Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "Ba"

BAARSTAD, Sarah (d. 1903)

BABCOCK, George (d. 1927)

Second brother, log camp accident victim passes
Death at 6:35 P. M. Tuesday ended the suffering of George Babcock, 33 who was injured Monday in the wrecking of a donkey engine in the Wheaton Logging Camp south of Wickersham, and whose brother, William Babcock 31, was almost instantly killed when hit by a piece of flying steel in the explosion that followed the blowing of a cylinder head, when the donkey was dropping a tramload of logs down a 5,000 foot incline. George Babcock died at St. Joseph's hospital to which he was removed Monday afternoon from the effects of compound fractures of both legs, a crushed pelvis bone, broken jaw and lacerations and shock. Funeral for both men will be held at A. C. Harlow's mortuary at 1:30 P. M. Thursday. Interment will follow in the Saxon cemetery. George Babcock is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ina Babcock, and five sisters: Mrs. Ray Marshall, Park. Mrs. Zellah Hatter, City. Mrs. Charles Thomas and Miss Ilene Babcock, Wickersham, and Mrs. Peter Swan of Prairie.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 5, 1972) Submitted by Ron Marshall

BABCOCK, Peter J. (d. 1911)

Peter Jackson Babcock, aged 47 years, died from the effects of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday evening at 9 o'clock at the home of his sister, Mrs. Harvey G. Stearns, at Park, this county. Mr. Babcock was a boltcutter by occupation and had resided in the State of Washington about thirteen years. Recently he has been living with his sister's family at Park, where he and his brother-in-law have been engaged in cutting shingle bolts. Mr. Babcock had been despondent for about three months, but his tragic death came as a great shock to his family. The wound that caused his death was inflicted with a 24.20 caliber rifle, the bullet penetrating the heart. The shot was fired by the man using his toe to pull the trigger. Death was instantaneous, and the only witness to the tragedy was a sister of the dead man. Mr. Babcock is survived by his widow, Rose Babcock, who is now at Grand Rapids, Mich., and one son by a former marriage; also three sisters, Mrs. Zellah Roynane and Mrs. Minnie B. Stearns, of Park, Wash., and Mrs. Ann Fouts, of Howard City, Mich., and one brother, William Babcock, who resides at Park, Wash. The body was brought here yesterday afternoon and removed to the parlors of Mock & Hill, in the Maple block, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday forenoon at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Earle Naftzger, pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church officiating. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery. Mr. Babcock was formerly foreman for the Geneva Mill company at Geneva, Wash.
(From the Bellingham Herald, March 13, 1911; WGS collection)

BABCOCK, William E. (d. 1927)

    In an accident at the Wheaton Logging Camp, 2 miles south of Wickersham, in Skagit County, at 3:15 P. M. Monday, William E. Babcock, 31, was instantly killed and brother George Babcock, 22, his brother, both of Park, was possibly fatally injured. George Babcock was rushed in Arthur C. Harlow's ambulance to St. Joseph hospital, where he was attended by A. Macrae Smith, who at noon stated that it was uncertain whether he would recover. He was conscious at intervals during the night.
    William Babcock was killed by a flying piece of steel, which struck him in the chest when he answered the call of his brother, engineer of a donkey engine, when one of the engine's cylinder heads flew off as a tram load of logs was being "snubbed" down a 5,000 foot incline. Babcock's neck was broken. He was loading foreman for the camp, which was operated by Ralph Wheaton of Sedro Woolley.
    The damage to the cylinder head was soon followed by the wrecking of the engine. George Babcock sustained compound fractures of both legs, a crushed pelvic bone, lacerations on his left thigh and the lower part of his abdomen and shock. His lower jaw bone was fractured and one of the bones was forced through the flesh. Some bones also were forced into the upper jaw.

William E. Babcock, aged 31 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Cecille Babcock, passed away at the Wheaton Lumber Camp near Wickersham as the result of an accident Monday afternoon, January 3rd. Mr. Babcock had been a resident of Park for the past 22 years, and besides his widow is survived by one son, Joe Cecille, age 8 years, 2 daughters, Eloise age 6 and Violet age 4. His mother Mrs. Ina Babcock of Wickersham, and one brother, George of Wickersham, and five sisters, Mrs. Ray Marshall, Park, Mrs. Charles Hatter, City, Mrs. Charles Thomas, Wickersham, Mrs. Pete Swan, Prairie, Washington and Miss Ilene Babcock of Wickersham, besides many friends who will be deeply grieved to learn of his death. The body rests at the Harlow Mortuary Home, Holly and Forest street and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 4, 1927)Submitted by Ron Marshall

BABER, Carrie B. (d. 1885)

Carrie Bowman Baber, Mrs. James M., daughter of the late Rev. B. B. Bowman of Kent Co., Mich. & Mary Bowman now of Deception Pass, Fidalgo Island; born 3 Aug 1849 Blair, Waterloo Co., Ontario. 1856 moved to Otterbein Univ., near Columbus, Ohio; attended the Univ. a short while, grad. Hillsdale College, Mich., 1873; taught 1 year at Grandville, Mich, married, moved to Sterling, Illinois, then to Dunlap, Iowa where her husband engaged in mercantile pursuits. In 1883 moved to Riverside, Calif., engaging in raisin/orange culture. At Riverside she suffered an attack of typhoid fever which developed into consumption. Three months ago she came to Puget Sound to be with her mother, sister & 2 brothers, Amos & A. C. Bowman of Fidalgo Island. Her decline was rapid.
(Northwest Enterprise, Anacortes, Oct. 31, 1885; WGS collection.)

BACHMAN, Jacob (d. 1913)

Jacob Bachman was born in Switzerland a little over 50 years ago. He immigrated to the U. S. A. about 1885; and to this valley in 1889, where he has lived ever since. Two sisters, one in Saxon, and one in Puyallup, and a brother survive him. He was a member of the W. O. W. He died Saturday morning October 11. The funeral services were under the auspices of the W. O. W., the sermon being preached by E. O. Harris in the Everson Presbyterian church, and was buried in the Nooksack cemetery.
(From The Nooksack Reporter, October 17, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAER, William (d. 1923)

William Baer, a pioneer of 40 years in Whatcom county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Jensen, east of Ferndale. He had been ill several weeks, having returned from California, where he went in hopes of bettering his health, on recently. Mr. Baer was 70 years old and on March 3 would have been 71. He was born at Red Bud, Ill. Five daughters and two sons survive, they being Mrs. Frank Wifler, Mrs. Walter Jensen, Mrs. Alvin Small, Mrs. Harry Storrs, Elsie Baer, W. F. Baer and J. L. Baer. All reside in this county. Five brothers and four sisters also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Congregational church here, with A. F. Palmer in charge of the service. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery under George A. Monroe's direction.
(From The Ferndale Record, February 9, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, Archie (d. 1898)

A sad accident occurred at the Roper camp last Thursday morning which resulted in the death of Archie Bailey. The young man was employed as a hook tender, and in the course of his labors was between two logs which were being hauled up the skid. Wishing to change the position of one of the logs he released the "dog" from one side, when one of the pieces of timber veered over and struck him in the vicinity of the groin, producing injuries which resulted in his death in about two hours. A messenger was sent to Blaine as soon as the horrible accident happened for medical assistance, but before his return the young man had expired. The unfortunate was well and favorably known here, and was a brother of Mrs. Ed. Rohrbacher and also of John Bailey, the clerk of A. L. Johnson. The young man's parents reside at Lynden to which point the body was taken for burial Friday morning. The parents and relatives have the sympathy of a large number of friends in this sad bereavement, both here and in Lynden, where the family have resided for some time.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 10, 1898) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, Charles A. (d. 1911)

Charles Allen Bailey, aged 79 years, a resident of Whatcom county for more than twenty-six years, passed away at the old homestead at Forest Grove, near Central, this county, Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, death being due to apoplexy. Mr. Bailey had been ill for more than fourteen months. He was the father of Mrs. O. D. Lamoureaux and E. A. Parker, pioneer residents of this county. The body of Mr. Bailey was shipped to Snohomish today by Mock & Hill, the Elk street funeral directors, interment to be made at that place.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 22, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, Dana (d. 1914)

The funeral of Dana Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carr Bailey, who died at the family home Wednesday evening, May 6, was held at the Baptist church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, the Rev. C. E. Hodges officiating at the services. The church was filled with friends of the deceased and the family, and beautiful floral offerings testified to the regard and esteem in which the young man was held. Mr. Hodges spoke feelingly of the cheerful courage with which Mr. Bailey had borne his long and painful illness, and of the Christian spirit in which he had faced the end. A choir composed of Mmes. Ireland and Thompson and Messrs. Helder and Hall, with Mrs. Jamieson at the organ, rendered appropriate musical selections, while choir and congregation joined in singing "Nearer My God to Thee," a favorite hymn of the deceased.

Besides the parents, the deceased leaves two brother, J. P. Bailey, of Blaine, and Ed Bailey, of Lynden, and three sisters, Mrs. Rohrbacher, of Seattle, Misses Daisy and Nettie Bailey, of Lynden, the former, Dana's twin sister. Mrs. Bailey was unable to attend the funeral of her son on account of the serious illness of Miss Nettie. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bailey, of Blaine, and Mr. and Mrs. Rohrbacher and daughter Edna, of Seattle, were here for the funeral services, and among out-of-town friends who attended were Mrs. Hall, Miss Parish and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Larson, of Blaine, and Mr. J. Bailey of Nooksack. The pall bearers were Gordon McElman [McElmon], Leo Hyde, Roy Parks, Dave Larson, Clyde Eaton and Lavine Simonson. The bereaved parents and brothers and sisters have the sincerest sympathy of the entire community in their time of sorrow.

Dana Bailey was born in Kansas, October 20, 1886, and died at the home of his parents in Lynden, May 6, 1914. He lived for several years in Blaine at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. J. Rohrbacher, afterwards going with her and her husband to Portland, and then to Seattle in the spring of 1913. There he had an attack of appendicitis from which he never fully recovered. He returned home last November since which time he has suffered from chronic catarrh and a complication of diseases and for several weeks it was known that his recovery was impossible.
(From The Lynden Tribune, May 14, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, James (d. 1903)

Jas. Bailey died here Sunday at 10:30 a. m. of old age infirmities and paralysis. He was born in Bellefonte, Center County, Pa., May 2, 1816. He has spent the last three years of his life in this state with his son Frank at this place and James at Nooksack. Besides these two there is another son Malon, residing in the state of Arkansas and three daughters, Mrs. Clara Gaines of Arkansas, Mrs. Reta Alman of Alma, Ill., and Mrs. Lettie Percell of Patoka, Ill. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bailey here Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Greenwood cemetery.
(From The Pacific Pilot, August 6, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, James H. (d. 1928)

SUMAS, July 5. -- James H. Bailey, 78, a resident of Whatcom county for the past twenty years, died at his home here Tuesday. He leaves to survive a widow, Florence A. Bailey; a son, Ralph, of Yakima; a sister Lucinda Marsh, of Sumas, and three grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced at the Gillies mortuary.

Funeral services will be held for the late James H. Bailey, aged 78 years, 9 months and 14 days, who passed away at his home in Sumas on Sunday, July 3, at 2:30 o'clock p.m. in the Gillies Mortuary Chapel, with Rev. R. D. Streyffeler, of Bellingham, officiating. Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Sumas. Mr. Bailey leaves to mourn his death, his wife, Mrs. J. H. Bailey, one son Ralph, and three grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 5 & 6, 1928) Submitted by Karolyn Simpson

BAILEY, James L. (d. 1920)

James Lynn Bailey, aged 57 years, passed away at his home in Nooksack yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock, after an illness which lasted more than two years. Born in Clearfield, Pa., Mr. Bailey, while still a young man, came west to seek his fortune among the opportunities of frontier life, and over 30 years ago took up his abode at Nooksack, where he has resided since. Mr. Bailey acted as one of the early directors of the Farmers' Mutual Telephone company and was an ardent farmer and fruit grower, and with the help of his sons, built up a well-equipped and modern dairy farm. The deceased man was a member and an ardent worker in the M. E. church of Nooksack, where he will be missed seriously.

Surviving Mr. Bailey are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. L. C. Harvey, of Nooksack; Mrs. C. I. Massey, Jefferson, South Dakota; Mrs. A. S. Phillips, Hiawatha, Kansas, and Miss Maude, of Nooksack, and three sons, Ward, at Kannasket; Lynn and Dwight, at the family home, in Nooksack. Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as word is received from the members absent at the time of the father's death, by Gillies Undertaking parlors of Sumas.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 30, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, Minnie (d. 1904)

Mrs. S. F. Bailey died Thursday night, April 21, 1904, at her home here, after an illness of about one month. The funeral was held from the Mission church Saturday afternoon, the Rev. Mrs. Storrey conducting the services. The members of the Foresters, Woodmen of the World, and Modern Woodmen assisted. Her name was Minnie Bartlett and she was born in Portage City, Wisconsin, May 10, 1861. She was married to Mr. Bailey at Aberdeen, S. Dak., June 12, 1880. To them seven children were born, three of whom are living. They are Mrs. Blanche Skiller, Master Roy, and Miss Ethel, all of this place. The family came to this place in December, 1887, and have since resided here. Mrs. Bailey has had poor health for a number of years, and her husband was planning on taking her to Colorado when the last sickness confined her to her bed. Besides the sorrowing husband and children she leaves three brothers in Idaho, one in South Dakota and one sister in this state. She was a member of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Bailey was a woman who was ever willing to help others in time of trouble and many are the friends who will remember her kindnessess. The bereaved ones are extended sympathy in this sad hour.
(From The Pacific Pilot, April 28, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAILEY, Nettie (d. 1914)

Nettie Ginevra, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carr Bailey, died at the family home in Lynden last Friday morning after a long illness from tuberculosis. Her death occurred just five weeks and two days after that of her brother, Dana. Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Mission Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by the Rev. C. E. Hodges, assisted by Mrs. W. M. Jennings, of the Baptist church. Interment was in the Lynden cemetery. The church was filled with sorrowing friends, and many who came to pay their last tribute to Miss Bailey, who by her sweet and lovable disposition had won many friends, were obliged to remain outside during the service. Among out of town friends who attended were Mrs. J. T. Rohrbacher, of Tacoma, Mr. and Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Alex, son and family, of Clearbrook, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Hall, of Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Muncy, of Drayton, Mrs. Leroy Parks, of Blaine, and the E. J. Rohrbacher family, of Seattle. The local Rebekah lodge of which the deceased was a member, attended in a body. A choir composed of Mmes. Ireland and Thompson, Messrs. George W. Hall and R. R. Helder, with Mrs. Jamieson at the organ, rendered appropriate musical selections. The pall bearers were Elza Tremain, Fred Colley, E. Porter, John Bay, Owen Hadley and Stanley Storrey. The church was decorated with a profusion of pink and white flowers, while beautiful floral offerings were sent from Portland, Blaine and Bellingham, besides many from Lynden friends of the deceased.

Miss Bailey was born on June 22, 1893, and had spent most of her short life in Lynden. She was the first secretary of the local Baptist Sunday school, which office she filled for about three years. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Rohrbacher, of Seattle and Miss Daisy Bailey, of Lynden, and two brothers, J. T. Bailey, of Blaine, and Ed Bailey, of Lynden. The family has the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 18, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAINTER, Annie (d. 1947)

Annie Bainter, age 67, of 322 North Commercial, Bellingham, passed away Wednesday, December 3, at a local hospital following a lingering illness. Surviving relatives are one son, Thomas Reed, of the same address, Bellingham; two sisters, Mrs. Olive Bainter, of Blaine, and Mrs. Edith Eckrem, of Custer; four brothers, Frank Bice and Bert Bice, of Blaine, George Bice, of Route 1, Custer, and William Bice, of Route 2, Blaine; also three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, December 6, at 2 p. m. from the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine, Rev. E. P. Thomas officiating. Interment in Enterprise Cemetery.
Relative Robert Mix

BAINTER, Dorothy (d. 1934)

Funeral services for Dorothy Bainter, 23, who died at her home Route 1, this city, last Thursday afternoon, were held from the Monroe chapel on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. F. S. Kagey officiating. Interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery. The deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Ms. Dan Bainter, five sisters, Mrs. Harry Gjerstadt, Mrs. Pearl Conn, Mrs. Mary Watkinson, Mrs. Rena Lindal and Helen Bainter; three brothers, Clyde, Guy and Edwin Bainter, and her grandmother, Mrs. James Bainter.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 10, 1934) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BAINTER, James H. (d. 1915)

Aged Frontiersman Dead
J. H. BAINTER, a well known and respected resident of California creek, passed away there on Sunday at the ripe age of 84 years. The funeral services were held from the home Tuesday, Rev. R. C. Hartley officiating, and the burial made in Enterprise cemetery. This is the third funeral in this family that Rev. Hartley has officiated over. James Harvey Bainter was born in Ohio in 1851, and while still a young man moved to Indiana, following the star of empire westward. A number of years later he was in Missouri, then a frontier state. The call of the frontier drew him farther west to Nebraska, where he located, bing the first settler to take up a homestead in Clay county. For three years he traveled in Texas and Kansas, but afterwards returned to Nebraska. In 1902 he came to Washington and settled on California creek, where a number of his family had preceded him. Mr. Bainter was one of the noble band of pioneers who blazed the way for western civilization. It was a great treat to hear him tell of his many adventures among the Indians of the plains. Three times he was called upon to fight the red men in defense of his family and property. In one of the Sioux uprising his home and store were burned, but the family escaped with their lives, having taken refuge in the stockade.

Mr. Bainter was married in 1850 to Elizabeth Stults, and to this union were born nine children six of whom survive, Mrs. F. Brown, Enterprise; Wm. Bainter, Mt. Vernon, Wn; Mrs. H. Williams and Grant Bainter of Minnesota; S. Bainter, Birch Bay, and D. Bainter, California creek. His first wife passed away in 1885 and in 1887 he was married to Mary M, King, and to this union were born eight children, six of whom are living, Mrs. W. E. Johnson, White Rock, B. C.; Mrs. Jas. Vanderyacht, Lynden; Mrs. Al. Eames, Blaine, and Misses Elizabeth, Carrie and Grace Bainter of California creek. Besides the large number of relatives a host of friends mourn the loss of one who was a loyal friend and a devoted patriot. Mr. Bainter was a veteran of the Civil War and did good service for his country. He was a member of the Methodist church, but because of increasing infirmity of years was prevented from taking an active part in church work.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 3, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAINTER, Sheridan "Sherd" (d. 1954)

Sherd Bainter, age 82 years, of Blaine, Wash., passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, at a local hospital following a short illness. Mr. Bainter was a resident of the Blaine community for the past 54 years and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Olive Bainter, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Violet Stehle of Lynnwood, Wash.; three sons, Gordon of Randall, Wash., Wayne of Seattle, and Robert of Blaine; four grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Clara Vanderyacht of Deming, Mrs. Grace Riffe and Mrs. Carrie Sheppard of Bellingham, Mrs. Elizabeth McGee, Sedro Woolley, Mrs. Ruth Johnson White Rock, B. C., and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 2 p. m. at the McKinney Funeral Home in Blaine with the Reverend Norman Schafer officiating. Interment, Enterprise Cemetery.
Relative Robert Mix

BAKER, Charles (d. 1931)

Funeral services for Charles Baker, aged 64 years, were held Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver, B.C. Mr. Baker had been ill for the past few months and had been staying in Vancouver at the Abbottsford Hotel for the past six weeks where he passed away on Sunday, October 25. He had suffered an operation on his leg just a week before his death. Well known and highly respected by all who knew him--as he had resided just across the boundary line from Blaine for the last 20 years, his going is regretted. A number of friends and neighbors from Douglas and White Rock, B.C. attended the services. Surviving are two sisters residing in London, England.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 29, 1931) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BAKER, Christina (d. 1940)

BAKER, Fannie (d. 1912)

Mrs. Fannie Baker, of Ferndale, died on Wednesday evening, of senile decay. Deceased, whose maiden name was Miss Fannie Mather, was born in the town of Deerfield, Mass., on Aug. 3, 1825 of Scotch, English and German descent; her father and mother's families dating back to the early settlement of New England. They were active participants of the Revolutionary War; they were there and helped to lay the foundation of this great country; they lived, served, fought and built contemporaneously with Washington, Adams and the old patriots who builded (sic) so firmly and so well. Deceased resided with her parents at their home in Deerfield until August 9th, 1846, when she married William Baker, and dividing their time between Massachusetts and Connecticut until 1857, when they emigrated to Minnesota, where they resided until 1890, when they came to the State of Washington.

Two children were born to them, Wm. A. and Fannie E., the latter of whom resides in Stewart, Minnesota, and Wm. A. being a respected citizen of Ferndale. Deceased was not alone a pioneer in our town, but she was the good, true pioneer friend to many in the time of need. Endowed with an amiable disposition and exalted ideas of morality, faithfulness and duty, gifted with a quick and ready perception of the right, she lived a quiet, modest life that commanded the respect and love of all who knew her. In the moulding of character, her children and grand-children reflect her good influence and our community has been greatly benefited by her residence here. Kindly, disposed, charitably inclined, patiently wedded to duty, a model wife and an affectionate parent, our people had learned to love her and our hearts go out to the bereaved relatives. The funeral was very largely attended and the floral offerings were profuse and beautiful. Rev. Moles preached the sermon.
(From The Ferndale Record, October 18, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAKER, Samuel W. (d. 1911)

Samuel W. Baker, aged 65 years, a resident of this city for more than twenty-four years, died of accidental injuries received at the B. B. Lumber company's mill shortly before 6 o'clock Tuesday evening. Mr. Baker was a veteran of the Civil war, having served as a corporal in company A, Twenty-ninth regiment, Wisconsin volunteer infantry; also as quartermaster sergeant of company E, Tenth regiment, United States colored volunteer heavy artillery. Mr. Baker's home was at 2607 East North street, where he leaves a widow, one son [aged 16] and a daughter [aged 5]. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, Thursday afternoon, August 24, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. R. Macartney, pastor of the High Street Presbyterian church, will deliver a short address at the parlors, after which the members of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic, to which Mr. Baker belonged, will take charge, and at the grave in Bay View cemetery, where interment will take place, the ritualistic service of the Grand Army will be conducted. All members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. have been requested to attend the funeral.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 23, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAKER, William I. (d. 1924)

Community Sorrowed by Passing of W. I. Baker, Honored Gentleman From Indiana
Lynden lost a beloved pioneer last week, when William I. Baker passed away at the J. F. Stark home Friday, following a long illness. A large gathering of pioneers and friends attended service on Sunday afternoon at Knapp's Parlors with the Rev. D. A. Storey officiating. W. I. Baker came to Lynden Jan. 1, 1883, having arrived in Washington in 1882, and from that day when the Judsons and the Hawleys composed the whole town, he won the respect and affection of those who moved to the district. He served in the state legislature in the early 90's, and at all times took an active part in civic affairs, being in every particular a good citizen. Mr. Baker was the official poet of the Clam Digger's Association, and was a real artist in this line. His original recitations were always a feature of the gatherings. W. I. Baker was born in Azalea, Indiana, on Feb. 2, 1841. He bragged that he arrived on Ground Hog Day. He was 83 years, 6 months and 27 days old. He attended Earlham College for one term, and was graduated from the law school of the University of Indiana. He was a member of Phi Delta Phi honorary legal fraternity. Mr. Baker practised law for ten years in Indiana before coming to Washington. When he arrived in Lynden, he opened a grocery and hardware store, in the location now occupied by the Western Mercantile Company, selling out in 1889. Mr. Baker is survived by two brothers who reside in the East. Mr. Baker had not been well for the past six months, and had been making his home with J. F. Stark and Mrs. Molly Stark Williams, who gave him the utmost of care in his last illness. Pioneers are full of reminiscences about W. I. Baker's kindliness, honesty, humor, and charity. No one in the district was better liked. Lynden will surely miss its "Gentleman from Indiana."
(From The Lynden Tribune, September 4, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.

BALCH, Joseph (d. 1931)

Joseph Balch, Veteran Granger, Passes Away
Ferndale's venerable apiarist and citizen lover of gardens and flowers, always trying to raise new and better flowers - Joseph C. Balch, passed away last Wednesday night at his home in Ferndale. The Methodist church was crowded to the doors Sunday afternoon, when the funeral service was held attended by so many of Mr. Balch's friends, neighbors and fellow Grangers. Rev. A. W. Smith officiated, with a short Grange service following. Interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery with the Monroe Mortuary in charge. For many years Mr. Balch has been known as one of the outstanding garden enthusiasts and lovers of beautiful flowers. Many is the time Mr. Balch has presented the Record office with some unusual specimen of flower, a flower with a strange coloring or new specimen. Besides being just a lover of flowers, Mr. Balch outshone many a younger Ferndale resident the past two years, winning a prize this year. He was one of the first to enter the 1931 contest. He was also widely known as an apiarist having dealt in bees and honey for years. Even until late years he went about the district gathering honey and active in his work.

Born in Greenville, Illinois, 86 years ago, Mr. Balch ran away in his early youth to enlist in the ranks during the Civil war, but having three brothers already in the service, his father made him return home. Later he joined up with Company K, 13th Militia Home Guards. This proved too tame, so he became employed on an ox train to cross the prairies. On his way to Fort Larned, he and two others became separated from the company near Fort Lyons on the banks of the Arkansas river, where they nearly lost their scalps. The three men were surrounded by fifty Indians, but saved their scalps thru a retreat and timely arrival of troops. He was married in 1867 to Miss Mary Ross Erskine, who survives him. Four daughters also survive him, Mrs. J. T. Rhoton, Ferndale; Mrs. A. J. Perry, Ferndale; Mrs. J. A. Rhoton, Yelm; Mrs. Nellie Grimes, Chehalis. The family came here in 1902, settling first at Mountain View, then lived a year at Evergreen, Marietta, and in 1906 they purchased the place they still own on the Blaine road. Mr. and Mrs. Balch moved to Ferndale four years ago. Mr. Balch was a charter member of Ferndale Grange and its first master, later transferring to Orchard Grange. He was made a life member of the latter Grange a few years ago. He was also a member of the Methodist church. Pallbearers Sunday were Louis King, Frank Peterson, W. P. Stafford, of Ferndale Grange; Frank Rogers, John Shields and Clark Brown of Orchard Grange.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 31, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.

BALDWIN, Edgar R. (d. 1933)

Edgar R. Baldwin, aged 83 years, who has been a resident of Deming for forty-four years, passed away Wednesday morning, February 15, after an illness of a month or so. Mr. Baldwin was a member of Deming lodge No. 153, I. O. O. F., and is survived by two sons, Harold L. Baldwin of Deming, and Warren W. Baldwin of Almira, Wash.; three daughters, Mrs. Fay S. Mahan Bellingham; Mrs. T. P. Finsrud, Everson R. F. D. No. 2, and Mrs. R. O. Williams, Taft, Cal.; one brother, Charles Baldwin, Washington, D. C.; one sister residing in Iowa; sixteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Friday, Feb. 17 at 1:30 p. m., Rev. O. A. Quall officiating with officers and members of Deming lodge No. 153 I. O. O. F. giving their ritualistic services at the graveside in the Deming cemetery.
(From The Deming Prospector, February 17, 1933)

Edgar R. Baldwin was honored on his 80th birthday anniversary by old friends and neighbors who met with him in the Deming I. O. O. F. hall. The event was celebrated with a beautifully appointed luncheon, his daughter, Mrs. T. P. Finsrud, being hostess. It was noteworthy as a getting together of old-timers, many of whom have known Mr. Baldwin 40 years in this vicinity. The guests were Edgar B. [R?] Baldwin, who took up residence in June, 1889; John Compton, October, 1889; Ed. M. Williams, 1886; P. O. Solen, August, 1888, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Marshall, July, 1888; J. W. bell, February, 1888; Mr. and Mrs. James Hoag, 1890; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Kenney, May, 1897; Dr. and Mrs. J. A. West, June, 1901; and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mahan and daughter, Jewel, of Anacortes; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams, Anacortes; Mrs. Al Williams, Nebraska; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Snow and baby, Bellingham; Mrs. T. P. Finsrud and family, Lawrence; Mrs. Ed. M. Williams and son, George, Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Baldwin and daughter, Donna Jean; Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Francisco, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Duling and family, Mrs. A. J. Clode, Mrs. H. E. Marshall, Mrs. Gail Pierce and Miss Alice Hoag, of Deming.
(From The Deming Prospector, January 3, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.

BALDWIN, Ida (d. 1921)

Mrs. Ida Baldwin, aged 67 years, passed away at a local hospital in Bellingham on the early morning of Tuesday, October 18, after a short illness. Mrs. Baldwin, whose home was Deming, where she, with her family, had resided for the past thirty-five years, was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Rebekah lodge No. 53, of Deming. Besides her husband, E. R. Baldwin, she is survived by three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Fay Mahan, Anacortes; Mrs. Mamie Williams, Porterville, Cal.; Mrs. Iva Fincerude, Deming; Warren Baldwin, Wilbur, Wash., and Harold L. Baldwin, Pullman, Wash. The remains are being cared for at the service parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 120-122 Prospect street. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church at Deming, the time to be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 18, 1921).

BALL, Charles (d. 1925)

Charles Ball, aged 60 years, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Friday morning, January 6, after a few weeks illness. Mr. Ball had been a resident of Bellingham for twenty-six years and leaves a host of friends who will sadly mourn the news of his death. He was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Charles W. Ball of Anacortes; two daughters, Mrs. Phil A. Ebright of Bellingham and Mrs. Lloyd E. Bennett of Garfield, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Campbell of Staunton, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. The body rests at the Home Mark mortuary, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, February 8, at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. J. C. Harrison of the Garden Street Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Ten Mile cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 6, 1925)

BALL, Eliza J. (d. 1912)

Eliza Jane Ball, aged 79 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Florence B. Jennings, 308 East Champion street, Sunday morning at 8:20 o'clock, death being due to a sudden attack of heart disease. Mrs. Ball had been enjoying her usual good health up to a few minutes before her death, and Saturday evening found her as usual in attendance at the special meetings being conducted at the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church of which she was an active and consistent member. She was greatly beloved by the entire church congregation on account of her active work in the church and for her beautiful Christian character.

Mrs. Ball was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1832, and had she lived until Tuesday of this week she would have arrived at the ripe old age of 80 years, and it was the purpose of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to have assembled at her home in this city on that day and celebrated the occasion. Mrs. Ball has resided in this city with her daughter about seven years, coming here from Mt. Vernon, Wash., where she had made her home prior to taking up her residence in this city. She is survived by five sons, Dr. R. O. Ball, of Tacoma, Wash.; Dr. J. O. Ball, of Seattle, Wash.; Prof. F. C. Ball, a resident of Volante, Pa.; H. K. Ball, of Seattle, Wash, and A. E. Ball, whose home is in Mercer county, Pa. There are also eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren surviving Mrs. Ball. The body lies at the new parlors of Mock & Hill, 1051-1055 Elk street, and the funeral arrangements will be announced upon the arrival of the absent relatives.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 25, 1912)

BALTES, Peter (d. 1921)

Peter Baltes, aged 61 years, died early Wednesday morning at his residence a mile east of Ferndale after an illness of several months with dropsy. He was a native of Belgium and was unmarried. Mr. Baltes came to Whatcom county 20 years ago and had resided in the vicinity of Ferndale continuously. He was well known among the older settlers. Mrs. John Verbrugge, a sister residing in Seattle, is the only close surviving relative known. Funeral services were conducted from the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. W. E. Powell, formerly pastor of the Ferndale Congregational church, officiating. The body will be shipped to Seattle this afternoon by Arthur C. Harlow, for cremation Saturday. F. E. McConahey, who has been caring for the deceased during his illness, will accompany the body to Seattle.
(From The Ferndale Record, October 21, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAME, Mary (d. 1917)

Mrs. Mary Bame died Tuesday morning at the home of her nephew, J. C. Beach. Death came as a relief after a lingering illness of many years; she was bedfast for the past month. Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at one o'clock by the Rev. Paul Ashby. Mrs. Bame was born in Hancock Co., Ohio in 1844, being at her death 72 years, 4 months and 18 days. She was married to Nicholas Bame Mar. 3, 1864. No children ever came to bless this union, but they made a home for seven orphan children, one of whom, Hattie B. Bame, the adopted, but death claimed her in 1890. Mrs. Bame's early life was spent in her native state, Ohio, but a few years after he marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Bame moved to Bangor, Mich., where they resided until sixteen years ago when they came to Lynden. Mrs. Bame was a member of the W. R. C., having been one of the oldest members. Mrs. Bame from early girlhood was a Christian and a member of the Church of God. She was of a quiet, loving and kind disposition; to have known her was a privilege and she will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. Mr. Bame died over four years ago and since then she had lived with her nephew, J. C. Beach. She leaves to mourn her going a sister Mrs. Tullis in Findley, Ohio, three brothers, John, Will and George Piper in the East. Besides her nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Beach, she leaves a nephew and wife, Will Bame near Ferndale, and a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bame at Ferndale.
(From The Lynden Tribune, May 17, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAME, Nicholas (d. 1912)

Nicholas Bame, who died Sunday after a brief illness from pneumonia, was buried Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church, the Rev. Herbert Jones and the Rev. C. E. Hodges conducting the services. The church was completely filled by sorrowing friends of the deceased who had resided here for the past twelve years. A quartet composed of Mrs. Harry Fountain, Miss Beatrice Handy, Messrs. E. Edson and Frank Knapp sang several beautiful selections. Mrs. H. H. Jamieson acted as organist. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

Mr. Bame was born January 2, 1837, in Union County, Ohio, and had almost reached the 76th milestone of life. On March 3, 1864, he was married to Miss Mary Pifer, who survives him. No children ever came to bless the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bame, but they made a home for no less than seven orphan children, one of whom, Hattie B. Bame, they adopted, but death claimed her in 1890 when the family was living in Michigan. Mr. Bame's early life was spent in his native state, Ohio, but a few years after his marriage he and his wife moved to Bangor, Michigan where they resided until twelve years ago, when they came to Lynden, which has since been their home.

The deceased was a civil war veteran, and the members of the local G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended the funeral in a body. The pallbearers were Messrs. Wampler, Worthen, Wilcoxen, Baker, Price and Runyon. Mr. Bame was a member of the Church of God, but there being no church of that denomination here he did not unite with any church, but attended and contributed generously to them all. He was of a quiet, dignified, kindly disposition charitable and loving, and his gentle and cheery presence will be sadly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him. Besides his widow, Mr. Bame is mourned by Mr. J. C. Beach, a nephew, residing in Lynden, and other relatives in the east.
(From The Lynden Tribune, November 21, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

BANG, Christina A. (d. 1933)

Christina Alcena Bang, aged 84, passed away at a local hospital Saturday afternoon, December 16, 1933, after a short illness. Deceased was a native of Denmark, had made her home with her son at 171 Lake Whatcom Boulevard, for the past twenty-five years. She was a member of the Bible Students of Bellingham. Mrs. Bang is survived by two sons, Carl Bang, Bellingham, and Christian Bang, of Portland, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Dingman, Coudersport, Penn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, where private funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 20, at 10 a. m., under the auspices of the Local Co. of Jehovah's Witnesses, George Martinich officiating. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 19, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

BANGLE, Minnie (d. 1934)

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Bangle, aged 75 years, beloved wife of Marcus L. Bangle, who passed away at the family home, 1310 Humboldt Street, Monday, December 31, will be held from the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, Thursday, January 3, at 1 p. m. with the Rev. H. L. Richardson officiating and interment will be made in the family plot in Nooksack cemetery. Mrs. Bangle had been a resident of this county for the past forty years and was a charter member and the first president of the W. C. T. U. of Nooksack. Aside from the many friends who will mourn her passing, she leaves to survive her, the husband and four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Boyer, Mrs. Laura Miles, of this city, Mrs. Grace Nevers, of Tacoma, and Mrs. Dorothea Graham, of Ferndale, and seven grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald January 1, 1935) Submitted by site coordinator.

BANISTER, Nathan (d. 1911)

Nathan Banister, who would have been 81 years of age July 26th, passed away Thursday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Francis Winston in this city. A week ago Saturday he was stricken with paralysis from which he never rallied. The deceased went to California in the gold rush of 1498 (sic) [1849], later living in Oregon, and for 20 years resided in Lewis county, this state. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church Saturday. The following children survive him: Mrs. Ida M. Perry and Miss Bertha Banister of Plush, Oregon, Mrs. Edith B. Jenkins of Portland, Mrs. Ella Wise Carver of McMinville, Oregon, Mrs. Mary E. Smith and Chas. E. Banister of McCormick, Wn., and Mrs. Francis E. Winston of this city.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 21, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

BANNESTER, Clarisa (d. 1926)

Mrs. Clarisa Bannester died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Porter, at the age of 90 years. She had been ill for three months. She was a pioneer of Custer and vicinity, having lived here forty years. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Ida M. Hale and Mrs. Porter, both of Custer, twelve grandchildren, and fifteen great grandchildren. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the M. E. church, Rev. J. W. Moles officiating. George Monroe of Ferndale had charge of the interment, which took place in Enterprise cemetery. She was buried beside Mr. Bannester who died fourteen years ago. Her six grand sons, Eckman Porter of Hainie, James Hale of Seattle, Geo. Hale of Bellingham, Dan Hale of Portland, William and Newton Hale of Custer acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Bannester was born in New York in 1836. She was dearly beloved by all who knew her, and her friends and acquaintances were many. She was a member of the Baptist church of her girlhood home, and she was a member of the Rebekah lodge of Custer. The members of the lodge attended in a body.
(From The Ferndale Record, January 21, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

BANTA, Peter (d. 1887)

BARBER, Hannah A. (d. 1890)

BARBER, John (d. 1922)

Funeral services for the late John Barber, who passed away Monday evening, November 6, at his home at 2825 Meridian street, will be held Thursday afternoon, November 9, at 2 o'clock, from the Whitfield-Mark funeral parlors, 1146 Elk street. The Rev. W. B. Turrill, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. Interment will be in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. John Barber was born at Leeds, England, August 19, 1844, coming to the United States with his parents in 1855. They located at Lonaconing, Maryland, at which place he was married to Miss Eliza Taylor. To this union was born four sons and three daughters, John, James, Edward, William, Zilpha, Alice and Jane. Mr. Barber with his family, came to Bellingham fourteen years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eliza Barber; four sons and three daughters, one grandchild and a host of friends.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 8, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARBER, John W. (d. 1909)

Died at Soldier's Home
John Barber, well known here, died at the State Soldier's home at Orting Tuesday night at 10 o'clock after a short illness. He was a veteran of the civil war and the funeral will be taken charge of by the post here, of which he was a member. The deceased was 75 years of age last May and was an uncle of M. M. and Miss Grece Barber of this city. The remains arrived here on the 5:21 train last night and the funeral will be held from Mrs. Barber's this afternoon at one o'clock. The burial will be made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 17, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARBO, Ole B. (d. 1903)

BARDENHAGEN, Henry (d. 1904)

BARDWELL, Ervin L. (d. 1940)

        Stricken with a heart attack while indulging in his favorite pastime of fishing, E. L. "Doc" Bardwell, pioneer printer and employe of The Herald for more than forty years, passed away Friday night as his fishing partner of thirty-five years, Harry Hubbard, was taking him to a local hospital.
        Bardwell, a beloved and colorful figure in the printing profession and first president of Bellingham Typographical Union No. 355, chartered in 1899, was 74 years of age last November 15. He had retired in 1937 after having spent almost sixty years following his chosen profession. The pioneer printer and Hubbard were cat fishing at Lake Samish when Bardwell was stricken about 10:30 o'clock, a few minutes after he had landed a good-sized fish. Hubbard took him ashore and carried him to his automobile, but "Doc" had passed on when they reached the hospital.
        Born in Berlin, Wisconsin, Bardwell entered the printing profession as a "printer's devil" at Plainfield, Wis., when he was only 9 years old. He moved to Seattle in 1888, spent a few months in Arlington, Ore., and came to Bellingham Bay in 1889, obtaining a job with The Fairhaven Herald, predecessor of The Bellingham Herald. Excepting a period in the middle nineties when he farmed for about five years, Bardwell has constantly followed the printing trade. He was a charter member of Local 355. Immediate survivors include the widow Emma, at the family home at 1607 Grant street; a son F. E. "Bob" Bardwell, of this city; two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Taylor, of Vancouver, B. C., and Mrs. George S. Gannon, of Lake Samish; a brother, I. R. "Jack" Bardwell, of Granite Falls, and a grandson, Jimmy, of Vancouver, B. C. Funeral services will be held at 4:15 o'clock Monday afternoon from the Homer Mark Chapel with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Cremation will follow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 4, 1940)

BARGEWELL, Benjamin (d. 1914)

The death of Benjamin Bargewell occurred at Dr. Clark's hospital, in Sumas, Tuesday afternoon, July 7th, after an illness of several months, aged 62 years. Mr. Bargewell was born in Dillham, Norfolk county, England. Twenty eight years ago he moved to America, having previously married Miss Eliza Howe, soon after taking the homestead in Columbia Valley that has since been the home of the family. Here his wife died in 1891. Ten years later he was married to Mrs. Emarilla Driver, who survives him. Besides his widow Mr. Bargewell leaves six children from his first marriage, Arthur who lives at D_tritel, Idaho, Mrs. Bert Driver of Sumas, Edward, Ezra, Herbert and Mrs. Charles Tillotson who live near here. The funeral took place in Sumas on Thursday and the body was interred in the Sumas cemetery.
(From The Nooksack Reporter July 10, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARGEWELL, Edward (d. 1958)

Funeral service for Edward Bargewell, 83, of Rt. 2, Everson, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Gillies Funeral Home in Nooksack, followed by burial in Nooksack Cemetery. Mr. Bargewell died Wednesday in a Bellingham hospital after a lingering illness. He had lived in Whatcom County 72 years, coming here when he was 11 years old with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Bargewell from England. They settled in the Everson-Nooksack district. He married Miss Celestia A. Welch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Welch, also pioneer residents of that area. Mr. and Mrs. Bargewell celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last Aug. 15. Mr. Bargewell worked in mills as a young man, then for many years was employed at the Carnation plant in Everson. He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Harry and Clayton Bargewell of Gustine, Calif., and Elwin Bargewell of Toppenish; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Sturgeon of Port Angeles, Mrs. Edward Kaiferd of Rt. 5, Bellingham, and Mrs. Hazel Williams of Gustine, Calif.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Grace Warner of Bellingham; Mrs. Violet Rock of Bandon, Ore., and Miss Celestia Mary Bargewell of Gustine, Calif.; three grandsons, Marvin Sturgeon of Pleasanton, Calif., James Sturgeon of Port Angeles and Robert Williams of Gustine, Calif., and 16 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Arthur Bargewell of Bellingham; Ezra Bargewell of Port Angeles and Herbert Bargewell of Anacortes, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Tillotson and Mrs. Ellen Muir, both of Sumas.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 25, 1958) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARKER, Orin W. (d. 1900)

O. Barker, age 68 years, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Van Horn, Canoe street, after a short illness, death being caused by uraemic poison. Mr. Barker resided at West Sound and was brought to the city Wednesday evening on the steamer Buckeye for medical treatment. Mr. Barker was a veteran of the Civil war, having served about two years in the First Maine volunteers. He was an honored member of L. P. Plummer post, G. A. R., this city. He leaves a widow and seven children, five sons and two daughters, all of whom will be present at the funeral. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Van Horn, the funeral services to be conducted under the auspices of the L. P. Plummer post and the Ladies of the G. A. R. All old soldiers are requested to meet at L. P. Plummer post room on Thirteenth street at 1:30 p. m. tomorrow to attend the funeral. Interment will be made in the Bay View cemetery.
(From The Blade, February 10, 1900) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARLOW, William (d. 1921)

SUMAS, April 15. - William Barlow, a pioneer of Sumas, passed away at his home at 5 o'clock Wednesday morning at the age of 65 years, after an illness of over two years. Mr. Barlow was born in Horseheads, N. Y., in the year 1855 and for many years was an engineer on the Lehigh Valley railroad. Mr. Barlow, his wife and daughter, Mrs. Mae Garrison, came to Sumas twenty-two years ago and was an engineer on the B. B. & B. C. railroad until sixteen years ago, when he went into the confectionery business. He retired from business eight years ago. The deceased leaves to mourn his loss, besides his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Mae Garrison; two brothers, Charles Barlow, of Carbondale, Pa., and Lewis Barlow, of Sayre, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. A. Donald and Mrs. Ella Brown, both of Horseheads, N. Y., and two grandchildren, Lorene and Evelyn Garrison. The funeral will be held today at 2 o'clock from the Federated church with Rev. Congdon officiating. Interment will follow in the I. O. O. F., cemetery with John C. Gillies in charge.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 15, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARNES, Ambrose (d. 1915)

Ambrose Barnes, aged 72 years, passed away at his home, 1464 1/2 Grant street, Wednesday afternoon, March 17. Mr. Barnes is a pioneer resident of Bellingham, coming here from Ohio in the year 1887. He was a member of the local J. B. Steedman Post No. 24, G. A. R. Mr. Barnes enlisted in the army at the age of 21 years, in Company B, Thirty-second regiment, New York volunteer infantry; was wounded at the battle of South Mountain, Md., September 14, 1862. Mr. Barnes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ambrose Barnes, and one son, Charles H. Barnes, of Seattle, Wash. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock from the funeral parlors of Undertakers Harlow & Livingston, 1051-55 Elk street, with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating and the J. B. Steedman Post, No. 24, G. A. R., taking charge of the closing service. Interment will be made at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 19, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARNES, James (d. 1901)

DIED - In Seattle on Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock of general decline James Barnes, aged 79 years. Deceased had been a resident of Blaine since 1887, until very recently when he removed to Seattle. Mr Barnes was a man among men, and in the early life of our fair city was an important factor, being foremost among its business men in all matters of public interest. Up to within a few months of his demise he had been extensively employed in the drug business and was widely known throughout the surrounding country. Deceased was a native of England and came to this country early in the 50's, taking up his abode in Wisconsin where he was engaged in the drug business. The subject of this sketch leaves a widow and six children, W. H. T. Barnes of this city, James Barnes, Jr., Mrs. J. H. Darlington, Mrs. R. E. Marsh and Miss Etta Barnes, all of Seattle and Mrs. C. B. Parkinson, residing in Iowa, and a host of old time friends to mourn his death. The funeral was held from No. 19, Harrison street, Seattle on Thursday last.

Thus has passed away one ripe in years, who left behind him a heritage of which those who survive can justly feel proud. To the bereaved widow we extend a full meed of sympathy in the loss of her beloved companion, who has trod the pathway of life by her side for upwards of a half century. To the sorrowing sons and daughters is left the consolation of a true and conscientious father, and one who was permitted to remain with them beyond the allotted three score years and ten. James Barnes was postmaster of Blaine during Harrison's administration and was a past grand officer of the Wisconsin Lodge of Masons.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 18, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARNES, Martha (d. 1935)

The entire community was shocked and surprised the sudden death of Mrs. Martha B. Barnes at her home on G street, presumably on Saturday morning. She was last seen going to the postoffice on Friday evening to mail some letters to relatives in Seattle. Saturday, as her neighbors did not see any smoke from her chimneys and passers by noticed all the window shades down, they took it for granted that she was away for the day, and as she had been in Seattle with relatives and friends since before Christmas, some people had the idea she was still away. Again neighbors noticed lights on in the house both up stairs and down on Saturday evening, but as no signs of life were evident on Sunday, a number of friends went over to the house about four o'clock in the afternoon and getting no response from repeated knocking at either the front or back doors, force an entrance into the kitchen.

Death had come suddenly, as Mrs. Barnes was seated in a straight-back chair in the kitchen by the range. As the Saturday and Sunday morning Heralds were in the mail box on the porch, it was thought she had been there from at least Saturday morning. She was in the habit of leaving an electric stove turned on in her bedroom up stairs while she came down to light the first in the range, then going back to dress while the kitchen fire heated up. The electric stove, when found, was red hot and it is a great wonder the house had not caught fire. Mrs. Barnes would have been 78 years of age on the 6th of March, and was a pioneer of Blaine, having resided here for the past 40 years. Mr. Barnes preceded her in death in the spring of 1917. Since that time Mrs. Barnes has lived alone with frequent visits to Seattle where they had formerly resided before coming to Blaine. About four years ago Mrs. Barnes resigned as librarian at the Blaine Public Library, which position she had held for eight years. She had been failing in healthy for the past few years, being subject to heart attacks which is given as the final cause of her death.

She leaves to survive her passing, one brother, James Buchanan, Buchanan, N.D., eight nieces, Jessie S. Walker, Iva L. Buchanan, of Seattle, Zoa Smith of Wenatchee, Margaret Purcell, Zion City, Ill., Anna Salisbury, Rio, Wisc., Carro Musburger, Buchanan, N.D., Jesse Rae, of Honolulu, Stella Buchanan, Phoenix, Arizona; five nephews, D. A. Scott, Ritzville, Wash., Claire B. Bartholomew, of Lewistown, Mont., A. J. Buchanan, Fragaria, Wash., H. D. Buchanan, Seattle, William Bartholomew, Pingree, North Dakota. Funeral services were held this morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Purdy Chapel and the Rev. Clarence B. Seely of Olympia, former pastor of the Methodist church here, officiated. Services were in charge of the P. E. O. Chapter J of which Mrs. Barnes was a member. Several favorite songs, "Crossing of the Bar," "My Rosary" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" were rendered by Mrs. Nina Stevens who played her own accompaniment. Mrs. Abbe Brown was pianist for the P. E. O. services. The chapel was filled to capacity and the floral offerings were many and very beautiful. Honorary pallbearers were George D. Montfort, Louis Montfort, W. J. Burton, Fred Hovey, Frank Kaylor, and W. T. Lyle. After the services the body was taken by ambulance to Seattle, where a 10:30 a.m. service will be held Friday morning, followed by cremation.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 14, 1935, pg1, col3) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BARNES, Sylvia (d. 1938)

BARNEY, Frank N. (d. 1900)

Frank N. Barney, who has been at the point of death for the past week, died at 12 o'clock today noon. He was born at Bath, New York, in the year 1845. At the age of 21 he engaged in business in Avoca, Steuben county, N. Y. He went from there to Syracuse and established one of the leading mercantile houses in the city; prosperity smiled on him and in a short time he became a highly respected and wealthy man. In 1876 he married Miss Ada Waters, daughter of Dr. Waters of Chicago. She became critically ill with quick consumption and died within a few months after her marriage. About nine years after the death of his first wife he married Miss Clara Ensign, daughter of Dr. Ensign of Norwich, New York. She died within a year after the marriage. Soon afterward he lost all his property, valued at $75,000, by fire, which, coupled with the death of his wife, seemed to cause him to lose his wonted spirit and energy.

He came to Bellingham Bay 11 years ago and has been engaged in the real estate business here ever since that time. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having been an officer in Company G, 189th regiment, New York volunteers. He also had a high standing in the Masonic order. In New York he was a kind hearted and prosperous business man. "Many poor people whom he helped at his old home in New York will shed tears when they hear of his death," said a lady today who knew him back at his old home. He was alway ready to help the poor and needy. He leaves two sisters, Miss Ella Barney of this city and Mrs. Carrie Brown of Chicago. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of his sister in the Roth block. Dr. W. A. Mackey, pastor of the Presbyterian church, will conduct the funeral services. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery, under the auspices of the G. A. R. posts of the city.s
(From The Blade, April 26, 1900) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARNHART, Mabel E. (d. 1988)

Mabel Estes Barnhart, age 98, of Marysville and formerly of Lynden, died Monday, June 20, 1988, in Marysville. Mrs. Barnhart was born October 17, 1889, at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. She lived for many years in Lynden, where she and her husband, John, homesteaded. She lived at Granite Falls for several years and for the past 21 years in Marysville. She is survived by a daughter, Pauline Kinney, of Marysville; and a granddaughter, Janice, of Spokane. At her request, there will be no memorial services. Following cremation, interment will be in the Lynden Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Schaefer-Shipman Funeral home of Marysville.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 22, 1988) Submitted by Andy at spaukus@yahoo.com

BARNHART, Phillip (d. 1912)

The funeral of the late Phillip Barnhart, who was killed by lightning during the storm on the evening of June 19th, was held last Friday afternoon at the Methodist church, services being conducted by the Rev. Herbert Jones. A large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Lynden cemetery where the Royal Neighbors, of which order the deceased was a member, conducted their ritualistic funeral service. Mr. Barnhart was born in Iowa, November 30, 1864. He was married to Miss Margaret Walker, and they moved to this state twenty-five years ago. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart, seven girls and three boys, all of whom are living with the exception of one daughter, Miss Nellie, who died a few months ago. Mr. Barnhart was a man universally liked and respected, and his passing is a distinct loss to the community. A large circle of friends extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 27, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARR, Emma (d. 1921)

Mrs. Archie Barr of Mountain View passed away at St. Luke's hospital of Bellingham Monday morning after an illness of about two months. Emma Plaster was born in what is now Bellingham in 1866 and has resided in this and Skagit county all her life. In 1888 she was married to Archie Barr. To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters, all of whom survive her. A kind, loving mother and wife, a faithful friend, Mrs. Barr was of the sterling type of pioneer woman who won the love of all who knew her. Besides her immediate family, she leaves to mourn her loss, one brother, G. L. Plaster, four half brothers, Frank, Jack and Rudolph Plaster of Ferndale and Norbert of Monroe, two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Beal, of Anacortes and Mrs. May Kinley, of Ferndale. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from Monroe's Undertaking Chapel, Rev. J. W. Moles conducting the service, and burial was made in the Enterprise cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, January 7, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARR, Samuel N. (d. 1902)

Samuel Barr a well known logging camp employee was accidentally killed at Ferguson's logging camp at Birch Point last Friday afternoon. It seems that a tree that Barr was engaged in falling had ledged against an old dead stump. Barr was standing on a spring board weighing the tree over when it suddenly broke off and slipped back catching him and crushing him to the ground, death resulted instantly. The unfortunate man had only a few minutes previous to the accident been warned by the foreman to be careful of just such an accident as happened. Barr has been employed in the various logging camps of the sound country for the past fifteen or twenty years and was a very popular with his fellow workmen. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Harrison Cowden, of Ferndale. No blame for the accident could be attached to any one. It was just one of those unavoidable accidents that are of frequent occurrence in the lumbering woods of this country. A local undertaker prepared the remains for burial and interment was made at Ferndale, the former home of the deceased, Sunday. Coroner Warriner who was notified of the accident came up and examined into it but did not hold a regular inquest as the circumstances did not justify such a proceeding.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 26, 1902) Submitted by site coordinator.
Mr. Samuel Newell Barr, who met death last Friday, the nineteenth, at D. Ferguson's logging camp near Semiahmoo, was born in Montcalm county, Michigan, December 30, 1854. He was the youngest child of S. D. and Henrietta C. Barr. Of a family of six only one remains, Mrs. Harry Cowden of Ferndale, who wishes to thank the gentlemen of his camp for their kindness to her brother in assisting in removing his remains; also for attending his funeral, and for the lovely wax wreath they placed upon his casket. He was every a kind brother, a noble, generous friend. His purse was always open to the needy. He leaves many stanch friends, and a sister's blessing follows them so long as she may live.
Oh, my brother, I am weary
Of the fret and toil of life.
Only death will bring the darkness
And the solemn rest from strife.
Will you meet me at God's gateway,
When my last day's work is done.
Oh, my brother, darling brother,
At the setting of the sun?
(From The Daily Reveille, December 25, 1902) Copied by Merrily Lawson

BARRETT, Caroline (d. 1918)

Mrs. Caroline Barrett, for 13 years a resident of Blaine, passed away on Sunday morning last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. C. Cook, at 909 Carolina street, Bellingham. She was in her 71st year. For a number of months past she has been in feeble health, having suffered a paralytic stroke. Julia Carolina Wolcott was born in Woodbine, Illinois, October 23, 1847. January 22, 1864 she was married to Charles Barrett, both being residents of Jo Daviess county, Illinois. To them 12 children were born - Mary E., Clara E., Charles H., Laura E., Bertha E., Norman G., Eliza A., Clarence A., Orpha E., Minnie L., Nial W., and Nora C. - nine of whom survive. She was 22 times a grandmother and twice a great-grandmother. Beside the children, she is mourned by a brother and sister. Mrs. Barrett was converted early in her life and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she remained a faithful member all her life. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church here Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Long officiating, and interment made in the family plot beside her husband in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, March 22, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARRETT, Charles (d. 1907)

Word was received in Blaine yesterday that Charles Barrett had died at the home of his son in Ferndale on Wednesday night. Mr. Barrett was 72 years of age and his death came as the result of a general breaking down of his system. Mr. Barrett was born in the state of New York. He came west and settled in Illinois where the greater part of his life was passed. During the civil war he served in the 96th Illinois Infantry and was honorably discharged. He came to Washington about two years ago. Mr. Barrett leaves a widow, Mrs. Caroline Barrett, of Blaine, three sons and seven daughters to mourn his death. His children living in Whatcom county are Mrs. W. E. Stanton, Blaine; Mrs. Cook, Bellingham; Mrs. Porter, Lynden and Henry Barrett, Ferndale. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been announced, but it is probable that the remains will be buried here.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 18, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARRICLAW, Ellen J. (d. 1895)

BARRICLOW, Elmer (d. 1929)

Elmer Barriclow died Monday morning at 7:15 o'clock in a Bellingham hospital where he was taken last Thursday. Previous to being removed to the hospital he was taken with pneumonia several weeks ago. Recovering from this, a weak heart caused much concern, and then paralysis came. From this stroke he was improving when the second stroke quickly resulted in death. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Purdy's chapel with Rev. C. B. Seely officiating. Deceased was 49 years of age and had lived in Blaine for about 30 years. He leaves a widow, an aged mother, and several brothers and sisters. He was a respected citizen and had a wide circle of friends.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 30, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARRICLOW, Van Dyke (d. 1904)

Sunday Evening January 3d, 1904 at his home on Fourth Street one of Blaine's pioneers passed away. He had served his country in the Mexican war. In Blaine he had followed his vocation of carpenter. Van Dyke Barriclow was born at Sunrise, Ind., Mar. 27, 1828. He came at an early date in our history with his family to Blaine. He died last Sunday attended by his grand children, Mrs. E. W. Dickerson and Gordon Barriclow. The surviving children and adult grandchildren are M. A. Barriclow, Mrs. Sarah Roper, Mrs. E. W. Dickerson, Marian and Gordon Barriclow, of Blaine, and Charles and Arthur Barriclow, of Seattle. The funeral service by Rev. E. W. Dawson at the Congregational Church at 2 P. M. Tuesday.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 8, 1904) Note: The name was spelled BARRACKLAW, BARRICLAW and BARRICKLOW in the early newspapers.

BARRON, Hiram (d. 1921)

Hiram Barron, formerly a resident of Sumas, who passed away at Yakima May 13, was laid to rest here Wednesday. Funeral services were held at the St. Ann's Catholic church, with Rev. Father Schmidt, of Ferndale, officiating. Interment followed at the family plot in the Catholic cemetery, with John C. Gillies in charge. Mr. Barron was born in Sumas in 1891 and attended school here. About five years ago he moved to Yakima, where he purchased a large fruit ranch, and he lived there until his death. He had been ill for two years. The surviving relatives are the widow, three children, the father, Joseph Barron, all of Sumas; four brothers, Oscar and William of Yakima; Joseph of Stanwood, and James, of Vancouver, B.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Frank King and Mrs. Lillian Huff, of Vancouver, B.C.
(From The Bellingham Herald May 20, 1921) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

BARTLESON, Margaret E. (d. 1980)

BARTLETT, Amelia A. (d. 1916)

Funeral services were held in the Wiser Lake hall, the Rev. Percy Davies officiating, for Mrs. Amelia Ann Bartlett, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Bartlett was born in Jackson Co., Iowa, Nov. 22, 1847. She has been a great sufferer for a number of years. More than 100 people gathered to pay their last respects. She leaves to mourn her, her husband J. H. Bartlett and one son, Charles D. Bartlett.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 23, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARTLETT, Mahlon (d. 1896)

M. Bartlett of Lynden died last Sunday and was buried yesterday. Mr. Bartlett was for the past ten years a prominent citizen of this county, having been engaged in the lumber and agricultural industries of the county since coming here. He leaves his family in comfortable circumstances. They reside on his ranch near Lynden.
(The Weekly Blade, August 4, 1896) Copied by Merrily Lawson.

BARTRUFF, David E. (d. 1927)

David E. Bartruff, aged 71 years, passed away at his home, 714 High street, early Friday morning, July 1, after a residence in Bellingham of forty-three years. Mr. Bartruff was a member of the First Christian church, Lion's club, I. O. O. M. and F. O. E., all of this city, and is survived by his widow, Maud L. Bartruff; one daughter, Miss Pearl Bartruff, and one son, Lowe Bartruff; two brothers, Edward of Ferndale, and John, of Pennsylvania, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Zeigler and Mrs. Ida Snyder, both of Pennsylvania. The body rests at the Harlow Mortuary Home, Holly at Forest, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, July 3, at 1:30 o'clock, with Rev. S. G. Fisher officiating, and interment will be made in Bay View cemetery. Active pallbearers, Morgan Wheeler, Lester Whitmore, Victor Roeder, R. S. Ritchie, Frank Gilfilen(?) and Virgil Peringer.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 2, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

BARTSCH, Joseph (d. 1894)

BASS, Bertha O. (d. 1971)

BASS - Bertha O. Bass, age 82, of 1303 E. Maplewood, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 22. Mrs. Bass was a 49 year resident of this community, member of the Cornwall Park Church of God and the Birthday Club. She is the widow of Ernest H. Bass who passed away in 1968. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Hazel Frost of Seattle, Mrs. Myrtle Brown of Longview, Wash.; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Anita K. Stokes, Livermore, Calif., Wayne W. Frost, Brazil, Darrell E. Frost of Centralia, Wash.; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Mrs. Ollie Bass, Selah, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted Monday, Dec. 27 at 1 p.m. bt Rev. Charles T Milliman at the Cornwall Park Church of God. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of the JONES FUNERAL HOME. Contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund or Cornwall Park Church of God.
Submitted by Reg Rittenberg.

BASS, Edwin (d. 1963)

Graveside services for Edwin Bass, 82, will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Cemetery by the Rev. Joseph Harris. A resident of the Ferndale for 40 years and a retired farmer, Mr. Bass died Tuesday in Selah where he had made his home for the past three years. He was a member of the Whatcom County Dairymen's Association and North Bellingham Grange. Surviving are the widow, Ollie; a daughter, Mrs. Edwina Rittenberg of Selah; a brother, Ernest of Bellingham; a sister, Mrs. Daisy Burruss of Seattle, and four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 2, 1963)Submitted by Reg Rittenberg.
Obit for Ollie Bass can be found in WGS Collection.

BASS, Samuel, Capt. (d. 1902)

Captain Samuel Bass, a Whatcom county pioneer and one of the best known men in this part of the state, died shortly after 11 o'clock last night. The cause of his death was typhoid fever. Capt. Bass was 71 years old at the time of his demise, having been born the year 1831, at Mount Holly, New Jersey. Coming to Oregon in 1859, much of his early life was spent in that state. He left Salem in 1887 and came to Whatcom, where he has resided continuously. In the year last mentioned he was appointed a deputy collector of customs under Quincy A. Brooks. Politically, Capt. Bass was a Democrat. He was elected a member of the first state legislature and in 1892 was a candidate for state auditor. He was a man vigorous in speech and action, yet withal the possessor of a gentle temperament and was held in high esteem by all those whom were honored by his acquaintance. He has since residing here been regarded as one of the most energetic of party works, and was a zealous, upright and progressive citizen. He leaves a son, D. W. Bass, a practicing attorney in Seattle, and a daughter, Jessie L. Bass, besides a sorrowing wife. His death has come as a great shock to family and friends, many of the latter not being apprised of his serious illness, and the sympathy of all will be extended the bereaved wife and family.
(From The Daily Reveille, August 29, 1902) Submitted by Donna Sand

BATEMAN, Henry B. (d. 1917)

Henry Borden Bateman, Bellingham Pioneer, died suddenly about 8:30 this morning at his residence, 1034 Fifteenth street, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Bateman had lived on Bellingham bay since 1889, when he came from Newport, R. I., where he was born. He was a charter member of Col. Apperson post, G. A. R., of South Bellingham, and was a member of the Masonic fraternity. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Miss Elena H., and two sons, Luther H. and Harry W., all living in Bellingham. The funeral services will be announced by Arthur C. Harlow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 16, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

BATEMAN, Samuel S. (d. 1901)

S. S. Bateman, a well-known veteran of the late rebellion, died early on Sunday morning in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams, on Prospect street. The funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock under the auspices of L. P. Plummer post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a charter member. Mr. Bateman was 64 years old and was a native of County Devonshire, England. During the American civil war Mr. Bateman served in the 17th Illinois cavalry. He came to this city from Nebraska in 1888. He suffered from chronic bronchitis, which confined him to bed during the last year and a half of his life. He leaves no immediate relatives other than his only child, Mrs. Fred Williams.
(From The Weekly Blade, January 30, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.

BATES, Fred E. (d. 1926)

Fred E. Bates, aged 51, of Everson, Wash., passed away in a local hospital in Bellingham, Saturday afternoon, July 10, after an illness of several weeks. He had been a resident of Whatcom county since 1913 and was at one time located at Deming. At the time of his death he was in the U. S. Immigration service at Everson. He was a member of Bellingham lodge No. 44, F. & A. M., of the Scottish Rite and Nile Temple, Seattle. He is survived by his widow Mrs. Ida May Bates; one son, Howard Vale Bates; one daughter, Miss Edythe Bates, one brother Howard Vale Bates of Plattsburg, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Frank Rusdy, also of Plattsburg. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the Harlow Mortuary Home Bellingham, Rev. G. C. Squires officiating and the officers and members of Bellingham lodge No. 44, F. & A. M. Cremation of the body.
(From The Deming Prospector, July 16, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

BATES, James L. (d. 1909)

James L. Bates, a pioneer of Whatcom county died Saturday night, aged 87 years. Death was probably due to old age. He had been feeble for some time. Mr. Bates came to the far northwest from the far northeast, and all of his children excepting one son still live in the Atlantic states. He has one sister living in Maine. The son referred to, Benjamin Bates, of Seattle attended the funeral Monday. He also leaves a wife. The funeral, Monday, was conducted by Rev. Case, of the Baptist church. It was attended by a large number of old friends and acquaintances. Mr. Bates was one of the pioneers who came to the coast by way of the Isthmus and two ocean voyages. He encountered more than ordinary dangers on the trip, his party being attacked by savages while crossing the isthmus. They came through safely, however, and made the further voyage that brought them to the golden west. After coming to Whatcom county, about 25 years ago, Mr. Bates settled near Custer where he lived for a few years. Later he moved to what was then Fairhaven, from where about 20 years ago he moved to Lynden, where he has since made his home.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 24, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

BATY, John C. (d. 1914)

Funeral services over the remains of John C. Baty, 813 Eleventh street, who died suddenly Saturday evening from fright when he saw his little grandson hit by a streetcar, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at Bingham’s undertaking parlors. The services will be under the direction of C. R. Apperson post No. 59, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member. The body will be held several days pending the completion of the mausoleum.
(From The Bellingham Herald, 3 Aug 1914) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

BAUMANN, Herman A. (d. 1926)

Herman Baumann, Aged 80, Is Laid to Rest.
(Special to The Herald.) EVERSON, March 20.--Herman August Baumann died Tuesday evening at his home four miles northwest of Everson from the effects of a paralytic stroke some four or five days earlier. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in Lynden, Rev. H. M. Courso officiating, and interment made in the Lynden cemetery beside his wife, who died in 1913. The I.O.O.F. had charge of the services at the grave. [Note:Herman's wife Margarita was buried under the surname Bowman in the Lynden Cemetery]

Mr. Baumann was born in Germany November 6, 1845, being 80 years of age. In June, 1879, he was united in marriage to Miss Margarita Grace Hovenga, while still in the old country. To this union seven children were born, of whom four survive to mourn their father's passing, as follows: Mrs. James McPherson, Portage, Wash., unable because of ill health to attend the funeral; Mrs. Anna Kilcup, Everson, who cared for the father during his last years; Conrad H. Bowman of Seattle and William F. Bowman of Newport, Wash.; also two grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Baumann emigrated to America in 1881, locating in Michigan. Six years later they came to Anacortes, and for the past thirty years have lived in the vicinity of Lynden. About three years ago Mr. Baumann was so badly injured in an accident with a milk truck that one foot had to be amputated and has been a shut-in ever since. Conrad and James Bowman will return to their homes Saturday, Mrs. Kilcup will spend a week or so with her brother and son in Seattle, then will again take up her residence on the ranch.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 26, 1926) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

BAUTER, Amelia (d. 1916)

Mrs. J. H. Bauter, aged 73 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louise Pocquette, at Port Angeles, Wash., Sunday, February 20. Mrs. Bauter was a resident of this city for fifteen years, coming here with her family at that time from Michigan. Four years ago she went to make her home with her daughters at Victoria and Port Angeles. For many years her husband, Mr. J. H. Bauter, who passed away in this city August 6, 1909, was very active in G. A. R. circles on the south side. Mrs. Bauter leaves to survive her three daughters, Mrs. Louise Pocquette and Mrs. A. J. Close of Port Angeles, Wash., and Mrs. F. A. Rogers of Victoria, B. C., also thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock p. m. from the parlors of Undertakers Harlow & Livingston, 1051-55 Elk street, with Rev. H. L. Townsend officiating. The private funeral car will leave from Eleventh street and Harris avenue at 1:30 p. m. for the convenience of the family and friends. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 23, 1916)

BAUTER, Frank (d. 1910)

Frank Bauter, 37 years of age, a sawyer employed in the Larson company's mill, died at his home at 1877 Julia avenue early yesterday morning from heart failure. The deceased, who is survived by a widow and four young children, was taken suddenly ill last Tuesday. Dr. R. A. Craft was summoned, but Bauter did not live through the night. The body was removed yesterday to Mock & Hill's undertaking parlors, from which place on Elk street the funeral, the date of which is to be announced later, will take place. Besides his own family the deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. H. Bauter and three married sisters, Mrs. Louis Paquette and Mrs. A. J. Close, of this city, and Mrs. Felix Rogers, of Victoria.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 4, 1910)

BAUTER, John H. (d. 1909)

John H. Bauter, aged 68 years, died at his residence, 1006 Fifteenth street, Friday evening at 6 o'clock. The deceased leaves, besides a widow, a daughter, Mrs. Dora Rogers, of Victoria, B. C., two daughters, Mrs. Mary Pocquette and Mrs. Rosetta Close, of Bellingham, and a son, Frank Bauter, living at home. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence. Rev. Edward J. Smith, pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist church will officiate at the residence and the C. R. Apperson Post, G. A. R., to which order Mr. Bauter was a member, will have charge of the services at the grave. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 7, 1909)

BAXTER, Clara M. (d. 1936)

BAXTER, Ellen C. (d. 1913)

The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Baxter, who died early Wednesday morning, was held at 10 o'clock Friday morning from the Methodist church, the Rev. Herbert E. Jones officiating. Many beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends were mute tokens of the love and esteem in which the deceased was held. Ellen Celia Rich was born in Ruthland, Michigan, October 11, 1845. At the age of twenty-one, she was married to Milo Baxter, a Civil War veteran, and to them four children were born, Eber E. and Sherman A., both of Lynden, Roselle Tillie who died in infancy and Mrs. L. T. Owens, of Tacoma. Mrs. Baxter was left a widow in 1899, and in 1902 she came West, coming to Lynden the following year, and has since resided here. Besides her three children she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Martha E. Topping, of Arlington, Washington, and Mrs. Mary R. Wilcox, of Lynden, and a brother, Sherman Rich, of Minneapolis. Mrs. Baxter became a member of the Methodist church when she was 12 years of age and has lived the life of a devoted Christian.
(From The Lynden Tribune, May 15, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAXTER, John M. (d. 1929)

John M. Baxter, one of Kendall's oldest settlers, passed away at his home, 1225 Humboldt Street, Bellingham, on Thursday evening, April 4th. Mr. Baxter had reached the ripe old age of 97 years and settled on a homestead at what later became known as Kendall, where he resided up to about three years ago, when he and his wife moved to Bellingham. He was the father of E. C. Baxter, former county commissioner, and at present supervisor of the Mount Baker State Highway. Mr. Baxter was a member of the Presbyterian church and served his community as postmaster, justice of the peace and school director. He was highly esteemed by all the people throughout the community which he had adopted as his home for almost forty years.

Funeral services were held at the Kendall Presbyterian church on Sunday following his death, Rev. B. K. McElmon conducting the services. There were many beautiful floral offerings and the church was beautifully decorated with flowers. The pall bearers were the sons and grandsons of the deceased the remains being laid at final rest in Kendall cemetery. Deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary M. Baxter; three sons, E. C. Baxter and Roy Baxter, of Bellingham, and Harrison Baxter, Palo Alto, California, and twelve grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, April 19, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAXTER, Mary M. (d. 1929)

Mrs. May M. Baxter, one of Whatcom county's sterling pioneers and for many years one of the most useful residents of Kendall, where she was active in church work, died at 2 p. m. Thursday of last week, at her home, 2125 Humboldt street, aged 90 years. Her husband, John M. Baxter, passed away three weeks ago at the age of 97 years. Mrs. Baxter was the mother of E. C. Baxter and Roy Baxter, of Bellingham, and of Mrs. Edith Stockwell, of California, and Mrs. Libby Johnson, Manett, Wash. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. E. C. Baxter is state highway supervisor in Whatcom county. Mrs. Baxter was a charter member of the First Presbyterian church of Kendall, and was one of the organizers of the church's missionary society and Sunday School and was active in all of them. Funeral services were held in Kendall church on Sunday following her death at 10:00 a. m., with the Rev. B. K. McElmon officiating. Pallbearers were the sons and grandsons of the deceased. Interment was made in Kendall cemetery.

Mrs. Baxter was born in Pennsylvania December 29, 1838. She was married to Mr. Baxter May 20, 1872. She and her husband came to Whatcom county from Michigan in 1889, taking up a homestead at Kendall, where they lived continuously until three years ago, when their home was destroyed by fire and they came to Bellingham to reside.
(From The Deming Prospector, May 3, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAYES, John G. (d. 1912)

An unusually sad accident, resulting in the death of John G. Bayes, occurred Saturday. The young man was driving a spirited horse which became frightened when a branch of a tree caught in a wheel of the vehicle, and Mr. Bayes was thrown to the ground and injured internally. He was taken to the hospital at Bellingham, and everything that human skill could accomplish was done for him, but without avail, and the end came Sunday morning when he quietly passed away.

John Garfield Bayes was born in Morgan County, Kentucky, June 25, 1881, and died April 21, 1912, being thirty years nine months and twenty-seven days of age. When he was twelve years old he moved with his parents to Illinois. At the age of seventeen he was converted, and joined the Methodist church, and has lived a mostly exemplary Christian life. He was fully resigned to the will of the Father, and on the day of his death informed his parents and relatives that all was well with him whether it was for him to go or remain. Of an exceedingly kind and thoughtful nature, his last words were words of cheer and encouragement for those who were left behind. Besides his aged parents, three sisters and four brothers, and a host of relatives and friends mourn his loss. A sister and one brother preceded him to the better world. Two sisters and one brother reside in Illinois and were not present at the time of his death. The funeral services were held Monday under the auspices of the odd Fellows fraternity of which Mr. Bayes was a highly honored member. The Reverend Herbert Jones, of the Methodist church, delivered the funeral address.
Card of thanks in May 2, 1912 issue signed by: Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Bayes, Ellen Bayes, S. M. Bayes and family, E. W. Bayes and family.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 25, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

BAYES, Samuel E. (d. 1915)

Funeral services were held Sunday at the home of the late Samuel E. Bayes, who passed to his rest, Friday evening, July 30, at the age of 72 years. He was a native of Johnson County, Kentucky and served three years and three months in the 14th Kentucky Infantry. He was a member of the local G. A. R. Post. He was an ordained Minister of the Gospel, having been ordained in Kentucky by the Southern Baptist Convention and was for many years in the active ministry, an able preacher, and of a lovable disposition. The service was conducted by P. H. Davies, pastor of the Baptist Church, the members of the choir helping in the singing. The casket was carried to the cemetery by the comrades of the G. A. R. The widow and family have the deep sympathy of the community. Three daughters and four sons remain to cherish the memory of a loving father, Sandford, Daniel, Ellen, Chap, Dorcas, Elijah and Margaret.
(From The Lynden Tribune, August 5, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

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