BJELLAND, Hazel I. (d. 1984)
Hazel I. Bjelland, age 79, of 3212 164th St. S. W., Alderwood Manor, passed
away Sunday Feb. 12. Mrs. Bjelland had been a longtime former resident
of Bellingham and leaves to survive her husband Ray of the home; 2 sons,
Thomas of Austin, Texas and Richard of this city; 1 daughter, Faye Beazley
Cate of Seattle; 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wed.
Feb. 15 at 1:30 p. m. at Bay View Cemetery with Rev. R. L. Christensen
officiating, under the direction of the Westford Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 13, 1984) Submitted by Linda Locheed
BJELLAND, Rasmus "Ray" (d. 1993)
Rasmus (Ray) Bjelland passed away quietly on January 2, 1993. He was born in Hommersaak, Norway, on August 5, 1911 to Rasmus and Kristina Bjelland, the youngest of five boys. Rasmus came to the United States in 1927, at the age of sixteen. Despite language barriers and many hours of hard work on his uncle's farm, he graduated with honors at school in Dunbar, Iowa. He lived in California for a short time where he ran his own business, then came to Bellingham in 1936, where he met Hazel Beazley. They were married in 1946 and bought a farm in Lynnwood where they made their permanent home. Rasmus, known to all of his friends as Ray, worked hard all his life. He was in the merchant marines; he was a carpenter and worked in construction. He fished in Alaska, worked at the Bon Marche in Seattle for over 20 years and worked his farm. After retiring, his farm became his hobby. He spent many peaceful and happy hours planting and caring for his fruits, vegetables and flowers.
He is predeceased by his parents and brothers and his wife, Hazel. He
is survived by one daughter, Faye Cate of Seattle; two sons, Thomas L. Bjelland
and wife Illa of Bellingham, and Richard R. Bjelland and wife Janie
of Bellingham; five grandchildren, Skyla, Richelle, Buddy, Kristian and Stacy;
and six great grandchildren. All who were lucky enough to know him, and received
his love and kindness will greatly miss this wonderful, quiet man. Funeral
services will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 6, 1993,
at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. R. L. Christensen officiating. Memorial contributions
can be made to your local library or the American Cancer Society.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 5, 1993) Submitted by Linda Locheed
BJORNSSON, Kristveig J. (d. 1918)
The funeral of Mrs. Kristveig J. Bjornsson took place Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m. from the Lutheran church here, Rev. Sig. Olafsson officiating. Mrs. Bjornson was born in Iceland in 1849. She came to Canada in 1876 and lived in the province of Manitoba for several years. There she married S. J. Bjornsson, who is still living. Later they moved to North Dakota, a few years later moving to Alberta, and thence moving to British Columbia. In the year 1903 she moved to Blaine, where she raised to manhood and womanhood her family and continued to reside until 1913. For a short time after leaving Blaine she resided in Mount Vernon, but most of the past four years has been spent in Bellingham.
The surviving children are: Mrs. Ellen Hultman, of Blaine; Mrs. L. E.
Robinson, now residing at Deming, Mrs. O. A. Franzke, of Bellingham; Sig.
Bjornsson, now in the U. S. submarine service and stationed at New London,
Conn. All of the children were present at the funeral except the latter who
was unable to be present. Beside these ten grand children survive. Mrs.
Bjornsson's youngest daughter, Helga, Mrs. Leslie Fox, died a little over
a year ago.
Mrs. Bjornsson was a woman of more than ordinary ability and of sterling
character. This is brought out more strongly than words can tell by the fact
that she raised her children to be able, clean, highly respected citizens.
No stronger commendation is possible of a mother in these latter days. Peace
be to her ashes.
(From The Blaine Journal, March 22, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.
BLACK, Charles (d. 1898)
Charles Black, of the pioneer residents of Blaine, died at St. Joseph's hospital, Fairhaven, on Wednesday evening at 10 o'clock. Mr. Black has been a sufferer for some time and was a victim of that dread destroyer consumption. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children. The remains will be brought up on the train this afternoon, and the interment will take place at Blaine cemetery to-morrow morning.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 23, 1898) Submitted by site coordinator.
BLAINE, Zachery T. (d. 1910)
Z. T. Blaine was stricken with apoplexy Tuesday afternoon while at work at the Erie mill. He was at once removed to the Blaine Hospital where everything possible was done for him, but he passed away about 5:30 o'clock that evening without regaining consciousness. Mr. Blaine was a member of the local order of Eagles which lodge had charge of his funeral which was held from the Methodist church yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. C. B. Seely officiating. The interment was made in the Blaine cemetery.
Zachery Taylor Blaine was born at Hickville, Ohio 61 years ago. He is survived by a widow and two sons, Giacom and James, both residing at Toledo, Ohio and a daughter, Elizabeth. The bereaved members of the family have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of father and husband.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 21, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.
BLAKE, Earl (d. 1903)
Earl Blake was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Blake of this city. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 8, 1886, and came to Blaine less than two years ago. He was a member of the last year's graduating class of the Blaine school but left the school before the final examinations. He was a talented musician. He was a splendid shot with a rifle and passionately fond of shooting. It was on a hunting trip that he met his death. He and one companion, Edward Joseph, had gone for an outing to the north side of Vancouver Island near where the Monarch Lumber Co. has its camp. The two boys left home in joyous spirits with their rifles and equipment for the outing. They pitched their tent four miles from the logging camp. Here among the gigantic fir trees, surrounded by all the beauties of the Sound scenery, and with the added zest which boyhood gives all pleasures you can picture the two young men. Then suddenly it is all changed. The sad accident. A loaded rifle falls, in trying to replace it Earl discharged it.
Without pain, without forethought, in the pureness and happiness of a pure and happy nature he was taken away. The sad accident happened about dusk on Tuesday, July 28, 1903 at the boys camp. The news was at once telegraphed to Blaine, and the launch Royal dispatched for the remains. The boat returned Thursday night and the funeral was held at the Baptist church at three o'clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Gregory preaching the sermon. The boy was loved on all sides by young and old for his sturdy, manly character, combining firmness with kindness, independence with obedience and a happy kindly manner which attracted everyone. His many friends took much comfort in bedecking the church for his funeral till it was one mass of evergreens and flowers. Perhaps the most touching tribute to the departed was the care with which his classmates and school fellows decorated the grave in Blaine cemetery with cedar twigs and sweet peas till it seemed altogether fitting for Earl's last resting place.
The pall bearers were six of his young friends including Messrs. Jones,
Harling, Gott, Cowderoy, Lachapelle and Evans. Blaine turned out enmasse
to attend the funeral.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 14, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
BLANKERS, Hilda L. (d. 2001)
Visitation for Hilda L. (Brune) Blankers of Lynden will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden, followed by a 2 p.m. funeral service at Third Christian Reformed Church in Lynden, with the Revs. Jack Gray and Dick Vriesman officiating.
Mrs. Blankers died Sunday, April 1, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 91.
Born June 11, 1909, to Berendand Tjeske (Dykstra) Brune in Bemis, S.D., her family moved to Whatcom County that same year. On Dec. 2, 1931, she married Ernest Blankers in Lynden. He died in 1996.
Mrs. Blankers was a charter member of Third Christian Reformed Church and she was active in the church's Faith & Hope Women's Bible Study.
She enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Six brothers, four sisters and one great-grandchild also died previously.
Survivors include sons Arvin Blankers of Lynden and Barry Blankers of Ocheyedan, Iowa; daughters Sally Bouman of San Jose, Calif., and Sheila Bolkema of Grand Rapids, Mich.; sister Minnie Osberg of Bellingham; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.
Memorials may be made to Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Nooksack Ave., Lynden, WA 98264.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 3, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.
BLONDELL, Bert Gustav (d. 1992)
Bert Gustav Blondell 78, died Monday November 2, 1992 in Bellingham, WA.
Funeral will be held at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale, WA. at 1pm
Thursday. He was born April 14, 1914 in Alberta, Canada to William and Sophie
(Anderson) Blondell. He married Doris Marie Scott on December 23, 1936 in
Port Orchard, and moved to Whatcom County in 1944. Mr. Blondell was president
of Blondell Bros. Logging. He retired in 1977. His hobbies included woodworking
and gardening. He was preceded in death by his son James Walter Blondell
and two brothers Ernest and Roy. He is survived by his wife Doris of Bellingham,
daughters Carole Rauch of Bellingham and Sally Erickson of Carson, WA.; a
brother Tors Blondell of Duval, WA.; eight grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted by John Rauch
BLONDELL, Doris Marie (d. 2001)
Doris Marie Blondell, 82, of Bellingham died on Tuesday May 1, 2001 in
Bellingham. Doris was born on October 10, 1918 in St. Paul Demitis, Alberta,
Canada to George and Mary (Kelly) Scott. She had been a resident of Whatcom
County since 1944. Her hobbies included knitting and crocheting for family
and reading books. She married Bert Blondell on December 23, 1936 in Port
Orchard, WA. Doris and Bert spent 56 years together until his passing November
2, 1992. She was also preceded in death by their son James Walter Blondell
on January 30, 1991; and two brothers Wallace and Alan Scott. Doris is survived
by her daughters Carole and husband John Rauch of Bellingham and Sally Ann
and husband William Erickson of Carson, WA., eight grandchildren; eleven
great-grandchildren; sister Bernice Knapp of Gig Harbor, WA; brother Lewis
Scott of Gig Harbor; numerous nieces and nephews.
Submitted by John Rauch
BLOOD, Albert S. (d. 1928)
Albert S. Blood, former rancher and dairyman of Silver Lake, north of Maple Falls, was seriously injured in an automobile mishap in Bellingham last week and passed away at the hospital a few days after the accident. Several years ago Mr. Blood sold his ranch and moved to Geneva, at Lake Whatcom, where he engaged in the poultry business. According to reports Mr. Blood was on his way to the lake and stepping from behind a clump of bushes he was struck by the car of a passing motorist who failed to observe him in time to halt his car. He was taken to a hospital where the attending physician pronounced his condition as critical and the final end came on Monday morning, May 14. Mr. Blood was a native of Vermont and was 73 years old.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 16, with the Rev. Wallace E. Gill officiating, interment taking place in Woodlawn cemetery, Bellingham. Surviving, besides the widow, are four sons and two daughters, of whom two sons, Carol and Alvie Blood, reside in Seattle, and the others in Vermont; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Myrtle Johnson, Bellingham, and Mrs. Felecia Breitkreitz, Maple Falls, and several grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, May 18, 1928)
BLOTT, John F. (d. 1917)
BLOW, Mary E. (d. 2003)
Mary Edna Blow, age 94 of Lynden, passed away September 28, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital. Mrs. Blow was born July 22, 1909 in Clearbrook, WA to Elfred and Jessie (Clow) Alex.
She was an Egg Candler at the Washington Co-op; a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary #9301 and a member of the Haynie Grange; enjoyed knitting sweaters for her family and baking wedding cakes and birthday cakes for her family. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine Nelson, of Lynden; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Lynden Community Senior Center, 401 Grover St., Lynden, WA 98264. A Graveside Service, officiated by Pastor Thomas McMichael, will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, October 3, 2003, at the Lakeside Cemetery on the Pangborn Road. The arrangements and services are under the direction of The Jerns Funeral Chapel & On-Site Crematorium.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 1, 2003) Submitted by Sherry Smith Sharp.
BLOWERS, George W. (d. 1908)
BOBLETT, Edward A. (d. 1903)
Mr. Boblett was married June 17th 1860 in Colorado to Miss Lois A. Whitcomb.
Besides his wife the survivors of his family are his three sisters, Mrs.
Roberts, and Mrs. Wade of Blaine, and Mrs. Schwartz, of St. Joseph, Mo.
Mr. Boblett was a respected member of the Masonic Order, which took charge
of the funeral arrangements. The funeral was held at the Congregational Church
on Wednesday at 2 o'clock Rev. O. H. McGill, Rev. L. M. Hutton and Rev. Whitfield
of Kent conducting the services. To the memory of this departed pioneer Blaine
will ever bear respectful gratitude. The pall bearers were T. H. Dearborn,
G. Pennington, O. D. McDonald, J. W. Hunter, J. Ortell and Dr. McDonald.
(From The Blaine Journal August 21, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOBLETT, Lois A. (d. 1925)
Lois A. Whitcomb was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., Feb. 1, 1844. When seven years old she moved with her father's family by ox team to Iowa, where she lived until 10 years old. She again moved to Nebraska, and from there to Colorado, where she was married to Edward A. Boblett, this being the first white couple married in that state. They had no children, but raised three orphan children. In November, 1869, Mr. and Mrs. Boblett left Prescott, Arizona, on a government train for California, and took a boat from Wilmington for San Francisco, where they stayed a week before they could take a boat for Seattle. They arrived in Seattle in December, 1869, and in 1870 they came to Semiahmoo on the steamer Libby. Mrs. Bice, now residing near Custer, was one of the women who came on that boat, we are informed. Mr. Boblett took up a homestead where a part of Blaine now stands, one boundary of which, we understand was Boblett street, named after him. Mr. Boblett passed on about 21 years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bice, the latter a great-nephew, have cared for the
deceased during the past two years. With the passing of Mrs. Boblett there
is removed from our midst the only woman left of those early pioneers who
landed here in 1870. She had lived most of her life on the frontiers of this
country and many were the interesting tales she could tell about her experiences
during those years. The deceased was a life-long member of the M. E. church
and a regular attendant up to the time she became helpless to get about.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, March 19, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOCK, Elizabeth (d. 1910)
BOEHRINGER, Christian H. (d. 1930)
Boehringer was born in Woutenberg, Germany on December 15, 1852. He came to the United States when a boy of seventeen and settled in Cleveland, Ohio, where he lived until he came to Whatcom County forty-five years ago. In April, 1874, he was married to Miss Kate Huber in Covington, Kentucky. Death came suddenly and unexpectedly to the pioneer citizen Monday evening, the day on which he celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday anniversary. He had gone to Bellingham to visit his sister, Mrs. Cowden, and he passed away while he was preparing to retire. He had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bertha Osgood. Surviving relatives include three sons, Charles, William and Andrew; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Mulligan, Mrs. Bertha Osgood and Mrs. Christie Wagner, all six of whom live in the Lynden district; two sisters, Mrs. Cowden of Bellingham, and Mrs. Christina Weber of Cleveland, Ohio; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife died eight years ago.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 18, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOND, Ann C. (d. 1908)
BOND, Benjamin N. (d. 1911)
BOND, Charles A. (d. 1924)
Captain Bond was past commander of J. B. Steedman Post, No. 24, G. A. R., and was always an active member of that post. He was a member of the Unitarian church, the Knights of Pythians and the Redmen, and for sixty years he was a member of Granite lodge, No. 35, F. & A. M., Barrie, Vermont.
Captain Bond had been failing since last July, when he was stricken by paralysis. Early last autumn it was feared that death would claim him, but he rallied and was able to spend many of his remaining days in a wheel chair. He appeared in this chair at the Armistice day program in Liberty hall on November 11 and received an ovation as his chair was wheeled upon the stage and at the conclusion of responsive patriotic remarks.
Funeral services will be held at the Garden Street Methodist Episcopal church Sunday at 2 p. m. with the pastor, Dr. J. C. Harrison, officiating. Masonic services, conducted by Whatcom lodge, No. 151, will follow. Interment will occur in Bay View abbey under the direction of O. R. Hollingsworth. The honorary pallbearers will be members of the G. A. R. The Father's club will attend in a body, it was announced today.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 10, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
Note: Charles A. Bond entered service July 2, 1861 at age 18 as Pvt. and received disability discharge as Pvt. April 19, 1863 at Falmouth, VA
BOOTHBY, Freeman F. (d. 1949)
Rev. Freeman F. Boothby, age 75 years, of 6310 Fleming Road, Everett, Washington, passed away early Wednesday morning following a lingering illness. Rev. Boothby was born in Altona, Ontario, Canada, June 22, 1873, and came to the United States when 27, and was minister of the First Methodist Church in Gladstone, N. D. He moved West in 1923, residing in Asotin, Wash., then moved to Nooksack and Kalama where he retired after forty years in the ministry. He was a member of the Pacific Northwest Conference of First Methodist Churches.
He leaves to survive, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Boothby at home; three sons,
Lynn, A. J. and Thomas F. Boothby, all of Seattle; two daughters, Miss Elmina
Boothby, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Norman Bucklin, of Seattle; one sister,
Mrs. George Hughes, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; two brothers, Charles E.,
of Mission, B. C., and Ben F., of Los Angeles, Calif.; also five grandsons.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 8, at 1 p. m. from the
First Methodist Church of Everett, with the Rev. J. C. Harrison of the First
Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the family plot in Forest Lawn Cemetery
in Seattle under the direction of the Challacombe & Fickel funeral home
(Died January 5, 1949; From the obituary collection of WGS)
BOREN, Reuben or Rudolph R. (d. 1925)
(From The Deming Prospector, December 4, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
BORG, Peter (d. 1913)
Died, at his home here February 7, of pneumonia, Peter Burg (sic), in the 86th year of his age. Mr. Burg was born in Sweden, March 17, 1832. He came to what is now Blaine about thirty years ago and took up a homestead. He was married in Seattle, May 12, 1887, to Miss Mary C. Bergman, of San Francisco, Cal., who survives him, and will continue to make her home on the dear old farm where she and her husband have lived for twenty-six years. Mr. Burg was the last of his family to cross to the other side, all his brothers and sisters having gone before him. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Burg had many friends, by whom he will be greatly missed. Two of his nephews, George and Gunmar Johnson, who have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Burg for some time, will remain here and care for their aged aunt. Rev. C. L. Hartley officiated at the burial.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 14, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
BORGESON, Frank R. (d. 1905)
Frank R. Borgeson, for many years a resident of this city, is dead at Bisbee, Ariz., as the result of an attack of Pneumonia. The intelligence was received yesterday afternoon in a telegram to S. E. Mullin, secretary of the Eagles' lodge of this city, of which the deceased was a member. As soon as the information was received Mr. Mullin communicated it to C. O. Borgeson, a brother of the deceased, who resides in this city, and later to the widow, who also lives here. She was almost prostrated by the news, and for a time neither of the relatives could believe that it is true. A telegram was sent asking for the particulars and the answer that an attack of pneumonia, lasting only a few days, had been the cause of death. A wife was sent requesting that the body be embalmed and held until further instructions were received.
When the news came to this city it was not long before it had spread to the business men who had known Borgeson well during his long residence here. It was at first rumored that he had been shot or had met his death in some other violent manner, and it was not until the second telegram was received, that the truth was known. That the disease which was responsible for Borgeson's death was of a short duration is evidenced by the fact that only a few days ago the wife received a letter stating that he had started in business in Bisbee and would be ready to have her and their three children with him in a short time. Later a telegram was received by James Lund, requesting him in to come at once to Bisbee according to a prearranged agreement, to take up some work there. Lund left on Monday night and had not yet arrived there when death claimed its victim.
Frank Borgeson left this city some time ago in quest of a new home. He first went to Eastern Washington and thought of buying a farm there, but a deal that was pending fell through and he went on south, intending to settle in California. He drifted to Arizona, however, and lately became settled in business there. He was formerly a prominent business man of this city and managed to amass considerable wealth here. He held some heavy property interests here at the time of his death. Mr. Borgeson was a charter member of the Eagles' lodge of this city and the funeral will be taken charge of by the local order.
Besides the wife and three children, two boys and a girl, a brother, C. O. Borgeson, the deceased leaves a father and brother in Minnesota. His mother precedes him in death. Mr. Borgeson was born in Sweden 43 years ago and came to this country when he was very young. He settled with his parents in Minnesota, where he lived until some sixteen years ago, when he removed to this city. Here he remained until some months ago. Emil Korsboen, a brother of Mrs. Borgeson, arrived in the city last night from Everett in answer to a telegram announcing the death of his brother-in-law. It is probable that he, together with C. O. Borgeson, will leave today for Arizona to take charge of the body, which will be brought here for burial.
Gus Olson, of this city, who lately returned from that section of Arizona where Mr. Borgeson met his death, states that it was undoubtedly what is known as the "black heart" that caused the death. He states that this is a peculiar kind of pneumonia that the miners of that country are subject to, and says that many of them are taken with it and die within a very few hours. Many a poor miner, he states, has been found lying at the side of the trails dead as a result of an attack of the dread disease.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, December 8, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.
BORGSTEN, Olaf H. (d. 1932)
BOS, Henry (d. 1964)
Henry Bos, age 73 of Sumas, passed away in a local hospital Friday, January
24 following a short illness. Mr. Box was a 20 year resident of Sumas
and was born in Holland in 1890. He came to New Holland, South Dakota
in 1911 and in 1915 was married to Anna Marie, who preceded him in death in
1962. The family moved to Sumas in 1943. Surviving are two sons, John H.
and George of Sumas, 5 daughters, Mrs. Jennie Visscher of Platte, So. Dakota,
Mrs. Katherine Jeltema of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Margaret Buwalda of Waupun,
Wisconsin, Mrs. Jessie Snider of Lynden, Adrian of Waupun, Wisconsin and
John of Sumas, three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Van Mersbergen of Lynden, 32
grandchildren. Memorial services will be held Monday January 27 in the Sumas
Christian Reformed Church at 2 p. m. with Rev. John Entingh officiating.
Burial will follow in the Monumenta Cemetery. under the direction of the
Gillies Funeral Home.
(Died January 24, 1964; From the obituary collection of WGS)
BOSLUND, Ellen R. (d. 1916)
Ellen Rosalie Boslund was born in Palmer, Pocohantas County, Iowa, and died February 29, at the age of 19 years, 2 months and 17 days. With the family she came to Lynden in 1908, her mother passing away the same year. Since then she has kept house for her father, two younger sisters, Emma 16 years, Frieda 12 years, and a brother William 14 years. One older, Mrs. Heglin, who lives in Aberdeen was here during her illness and death. Funeral services were held Thursday, Mar. 2 at the Baptist Church, and many friends who mourn her loss deeply, attended.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 16, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOSTON, Elizabeth J. (d. 1924)
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Boston, pioneer of 1885, died Tuesday evening at the
home of her daughter, Mr. J. P. Felmley, in Mountain View. She was 87 years
old. A fall suffered 10 days ago hastened her passing. Mrs. Boston was a
native of Maine and came from that state with her husband to Washington in
1883 and to Ferndale two years later. Besides Mrs. Felmly, a son, E. H. Boston
of Bellingham, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren survive.
The funeral was held Thursday at 2 o'clock from Monroe's parlors with Rev.
A. F. Palmer officiating. Burial was made in Mountain View cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, May 9, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOSTON, Lewis C. (d. 1895)
Lewis C. Boston after about ten months of hard fought battle with the conquerer death, passed gently away at the hour of eleven o'clock a. m. on Wednesday June 12, 1895. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, a son, a daughter, one brother and four sisters, Mrs. S. T. Lenard of Salem, Oregon being the only of his relatives except his family who was able to be with him during his last moments. His other sisters are Mrs. Geo. B. Hoffman, of Yankton, S. D.; Mrs. Cant, of Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Braggs, of Augusta, Maine. His brother Ed. Boston is a locomotive engineer on some of the roads in Illinois. Funeral services of the deceased were held at the home of the deceased, the Rev. J. E. Sanders officiating under the direction of the Masons, of which order the deceased was a member. The services at the grave were conducted by the Brother Masons, and were quite impressive.
The deceased was born at Augusta, Maine on the tenth day of May, A. D.
1835, where he remained until the beginning of the Civil war, during which
he served his country as a locomotive engineer under Gen'l Grant. After the
war he came west and stopped at Yankton, S. D. until May, 1882, when he with
his family came to Seattle, Wash. Here he remained for a short time. Then
he located with his family on a farm in Mountain View precinct, about 2 1/2
miles west of this place where he has been ever since endeavoring to hew
out a home in the forest, until illness and death forced him to lay aside
his ax. The cause of his death is supposed to be enlargement of the liver,
combined with disentary (sic), and injuries received while in service during
the civil war. He was well respected and highly esteemed by all who knew
(From The West Ferndale Clipper, June 14, 1895; obituary collection of WGS)
BOSTWICK, Emma R. (d. 1916)
Funeral services for the late Emma R. Bostwick, wife of E. R. Bostwick, were held Tuesday morning at the family residence. Interment was in the Lynden cemetery.
The Rev. Paul Ashby conducted the services and a large crowd of friends attended.
Mrs. Bostwick was born December 2, 1872 in York county, Pa. Besides the wide circle of friends who mourn her loss, she leaves her husband and seven children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. N. Fetrow of California, a sister in California and one in Kansas, and a half-brother in Pennsylvania.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 28, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOSTWICK, Nancy J. (d. 1915)
The funeral of Mrs. Nancy Jane Bostwick, who died at her home in Lynden last Sunday morning, was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon and attended by a large assembly of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mrs. Bostwick had been a resident of Lynden since 1902 and was held in the greatest esteem by all who knew her. Rev. Paul Ashby officiated at the service and music was furnished by Mmes. Ashby, Ireland and Eva Thompson and Messrs. Storrey and Steffe, with Mrs. H. H. Jamieson at the organ. Mrs. Bostwick leaves to mourn her, six sons, all of whom were present at the funeral services. They are: J. S. Bostwick, of Colton, Cal.; E. R., George A., R. D., Frank L. and B. E. Bostwick, of Lynden. Interment was in the Lynden cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, May 23, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOTH, John W. (d. 1901)
BOTSFORD, James M. (d. 1933)
BOUTWELL, Minnie L. (d. 1942)
BOVEE, Andrew J. (d. 1912)
ANDREW BOVEE PASSES AWAY AT GOSHEN HOME
Goshen, Oct. 19.-- Andrew J. Bovee passed away at his home near here last Monday and interment took place Thursday at Lawrence. Death is said to have been due to cancer. Andrew J. Bovee was born in Madison County, New York, in 1845. At the age of four years he moved with his parents to Wisconsin. He enlisted as a private in Company B, Fifth regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in 1864, serving nine months. In 1886 he was married to Phoebe Tinney and to this union were born six children. He left to mourn his loss: Mrs. Sena Snyder of Wisconsin; Andrew Bovee, Jr., of Washington; Jesse Bovee, of St. Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Nellie Jacobson, of Michigan; Henry Bovee, of Washington, and Isabel Bovee of Washington. He is survived also by two daughters in Illnois by a former marriage, one brother in Wisconsin; two sisters, one in Michigan and one in Florida, and four grandchildren. Mr. Bovee moved from Wisconsin to Michigan in 1910, residing there two years. In the spring of 1912 he came to the Northwest and took up his residence near here. He was a kind husband and a loving father and will be sadly missed by all in the community
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 19, 1912) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
BOWDEN, Caroline P. (d. 1910)
Caroline P. Bowden, aged 74 years, died at St. Luke's Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning, death due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Bowden was the mother of A. F. Bowden, postmaster and storekeeper at Beach, Lummi island, where she has resided with her son more than twenty-five years. Aside from Mr. Bowden, the only surviving son, Mrs. Bowden, leaves one daughter, Mrs. Clara L. Dodge, whose home is in Paris, France. Mrs. Dodge being the widow of the late Colonel Theodore A. Dodge, whose death occurred in Paris recently. Mrs. Bowden also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Clara I. Bartlett and Mrs. Fannie Mann, residents of Boston, Mass., the former home of Mrs. Bowden.
Funeral services will be conducted at the parlors of Mock & Hill, No. 1055 Elk Street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and not this afternoon as has previously been announced. The Rev. A. W. Cheatham, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will be the officiating clergyman, and St. Paul's choir will have charge of the music. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, January 21, 1910) Copied by Merrily Lawson.
BOWDEN, Peveril (d. 1903)
Peveril, the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Bowden, was born on Lummi island, Whatcom county Washington, in June 1890, and came to his sudden death on Monday night while coasting with schoolmates. Peveril had lived on Lummi island all his life until last September, when he moved to Fairhaven. He was a strong, healthy boy, very active and unusually bright in his studies. He was loved by all who knew him and a favorite among his classmates. But where he was cherished and loved the most was at home. This is the second one of the children who have met death in an accident. There remains to mourn him, besides father and mother, two sisters and a brother, many other relatives and friends.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, November 21, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWERS, Clara (d. 1917)
Clara Miller was born in Delaware county, Iowa, June 11, 1876, and in
the same state she was married to E. E. Bowers, Oct. 1, 1907. The following
March they came to the state of Washington and settled in Blaine, making
their home here since. This union was blessed with one child, Grace, who
still survives. In addition, two children by a former marriage, Samuel Whittier
and Mrs. Naomi Tucker, both in Alaska, are left, as well as an aged mother,
two sisters and four brothers in Iowa.
The deceased was a member of the Royal Neighbors and the Rebekahs, which
orders participated in the last rites at the grave. She was a woman who was
always ready to render assistance in cases of need which came to her notice.
Being of a retiring disposition, her real kindly qualities were kept to herself
and only those who were really close to her fully appreciated these qualities.
(From The Blaine Journal June 22, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWLES, Mary A. (d. 1911)
Mary Ann Leath was born Oct. 16, 1839, Wacon county, Missouri. United with Camberland Presbyterian church Oct. 17, 1849 and lived a faithful Chrisitian life until death. Was married to Hugh Bowles, Feb. 5, 1871. To this union was born five sons. Departed this life, Aug., 16, 1911. She leaves to mourn her loss, husband, five sons, and three sisters. One son, E. C. Bowles, now living in Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune, August 24, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWMAN, Della (d. 1927)
Mrs. Della Bowman, aged 54, wife of T. B. Bowman of Saxon, passed away
at a local hospital in Bellingham on Friday, May 27, following a short illness.
Mrs. Bowman is survived by her husband, T. B. Bowman, five daughters,
three sons, four sisters, and six grandchildren. Mrs. Bowman had been
a resident of Saxon for the past 34 years and she will be sadly missed
in that community. Mrs. Bowman was the mother of Mrs. Jesse Halderman, formerly
of the Deming Inn and now residing at Pe Ell, Wash. Funeral services
were held on Monday afternoon at 1:30, at the M. E. church in Acme,
and was attended by a large crowd of sympathizing friends and neighbors.
Interment was made in the local cemetery.
(From The Deming Prospector, June 3, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWMAN, George M. (d. 1918)
George M. Bowman, aged 84 years, and for many years a resident of Acme, passed away at a local hospital on the evening of Monday, September 2, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Bowman was a member of the F. and A. M., holding his membership at Nooksack. He will be remembered as one of the oldest timber cruisers in the Northwest and leaves a large circle of friends who will mourn his loss. His only surviving relative in this part of the country is Mrs. Kathryn A. Lyon, of Seattle. Masonic funeral service over his remains will be held Wednesday, September 4, at 10 o'clock a. m. from the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, after which the remains will be removed to Seattle for cremation, accompanied by Mrs. Lyon.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 3, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWMAN, Herman A. (d. 1926)
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at Knapp's Funeral Parlors for the late Herman Bowman who passed away Tuesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Annie Kilcup at Timon.
Herman A. Bowman was born in Germany Nov. 5, 1845. He was 80 years, 5 months and 17 days old at the time of his death.
He came to America in 1885, and had been living near Lynden since 1898.
His wife passed away in 1912.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter. One son, Henry Bowman taught school here several years ago.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 25, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWMAN, Margaret (d. 1912)
Mrs. Margaret Bowman, wife of H. A. Bowman, of Greenwood, died at her
home Tuesday, April 2nd, and was buried April 5th, Rev. Herbert Jones conducting
The deceased was, prior to her marriage, Miss Margaret Hovenga. She was
born in Enden, Germany, in 1846. In 1878 she married H. A. Bowman, and three
years afterward they came to Michigan where they resided until 1888, coming
to Washington at that time. At the time of her death Mrs. Bowman was sixty-five
years, eleven months and six days of age. She is survived by her husband
and four children, Mrs. James McPherson, Mrs. Dillon Kilcup, C. H. Bowman,
and W. F. Bowman.
Mrs. Bowman was a member of the Dutch Reform Church, and all through her
life her belief in Christ never wavered. The Bible was her guide in all things
and the loving Saviour her helpful teacher. For the past fifteen years she
has been an invalid, yet in all that time, no complaint ever passed her lips.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 11, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOWMAN, Mary (d. 1901)
Mrs. Mary Bowman, whose death was announced yesterday morning was born in Bucks County, Pa., March 6, 1815. Her maiden name was Clemens, whose family emigrated to Waterloo County, Ontario, when she was twelve years old, where quite a settlement of Pennsylvanians was formed, including the Bowmans who had emigrated from Berks County, Pa. a few years earlier; and a few years later Mary Clemens became the wife of Rev. B. B. Clemens [Bowman], the youngest of a large family. He died in 1872. Mrs. Bowman was the mother of eleven children, five of whom survive her. She came to the coast in 1883, spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Wolfe, whose husband was the pioneer Congregational minister of Whatcom, and built the church on F street. Amos Bowman, the founder of Anacortes, was her son. Her increasing infirmities had rendered her totally helpless for a year and nine months before death came to her relief, when she calmly and peacefully went to sleep in the firm confidence and hope of blissful immortality. Funeral services at the Congregational church on Tuesday, August 27, at 2 p.m.
(From The Daily Reveille, August 25, 1901)
BOWTLE, William (d. 1934)
William Bowtle, for the past 27 years a resident of Glacier and well known throughout that district, passed away at the family home Saturday evening, June 30, at the age of 78 years. He was a member of the Church of England and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Bowtle, and son, William R. Bowtle of Glacier; a sister, Margaret Ridgewell, and a brother, George, both residing in England. Funeral services were held in the Glacier Community hall on Tuesday, July 3, at 2:30 p. m. with Rev. W. B. Terrill, acting pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church of Bellingham, officiating. Interment was made in the Glacier cemetery, under the direction of the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home of Bellingham.
(From The Deming Prospector, July 6, 1934) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOYD, Nellie (d. 1924)
After an illness of several months, Mrs. Nellie E. Boyd passed away at the family home in Ferndale Sunday morning. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. A. F. Palmer officiating. Interment was held in the Woodlawn cemetery, George Monroe having charge of the burial.
Nellie Eldora Sisson Boyd was born near Milwaukee, Wis., May 13, 1871.
When but a small child, she with her parents moved to the state of Maryland,
where she lived till the fall of 1881, when she came west to Washington Territory
and lived in Whatcom, now Bellingham, for a short time, and in the fall of
1882 came to Ferndale where she lived until 1889. She was united in marriage
that year to David R. Boyd of Auburn.
The children who survive her are: Mrs. Harold Nightingale of Seattle,
Roy Boyd of Everson, Dudley, Armond and Sterling Boyd of Ferndale. Her family
mourn the loss of a devoted mother, and the loss of Mrs. Boyd is mourned
by the whole community, as she was beloved by all who knew her. Besides the
children, she leaves two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Cowder and Mrs. Flora Shultz
of Seattle, and three brothers, Wallace Sisson of Pasadena, Cal., Dewitt
Sisson of Port Angeles and Henry Sisson of Anacortes.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 11, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
BOYD, Samuel L. (d. 1916)
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