Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "Ca-Cl"

CADE, William R. (d. 1907)

While attending memorial services at the church at Doe Bay, Orcas Island, yesterday, the father of Ira Cade, captain of the north Bellingham fire department, dropped dead of apoplexy. Ira Cade and H. M. Cade were notified of the death and they went to the island today. They are expected to return to Bellingham tonight with the body. The dead man recently came west from Michigan with his wife and purchased a summer home at Doe Bay, intending to spend the summer there and return to the Eastern home later in the year. Mr. Cade was a Civil War veteran and was about 60 years old.
Attention, G. A. R.
The members of the J. B. Steedman Post G. A. R. and all comrades are requested to meet at G. A. R. Hall on E Street at 1:30 p. m. on Wednesday, May 29th, to attend the funeral of Comrade William R. Cade, who dropped dead while attending memorial services at Doe Bay. J. B. Carpenter,
Post Commander.
(From The Morning Reveille, May 28 & 29, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAFFEE, Ezra D. (d. 1918)

Ezra D. Caffee, aged 74 years, passed away at his home, 4417 Carlyon street, at an early hour on the morning of Saturday, January 26, after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Caffee had resided at the place of death for the past nine years, and in the State of Washington for twenty-three years. He was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R. and is survived by Mrs. Caffee, three daughters and one brother, Mrs. E. S. Day, Miss Lula V. Caffee, of Bellingham; Mrs. J. T. Owens, Sand Springs, Mont., and A. B. Caffee, Martelle, Ia. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 28, at 10:30 o'clock a. m. from the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street with Rev. C. B. Sears, pastor of the Silver Beach M. E. church, officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery, according to the ritualistic service of the Grand Army of the Republic.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 26, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAGLEY, Roy W. (d. 1939)

LYNDEN, Jan. 17. - Roy W. Cagley, well-known local resident, died in a Bellingham hospital Monday night, aged 59 years. Death came after an illness of one week. He was born in Iowa in 1880, coming to Sumner, Wash., with his parents in 1889, and then to Lynden in 1923. He had been past master of the Phoenix Masonic lodge in Sumner and a member of Lynden lodge No. 56, F. & A. M. Surviving is the widow, Lenora Cagley; two daughters, Margaret Cagley, Bellingham, and Mrs. Frances Kaye, of Arlington; one sister, Mrs. Maude Parker, of Sumner; a niece, Mrs. George S. Wallace, of Concrete, and a nephew, Harry Parker, of Salinas, Cal. Funeral services will be held in the Knapp & Knapp chapel, here, Wednesday at 2 p. m. The Rev. James Wilson, of Bellingham, will officiate, followed by cremation. The family requests no flowers. Honorary casket bearers will be Oscar Mock, Guy Anderson, Jack Troost, Harry Mock, Walter Hemmingway and Clark Ross.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 17, 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAIN, Cornelius (d. 1899)

CAIN, George W. (d. 1942)

CAIN, James (d. 1914)

CAIN, Lucretia (d. 1887)

CALLOW, Robert (d. 1913)

Robert Callow, aged 79 years passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Fisk, 1115 Ellis street at an early hour Friday, December 12 after an extended illness. Mr. Callow had resided in the State of Washington for more than twenty-eight years and in the City of Bellingham for the past seven years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. C. W. Fisk, of this city; two sons, Robert J. Callow, of Aberdeen and C. E. Callow, residing in British Columbia; two brothers William and John Callow, of Charleston, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Pearson, of Tacoma; seven grandchildren, the eldest being Fred E. Youngs of Portland, Ore. There are also two great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Sunday, December 14 at 2 o'clock p. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Rev. Harrison pastor of St. Paul's Episcopal church will officiate. The funeral car will leave from the corner of East Holly and Ellis streets at 1:50 for the convenience of relatives and friends. Interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 13, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAMERON, Gordon W. (d. 1923)

Gordon Wallace Cameron, aged 30 years, passed away at a local hospital Sunday morning, August 19, after a brief illness. Mr. Cameron had resided in Bellingham for the past twenty years and had been connected with the Great Northern railway for the past ten. At the time he was taken ill he was depot agent at Abbotsford, B. C. where he had been for about a year and for the four years previous was in charge of the South Bellingham station. He was an active member of the Order of Railway Telegraphers. Surviving Mr. Cameron are his widow, Mrs. Marion J. Cameron, and one daughter, Jean Marie; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cameron, R.F.D. No. 4; and one sister, Miss Gladys Cameron. The body rests at the Harlow mortuary home, Holly and Forest streets, where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, August 22, at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. James M. Wilson, of St. James' Presbyterian church, and Rev. Colvin, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, after which interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From the WGS collection).

CAMERON, John J. (d. 1928)

Odd Fellows of Bellingham lost one of their veterans today when John James Cameron died at his home, Bellingham R. F. D. No. 4, after a long illness, aged 72 years. He had been a member of that order more than forty years. At death he held membership in Rising Star lodge No. 202. He also was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Camp No. 5198. He had lived here twenty-five years. Mr. Cameron is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna H. Cameron; one daughter, Miss Gladys Cameron, of Seattle; one granddaughter, Jean Cameron, East Stanwood; one brother, A. S. Cameron, French River, Nova Scotia, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Oulton, Barneys River, Nova Scotia, and Mrs. William Hartley, Providence, R. I. Arthur C. Harlow will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 25, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAMPBELL, Alex (d. 1926)

Funeral services for Alex Campbell were held at the Clearbrook church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. G. C. Squire of Nooksack officiating. Mr. Campbell died from the accidental discharge of a rifle which he was preparing to clean at his home at Glen Echo Thursday morning, at the age of 45 years. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Margaret Campbell of Kent; one sister and one brother, Mrs. Gillis and Findlay Campbell of Vancouver, B. C., and several nieces and nephews, all of whom were present at the services and many friends who mourn his untimely passing. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Clearbrook Lakeside cemetery with the Sumas funeral home in charge.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 14, 1926; Clearbrook section) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAMPBELL, Sarah A. (d. 1916)

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Knapp's Parlors for the late Mrs. S. A. Campbell, who passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Love. The Rev. Paul Ashby officiated. Sarah Ann Jones was born in Marion, Indiana, Aug. 21, 1841. She was married Aug. 23, 1860 to John R. P. Campbell, who died July 9, 1911. She immigrated to Minnesota in 1862, and to Washington in 1909. Mrs. Campbell is survived by two brothers, Francis and Enos Jones of Minnesota; two sons, J. E. Campbell of Tacoma, Wn., and J. F. Campbell of Bruce, Wis.; four daughters, Mrs. L. E. Livingston, and Mrs. C. B. Love of Lynden, and Mrs. N. J. Barron and Mrs. L. M. Larsen of Snohomish, Wash.; nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Quaker Church all her live. The body was taken to Snohomish for burial, and was accompanied by her grandson, Clifford E. Love.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 30, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

CANFIELD, John (d. 1909)

John Canfield, aged 79 years, a pioneer of this city and county, and who for the past three years has resided in Wickersham, died at St. Joseph's Hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning after a short illness. Mr. Canfield served all during the Civil War and was for sixteen years in the regular army after the war. He has no surviving relatives as far as is known. The funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Church of the Assumption, the Rev. Father Smith will officiate. Interment will take place in Bay View cemetery under the directions of Stokes & Wickham. The funeral car will leave the undertaking parlors at 1:45 to convey the friends to the cemetery.
(From The Morning Reveille, September 29, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

CANNON, James H. (d. 1934)

Judge James H. Cannon, aged 74 years, passed away in his office in the Bellingham National Bank building, late Tuesday August 21. Judge Cannon, who served on the superior bench in Portland and also held judgeship in Seattle, had been a resident of Maple Falls for the past fourteen years. Deceased was a member of the Knights of Pythias and leaves to survive him the following relatives: The widow, Carrie E. Cannon; two sons, Paul A. and Lee R.; and one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Myers, at Maple Falls; one son, George P., of this city; also one son, Walter J. and two daughters, Mrs. Irene Knight and Miss Ione E. Cannon of Portland; and one sister, Mrs. Dell Gray, McGregor, Iowa. The remains are resting at the Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, where funeral services with be conducted by the Rev. James M. Wilson Friday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow in the old Maple Falls Cemetery.

I N   M E M O R I A M
James Henderson Cannon, after a half century of practice in the profession of Law, mostly in Whatcom County, State of Washington, has been taken from us by Death. He was one of the pioneers of our profession. A sense of sorrow and of appreciation impels this record of this passing and the estimation of his character by his fellow members at the Bar. Mr Cannon was a lawyer of the old school. He was always a gentleman, always courteous, was pleasant and congenial and a good companion. Mr. Cannon loved his work and measured his success by the good he could render to his clients rather than by financial reward. He was a great lover of nature and often told of the inspirations received while among the hills of this beautiful country. I is fitting that his remains should lie where the hills surrounding Maple Falls may stand as monuments to his memory.
RESOLVED: That the Whatcom County Bar Association sincerely deplores the death of our brother and fellow member and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the members of his family at the time of their grief and loss.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we recommend that the foregoing tribute be transcribed upon the records of our Superior Court and that in token of our sympathy and regard for the family of the deceased they be furnished a copy hereof with the attestation of the President and Secretary of the adoption by the Association. Respectfully submitted by the committee this 30th day of August, 1934
Unanimously adopted by the Whatcom County Bar Association August 30th, 1934
E. D. Kenyon, President
Harold Lant, Secretary.
Submitted by jcook980@comcast.net

CANTREL, George (d. 1892)

CARLILE, Sarah (d. 1924)

After an illness of four weeks Mrs. Sarah Carlile, aged 62 years, passed from this life, early Saturday morning, March 15, 1924. Funeral services were held this Thursday, afternoon from the Advent Christian church, with the pastor, the Rev. J. B. Keepers, officiating. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Albert Carlisle, one daughter and three sons.
(From The Nooksack Sentinel, March 20, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARLIN John, (d. 1917)

John Cardin, (sic) aged 76 years, a resident of Friday Harbor for the past five years, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Friday evening, July 27, after an illness of two weeks’ duration. He was a veteran of the Civil war, holding his membership in the Grand Army post at LaConner, Wash. He leaves to survive him four sons, Lewis, of Arizona, Albert and John of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Edward, of Mount Vernon, Wash, and two daughters, Mrs. P. E. Watson, of Sumas, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Smith, of Alger, Wash. Funeral services will be held Monday morning, July 30, at Coupeville, the trip being made from here by automobile and interment will be made in the family plot in Coupeville cemetery under the direction of Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk street.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 28, 1917) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CARLSON, Albertina (d. 1925)

The funeral of Mrs. Albertina Carlson, who was killed by an N. P. train at Van Zandt while crossing the track Thursday afternoon, Nov. 5, was held at the Harlow mortuary in Bellingham Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. The chapel was filled with sympathizing friends from Deming, VanZandt, Clipper, Acme and other places. Many beautiful floral pieces were in evidence. Rev. J. C. Harrison conducted the services and interment was made in Bay View cemetery. Mrs. Albertina Carlson had been a resident of Van Zandt for twenty-one years and her friends were many. She was 60 years old at the time of her death and leaves to mourn her sudden taking away, a husband, Andy Carlson; one son, Leo Carlson; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Linnell, Van Zandt; Mrs. Emma Braton, Seattle; Mrs. Christina Kingsley, Seattle; Mrs. Martha Johnston, Dryad, Wash.; Mrs. Anna Tyblon, Sedro-Woolley; two brothers, one in Denmark and the other at Casper, Wyo.; one sister, Anna Christensen, Casper, Wyo., and nine grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, November 13, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARLSON, Christina (d. 1926)

Mrs. Christina Carlson, aged 65, who was a pioneer of the Welcome district since 1889, but of late years residing in Bellingham, died at a local hospital in Bellingham early on Sunday morning last. Mrs. Carlson was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church, holding her membership in Sweden. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. at the Harlow mortuary, Rev. Charles MacCaughey of the Garden Street M. E. church officiating. Interment followed in Bay View cemetery. Mrs. Carlson is survived by her husband, Charles G. Carlson, three sons and three daughters. George Carlson of Granite Falls; William and Harry Carlson of Bellingham; Mrs. Cecil Reynolds, residing in Nevada; Mrs. Anne Brown, Bellingham and Mrs. Mary Schild of Acme; three sisters, Mrs. Lotton Mattson and Mrs. Milda Matteson, Sweden, and Mrs. Josephine Haymer, Seattle, and eight grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, October 22, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARLSON, John A. (d. 1923)

John A. Carlson, rancher residing three miles north of Ferndale, died suddenly Friday from heart disease at the age of 58 years 6 months and 19 days. He had been trying to round up some stock in the pasture and had been running, the exertion causing his heart to fail him. He died within a short time after being stricken and before a physician arrived. Mr. Carlson was born in Kewanee, Ill., Aug. 13, 1864. He married Margaret Dunkle May 19, 1910. Besides the widow, three sisters and several nephews and nieces survive. Funeral services were held from Monroe's chapel Wednesday afternoon with Rev. J. W. Moles in charge.
(From The Ferndale Record, March 9, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARLSON, Peter (d. 1914)

Peter Carlson, who resided about 6 miles west of Lynden, died Monday after an illness of some weeks with typhoid fever. The deceased was 4_ years, nine months and three days of age. He was a native of Sweden. About two years ago he purchased the Frank Booman place and made it his home. Mr. Carlson leaves two brother, Ed and Carl, who reside in the vicinity of Clearbrook, and a sister, Mrs. Lindgreen. The funeral will take place from the Swedish church at Clearbrook tomorrow, interment being in the cemetery at Pangborn Lake.
(From The Lynden Tribune, February 19, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARMAN, Edwin H. (d. 1920)

Elder E. H. Carman, venerable pastor of the Advent Christian church, died at his home in Nooksack Friday night at the age of 76 years. He suffered a stroke of paralysis about two months ago and spent some time at the Sumas hospital. He had lived at Nooksack for thirty years. He was a veteran of the Civil war. One of the surviving relatives is Mrs. Art A. Alexander of Bellingham. The funeral was held this morning at the Advent Christian church, with the Rev. George E. Coprider officiating.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 27, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARMAN, Israel B. (d. 1928)

I. B. Carman passed away at the family home yesterday, December 19, at 10:30 a. m., after an illness of five weeks with diabetes.

The passing away of Mr. Carman had made the honor roll of old timers smaller, and many in Sumas and Nooksack will miss his presence from their ranks. He was born in Springfield, Illinois, on September 25, 1848, and celebrated his eightieth birthday a week ago. He was raised in Illinois and lived for some time in Missouri and Nebraska before coming to Nooksack 39 years ago, where he was active in the building of the older buildings here and in Sumas.

Of a former marriage [Melisa Towns] he was the father of seven children and was later married to Katherine E. Bulmer on July 4, 1892, in Nooksack, and leaves to mourn his loss his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Johnson, of Sumas, and two sons, John W. of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Thomas B., of Nooksack, fourteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the Advent Christian church next Sunday, December 23, at 10:30 p. m., and interment will be made in the Nooksack cemetery. (From The Nooksack Sentinel, December 20, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARMAN, Thomas B. (d. 2003)

Lifetime county resident, Mr. Thomas B. 'Gabe' Carman, died at a Bellingham nursing home on Sunday, May 11. He was 103. Visitation hours will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. in Nooksack Cemetery with Rev. Al Currier officiating.

Gabe was the son of Ben and Catherine (Bulmer) Carman and was born in Nooksack on November 18, 1899. He grew up in the Nooksack area and was married to Viola Stump in Seattle on September 9, 1926. Together they operated dairy farm on the Nooksack Road before moving into Bellingham. He had attended the Nooksack Advent Christian Church and was a member of Fountain Community Church in Bellingham. Gabe was also a Lifetime member of the Hopewell Grange. He and Viola loved to fish, travel and enjoyed playing cards and visiting with their many friends. He was a man with a great sense of humor and always said he wanted to live in three different centuries. He was preceded by his wife Viola in October 2001 and by sisters Annie Cloud and Margaret Johnson. Mr. Carman is survived by daughters Joyce and husband Harold Heutink of Everson and Ardis and husband Lloyd Bunker of Bellingham; six grand and fifteen great-grandchildren and other relatives. Services are under the care of: Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Lynden.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 13, 2003) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.


CARR, James E. (d. 1937)

The thinning list of Whatcom county's Civil War veterans was depleted by one Thursday with the death of James Edwin Carr, 89, at his home at 1617 Grant street. He had been ill for six months. Active in service from December, 1862, until he was honorably discharged in June, 1865, Mr. Carr had been a member of Company B, First Michigan Light Artillery. At the time of his death he was a member of J. B. Steedman post, Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Carr had been a resident of the city for thirty-five years and was a carpenter by trade. Besides the widow, Mrs. Jennie M. Carr, two sons, two (only one named) daughters and several grand and great-grandchildren survive. The sons are W. E. Carr, Anacortes, and Floyd E. Carr, San Francisco. Mrs. Ethel M. Raison, Ashland, Oregon, is the daughter. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth pending funeral arrangements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 25, 1937) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARRIER, William I. (d. 1929)

CARSE, John (d. 1921)

John Carse, Whatcom county resident for thirty-eight years, died this morning at his home near the Bennett school, after a short illness, at the age of 72 years. He was stricken with apoplexy Sunday morning. He was a member of St. James' Presbyterian church and was born in Killinchy, Ireland, January 10, 1849. He came to this country at the age of 11 years with his parents, settling in Illinois. After living in Iowa for some years, he came west in 1884 with his bride, Miss Jane Gillespie Auld, and with the exception of short periods spent the remainder of his life in this county. The survivors are the widow, one son, Maxwell Carse, of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. Paul De Bruyn, of Bellingham, and six brothers and sisters, James S., of San Diego; Joseph H., of Seattle; William, of Winnipeg; Mrs. James W. Carse, Oakland, Io.; Miss Sarah Carse and Mrs. Elizabeth Gehrmann, of Bellingham. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. at the family home, with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Harry O. Bingham will have charge of the interment.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 26, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARSON, Theodore (d. 1915)

Theodore “Cap” Carson, a veteran of the Civil war, died at a local hospital yesterday after suffering for many months. He was 70 years of age and had lived in the Puget Sound country for about twenty-five years, coming here from Michigan. The remains will be shipped to the Old Soldiers’ home at Orting for interment, Mr. Carson having lived at the home for about one year. He has no surviving relatives in the West.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 23, 1915) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CARTER, Clarence W. (d. 1918)

Former Prominent Citizen of Bellingham Called Funeral Here Tomorrow.
Clarence W. Carter, about twenty years ago one of the leading citizens of Bellingham, died in Seattle Saturday at the age of 63 years and the body will arrive from Seattle tonight, accompanied by his son, Carl Carter, of Seattle, and wife, and by his daughter, Mrs. Harold G. Fowle (sic), of Aberdeen. Funeral will be held in Seattle today and the burial will take place at Bay View cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock under the direction of Arthur C. Harlow.

Mr. Carter came to Bellingham bay in the early eighties and for many years conducted a general merchandise store on Elk street. He resided in Bellingham until about 1900, when he removed to Seattle, where he lived until his death. He was one of the directors in the old Bellingham Bay National bank and acquired considerable property, including Carter's addition to Fairhaven. His wife died in Seattle several years ago. His son, Carl, is chief engineer on one of the large steamships navigating the Pacific and recently he has been taking steamship through the Panama Canal.

Clarence W. Carter, aged 63 years a pioneer resident of Bellingham passed away in Seattle on Saturday, September 21. Funeral services were conducted on Monday afternoon in Seattle and the body will arrived in Bellingham Monday evening, September 23, accompanied by a son, Carl C. Carter, and a daughter, Mrs. Nita Fowler (sic), and cared for at the chapel of Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk street, until Tuesday morning, when interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 23, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARTER, Thomas (d. 1887)

CARUTHERS, Francis L. (d. 2001)

At his request, no service will be held for Francis "Frank" L. Caruthers of Bellingham. Mr. Caruthers died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, in Bellingham. He was 68. Mr. Caruthers was born Aug. 13, 1932, to Franklin and Ethel (Dent) Caruthers in Colonial Beach, Va. He served in the U.S. Navy for 18 years, serving in Korea and Vietnam and then aboard the USS Intrepid. He received the National Defense Medal, Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal, Fourth Award. After his discharge, he planned and installed fiber-optic cables throughout the United States for MCI, GTE and Sprint. In 1996, he married Alyce Manke in Wenatchee. Survivors include his wife of the family home; stepsons Douglas Sehorn, Robert Sehorn and Gary Sehorn, all of Wenatchee Valley; sister Teresa Belanger of Beaufort, N.C.; and brother Julian Caruthers of Colonial Beach. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 11, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.

CARVER, Herman C. (d. 1906)

Herman C. Carver died at his home at 103 Market street last Sunday, October 14, after a prolonged illness of two years. His trouble was a most distressing one. For many months he had been starving as the result of a diseased liver. Death came as a relief to the unfortunate man. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. G. Horn of the Christian church.

Mr. Carver was born at Solon, O., Nov. 7, 1955 (sic), and came west in 1878. He was married to Miss Sylvenia Benedict, of Red Oak, on Oct. 1st, 1883. For many years he was teacher in public schools, having received an education at Hiram College, Hiram, O. He made the study of penmanship a specialty, taking a course in that art in the Gem City Business college at Quincy, Ill. He taught over a hundred terms in penmanship in the state of Nebraska alone, besides teaching in business colleges in various other states. Some fifteen years ago he established a business college in Red Oak, which had a reasonably successful career until he obliged to sell out on account of failing health. His greatest energy was put forth in perfecting a script sign which he had patented and used very successfully all over the northern states and Canada. Mr. Carver was a member of the Christian church, having joined that denomination while a boy. He lived an upright, consistent Christian life. He leaves a wife and daughter, Esther, 15 years of age. Also three sisters and four brothers, an aged father and mother.

The foregoing clipping from the Express, of Red Oaks, Ia. tells of the death of a former Blainite. Professor Carver is a man who owns much property in Blaine and is well known to all who have resided here any length of time. He was a Christian man, upright and honorable.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 26, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.

CARVER, Orison P. (d. 1909)

Orison P Carver, one of Blaine's oldest settlers and highly respected citizen, passed away at the family home here Friday afternoon last after an illness extending over several months. The cause of death was cancer. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church in this city Sunday afternoon, Rev. O. P. Avery officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Blaine cemetery in plain view of the bay and spit, which was the home of the deceased for so many years. The local lodge of the Odd Fellows, of which Mr. Carver was a faithful member, had charge of the funeral. Besides the brother lodge members, a large number of friends were in attendance at the funeral to pay their last respects to the departed.

Orison P. Carver was born in Burnham county, Maine, December 20, 1856. In the family were six sons and two daughters, all of whom now reside in the east. He came to Minnesota in the fall of 1882 and attended business college in Minneapolis for some time. On July 6, 1885, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Fleming at Crookston, Minn. In the spring of 1890 they moved to Semiahmoo, where they lived for 19 years, moving to Blaine from the spit the first of the year. During his residence at Semiahmoo he served the public in many ways, being postmaster there for 17 years. It was due to his influence and unceasing efforts that the government was induced to place a lighthouse and fog signal station at the entrance to the harbor. The deceased was a prominent member of the Odd Fellows, Masons and Rebekahs, having been a member of the former lodge for 27 years and serving as trusted treasurer of the Blaine lodge for 13 successive years. He is survived by a wife, mother, two sisters and five brothers.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 2, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

CASE, John L. (d. 1911)

CASSIDY, Virginia (d. 1923)

Mrs. John Cassidy, who has been suffering for months with cancer, passed away Monday afternoon at 2:30. Death came as a relieving angel as she had suffered greatly for many weeks. Funeral services were held yesterday forenoon at 10 o'clock in the M. E. church, Rev. Bushong officiating, and interment was made in the Blaine cemetery. Virginia Lemay was born near St. Paul, Minn, in July, 1870. She came to North Dakota with her family when a young girl and in 1887 was married to John Cassidy, who survives her. Ten children were born to this union, four of whom are living, Mrs. Emma Carpenter of Dunsieth, N. D., and Joe, Nellie and Jennie, here. Mrs. Cassidy came to Blaine with her husband two years ago in November from Dunsieth, N. D. She was a lovable lady and made many friends here during her residence. She suffered in patience throughout her sickness with characteristic Christian faith and fortitude. Peace be to her ashes.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 20, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

CASTOR, John (d. 1913)

John Castor was born in New York state in the year 1850. From there he moved to Michigan where he was married. Twelve years ago, with his family he removed to the state of Washington where he has resided every since. For many years he was a great sufferer from asthma. Death came to release him from his sufferings on May 12, 1913. His widow, three children and five grandchildren are left to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted at the home of the deceased at Goshen, by the pastor of the Nooksack Methodist Church on Thursday, May 15, at 1:15 p. m. The remains were interred in the Nooksack cemetery.
(From The Nooksack Reporter, May 23, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

CASWELL, Arthur D. (d. 1926)

Answering the call of his Supreme Commander, Arthur D. Caswell, 86, of 2839 Iron street, who served on the Union side in the Civil war, died this morning, after a residence of twenty-one years in Bellingham. Mr. Caswell was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic. He served for the full period of the Civil war as a private in Company B, Eighty-eighth Illinois infantry. Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Julia F. Caswell; two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Martin, Bellingham, and Mrs. E. J. Bangs, Los Angeles, Cal.; one son, Addison Caswell, Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Lucinda Adams, Bellingham; twelve grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Arthur C. Harlow mortuary next Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. P. H. Marsh officiating, followed by the J. B. Steedman post's ritual. Interment will occur in Ten Mile cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 25, 1926) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CASWELL, Mary C. (d. 1918)

Miss Mary C. Caswell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. (sic) Caswell, died at her home at Laurel yesterday at the age of 39 years. She had lived at Laurel about thirteen years. The parents, two sisters and one brother survive her. The funeral will be held at the family home tomorrow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Duncan McPhail officiating. Interment will be made in Ten Mile cemetery under Arthur C. Harlow’s direction.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 30, 1918) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CATLOW, Sylveria D. (d. 1925)

Sylveria D. Catlow, aged 60 years, passed away suddenly Tuesday morning, May 12, in a downtown office, where he had called on business. Mr. Catlow had been in Bellingham since last Wednesday, coming here from his home in Ephrata, Wash., to visit relatives. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at Ephrata. Surviving are five sons and four daughters, Chester L., Maurice S. of Ephrata; Richard J. of Seattle and Leo of Los Angeles; Mrs. Clara Williams, Wilson Creek, Wash.; Mrs. Angie Armstrong, Mrs. Cecil Hite and Mrs. Charles E. Underhill, all of Bellingham, besides five sisters and four brothers residing in the East. The body is resting at the Harlow mortuary home, Holly and Forest streets, and will be sent to Ephrata Wednesday evening, May 13, where funeral services will be held and interment made in the family plot.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 12, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAULKINS, Elijah (d. 1912)

Elijah Caulkins, aged 77 years, father of O. H. Caulkins, of Bellingham and a resident of Whatcom county for more than twenty-two years, passed away at his home in Maple Falls Wednesday, July 17, after a short illness. Mr. Caulkins was a member of the J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic of Bellingham. He is survived by Mrs. Caulkins, four sons and one daughter, residents of Whatcom county, and one daughter residing in Iowa. The funeral service will be held Friday, July 19, at 11 o'clock a. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Rev. Warren Morse, of Bangor, Me., officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAULKINS, Fannie (d. 1931)

Mrs. Fannie Caulkins, age 94, and a resident of Maple Falls for some forty years, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 1931 at the family home near Maple Falls, after an illness of only a short time. Mrs. Caulkins was well and favorably known by the people of the Maple Falls district and her demise will be mourned by many friends. She was an attendant of the First Congregational church of Bellingham. Surviving her are two daughters, Miss Estella, at home, and Mrs. M. C. Dunlap, Mason City, Iowa; four sons, O. H. Caulkins, California; H. L. Caulkins, Seattle; Glen W. Caulkins, Mount Vernon and C. E. Caulkins, Maple Falls; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, January 9, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.

CAVENDER, Francis M. (d. 1896)

Francis M. Cavender of Lynden, died on Tuesday night of heart disease. He was a G. A. R. veteran and belonged to Lynden Post. He was four years in the army in Co. M. 7th Ohio cavalry. He had been troubled with heart disease for a long time and last week applied for an increase of pension through M. M. Clothier & Son but his application had hardly time to reach Washington before his death. His age was about 65. He leaves a widow and two sons, Harrison and Clarence, and two daughters, one unmarried, the other, Mrs. George Abbott. He lived in Lynden and owned some fine property in that town. He will be buried today in Lynden cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Bay Reveille, July 10, 1896) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CELENE, Johnny (d. 1883)

CHALMERS, Euphemia (d. 1927)

Mrs. Euphemia Maria Chalmers, aged 75 years, beloved wife of Charles B. Chalmers, passed away Monday evening, August 22. She is survived by the husband and one daughter, Mrs. Earl J. Hurley, of Seattle. Funeral services will be held at the mortuary chapel of Homer Mark, Wednesday morning, August 24, at 10:30 o'clock, with the Rev. W. J. Rule officiating. Cremation will follow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 23, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHAMBERS, Austin (d. 1889)

CHAMBERS, Jessie I. (d. 1928)

CHANDLER, C. H. (d. 1910)

Owner of Park Dies While In Store
    Stricken with the third attack of apoplexy, C. H. Chandler dropped dead at 10:30 o'clock this morning at Silver Beach. Mr. Chandler had experienced his first attack about nine years ago, and since that time has been partially paralyzed. Leaving the White City hotel, at Silver Beach, which he had made his home since his arrival in Bellingham, he called in at Pallate's store this morning and engaged in conversation with the proprietor. In the middle of a sentence he faltered, and staggering against the counter, on which he was leaning, dropped to the floor.
    Bystanders ran to his assistance and administered the first aid necessary in a fainting spell, but it was seen that he was beyond recovery, and a hurry call was sent to Dr. D. E. Biggs. On his arrival Dr. Biggs conducted an examination and diagnosed the disease that had stricken Mr. Chandler as apoplexy and stated that he had evidently died instantly.
    Mr. Chandler spent his youth in Kansas and for a period was a sheriff in that state. Leaving Kansas he went to Charleroi, Penn., where he took charge of one of the departments of the Pittsburg Plate Glass company. His brother, Dr. Chandler, was president of the Pittsberg Plate Glass company. Mr. Chandler was identified with that company for about two or three years, and after that period engaged in the real estate and insurance business in Charleroi. Meeting with success in that business he maintained an office there until five years ago.
    Coming to Bellingham he bought part interest in the White City Amusement company at Silver Beach, and was preparing for the opening of this amusement place at the time of his death.
    Mr. Chandler is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Phipps, of Denver, Colo., who married Lawrence Phipps, nephew of the multi-million-aire, Henry Phipps. Telegrams were sent to her and to Mr. Chandler's friends advising them of his death.
    The body was taken to the funeral establishment of Mock & Hill, but arrangements for the burial have not as yet been made, the remains being held here pending instructions from his daughter. Mr. Chandler was 64 years of age at his death and is estimated to have been worth about $75,000.

    The funeral ceremony to be conducted over the remains of the late C. H. Chandler, part owner of the White City Amusement park, who dropped dead at Silver Beach yesterday, will be held in the chapel of the morticians, Mock & Hill, on Elk street, who have charge of the arrangements for the shipment of the body to its final resting place.
    A telegram was received last night from Mrs. Genevieve Phipps, daughter of Mr. Chandler, containing instructions to forward the remains to Pecatonica, Winnebago county, Pennsylvania, where interment will be made in the family plot beside the body of Mrs. Chandler. Mrs. Phipps will leave Denver, Colo., today and will arrive in Pecatonica in time for the burial.
    Mr. Chandler was a life member of the Charleroi, Pa., lodge No. 494, B. P. O. Elks and a past grand ruler of that order. Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow morning at 10:30 o'clock under the auspices of Bellingham lodge No. 194 B. P. O. Elks, ritualistic services being held. The music will be provided by the Kulshan quartet. A committee of Elks will escort the body to the 12:30 p. m. Great Northern train, on which it will be shipped East. Attorney Fred Neal of this city will accompany the body to Pecatonica.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 26 & 27, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHANDLER, Fidelia J. (d. 1917)

CHANDLER, William D. (d. 1934)

Pioneer of County Passes in Seattle at Age of 91
William D. Chandler Sr., pioneer of Whatcom county, father of Mrs. Alithia Adams, former Whatcom county clerk, and of Will D. Chandler Jr., former Bellingham and Seattle newspaperman, now of San Francisco, died Sunday at the home of Mrs. Adams in Seattle, where he had lived for many years. He would have been 91 years old on February 24 next. Mr. Chandler first came to Washington after four years' service in the Civil war. When 18 years old he enlisted in a Wisconsin cavalry regiment and during the war spent four years almost continuously in the saddle. He campaigned in Missouri, Arkansas and Texas, fighting Quantrell's guerillas and other irregulars. He arrived at Walla Walla after coming West by way of the Isthmus of Panama. There he married Miss Caroline Reinhart. The young couple went back to the Middle West, living in Iowa for twenty years, then returned to Washington in 1889. Mr. Chandler long was prominent in affairs of the Grand Army of the Republic. He was a past department vice commander and for years served as adjutant general for Washington and Alaska. He had charge of welfare work among his ageing comrades until his health began to fail. Mr. Chandler celebrated his 90th birthday with a family reunion. Surviving are four sons and two daughters, William D. Chandler Jr., former Seattle newspaperman, now managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle; John S. Chandler, and Wilkie L. Chandler, both of the King county engineers' staff; Archie Chandler of Philadelphia; Mrs. Alithia Adams and Mrs. Frederic L. Earp. In pioneer days Mr. Chandler and his family lived on a farm in the Laurel district of Whatcom county. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Seattle.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1934) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

CHANTRELL, Alice M. (d. 1899)

Died, on Monday, the 9th of January, 1899, Mrs. Alice Maud Chantrell, the beloved wife of Henry D. Chantrell, - the admired and cherished friend of all who knew her. Mrs. Chantrell, the daughter of Mr. Edwin C. Seely, was born in Port Midway, Nova Scotia, and was 29 years old. Her brothers, Arthur and Edwin, and her sister Fanny, residents of Blaine, remain to deplore her loss. Another sister, Mrs. Parkinson, who was with Mrs. Chantrell at the time of her sickness and death, resides in St. Johns, New Brunswick. Mrs. Chantrell was a woman of peculiarly sweet and pure character. She represented a type of womanhood which to have seen and known and loved is perpetual benediction. The funeral was from the house and from St. John's chapel on Wednesday, the 11th inst. Rev. Dr. Nevius and Rev. Mark Jukes officiating.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 13, 1899) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHARLAND, Forrest B. (d. 1900)

A very sad accident occurred on Saturday afternoon near Marietta. Forrest Bennett Charland, a boy fourteen years old, accidentally killed himself while hunting ducks on Lummi marsh. The boy was a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Harvey, with whom he was boarding while he went to school. He started hunting shortly after noon on Saturday, and the family soon after heard a gun fired. They supposed the young man was shooting at ducks, and paid no attention to the report. When night came, the boy did not return, and on Sunday search parties were organized to find him. In the afternoon his dead body was found lying on the ground not over 800 years from the house and only a few feet from the road. He had evidently been carrying the gun in his left hand, and while going around a log to climb up a bank the gun slipped from his hand, and one hammer struck the log. The charge in one barrel was exploded and penetrated his left side, shattering the heart and other vital organs. Imprints in the sand showed where he first fell, then sprang forward about ten feet and fell face downward against a sand bank - dead. The hammer of the gun was bent, showing the blow it had received, and the boy's clothing was burned, so close was the muzzle of the gun to his breast. Coroner Warriner was summoned, but decided that the circumstances did not warrant holding an inquest. The boy's father, John Charland, who lives in Seattle, was summoned and arrived Monday. The mother died last November in Seattle, and was buried on November 12 from Warriner's chapel in this city. The body of the unfortunate lad, will be buried in the family burial plot in Bay View cemetery, and the funeral services will be held in Marietta at 10 a. m. Tuesday.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 19, 1900) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHARLOT, Sarah A. (d. 1931)

Mrs. Sarah Addie Charlot, wife of George F. Charlot, forty-three years a Bellingham resident, died Sunday at her home, 2532 Iron street, aged 70 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal church. Relatives surviving, aside from the husband, are four sons, Frank W. Charlot, Everett; George F. Charlot, Jr., San Pedro, Cal.,; William Henry Charlot, Anacortes, and Albert E. Charlot, Shanghai, China; two daughters, Mrs. Harry Van Warner, Hoquiam and Miss Emma Rue Charlot, Tacoma; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at the Pentecostal church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Elmer E. Copley officiating. Burial will occur in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 31, 1931)

CHARROIN, Ida E. (d. 1937)

Private funeral services for Ida Elmira Charroin, age 84 years, who passed away at the family home, 1440 Ellis St., Monday morning, Sept. 6, will be held in the Rose chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary, Wednesday afternoon, September 8, at 2 O'clock, with the Rev. Charles B. Sears officiating. Miss Charroin was a pioneer resident of Bellingham, having lived here for the past fifty years, and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. For many years, she had operated a millinery store in this city, until she retired in 1912. Surviving relatives are two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Burghoffer and Mrs. Ellen Hoskins, both of this city; and two brothers, Frank B. Charroin, city, and Eugene Charroin, San Diego, Calif. and several nieces and nephews.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 7, 1937)

CHARROIN, Olive A. (d. 1908)

The funeral of Olive Almire Charroin, widow of the late Victor Charroin, who died at the residence, 929 Thirteenth St. Monday morning, will be conducted at the chapel of W.H. Mock and sons, 1055 Elk St. Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. J. A. Sutton, pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Charroin was a member, will be the officiating clergyman. Interment will be in the family plot at Bay View Cemetery. The funeral car will leave 21st St. and Harris Ave. at 1:15 P.M. and a special car will leave Eleventh St. and Douglas Ave. at 1:30 P.M. conveying family and friends to the chapel.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 11, 1908)

CHARROIN, Olive E. (d. 1937)

A resident of Bellingham for forty-eight years, Miss Olive E. Charroin, 79, died Tuesday. Her home was at 1440 Ellis St. Survivors include two brothers, F. B. Charroin, city, and Eugene at San Diego, Calif., three sisters, Miss Ida A. Charroin, city, Mrs. E.M. Burghoffer, city, and Mrs. C.C. Haskins, city, besides numerous nieces and nephews. Miss Charroin taught school here for thirty-four years. Private services will be held Thursday at 10 A. M. in the Homer Mark Mortuary with the Rev. C.B. Sears officiating. Interment will be in Bay View Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 21, 1937)

CHARROIN, Victor C. (d. 1895)

CHARROIN, Victor D. (d. 1929)

Rev. Victor Charroin, City Pioneer, Is Dead.
Rev. Victor Dudley Charroin, aged 80 years, for forty years a resident of this city, passed away at his home, 314 Twenty-fourth street, Sunday, following an illness of several months. Rev. Charroin, who was a member of the Fairhaven Methodist church, was a Methodist minister in Wisconsin for thirteen years and served as a missionary in South Dakota for seven years. Surviving are the widow, four daughters, Mrs. Eva Lambert, of Bellingham; Miss Ida R. Charroin, Mrs. Ruth C. Marshall, of Seattle, and Mrs. Fay C. Halstead, Monroe, Ore.; three sons, Eugene V. Charroin, Seattle; James H. Charroin, St. Louis, Mo., and Paul Charroin, Barronquella, Republic of Colombia, South America; five sisters, Mrs. Emily Burghoffer, Mrs. Theodosia Ellen Hoskins, Miss Ida A. Charroin, Miss Olive E. Charroin, Mrs. Lilian M. Luce, all of Bellingham; two brothers, Eugene L. Charroin, San Diego, Cal., and Frank B. Charroin, of Bellingham, and ten grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Homer Mark mortuary, with Rev. Walter Dews, of Snoqualmie, officiating, assisted by Rev. A. O. Quall, of the Fairhaven Methodist church. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 15, 1929) Relative Carol Drew

CHASE, Joseph J. (d. 1932)

Joseph J. Chase, Who Fought In Civil War, Dies at Age of 89
Joseph J. Chase, who fought in the Civil war, died early today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wells, 2608 Alabama street, aged 89 years. He was a member of J. B. Steedman Post No. 24, G.A.R., and was a former member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Mr. Chase is survived also by a son, Arthur Chase, Lodi, Cal.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Homer Mark will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 26, 1932) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CHASE, Lola C. (d. 1909)

Lola Caroline Chase, aged 61 years, wife of W. H. Chase, died at the family residence, 934 Elk street, today at 11:15 a.m., after an extended illness. Mrs. Chase came with her family to this city ten years ago from the state of Iowa. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. John Hickock, jr., and one son, C. J. Chase, all residents of this city; also one sister, Mrs. J. W. Gale, whose home is at South Haven, Mich. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of W. H. Mock & Sons, 1055 Elk street, Friday forenoon at 10 o’clock, Mrs. Minnie Perkins, of the Psychical Research society officiating. The Pilgrim quartet will have charge of the music. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 3, 1909) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CHASE, William H. (d. 1921)

At the age of 83 years William H. Chase, twenty years a Bellingham resident, died at an early hour today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Hickok jr., in the Pike building. He had been ill several months. Mr. Chase was a Civil war veteran, having served in Company I, Wisconsin volunteers, in which he was commissioned first lieutenant. He was a member of the George Dodge, Nashua, Ia., post of the G. A. R. The survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Hickok, and one son, C. J. Chase, of Bellingham; one niece, Mrs. Mary E. Bache, of Cleveland, O., and one nephew, M. H. Albro, of Medina, O. Funeral announcements will be made by Harry O. Bingham.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 2, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHEETHAM, Phidelia (d. 1910)

CHEETHAM--Phidelia Cheetham, aged 64 years, widow of the late Thomas J. Cheetham, died at the family home, 2118 Mill avenue, South Bellingham, Friday evening at 5:15 o’clock after a brief illness. Mrs. Cheetham came with her family to this city ten years ago from Staples, Minn. She is survived by five sons and two daughters -- Geo. A., Clarence and Orville Cheetham, residents of this city; Charles C. and T. J. Cheetham, of Dutton, Mont.; Mrs. Jeannette Wheeler, of South Bellingham, and Mrs. Nettie Smith, of Dutton, Mont.; also one sister, Mrs. C. C. Rudd, whose home is in Seattle. The body of Mrs. Cheetham lies at the residence where funeral services will be held at a time to be announced later. Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, have the arrangements in charge.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 24, 1910) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CHEETHAM, Thomas J. (d. 1909)

Thomas James Cheetham, aged 77 years, a veteran of the Civil war, died at the family residence, 2118 Mill avenue, South Bellingham, this forenoon at 10:10 o'clock. Mr. Cheetham's last illness extended over a period of ten days. He is survived by his widow, five sons, George A., Charles C., T. J., C. S. and O. C. Cheetham, all being residents of South Bellingham, with the exception of Charles C. Cheetham, whose home is on Lopez island; also two daughters, Mrs. Jeanette Wheeler, of South Bellingham, and Mrs. Martha Smith, a resident of Lopez island.

Mr. Cheetham came to this city with his family nine years ago from the State of Minnesota. He enlisted as a private in Company A, Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, during the war of the Rebellion, serving throughout the war. He was a member and past post commander of C. R. Apperson post No. 59, Grand Army of the Republic, of South Bellingham. Funeral services will be held from the residence, 2118 Mill avenue, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of the G. A. R., the Rev. Thomas H. Cornish, pastor of the First Baptist church, being the officiating clergyman. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery, where the burial service according to the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic will be conducted by C. R. Apperson post No. 59, which post was served by Mr. Cheetham as post commander, for two terms. W. H. Mock & Sons, the Elk street undertakers, have charge of the funeral arrangements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 3, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHICHESTER, Delia E. (d. 1921)

Mrs. H. R. Chichester, well known and respected resident of Mountain View died Thursday, Oct. 27 after a brief illness. Her death was quite unexpected, a daughter being in Bellingham attending normal school at the time. Delia Elizabeth Harnden was born in Sawyer county, Wisconsin, Feb. 7, 1875. The family moved west to this state in 1889. She was married to H. B. Chichester April 19, 1893, in Mountain View. Her husband, two daughters, Cleda Chichester and Alta Sargent; two sons, Edward and Leo Chichester; two grandchildren, Betty Marie Sargent and Robert Chichester, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Harnden, seven sisters and six brothers survive. Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon with Rev. J. W. Moles officiating. Interment was made in Enterprise cemetery under George A. Monroe's direction.
(From The Ferndale Record, November 4, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHICHESTER, Harry (d. 1924)

CHICHESTER, James E. (d. 1923)

James E. Chichester, aged 79 years, passed away at the Soldier's Home at Retsil, Wash., July 13, after a week's illness. He served during the Civil War with Company C, 30th regiment of the Iowa infantry. Mr. Chichester lived in Washington for the past 35 years, most of that time in Mountain View, where he was one of the pioneers and had a host of friends. For the past four years he has made his home at the Washington Veteran's Home at Retsil. Interment was made in the Veterans' Home Cemetery, the funeral being in charge of the G. A. R. Post of which Mr. Chichester was a member.
(From The Ferndale Record, July 20, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHILDS, Donna L. (d. 1995)

A memorial service for Donna Lee Childs of Bellingham will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Greenacres Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Jellison officiating. Her ashes will be placed at Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Childs of 1131 E. Laurel Road died Friday, October 6, 1995, at St. Francis Extended Health Care. She was 58, born November 1, 1936, in Bellingham to Donald and Naideen Rittenberg, she lived in Whatcom County all her life. A graduate of Bellingham High, she married Harold R. Childs on Sept. 24, 1955, in Bellingham. An employee of SeaFirst Bank for more than 30 years, her hobbies included bowling, knitting, boating, camping and traveling. Survivors include her husband of the family home; sons Donald Childs of Wasilla, Alaska, and Steven Childs of Bellingham; her mother, Naideen Wells, of Bellingham; five grand children; and numerous relatives. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 2462, Bellingham, Washington 98227.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 8, 1995) Submitted by Reg Rittenberg

CHISOM, Byron (d. 1913)

Byron Chisom, aged 70 years, passed away at a local hospital at a late hour Saturday, October 18, after being in poor health for a number of years. Mr. Chisom has been a resident of Bellingham for the past three years, coming here from Prattsburg, N. Y. He was a member of J. B. Steedman Post, No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic, at Bellingham. He is survived by a widow, three sons and one daughter; Mrs. Chisom, residing at 2212 F street; Charles S. and Frank R., of Bellingham; W. L. Chisom, Seattle, and Miss Lucetty Chisom, residing at the family home. The funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 21, at 2:15 p. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery, according to the ritualistic burial service of the Grand Army of the Republic. The funeral car will leave from the corner of G and Girard streets at 1:05 o'clock p. m. for the convenience of the family and friends.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 20, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHRISTEN, Charles A. (d. 1938)

Charles August Christen, proprietor of the Christen Grocery store at Van Zandt and a member of the Church of God died at a Bellingham hospital today, Friday, after a long illness. Mr. Christen had lived in the county for thirty-two years and was 59 years of age at the time of his passing. Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Martha Christen, one son, Leonard, of Glacier, five daughters, Mrs. Vera Bonner, Deming; Mrs. Anna Grappe, of Bellingham; Mrs. Lois Sanford, of Glacier; Miss Evelyn and Christen, at the family home. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Johana Christen of Glacier; four brothers two sisters and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon from the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral parlors in Bellingham, with interment in the Van Zandt cemetery. Rev. J. W. Frazier and Rev. James Sawyer will officiate.
(From The Deming Prospector, January 7, 1938) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHRISTENSEN, Anton (d. 1934)

Anton Christensen Is Fatally Injured in Fall
Anton Christensen, a plasterer living at 2621 Cherry street was fatally injured when he fell from a scaffold while repairing the outside wall of the Verna Vista apartments, 701 Gladstone street, at 11:30 o'clock Tuesday morning. Christensen fell about twenty-feet, police investigating the accident reported and sustained a broken back, crushed pelvis and other injuries. He was rushed to a hospital by ambulance but died about 2 o'clock. His wife and children reached the hospital sometime before death came.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 10, 1934)

Rites Scheduled For Fall Victim
Rites for Anton Christensen, 60, who died Tuesday afternoon after a fall from a scaffold, will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock from the Bingham-Dahlquist mortuary. Rev. R. L. Peterson, pastor of the First Advent Christian church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Christensen had been a resident of this city for eight years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Christensen; three daughters, Mrs. Ervin Weidkamp, Mrs. Albert Mundell, Lynden, and Miss Marie Knudsen, city; four sons, Gene Christensen, Lloyd and Fern Knudsen, city, and Leslie Knudsen, Lynden; two brothers, James and Mathew Christensen, Chicago, and three grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 14, 1934) Submitted by Erica Jacobson

CHRISTENSEN, Catherine (d. 1972)

Catherine Christensen age 88 of 2714 Patton St., Bellingham, passed away Sunday, Nov. 26. A Whatcom County resident for 52 years, Mrs. Christensen was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellingham, the VFW Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers Club. Mrs. Christensen leaves to survive three daughters, Mrs. Norma Mundell and Mrs. May Weidkamp both of Lynden, Mrs. Marie Jones of Camano Island; 2 sons, Leslie Knudsen and F. D. Knudsen both of Lynden; she was also preceded in death by a son, Lloyd; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden, with the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions and memorial gifts may be made to the Lynden First Baptist Church Memorial Fund.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 28, 1972) Submitted by Erica Jacobson

CHRISTENSEN, Gene A. (d. 1945)

Mrs. Catherine Christensen, 2621 Cherry Street, has been notified by the war department that her son, Lieut. Gene A. Christensen, pilot with the 10th army air force in the India-Burma area at the time he was reported missing May 1, 1945, is officially reported as dead. From the time that she was informed that her son was missing, just after he had been awarded the air medal a year ago, Mrs. Christensen had had no further word.

Lieutenant Christensen with the entire crew of his B-25 plane was lost while on an administrative mission the latter part of April last year. He had completed thirty-four missions over enemy territory and lost his life six weeks before reaching his twenty-fourth birthday. He was born June 21, in Bellingham, and was a graduate of the Bellingham high school. He had served two and a half years in the army at the time of his death. No official details of that last mission have been furnished to his mother. Lieutenant Christensen was a pilot with the 490th bomb squadron known as the "Burma Bridge Busters."
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 26, 1946) Submitted by Erica Jacobson

CHRISTENSON, C. W. (d. 1903)

CHRISTOPHER, Sarah M. (d. 1913)

Sarah M. Christopher, aged 73 years, widow of the late Z. W. Christopher, who passed away at Mirabel, Cal., one year ago, departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas G. Newman, 1901 Knox avenue, South Bellingham, last night at 10:55 o'clock, death being due to pneumonia. Mrs. Christopher came to this city with her family more than twenty-three years ago. She is survived by two sons, Dorrington and Woollen C. Christopher, residents of San Francisco, Cal., the former being at the bedside of his mother when the end came, and two daughters, Mrs. James McL. Harvey, and Mrs. Thomas G. Newman, whose homes are in this city. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Paul's Episcopal church Saturday forenoon, March 8, at 9:45 o'clock, the Rev. A. W. Cheatham officiating. Following the funeral services the body will be shipped to Seattle for incineration, by Mock & Harlow, 1051-1055 Elk street. Thomas G. Newman and Dorrington Christopher will accompany the body to its destination. The funeral party will leave from the Newman residence, 1901 Knox avenue, Saturday morning at 8:45 o'clock, proceeding to St. Paul's church by carriage.
Another account mentions granddaughter, Mrs. Geo. Dearing, of Seattle. Also Mr. Christopher was one of the founders of the City of Fairhaven. They came to Bellingham in 1891.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 6, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

CHURNEY, Arthur G. (d. 1918)

CINCER, Frederick d. (1905)

Frederick Cincer, of Wiser lake, died of apoplexy at his home Tuesday evening at 8:20 o'clock. The circumstances of his death lead to the report that he had been kicked to death by a horse, but investigation of the case by physicians and by the county coroner, showed apoplexy to have been the cause.

Cincer, in company with a young neighbor named Kenyon, had been at Lynden during the day and returned home at 7 o'clock in the evening. The young man went to the house, while Cincer went to turn his horses into a field adjoining the house to water them. At about 8 o'clock Kenyon left the Cincer place to go home. When but a short distance from the house he heard Cincer calling. Believing the call was meant for him, Kenyon retraced his steps and when only a few feet away from the Cincer home, saw Cincer lying full length on the ground unconscious. With the aid of Mrs. Cincer, Kenyon carried the dying man into the house and sent for medical aid. When the doctor arrived he pronounced life extinct. Mrs. Cincer, however, refused to be convinced and sent to Lynden for another physician. On his arrival he, too, pronounced Cincer dead; and it is thought he died a short time after he was carried into his home. Mrs. Cincer and Kenyon were both of the opinion that Cincer had been kicked by one of his horses, as one of the animals was known to be rather wild and dangerous. Color was led to this theory by the fact that the animals had been rolling in the field, after which they often shake themselves and are more likely to kick than at other times. The verdict of the physicians and the coroner, however, was to the effect that apoplexy was the cause of death, and thee are no marks on the man's body such as might have been caused by the kick of a horse. Coroner Thompson was notified yesterday morning and immediately went to the scene. He found an inquest unnecessary, death having plainly been due to natural causes. W. H. Mock, of the firm of W. H. Mock & Sons, went out to Wiser yesterday and prepared the body for burial, returning last night.

The funeral will be held at the Wiser school house at 10 a. m. Friday, Rev. Mrs. Pearl Storrey, of Lynden, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Lynden cemetery. Frederick Cincer was 29 years of age, large and of a build peculiarly prone to attacks of apoplexy. He was a native of Germany. He had been engaged in hauling shingle bolts some time. His wife survives him. He had no children.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, December 7, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

CISSNA, Charles (d. 1948)

Charles Cissna, who played a dynamic part in the building of early Whatcom county, passed away quietly in Seattle Friday at the age of 87. Cremation followed private funeral services Monday in Seattle. Among those present were the widow, Sada; son, Ray, an apartment building owner in Seattle, and grandchildren, John R. (Jack) Cissna, president of Federal Old Line Life Insurance company, Mrs. Suzanne McCarty, also of Seattle, and Charles Cissna III and Sada Kate Cissna. Until last December, the elderly couple lived quietly at 1810 Eldridge avenue in the mansion they built forty years ago at a reported cost of $40,000. The house, which was leased in December when they moved to Seattle to be nearer relatives, was said to be all that was left of the large fortunes Mr. Cissna built in real estate, banking and merchandising here.

Charles Cissna was born in 1860 in Indiana, where his first wife, Maud, and he were married, their son, Ray, being born at Michigan City, Ind. From there, they moved to Redfield, South Dakota in 1882, where he engaged in merchandising. Advised by doctors to leave South Dakota if he wanted to live, Mr. Cissna arrived in Fairhaven on crutches in 1890, and according to his own words, recovered health immediately. He continued to enjoy good health up to the time he left Bellingham fifty-seven years later. Cissna brought his family, merchandise and furniture to Bellingham Bay after hearing glowing reports regarding Fairhaven from a brother, and in order to obtain a large household railroad car to move his possessions he had to have livestock. Thus an $8 cow named Pansy made the trip with the Cissnas. Mr. Cissna operated a store at Fairhaven for four years and then moved to New Whatcom, at Bay and Holly streets, where he built the pioneer Fair Department store.

It was then, following the panic of 1893 when banks were closing and money was short, the scrip issued by him was circulated for money throughout the county. He bought products of the farms and timberland with the scrip, and many mills met their payrolls with the same tender. Circulation of the scrip continued from 1893 to 1900 at which time the store was sold and Mr. Cissna turned his attention to other interests. He had already erected a business structure as well as several cottages for sale.

Maud Cissna passed away in 1903, and a few years later Sada Black became Mrs. Charles Cissna. They had a son, Charles.

Mr. Cissna entered banking, opening the Home Security bank at Bay and Holly streets; establishing the Ferndale State bank, now the Ferndale First National; the Cissna Savings bank, 1906, and a bank at Lynden.

The Cissna Apartment hotel, now the Mt. Baker Apartments, was the twenty-seventh building he put up in Whatcom county, and was built after the Fair department store, on that location, burned.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 27, 1948)

CISSNA, Charles M. (d. 1917)

Charles M. Cissna, born in Birmingham, Iowa, Oct. 24th, 1864. In his infancy he moved with his parents to Louis County, Missouri. In April 1887, he came to the State of Washington in which state he has since resided. He passed away at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. J. Byers on the morning of March 21st, 1917 at the age of 52 years, 4 months and 27 days. He leaves to mourn his death, three sisters and four brothers. One brother in Missouri, one in Illinois, and one in Arizona, and a sister in Sumner, Wash. One brother and two sisters residing here.
(From The Ferndale Record, March 30, 1917)

CISSNA, Maud D. (d. 1903)

CISSNA, Sada (d. 1948)

Funeral services, private to the family, were held in Olympia Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Sada Watkins Cissna, former well known Bellingham resident, who passed away in that city Friday. Cremation followed. Mrs. Cissna was the widow of Charles Cissna, early Bellingham merchant and industrialist, who death occurred last April. She had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Harry Hooton, at Carnation, Wash. In August she went to Olympia to visit her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Amy Cissna, and her grandchildren, and while there was stricken with a fatal illness. She died in St. Peter's hospital.

Mrs. Cissna was the daughter of pioneer settlers of Bellingham, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Watkins, and was one of th early white children born here. She was born in 1871 in the old Keystone hotel in what was then New Whatcom, and had passed her seventy-seventh birthday anniversary in September. In Bellingham she was a member of long standing of the Daughters of Pioneers of Washington, the Aftermath club and the Women's Music club and the Woman's Music club, and was a member of the English church of British Columbia. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hooton; one son, Charles Cissna, who is in the music department of the University of Denver in Colorado; her daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren, Charles Cissna Jr. and Sada Kathryn Cissna, in Olympia. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. James Caldwell and Mrs. Sidney Langdon, of Nanaimo, B. C.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 24, 1948) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLARK, Almond M. (d. 1903)

CLARK, Henrietta W. (d. 1925)

CLARK, Henry (d. 1905)

Henry Clark, a pioneer, 66 years old expired early yesterday morning at his home, 1315 West Holly street. Death was due to heart trouble. The funeral takes place at 2 o'clock today from the residence. Rev. Cheatham will officiate and interment in Bay View cemetery will be under the direction of A. R. Maulsby. Mr. Clark has been a continuous resident of the city since his arrival in 1889. Surviving him are one son, Jute Clark of this city, a brother and two sisters in the east.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, March 28, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

Henry Clark aged sixty-six years, an old timer of this city, died at his home, 1315 West Holly street, at an early hour this morning. Death came after an illness of only two weeks and was directly due to an attack of la grippe combined with the extreme old age of the deceased. He leaves one son, Jute Clark, in this city and a brother and two sisters in the east. His brother D. A. Clark, resides in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and his sisters, Mrs. Ellen Leitch and Miss Harriett Clark, at Green Bay, Wisconsin. Mr. Clark came to this city in 1889 and has resided on the Bay continuously since that time. He was a veteran of the Civil War and a member of Steadman Post of the G.A.R. The funeral will be held from the residence at two o’clock tomorrow afternoon and the services will be conducted by Rev. Cheatham of the Episcopal church.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 27, 1905) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

CLARK, James H. (d. 1922)

Veteran In Employ of Bloedel Donovan Goes to Reward.
Funeral services for James H. Clark, the oldest employee of the Bloedel Donovan Lumber Mills in length of service, were held this morning at the Church of the Assumption. Among those attending was J. H. Bloedel, of Seattle, president of the company. Mr. Clark entered the employ of the Bloedel Donovan interests in 1893, when he became a fireman on the Bellingham Bay & Eastern, now a part of the Northern Pacific. Later he became a donkey engine driver; thereafter storekeeper at Alger and, lastly, locomotive engineer at Alger. He was with these interest continuously except for a short period when he was a Northern Pacific employee. Mr. Clark was protected by the company's group insurance plan and this morning the local representative of the Travelers Life Insurance company handed the widow, Mrs. Adeline Clark, a check for $1,500, the maximum policy carried under the group plan, which was established by the company about three years ago. Mr. Clark died last Thursday at Alger. He is survived by the widow, two sons, three daughters, five brother and three grandchildren.
Funeral Notice: widow, Adeline; sons: Harry James and John William; daughters: Mrs. Harriet Tauscher and Miss Caroline Clark of Tacoma, and Mrs. Mary Hutchinson of Aberdeen.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 3, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLARK, Maggie (d. 1898)

Mrs. Maggie Pritchard Clark, wife of J. Wayland Clark, mayor of Fairhaven, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Pritchard, died in that city last Saturday after a month's illness induced by an attack appendicitis. Mrs. Clark was born and educated in Rochester, N. Y., and was married there in 1882. In 1889 she removed with her family to Tacoma where she was prominently identified with benevolent work in connection with the Fannie Paddock hospital and as secretary of the Lend-a-Hand League. In 1891 the family removed to Fairhaven. The irreparable loss of Mrs. Clark falls with crushing weight on husband, mother and father and one child, a boy of fourteen years. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 this afternoon from St. James church, Fairhaven. Interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Daily Reveille, May 31, 1898) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLARK, William (d. 1925)

William Clark, aged 42 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Martha Clark, passed away at his home 2814 Russell street, early Sunday morning, July 26, after an illness of several months. Mr. Clark had been a resident of Bellingham for the past fifteen years and was a member of Bellingham Bay lodge No. 44, F. and A. M., Sehome chapter No. 17, O. E. S., B. P. O. Elks No. 194, the Knights of Pythias, No. 56, and the Musicians' union, all of this city. He leaves to survive him, besides his widow, one daughter, Dorothy, and one son, Thomas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clark; one sister, Mrs. W. P. Williams, all of Bellingham, and one brother, George A. Clark of Seattle, besides many friends who will deeply sympathize with those bereaved. The body is resting at the Harlow mortuary home, Holly and Forest streets, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, July 29, at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. J. C. Harrison of the Garden Street Methodist church officiating and officers of Bellingham Bay lodge No. 44, F. and A. M., giving their ritualistic service, followed by interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 27, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLAUSEN, Andrew (d. 1944)

Andrew Clausen, 77, a resident of the county thirty-eight years, died Monday at the family home at Glacier Star Route after a brief illness. Mr. Clausen was a member of the Church of god and of the Danish Brotherhood. Mrs. Katherine Clausen, the widow, and Mr. Clausen celebrated their golden wedding anniversary three years ago. Surviving aside from the widow are three sons, Einar, of Marysville; Herbert, of Bellingham, and Alfred, at home; two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Kenney, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Robert Gay, of Glacier; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday with interment following in the Deming cemetery.      Image
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1944)

CLAUSEN, Frank (d. 1932)

Frank Clausen, aged 35, of Deming, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clausen, was summoned by death Sunday morning in a Bellingham hospital, where he was taken on Saturday. Mr. Clausen was a war veteran, and a member of the American Legion, and had resided in Deming for the past 25 years. Surviving him besides his parents are three brothers Einar, Herbert and Alfred Clausen, of Deming; two sisters, Miss Gladys Clausen, of Deming and Mrs. Anna Kinney of Bellingham. Complications from a couple of hard falls received some time ago were the cause of death. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral home in Bellingham. The American Legion conducted services at the graveside at the Deming cemetery, where the services were attended by many friends.
(From The Deming Prospector, December 9, 1932) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLAUSEN, Lionel V. (d. 1931)

Lionel V. Clausen, 19 years of age and a resident of the Bell Creek district, northeast of Deming all his life, a graduate of the Mt. Baker high school this year, died at a local hospital in Bellingham on Tuesday afternoon. The young man was taken ill last week, and becoming worse was taken to the hospital in Bellingham the first of the week, but all efforts to save him were futile. He was a fine young man and a favorite with his class mates in high school. Lionel was a member of the Lutheran church; he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clausen, four brothers, Frank, Einar, Herbert and Alfred, and a sister, Miss Gladys, who are all at home; also Mrs. Annie Kinney, of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held in Bellingham Friday afternoon at 1:30 with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating, and the remains will be interred in the Deming cemetery.       Image
(From the Deming Prospector, July 3, 1931)

CLAUSSEN, John H. (d. 1911)

After an illness extending over a year or more, John H. Claussen, an old and respected resident of Blaine, passed away at his home here Tuesday morning at 4:40 o'clock. For sixty hours preceding the end his death was momentarily expected. The deceased suffered from Bright's disease, but death was caused by a complication of diseases. The funeral services will be conducted at the home on Fourth street Sunday.

John H. Claussen was born in Helstein, German, January 18, 1837, and was 74 years of age at his death. In 1865 he came to this country, and a few years later was married in Nebraska, where the family resided many years. The wife, two sons and two daughters survive him, as well as one sister, Mrs. John Snyder, who resides in California. The sons are Henry, who is a professor in the schools at Omaha, and who is expected here to attend the funeral, and Otto, of this city. The daughters are Mrs. Alma Dierks and Mrs. Bertha Hamley, both residing in this city.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 26, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLAYTON, James (d. 1891)

CLAYTON, James (d. 1931)

James Clayton, Last Civil War Veteran, Passes On
Ferndale's last Civil war veteran passed to his final reward Monday morning, when James Clayton died after a lingering illness, having been unconscious for several hours. His death removes the last veteran of the Civil war from this town, the only other veteran left close by is Allan Gooder of Custer. It seems just a few years ago that Civil war veterans were spry and active, marching in parades and appearing in public ceremonies. It is hard to believe that many of the younger generation will never know some of the fine old gentlemen who served in the ranks of the Civil war. Little is known of Mr. Clayton's war record, as he leaves no close relatives around Ferndale. His friends know he served in the Second Missouri Cavalry, but otherwise than that, what rank he obtained or what service he saw is not known.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton came to the Ferndale district in 1883, buying a homestead of 160 acres in the Mt. View district, which today forms the J. W. Moles and Owen Eldred farms. The two lived on the farm for many years, moving to Ferndale in recent years to make their home here. Besides his wife, Mrs. Annie Clayton, he is survived by a sister, in Missouri. Rev. and Mrs. Moles are close family friends, having known each other since childhood. Mr. Clayton was a native of England, coming to this country when two years old. Pallbearers at the funeral held yesterday afternoon were six members of Kulshan Post, American Legion. Rev. A. W. Smith officiated, the service being held at Monroe's. Interment was made in the Greenacres Memorial Park. Pall bearers from the legion were Dennis Flaherty, Lawrence Snortland, Percy Bogue, Ed Swanson, J. W. Honter and John Vickers. Mr. Gooder, the surviving Civil war veteran of Custer, served in Co. D, 39th Wisconsin Infantry.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 17, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLEASBY, Emma (d. 1931)

At her home in Blaine, Whatcom county, Washington, Saturday morning, September 19, 1931, occurred the death of Mrs. Emma Moore-Cleasby at the age of 49 years, following an illness of several years, the last three months of which she had been bedfast. The deceased was born in Wales in 1882 and was married to J. L. Cleasby in 1902 and to this union three children were born, Mrs. Oliver Penno, John P. Cleasby and Miss Constance M. Cleasby, all of whom reside in Blaine. Besides the three children, Mrs. Cleasby leaves to mourn her death her husband, J. L. Cleasby, one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Larmuth, and one brother, Robert Moore, both of Manchester, Wales. Mrs. Cleasby was a member of the Episcopal church of Blaine. The remains were prepared for shipment at the E. E. Purdy & Sons Funeral Home in Blaine and rested at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Vancouver, B.C., from which place funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and interment made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery in that city.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 24, 1931) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

CLEMENTS, Helen J. (d. 1992)

Former Whatcom resident Helen Jewell Martinson Jacobus Clements, 82, of Vancouver, Wash., died Wednesday, July 15, 1992, in a rest home, in Vancouver, Wash. She was born in Spokane on Aug. 10, 1909, to Albert and Ada Martinson. While she was an infant they homesteaded in Fleet, Alberta, Canada. She was the eldest of 10 children and the family moved to Blaine when she was 14 and settled in Deming in 1932. She married Walter Jacobus on Dec. 21, 1935. They had three children and lived in Sumas, Maple Falls, and Vancouver, Wash., before separating. She married Asa Clements in 1972. They enjoyed 20 happy years, particularly traveling together. He preceded her in death in January of this year.

Survivors include sons Gerald Jacobus and Byron Jacobus, and daughter Irene Pevey and six grandchildren and five great grandchildren all of Vancouver, Wash. Others are brothers Lawrence Martinson of Sedro-Woolley, Elmer Martinson of Nome, Alaska, and Cleon Martinson of Mountlake Terrace; sisters Hazel Cloninger of Everett, Lucy Hamilton of Deming, and Laura Steiner, Mary Olivers and Elma Martinson, all of Bellingham; and numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held 7 today in Vancouver, Wash.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 21, 1992) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

CLEVISH, Mary M. (d. 1922)

Mrs. Mary Clevish, age 68 years, wife of Frank Clevish, both residents of Mountain View for over 15 years, died Wednesday at her home in Bellingham after a lingering illness due to cancer. The deceased was widely known in the community, having come here during the early '90. For the last 15 years she and her husband had lived near Bellingham. Mr. Clevish until recently was employed in the state fisheries. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Sunday from the Mennonite church in Mountain View, George A. Monroe announced Thursday. Rev. John Grout will conduct the funeral. Mrs. Clevish is survived by her husband and the following children: Bruce, of Colorado Springs, Colo., George, of Bellingham; Arthur, of Monroe; Abner, of Arlington; Rufus, of Bellingham; Mrs. Rebecca Mann, of Redmond; Mrs. Gertrude Williams, of Monroe; Mrs. Annie Scollard, of Bellingham, in addition too 28 grandchildren.
(From The Ferndale Record, August 4, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLIFTON, Andrew (d. 1911)

Andrew Clifton, aged 74 years, a former resident of this city, who made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Hess, 424 High street, passed away at Newport, Ind., August 14, death being due to tuberculosis. Mr. Clifton was a member of the Masonic fraternity at Georgetown, Ill., and also belonged to Everson, Wash., lodge No. 200, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He was a widower, and is survived by three daughters - Mrs. John Hess, of this city; Mrs. Bert Nichols, Danville, Ill., and Mrs. O. T. Smith, of Galesburg, N. D. The body of Mr. Clifton arrived in this city this morning and was removed to the parlors of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, August 22, at 2 o'clock. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery by the side of Mr. Clifton's wife, who is buried there. The funeral car will leave from Cedar and Garden streets Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock conveying the funeral party to the chapel. All Odd Fellows and Masons have been requested to attend the funeral. (From The Bellingham Herald, August 21, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLINARD, Edna (d. 1924)

After an illness of three weeks, Edna Clinard, thirteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Clinard, of the Glen Echo district, passed away Friday morning, September 5th, at the Sumas hospital. The funeral, under the direction of funeral director, J. C. Gillies, of Sumas, was held Sunday afternoon from the Nooksack Methodist Episcopal church, the pastor, the Rev. G. C. Squire officiating. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery. The survivors are the parents, four sisters and one brother and the grandfather, J. F. Clinard all residing at the family home.
(From the Nooksack Sentinel, September 11, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLINARD, Jacob F. (d. 1928)

Funeral services were held at the Gillies mortuary home on Sunday afternoon for Jacob F. Clinard of Everson Route 3, who passed away Thursday evening, August 9, at the home of his son, after an illness of one week. Rev. J. B. Keepers of Nooksack conducted the service. Mr. Clinard was the husband of the late Melissa J. Clinard. Surviving are one son, Merl Clinard, one daughter, Mrs. Walmer, one sister and two brothers in Michigan, twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery immediately following the services. Pallbearers were J. L. Massey, Fred Handy, Fred Tillbury, S. G. Mathers, E. Merriam and Al Germain.
(From The Nooksack Sentinel, August 16, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLINE, Charles E. (d. 1914)

    The death of Charles E. Cline, a pioneer resident of Whatcom County, occurred as briefly mentioned in these columns last week at Bellingham last Thursday afternoon. Mr. Cline had been afflicted for some time with intestinal trouble and an operation was deemed necessary. The patient was removed to one of the Bellingham hospitals, where the operation was performed on Sunday, January 11. The hope was entertained that Mr. Cline would be able to return to his home in a week or two, but this was not to be and he passed away at two o'clock Thursday afternoon.

    Charles Edward Cline was born at Danville, Illinois, on July 8, 1858 and at the age of twenty-two years he came to this state from O'Neill, Nebraska, where he held the position of deputy sheriff of Holt County. He first located at Kent, near Seattle, but in 1882 he came to this county, locating at Lynden, which had since been his home except for brief periods of time, until about a year ago, when he moved to Bellingham. At that time he was appointed county probation officer by Judge Pemberton. Mr. Cline filled this position most capably and with excellent results. In 1889, Mr. Cline was married to Miss Bessie Lanning and three children were born to them. Carl and Harold, aged respectively 21 and 19 years, are still living. Besides his wife and two sons, the deceased is survived by a sister in Portland, Oregon, and a brother residing at Salt Lake City.

        Mr. Cline was alway actively interested in the political affairs of the state and county. In 1888 he was a candidate for the nomination of sheriff on the republican ticket, but was defeated by George C. Curtiss. In 1889 he held the position of chief clerk of the lower house of the state legislature. In 1895 he was elected a member of the house from Whatcom County, and in 1897 he was made speaker of the house. At that time Mr. Cline was closely identified with the Populist party and in the 1897-98 session of the legislature he came within fifteen votes of being elected to the United States Senate, being defeated by Judge Turner, of Spokane. During the later years of his life Mr. Cline was affiliated with the Socialist party. He at all times had a vital interest in public affairs and his efforts were invariably on behalf of justice and right. On many occasions his voice was raised in the interest of the oppressed and against the oppressor. he was a man of kindly nature, with tender sympathies, and his friends were many. As probation officer Mr. Cline's services were especially valuable to the county. He had considerable legal knowledge and ability, and was able to appear in court and present the cases from his department, thus relieving the county attorney's office of much work.

    Services over the remains were held in Bellingham on Saturday morning, and were attended by a large number of friends of the deceased and his family who paid tribute to a pioneer citizen whose influence for good had been felt in the affairs of the county and state for a quarter of a century. The services were conducted by the Rev. Otho Williams, pastor of the Christian church of Bellingham, who referred to the faithful and conscientious work of the deceased as a public official and to his worth as a private citizen. The service was attended by almost every official from the county court house, who wished thus to pay their tribute to a faithful and painstaking associate. After the services in Bellingham the remains were brought to Lynden, and funeral services were held in the First Methodist church here at half past two o'clock Sunday afternoon. The funeral services in Lynden were conducted by the Revs. Herbert Jones and C. E. Hodge, of this city, and Otho Williams, of Bellingham. The large auditorium and annex of the Methodist church were too small to admit all who wished to attend the service and pay their last tribute of respect to the departed. Rev. Hodges who was an intimate friend of Mr. Cline, delivered the funeral sermon, and was followed by Rev. Jones, who paid the following tribute to the character of the deceased: ....
(From The Lynden Tribune, January 22, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

Charles E. Cline, aged 55 years, passed away at a local hospital Thursday, January 15, after a brief illness. Mr. Cline was a pioneer resident of Whatcom county, much respected and well known to a large circle of friends and acquaintances, to whom the sad news of his death will be much regretted. He was a member of the Fraternal Union and of the Lynden grange, at Lynden. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie Cline; two sons, Carl and Harold Cline, both residing at the family home, 808 E. Champion street, Bellingham; one brother, John Cline, of Salt Lake City, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Erch, of Portland, Ore. A short funeral service will be held Saturday, January 17, at 11 o'clock a. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Rev. Otho H. Williams, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. After the conclusion of the service the remains will be removed to Lynden, where services will be held at 2:30 o'clock p. m., Sunday, January 18. Interment will be made in the Lynden cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 15, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLINE, Clara (d. 1938)

CLINE, Frederick A. (d. 1928)

CLINE, Michael (d. 1909)

Michael Cline, aged 61 years, a veteran of the Civil war, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Gislason, at Blaine, this county, last night at 12 o’clock, death being due to carcinoma of the liver. Mr. Cline had but recently gone to Blaine for the purpose of visiting his daughter, when his illness took a turn for the worse. Mr. Cline has lived on Puget Sound for more than thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Clara E. Cline, who resides at 1415 Wilson avenue, South Bellingham; also four daughters, Mrs. Diora Nelder, of Tacoma; Mrs. Clara Gislason and Mrs. Briscoe, of Blaine, and Mrs. Nellie Harkleroad, who is a resident of Marietta, this county. The body was brought to Bellingham this afternoon by Undertaker George W. Mock, and now lies at the private receiving room of W. H. Mock & sons in the Maple block. Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of the Elk street undertakers Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, interment to follow in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 29, 1909) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

CLODE, Alfred J. (d. 1934)

Judge Alfred J. Clode, aged 87 years, pioneer publisher and justice of the peace, whose life was a picturesque chapter in Pacific journalism, passed away at a Bellingham hospital late Friday, January 5, 1934 after an operation in an attempt to save his life.

Judge Alfred J. Clode was born in England in 1846. More than forty years ago he left his native land for the Western hemisphere and founded the Japan Gazette in Tokio. He was also connected with newspapers in China and Australia, and it was interesting to hear him tell of his experiences in that country. Sixty-three years ago this month in Australia, he married his wife, Marion, who survives at the family home about a mile west of Deming. In 1930 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Judge Clode had been a resident of Deming for thirty-three years, and spent his time on the ranch farming and gardening and writing interesting articles for various papers of the county. For a number of years he served as a director of the Farmers Mutual Telephone Company, he was also a member of the Whatcom County Dairymen's association. The Bellingham Herald says of him: "Until his last illness, age did not dim the mind of Judge Clode. He kept up an active and critical interest in the events of the world around him. His early experiences as a newspaper man impelled him to seek the printed columns for the expression of his views, expressed in pithy and forceful manner. For a number of years he was a frequent contributor to the Herald." He also wrote many interesting articles for this paper which were looked for with interest by our readers from week, to week.

Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Marion Clode, one daughter, Mrs. Ada Watson of Deming, and one sister, Mrs. Ada **Fellbrook, of Australia. Many friends in this district join this paper in offering sympathy to the bereaved family. Casketbearers were J. E. Kenney, Reuben Boren, J. R. Macaulay, Lon Pebley, Ben Stoddard and Ellsworth Belcher. Funeral services were held at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home Sunday at 2 p. m., Rev. O. A. Quall officiating. Cremation followed.
Note: **Name was actually Tilbrook
(From The Deming Prospector, January 12, 1934) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLONINGER, Hazel I. (d. 2000)

A graveside service for Hazel Irene (Martinson) Hitchcock Cloninger of Lynden will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Saxon Cemetery in Acme with the Rev. Al Currier officiating. Mrs. Cloninger died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was 85. Born Feb. 19, 1915, to Albert and Ada (Caufield) Martinson in Wilbur, she moved with her family to Fleet, Alberta, where they settled on a wheat ranch. In 1924, she moved with her family to Idaho and then back to Wilbur, where she attended grade school. In 1930, she moved with her family to Haynie, where she attended Custer High School. In 1932 she and her family moved to Deming, where she married Merle Hitchcock in 1934. They lived in Deming and Skykomish and later divorced. Mrs. Cloninger later moved to Everett, where she married Dwain Cloninger in 1981. He died in 1995. She enjoyed watching the Seattle Mariners and cooking. She loved fresh flowers and potluck dinners. Her brothers Lawrence, Tony, Elmer and Cleon Martinson and sisters Helen Clements and Elma Martinson also died previously. Survivors include sons Glen and Dick Hitchcock, both of Bellingham, and Bob Hitchcock of Boise, Idaho; sisters Laura Steiner and Mary Olivers, both of Bellingham, and Lucy Hamilton of Deming; ex-husband of Bellingham; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many other relatives. Arrangements are by Whatcom Cremation & Burial.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

CLOUD, Annie E. (d. 1928)

Annie Elizabeth Carman was born at Nooksack, Wash., October 7, 1901. She grew up in the community and was a graduate of the Nooksack high school. She was married to Arthur N. Cloud on June 12, 1921. To this union were born two children: Elsie Margaret, aged 5 years; and Donald Carman, aged 3 years. She died at St. Luke's hospital in Bellingham, Wash., Friday, May 11, 1928.

She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and the two children; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs Ben Carman; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Johnson; and two brothers, Thomas B. of Nooksack, and John W. Carman of Klamath Falls, Oregon; besides numerous relatives and a host of friends. Annie became a Christian in early girlhood, and has been a loyal, consistent member of the Nooksack A. C. church since August 31, 1919, shortly after a special consecration on the camp grounds. She was an active and loyal worker throughout the community. In her church, Sunday school, Young People's society, Ladies' Aid and other organizations. The funeral was held on Monday, May 14, 1928, from the Nooksack, Wash., A. C. church, her pastor, John B. Keepers, having charge of the services. A multitude of floral gifts and a crowded audience testified to the love and esteem in which she was held. Annie will be greatly missed. Her family loses a devoted wife and mother; her church, a loyal and faithful member; the community, a co-worker and friend. But we "sorrow not as those who have no hope," knowing that she will "come again from the land of the enemy."
(From the Nooksack Sentinel, May 17, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLOUD, Nathaniel R. (d. 1921)

The death of Nathaniel Riley Cloud 2015 James street, Bellingham, occurred yesterday at 12:30 o'clock. He was 71 years of age and has been a resident of Whatcom county for 14 years, having come to this county in 1907. Besides his widow, he leaves to mourn his loss, two sons, Ray V. Cloud, of the Everett Herald, formerly publisher of the Ferndale Record; Arthur C. Cloud, of the Everson Valley Home; and three daughters, Mrs. Anne Copenhagen, of Norwalk, Ohio; Mrs. Elsie B. Cooprider, and Mrs. Charlotte J. Warriner, of Bellingham; a sister, Mrs. S. B. Bennett, of San Diego; two half brothers, Dan Cloud, editor of the Montesano Vidette, and former editor of the Lynden Tribune, and Carl Cloud, editor of the Riddle, Oregon, Enterprise; and four half-sisters, Mrs. Millie Dempsey, of Comstock, Wis., Mrs. Rose Myers, of Woodstock, Minn.; Mrs. Myrtelle Green, of Seattle, and Mrs. Flora Pfoff, of Riddle, Ore. The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the undertaking establishment of Arthur C. Harlow, in Bellingham.
(From the Ferndale Record, July 15, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

CLOUSE, Albert B. (d. 1911)

Albert B. Clouse, aged 31 years, died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock at the home of Mrs. G. Olsen, just east of the city, after a lingering illness from Bright's disease. The deceased arrived from Port Townsend Saturday evening in company with his sister, Gracie, where he had been employed up until last week on the police force. He was apparently feeling quite well that evening and his death the next morning was entirely unlooked for, although the family were aware that his affliction was incurable.

Albert B. Clouse was born in Broadtree, West Virginia, August 21, 1879. When a child he moved with his parents to this state and settled at Quilcene where they resided for 22 years. June 24, 1904, he was married to Miss Gunda Olive Olsen of this city at Bellingham, who survives him, with a baby 16 months old. There are left also to mourn his untimely death, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clouse, two sisters, Miss Gracie and Mrs. Clarence Gott, and one brother, Jack, now chief of police of Port Townsend. For the past five years the deceased had not been well, although he never allowed his family to know it. Last May he accepted a position on the Port Townsend police force which he held until about a week ago. Funeral services were held at the Olsen home Tuesday afternoon, at one o'clock. They were very brief and were conducted by Rev. C. B. Seely. The burial was in charge of the local lodge of Eagles, of which the deceased was a member, and the interment took place at the Blaine cemetery. The members of the Port Townsend police force sent a magnificent floral wreath as a last tribute to their dead comrade. Mrs. Clouse has the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in her bereavement.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 17, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

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