden more than twenty years ago. Besides his widow, Mrs. Dena BIERLINK, he his survived by his mother, Mrs. Johanna BIERLINK, two brothers, Henry and John, and four children, Fred, Nancy, Johanna and Bertha Gertrude.
April 1, 1920:
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the family residence for little Tilda BRUNINK, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BRUNINK. The Rev. E. BREEN conducted the services. The little girl died of pneumonia, following a week's illness.
Funeral services for the late Frank E. MILLER were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the Ten Mile Chapel by Rev. MYERS of Bellingham. Mr. MILLER passed away Tuesday afternoon, at the home of his son, Henry MILLER, following an illness of two weeks. He was 85 years old. He is survived by two sons, Henry and Fred, and one daughter, Mrs. BURLINGAME of Bellingham. Interment was in the Ten Mile cemetery.
April 8, 1920:
Funeral services for the late Byron L. WRIGHT were conducted at the Lynden cemetery Sunday afternoon by Lynden Lodge No. 56 F. and A. M. Mr. WRIGHT was a former resident of Lynden, having at one time conducted a store in the Bostwick Building at 6th and Front street. He was seventy-three years old.
May 13, 1920:
Funeral services were held Tuesday for John Van EGDOM, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Van EGDOM, who died Monday following an attack of diphtheria. The little boy was 2 years, 3 months and 34 days old. Rev. H. K. PASMA conducted the services.
May 20, 1920:
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at KNAPP's Parlors for the late Mrs. Wallace ACKLEY, who passed away Thursday evening in Bellingham at the age of 57 years, 21 days. A large gathering of friends was in attendance. Mrs. ACKLEY had been sick for a considerable period, and passed away at a Bellingham hospital, where she was taken for treatment. Mrs. Mary ACKLEY was born in Jones County, Iowa. She was married in 1890 to Wallace ACKLEY, and came to Lynden in the fall of 1914 from South Dakota. A wide circle of friends in the community mourn her loss.
June 3, 1920:
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at the family residence for little Dingena Van EGDOM, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Van EGDOM, who passed away Monday of meningitis following an attack of diphtheria. Rev. H. K. PASMA conducted the services.
June 10, 1920:
Friends gathered at KNAPP's Parlors Tuesday afternoon to attend the funeral services for the late Elmer L. SICKLESTEEL, who passed away Sunday morning in Bellingham after a brief illness. Rev. W. O. BENADOM conducted the services, and interment was in Lynden cemetery. Mr. SICKLESTEEL was born in Michigan September 6, 1872, and moved to Wiser Lake with his parents seventeen years ago. He was a member of the Laurel Grange, and Oscoda court I. O. O. F. No. 285. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brothers, William of Alberta, George of Davenport, Iowa, and Charles of Wiser Lake.
June 17, 1920:
Mrs. Lena L. ROCKEY, mother of Fred D. ROCKEY of Lynden, passed away Monday morning at a Bellingham hospital after an illness of several months. Mrs. ROCKEY was 55 years old. She is survived by her husband, J. D. ROCKEY, three sons, Fred D., Paul L. and McClellan ROCKEY; and one brother and three sisters who reside in Ohio. Mrs. ROCKEY had visited frequently in Lyden and had many friends here.
July 22, 1920:
Funeral services were held in Lynden Saturday at KNAPP's Parlors for little Donald Lloyd BENEFIELD, the 2-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. BENEFIELD. The little boy passed away in Seattle July 15. Rev. J. E. KANARR conducted the services.
Funeral services were held at the Lynden cemetery Saturday afternoon for the late Frank F. FITZGERALD of Sumas who passed away Wednesday evening.
August 5, 1920:
Little Ruth KNOTT, 14-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. KNOTT of Ferndale, who formerly resided in Lynden, was drowned Tuesday night at the family home. The house is on the bank of the river.
August 19, 1920:
E. B. ROBESON passed away Tuesday night at his home on Front St. He had been ill, and died during the night. Funeral arrangements are deferred pending the arrival of a son from North Dakota.
August 26, 1920:
The body of E. B. ROBESON, who passed away in Lynden last week, was shipped to Minot, N.D. Saturday. Mr. ROBESON was pastor of a Methodist Church there for twenty-five years. Rev. ROBESON was born in Leeds County, Ontario in 1857. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daughters, Muriel ROBESON of Lynden, Mrs. John RUND of Goodrich, N.D., and three sons, Frank H. of Fargo, N.D., F. G. ROBESON of Minot, and Barney ROBESON of Lynden.
November 18, 1920:
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for little Uel Basil BALDWIN, the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Myron BALDWIN. Rev. J. E. KANARR read the prayers. The little one was born Thursday afternoon, and passed away Sunday evening.
November 25, 1920:
Funeral services were held at the Lynden cemetery Tuesday afternoon for the late George Raymond JUDSON, who passed away in Seattle Saturday. Rev. W. O. BENADOM conducted the services. The late George Raymond JUDSON was born in Lynden Sep. 11, 1888, and resided her until 1901. He had many friends here. He was a son of George JUDSON, and a grandson of Mrs. Phoebe JUDSON. His mother, Mrs. Flora BEEMAN of Seattle, his brother Orzo BEEMAN, of Seattle, and his older brother, Allen P. JUDSON of the U. S. Navy, now stationed in California, were in attendance at the funeral.
December 2, 1920:
A large gathering of friends was in attendance Monday at the funeral services from the late Mrs. Dinah BAJEMA, who passed away in a Bellingham hospital at the age of 45 years and 6 months. The Rev. J. BRINK conducted the services. Mrs. BAJEMA was born in Holland May 22, 1875 . She came to America 27 years ago. On Dec. 8, 1898, she was married to Charles BAJEMA. Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, Raymond, Sheldon, John, Harry, Simon and Grace, her father, Sasse STUURMANS, sr., a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Van DALFSEN, three brothers in Lynden, Peter, Sam and Al, and a brother in Iowa.
December 9, 1920:
Funeral services were held this afternoon in Bellingham for the late Judge Frank A. SMITH of Lynden, who passed away at Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday after an illness of two years. Besides his widow, he is survived by one brother and two sisters, residing in the East. He was a member of the Christian Church, and the Brotherhood of American Yeoman. Judge SMITH conducted a tinning business in Lynden, and had many friends here. As a reader of James Whitcomb RILEY's poems, he had few equals.
December 30, 1920:
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Knapp Parlors for the late Columbus Franklin DETWILER, who passed away Monday at the County Hospital. Rev. J. E. KANARR conducted the services. Mr. DETWILER was 62 years of age. Besides his widow, he is survived by one daughter.
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