Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "Ha"

HAGAN, Harry S. (d. 1927)

Harry Hagen, Father of Fourteen, Is Dead
Harry Summers Hagan, 79, a resident of Bellingham for the past seven years, died at a local hospital early this morning. Mr. Hagan was a member of the J. B. Steedman post of the G. A. R., having served as a private in the Kentucky infantry during the Civil war. He was the father of fourteen children, ten of whom survive him. They are LeRoy, of Stockton, California; Frank, of Anacortes; Handy, of Minnesota; Edgar, of this city; Arthur, of Easton, Illinois; Mrs. Nell Beams, of Havana, Illinois; Mrs. Maud Bennett, of Winthrop, Washington; Mrs. Ruth Murdock, Neosho, Missouri, and Mrs. Ethel Schrump, of this city; also his widow, Mrs. Emma Hagan, residing at 2309 Connelly avenue, of this city; twenty-one grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The body is resting at the Harlow Mortuary Home, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Leo L. Totten, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, followed by the ritualistic service of J. B. Steedman post of the G. A. R. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Bayview cemetery, with members of the Sons of Veterans acting as pallbearers.
Note: Civil war service was under the name, Harry S. Hollis
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 11, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGEDORN, Henry (d. 1916)

Funeral services for Henry Hagedorn, who met his death April 5 at Park, by being struck by a falling tree while employed in the woods by the Nestos Timber company, will be held Saturday, April 8, at 2 o'clock p. m. from the funeral parlor's of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, with Rev. M. C. Clark, of Seattle, officiating. Mr. Hagedorn, at the time of his death, was 37 years old and was married to Miss Pearl Bliss, of Bellingham, in July 1915. He was a Spanish-American veteran, enlisting with the First Washington volunteers, serving in the Philippines until his discharge. Those who besides his widow, surviving are, his mother, Mrs. Meta Hagedorn, of Toppenish; three brothers and three sisters: Herman N., of North Yakima; George and Lewis Hagedorn, Toppenish; Mrs. Anna Lusby, Toppenish; Mrs. Mary Buzzard, Wapato, Wash., and Mrs. Ella Browning, of Enterprise, Ore. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery. The funeral car will leave from Meridian and Monroe streets at 1:40 p. m. for the convenience of the relatives.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 7, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

H. H. Hagadorn, a logger in the employ of the Nestos Timber Company, Ltd., was instantly killed about 9 o'clock this morning in the company's camp near Park. Hagadorn was terribly crushed by a falling tree. He was "bucking" at the time and evidently had no warning of the tree's presence until too late to escape, though the usual warning of "timber" was given by the fallers, says one of the officers of the concern. Hagadorn was not working in line with the undercut made by the fallers, but in falling the tree twisted and fell out of the course laid by them. The dead man was been working for the company for abut a month and recently resided in the Albion apartments in this city. Coroner Henry Thompson was notified of his death as soon as possible and he stated at noon that he intended to make a trip of investigation to the camp. The body will be brought to the city by Harry O. Bingham this afternoon. Efforts were made to locate Hagadorn's wife, who is said to be living in Bellingham, but up until noon these had been unsuccessful. Hagadorn was about 30 years old.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 5, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGELSTEIN, John (d. 1923)

John Hagelstein, Old Timer, Dead
The death of John Hagelstein, one of the early settlers in the district east of Blaine, took place last Friday morning in a Bellingham hospital. He was over 80 years of age and having been in poor health for some time had been living at the county home for several months. Mr. Hagelstein came to this section in 1884 or 1885 and took up a homestead east of Blaine adjoining Wm. Crawford's. He was a bachelor and leaves a brother, Chris Hagelstein, of Murray, B. C., and two brothers and a sister in Germany. Funeral services were held at the grave yesterday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. F. M. Bushong officiating.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 11, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGEN, Mary (d. 1918)

The funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hagin (sic), who passed away at her home on the afternoon of April 18 were held at the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon. Rev. McElmon of Bellingham officiated. Mrs. Hagin was 70 years of age and with her husband came to Washington in the year of 1881, settling on the homestead on which they lived until call to the great beyond, Mr. Hagin passing on eight years ago. Besides a host of friends, she is survived by six children: Mrs. Fred Jamieson of Alberta, Mrs. Henry Kaden of Monroe, Wash.; Mrs. Pete Turner of Spokane, Miss Cora Hagin of Clearbrook and R. E. and Edwin Hagin of Clearbrook. The floral offering were many and beautiful. A large concourse of friends followed the remains, which were laid beside her husband in the family plot in the Lakeside cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 1, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGEN, Ole J. (d. 1925)

Ole J. Hagen, aged 73 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Marit Hagen, Lawrence, Wash., passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Monday evening, March 2, after a long illness. Mr. Hagen had been a resident of Lawrence and vicinity for the past fifteen years and leaves a host of friends who will sadly mourn the news of his death. He was a member of the Lutheran Free church. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Marit Hagen; four sons, John O. of Gig Harbor, Wash.; Olaf A. of Bellingham; and Christian and Andrew of Everson; three daughters, Miss Mattie O. Hagen of Everett; Mrs. Gina Broadbent of Santa Rosa, Cal., and Mrs. Ragnhild Hatch of Everson; two brothers, Albert J. Hagen of Moorhead, Minn., and J. J. Hagen of Hendrum, Minn., and three grandchildren. The remains are being cared for at the Homer Mark mortuary and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 3, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGENBUSH, Anna C. (d. 1925)

After a long illness, Mrs. Anna Clara Hagenbush, long a resident of Wahl, died at a local hospital this morning, aged 57 years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America at Wahl. She is survived by her husband, Henry Hagenbush; one son, H. G. of Seattle; one daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Albright, Bellingham, and two grandchildren, Hubert and Claude Albright. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p. m. at Homer Marks' mortuary, with the Rev. A. L. Lonsberry, pastor of the First Evangelical church, officiating. Interment will occur in Ten Mile cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 1, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAGGEN, Lewis (d. 1938)

HAGLER, John (d. 1925)

Oldest Member of J. B. Steedman Post, Passes at 90
Served In Crimean War Also.
John Hagler, 90, oldest member of J. B. Steedman post, No. 24, G. A. R., whose first vote was cast for Abraham Lincoln, died at 11:45 Sunday evening at his home, 2711 Pacific street. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 at Arthur C. Harlow's chapel, and interment will take place at Woodlawn cemetery. At the chapel the G. A. R. will give its ritual. Mr. Hagler had been a resident of Whatcom county since 1882, when he took up a homestead one-half mile east of the Four Corners, on the Hagler road. For eighteen years he was a member of the school board in Anatole district.
Served in Two Wars.
Mr. Hagler had a very interesting career, seeing service in two wars, the Crimean and the American Civil wars, among other activities. The surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Anna Hagler, and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Freem, Cordova, Alaska; Mrs. Rose Carlyle and Mrs. Minnie Huston, Bellingham, and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One son, Charles, died on March 8, 1915, in Alaska.

John Hagler was born in Schuttland Lahar, Baden Baden, Germany, on August 9, 1835. He married Anna Wehrli on June 24, 1875, at Ellsworth, Kan. Mr. Hagler enlisted on December 17, 1861, in company I, 25th New York infantry. After active service of two years he was disabled and taken prisoner at Chickahoming; sent to Saulsbury prison, then to Bell island and thence to Libby prison. He was honorably discharged from Trinity hospital. He re-enlisted under Col. Jennison in company I, 15th Kansas cavalry, as quartermaster sergeant and was honorably discharged October 19, 1865. Mr. Hagler also served with Swiss Legion recruited in Paris at the outbreak of the Crimean war. This was in 1854. He served with company 3, Second battalion, First regiment, and was mustered out at Gibralter.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 16, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAKES, Mary D. L. (d. 1930)

Mrs. Mary D. L. Hakes, widow of the late Colonel W. H. Hakes, at one time a well-known business man of this city and a prominent Mason, passed away at her home in Seattle, September 21. Funeral services were held in Seattle September 24, followed by cremation, and Saturday, September 27, according to her wishes, her ashes were placed in the family lot in Bay View cemetery, Bellingham. Mrs. Hakes was born in Girard, Pa., in 1844, and was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Robinson Lockwood. She was married to Colonel Hakes, a captain in the Union army of the Civil war in 1864. She leaves two children, Rae D. Hakes, with whom she made her home, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Egan, both of Seattle.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 30, 1930) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HAKES, William H. H. (d. 1891)

HALL, Clarence E. (d. 1914)

Clarence E. Hall, aged 54 years, passed away at his residence, 2215 Eldridge avenue, Sunday afternoon, November 8, after a serious illness of several months. Mr. Hall had been a resident of Bellingham for more than __ years, coming here with his family from Plymouth, Ohio. He leaves to survive him: His widow, Mrs. Amanda Hall; two sons, Harry Hall, of Turo, Ohio, and Samuel Hall, of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bowers, of Marietta, Wash.; two grandchildren, Alvin Swanger, of Bellingham, and Audrey Hall, of Turo, Ohio. Mr. Hall was a member of Rising Star lodge No. 202, I. O. O. F., of this city, and Bay City Encampment of the I. O. O. F., also of this city. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday from the funeral parlors of Harlow & Livingston under the direction of Rising Star lodge No. 202, I. O. O. F., and interment will be made in Bay View Abbey. The funeral car will leave West street and Eldridge avenue at 1:30 for the convenience of the relatives and friends.
(From The American Reveille, November 14, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

HALL, Ezra S. (d. 1914)

Ezra S. Hall passed away at his residence, 2425 King street, at 10 o'clock a. m., Monday, November 9, after a lingering illness of several weeks. Mr. Hall came to Bellingham more than thirteen years ago from Ithaca, Mich. Mr. Hall had been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge for more than thirty-five years and at the time of his death was a member of Rising Star lodge No. 202, I. O. O. F., of this city. Mr. Hall leaves to survive him: Three daughters - Mrs. May Lord, of Deming, Wash.; Mrs. Bertha Ellsworth, Richmond Beach, Wash., and Mrs Mina Barton, of Kendall, Wash.; two brothers, Lafayette Hall, of Mount Pleasant, Mich., and Eliott Hall, of Michigan; one sister, Ollie Hazelton, of Michigan. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Seventh day Advent church, on H and Bancroft streets, the Rev. J. W. Boynton officiating. Rising Star lodge No. 202 will have charge of the service at the grave. The funeral car will leave from North and King streets at 1:15 p. m. for the convenience of the family and friends. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View under the direction of Harlow & Livingston, funeral directors, 1051-1055 Elk street.
(From The American Reveille, November 14, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

HALL, Mary C. (d. 1924)

Mary C. Hall, aged 31 years, wife of E. K. Hall of Hoquiam, passed away at the family home Saturday morning, June 7, death being due to heart trouble. Mrs. Hall had resided in Hoquiam for the past two years and previous to that time was a resident of Bellingham. Surviving besides the husband are three sons, Walter, Thomas and Donald, and an infant daughter, Mary, aged 3 weeks; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Clausen, of Deming; two sisters, Mrs. M. _. Hutchinson, San Francisco, and Miss Gladys Clausen, Deming, and five brothers, Frank, Einar, Herbert, Alfred and Lionel, all of Deming. The remains were shipped to Bellingham and placed in the care of the Harlow mortuary home, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, June 10, at 2 o'clock with the Rev. J. M. Wilson of St. James Presbyterian church officiating, followed by interment in the I. O. O. F. cemetery at Deming.
(From The Deming Prospector, June 13, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.

HALLERT, William (d. 1906)

William Hallert, aged 46 years, brother of Fred Hallert of 2507 Victor street, this city, died yesterday morning at 6 o'clock, at his home near Matsqui, B. C., eight miles north of Sumas, the cause of death being cardiac collapse. Mr. Hallert was in the act of splitting some wood for the purpose of kindling the morning fire, and while engaged he was suddenly stricken expiring in a few minutes. The body was brought to this city today being accompanied by the family of the dead man and his brother Fred Hallert, of this city. Mr. Hallert is survived by his widow and three sons, and besides his brother here, he has two brothers and two sisters living in Germany. The funeral will be held from the mortuary chapel of W. H. Mock & Sons in the Maple block tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, after which the body will be shipped to Enterprise, this county, where interment will be made.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 30, 1906) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HALLOCK, William J. (d. 1895)

HALLSON, Peter (d. 1920)

Peter Hallson was stricken with paralysis about six o'clock Sunday evening while engaged in doing chores in his barn and never regained consciousness, the end coming Wednesday afternoon. This was the third stroke which he had suffered during the past few years. Deceased was upwards of 70 years of age, was a native of Iceland, had lived in Blaine for seven or eight years, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, three daughters and a son so far as can be learned at this writing.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 28, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

HALSTEAD, David (d. 1903)

HAMEL, Maria (d. 1925)

Mrs. Maria Hamel, 59, pioneer resident of Saxon, died at her home at 9:10 o'clock, Monday night, soon after suffering from a stroke of apoplexy. For thirty-six years she had resided at Saxon, thirty-three years in one house. Recently she removed to a new residence, which she had built nearby. Mr. Hamel was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, holding her membership at Sedro-Woolley. She was widely known and was a very active community worker in and near Saxon. The survivors are two sons, Herman and Ernest, both of Saxon; three daughters, Mrs. Emma Weide and Miss Marie Hamel, of Saxon, and Mrs. Hermina Flowers, of Bellingham, and one sister, Mrs. Elisa Reise, of McMillan, Wash.
(From The Deming Prospector, January 23, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMILTON, Alexander (d. 1923)

Alexander Hamilton, Master Mason For Half Century, Dies at 84
Alexander Hamilton, for thirty-four years a Bellingham resident and for more than fifty years a master Mason, died at his home, 2610 Walnut street, Saturday afternoon at the age of 84 years. He was a charter member of Schelinea lodge, F. & A. M., at Shelby, Ia. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. at Arthur C. Harlow's mortuary home, with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Bellingham Bay lodge No. 44, F. & A. M. will officiate at the grave. The survivors are the widow, Mrs. Jennie Hamilton; four daughters, Mrs. Mabel H. Carmine, Mrs. Janet Geri and Mrs. Pearl Marsh, all of Bellingham, and Mrs. Gertrude Taylor, of Wenatchee; on son, Fred Hamilton, of Everett; four step-children Frank Loomis, Elma, and Mrs. Inez Kimme, Bellingham, and Mrs. George Christian, of Kelso; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Brown, Baldwin, Kan., and Mrs. Agnes Gochenour, of Shelby, Ia; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 24, 1923)

HAMILTON, Alexander and wife Lillie (d. 1969)

by Mrs. Don Hamilton (Lucy Martinson Hamilton)

Another of Whatcom County's brave pioneers was laid to rest on Oct. 15, when a multitude of relatives and friends paid their last respects to Alexander Hamilton in a beautiful autumn setting. The hills, that this 82 year old logger loved so well, were a testimony of God's handiwork in their blaze of color, on his last ride up the Mount Baker Highway where he had often traveled in early days when this highway was little more than a muddy wagon trail through dense forest.

Alexander (Shorty) came to this area on the immigration train, at the turn of the century. With him was his powerful father, Joseph, his invalid mother, Armitta, brothers Ellis, Bert, Zedrick and baby, Oliver. Sisters were Gordy, Florence and Mae. They were saddened to leave three small children dying at birth or when very young, behind, in Johnson County, Arkansas. The long trip west was great fun for 12 year old Alexander and the other youngsters on the train, but for the parents, it was not easy. As they rushed to change trains, if Armitta found the pace to fast for her, Joseph would swoop her up in his strong arms as the older children did with younger ones and they would hustle to the next leg of the long journey. The parents on the train would cheer each other up with exciting stories of the rich land to be had for the taking, on the beautiful Pacific Coast, in Washington State.

The Hamiltons settled in Deming, where baby Evelyn, was born and then twins Earl and Pearl, making the number of family births fourteen. Young "Shorty" explored the Nooksack River, fished, hunted and grew to manhood. He worked in mills and woods. He helped raft logs from Chinn Mountain where homesteads were, down the Nooksack to the VanZandt (US Mill). Shorty became a top rate timberman. His keep ability in the woods is still fresh in many minds, from early cutting and burning to giant old-growth trees in preparation for cabin and garden, to horse powered big logging companies that hired many dozen of horses, or his own small logging outfit, his young sons and favorite tea "Eagle and Rock."

Though he was much smaller than his father, he was quick and strong. His energies carried him on into another generation, into the changed value of a tree. From a problem to be rid of for homesteads, to high value in every foot of every tree. He continued to out cut most younger men and could leave them panting while cruising timber by foot, long past the age expected. As he neared 80, he had slowed down at last and spent his time cutting wood and hiking over his son's logging job at Cedar Gulch, above Deming, where he worked in early day in a booming shingle mill. At last he found joy in just caring for his son's team of Belgian stallions and watching deer and birds amount the trees he loved so much. He was content to remember his log bucking day, for he had left a good name in camps while busheling all over these mountains and on the Olympic Peninsula. He was full of stories he'd witnessed while in his teens and early 20's, in Kendall, an active town in timbered Kendall Valley. It had two stores, dance hall and depot. Colorful were the dances held in this hall, with ankle length dresses swirling and heavy booted loggers stomping in joy to the old time fiddle. Shorty took part in the booming of the logging town of Maple Falls. Here was on of the true wild west towns of our history. Excitement oozed from the swinging doors of each of the many saloons. Fists and guns were used often, with shots fired through the floor of his hotel room in one of the many gun battle of early Maple Falls.

He met his faithful wife, Lillie Allen, at a dance in the present township hall of Lawrence. Lillie, with parents John and Margaret Allen, had come to Deming, then named Hollingsworth in 1892, with older brothers Clint and Roy and year-old sister, Ethel. Her mother was excited to be with her family, at Hollingsworth were her father (Lillie's grandpa) operated a store. The town was a cluster of stores and other businesses on the lower end of the Deming Hill. This was a complete good sized town, with a busy train depot.

The church was built where it remains, with the town of Deming mushrooming up about it and the one room school where the grade school is today. Lillie went to that school and church at age 7. Alexander and his brother and sister went to this one room school also.

Alexander and Lillie were married at Wenatchee in 1906. Many joys and trials followed. They were living with her grandfather at Kendall, where Grandpa William Allen owned one of the stores, when the Hamilton's first born arrived. A fragile daughter, named Evelyn. It seemed hopeless to save her but the determined young couple coddled her into a health little girl. Soon she has a sister, Carrie and a brother Ora (Buster). Today these girls are Mrs. Grady Brown and Mrs. Fanton Morganthaler. Buster married Edith Compton. Each of these couple brought joy to the Hamilton's in form of a grandson each. Buster contracted tuberculosis and left wife and son, Douglas, and his parents. He was laid to rest at Kendall in 1936. Four more children were born to Shorty and Lille: Donald, Bernice (Mrs. Jack Cambell), Russell and Kenneth. Twenty-three more grandchildren were added and thirty-two great grandchildren. These parents knew the fears of having their last two sons in the violent battles of World War II and the joy of having these sailor boys come home. As with their grandsons, sons of Bernice and Jack, who served with the Marines in Vietnam.

While outwardly this couple seemed the same, inwardly the searching grew. At last the answers came that changed their lives forever. Shorty and Lillie had moved to Forks. They attended a Christian service with his brothers, Oliver and Earl and families. They left that service filled with a new peace and joy. No longer was the world a mystery, but somehow this couple knew why they were born and that they had a new job to do. They were baptized together in the Bogochiel River. The two of them hardly missed an evening of reading and discussing the scriptures together, for the next 25 years. They returned to the Deming area, as they had returned when moving for a time to Canada. It seemed the Mount Baker Highway drew them. They settled back in Kendall again, to finish their late years, in a cozy little home in a grove of fir trees.

Alexander was born Sept 18, 1887 and passed away Oct. 11, 1969. The service for Alexander was unusual and interesting to all. Rev. Hugh Cantelon among other subjects, spoke on the need for loggers and timber in Bible times. The Hamilton family was please to have former and present pastor friends of Alexander, from the Maple Falls Assembly of God Church, has honorary pallbearers. He was buried in Kendall Cemetery beside his son, Buster. Mrs. Hamilton (Lillie) passed away Nov. 27, 1969 and services were held on Dec. 1, 1969.

HAMILTON--Alexander, age 82 of Glacier Star Rt., Deming, passed away Saturday, Oct. 11. A retired logger and a member of the Assembly of God Church, Mr. Hamilton was a 68 year resident of Whatcom County. Survivors are his widow Lillie A., three sons, Kenneth and Russel, both Bellingham and Donald of Glacier Star Rt., Deming: three daughters, Mrs. Grady Brown of Bellingham, Mrs. Fanton Morganthaler of Star Rt., Deming and Mrs. Bernice Campbell of Bellingham; 24 grandchildren; three brothers. Bert of Bellingham, Oliver and Earl of Forks; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Potter of Van Zandt, Mrs. Florence Wood of Darrington and Mrs. Evelyn Robey at Bellingham. The Rev. Hugh Cantelon will conduct services at the JONES FUNERAL HOME Wednesday., Oct. 5 at 10:30 am Interment Kendall Cemetery.

Mrs. Lillie M. Hamilton, 83, Glacier Star Route, died Thursday. Her Husband, Alexander, died last month. A life resident of Whatcom County, Mrs. Hamilton was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Fanton Morgenthaler of Glacier; Mrs. Grady Brown and Mrs. Bernice Campbell, both of Bellingham; three sons, Kenneth and Russel of Bellingham and Donald of Glacier; 24 grand-children; a brother, Rex Allen, and a sister, Mrs. Maude McLaughlin of Bellingham. The Rev. Donald Mace will conduct services at 10 a.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home. Burial will be in Kendall Cemetery.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Anna M. (d. 1938)

Funeral services for a pioneer resident of the Lynden district were held Monday when friends gathered at the Gillies Funeral Home to pay their final respects to Mrs. Anna May Hamilton, who passed away Friday after an illness of four years' duration. The Rev. E. G. Copely of Bellingham officiated at the funeral services assisted by the Rev. C. Gustafson of Lynden. Burial was made in the family plot in the Lynden Cemetery. Mrs. Hamilton had spent the last half-century in Lynden and the neighboring districts. She had scores of friends throughout the county who were saddened to learn of her passing.

Born in Iowa in 1870, Mrs. Hamilton went to Minnesota with her family while still a young girl. She lived in that state for a number of years and in the latter part of 1888, the family moved to Whatcom County. She was married on December 1, 1889, to the late Lee Hamilton, who passed away more than twenty years ago. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton lived in Lynden and in the Sumas district. Many years ago, the pioneer couple moved to the farm in the Northwood district, one mile west of the Northwood School, in which Mrs. Hamilton was living at the time of her passing. At the time of her death, Mrs. Hamilton was 68 years, eight months and seventeen days old. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Weldon Sims, Bellingham, Route 1, and Mrs. Joe Burlin, Bellingham, Route 2; eight sons, George, Edwin and Lauren, all of North Bend, Lester of Orting, John and Harry of Anacortes, Robert of Seattle, and Stanley of Lynden, Route 2; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Elliott, Eugene, Oregon; two brothers, B. C. Crabtree of Lynden and William Crabtree of Iowa, and eleven grandchildren.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 8, 1938) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMILTON, Armittie (d. 1930)

HAMILTON-- Mrs. Armittie Hamilton, aged 66 years, beloved wife of Joseph E. Hamilton, passed away at the family home, Deming, Wednesday morning, May 28, after an illness of several months. Surviving besides her husband, are six sons, Ellis W., Vesta, Wash.; Bert G., Lawrence, Alex., Deming; Oliver S. and Earl F., Forks, WA and Zedric, at home; five daughters, Mrs. Elmery Kenney and Mrs. George Garvin, Deming, WA; Mrs. Ernest Wood, Mrs. August Potter and Mrs. Pearl Scofield, Van Zandt; one brother, Zeb Porter, Texas; twenty-seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hamilton had resided in Deming for the past thirty years and was a member of the Whatcom County Dairy Association. The body rests at the Homer Mark Mortuary at Cornwall Avenue and Halleck Street and funeral services will be held at the Van Zandt Nazarene church Friday afternoon, May 30, at 2 o'clock, with teh Rev. John W. Frazier, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Van Zandt Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 29, 1930) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Bert G. (d. 1969)

Bert G. Hamilton, 1230 Puget Street, age 83, passed away Sunday, Nov. 16th. Mr. Hamilton was a 6-year resident of Whatcom County and was a retired logger, and a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors are his wife Annie, at home; two brothers, Oliver and Earl of Forks, Wash., three sisters, Mrs. Florence Wood, Darrington, Mrs. Mae Potter, Van Zandt and Mrs. Evelyn Robey, city. Services will be conducted by Rev. Arnold F. Anderson Thursday, Nov. 20 at 10:30 a. m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Lawrence.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 18, 1969) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Clarence L. (d. 1917)

Clarence Lee Hamilton, age 58 yrs. and 5 months, passed away suddenly of heart failure. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Knapp's funeral parlors in the presence of many friends. Rev. Randall conducted the services. Mr. Hamilton was born in **Erie Co., PA, June 18, 1852 [1859]. He had lived in Washington for thirty years. Besides his widow, he is survived by eight sons - Lester, George, John, Harry, Robert, Edwin, Loren and Stanley - four daughters, Mrs. Joe Berlin of Silver Beach, Margaret, Annie and Minna, and three brothers and one sister.
**Probably Freehold, Warren Co., PA based on 1860 census.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 6, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMILTON, David L. (d. 1996)

David Lee Hamilton, age 61 of Deming passed away Wednesday, July 24, 1996, at St. Joseph Hospital, after a courageous battle. He was born in Sumas on Oct. 26, 1934, to Donald and Lucy (Martinson) Hamilton. He was raised in Kendall and Sedro Woolley. He was married Dec. 4, 1993 to Judy Mullikin of Bellingham. Dave was a logger and road builder. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, wood crafts, and his family and friends. He like setting a goal and could accomplish anything he set his mind to. Besides his wife Judy, he is survived by two sons, Randy and his wife Bunt of Sedro Woolley and Rick Hamilton of Acme; two daughters, Sharon and husband Andy Papp of Abbotsford, B. C. and Kendy (Rhode) and husband Bill Stoebe of Ferndale, his mother, Lucy Hamilton of Kendall; nine grandchildren; five sisters, Darlene and husband Jack Little of Van Zandt, Diane and husband Cliff Russell of Sedro Woolley, Dixie and husband Mark VanDitto of Hermiston, OR, Donna and husband Dave Simpson of Everson and Doreen and husband Ron Wiebe of Kendall; Three brothers, Denny and wife Toni Hamilton of Alger and Dean and wife DeEtta Hamilton of Sedro Woolley and Don Jr. and wife Kim Hamilton of Kendall; also, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Hamilton Sr., and son Robin (at birth). The family is thankful that because of chelation therapy and all the wonderful medical care he received, they had more time with Dave. Visitation will be Sun., July 28, 1996, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm at Jones-Moles funeral service will be Mond., July 29, 1996, 2:00 pm, at Deming Log Show Grounds with Pastor Jim Williams of Mt. Baker Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Kendall Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Kendall Fire Department, PO Box 14, Maple Falls, WA. Arrangements by JONES-MOLES FUNERAL HOME 2465 Lakeway Dr. at Yew St., Bellingham, WA 98226.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 28, 1996) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Donald L. (d. 1988)

HAMILTON, Funeral services for Donald Lee Hamilton, age 72, of 6314 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA will be held Monday, April 11, at 1 PM at Deming Log Show with Pastor James Larson officiating. Burial Kendall Cemetery. Mr. Hamilton Passed away April 7, 1988. He was born September 22, 1915 in Chilliwack, British Columbia (Canada) and has been a life resident of Whatcom County. He was a member of the Kendall Chapel; 1985 "Bull of The Woods" and a member of the Horse Pullers Assoc., and had been a horseman and logger for all of his life. He was preceded in death by his parents Alexander & Lillie Hamilton and 2 brothers Russel & Buster Hamilton. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; 4 sons, David & wife Sheila of Sedro Woolley, Dennis & wife Patricia of Bow, Dean & wife DeEtta of Sedro Woolley, Donald Jr. of Sedro Woolley; 5 daughters, Darlene & husband Jack Little of Deming, Diane & husband Jack Little of Deming, Diane & husband Cliff Russell of Everson, Dixie & husband Marc Van Ditto of Edmonds, Donna & husband Davie Simpson of Everson, Doreen & husband Jerry Brooks of Deming; 38 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Evelyn "Dolly" Brown, Carrie Morgenthaller & Bernie Minge; 1 brother, Kenneth Hamilton all of Bellingham; numerous nieces and Nephews. Family suggests memorials may be made to the Kendall Chapel, 6314 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, 98244. Arrangements by JONES FUNERAL HOME.
(Bull of The Woods, is the highest honor given to one logger each year by the Deming Logging Show. This show is for the benefit of busted up loggers) (Don's brother, Buster's given name was Ora Ellis Hamilton)
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 1988)

Everson horseman Cap Galloway leads Monday's funeral procession along the Mt. Baker Highway bearing the casket of the late Dona Hamilton. Aboard the 1895 peddler's wagon led by Clydesdales are Galloway; Hamilton's widow, Lucy; and Dan Cramer. Horseman borne to grave in friend's wagon

Don Hamilton of Kendall was taken to his grave Monday in a fitting way--by horses and wagon. Hamilton, a veteran horseman and a member of the Horse Pullers Association, died last week at age 72. His family asked friend and fellow horse fancier Cap Galloway of Halverstick Road to carry the casket by horse and wagon from Cedar Gulch, the Hamilton's park-like retreat on the Mount Baker Highway, the one mile to Kendall Cemetery.

Hamilton and Galloway had worked together many times preparing horses for shows, parades, even weddings, but "this is the first time I've ever done a funeral," Galloway said. The friendship went back a long way. "I brought my first team of draft horses from Don Hamilton," Galloway said. The casket was taken by hearse from Hamilton's funeral at the Deming Logging Show grounds to Cedar Gulch before being loaded onto Galloway's wagon.
(This article is accompanied by a photo of the horse drawn wagon and hearse, family cars and police car.)
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 1988) Both items submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Joseph E. (d. 1938)

HAMILTON--Joseph E. Hamilton, aged 73 years passed away at a local hospital, Saturday, January 1, 1938, following a short illness. Mr. Hamilton had been a resident of Deming for the past thirty-six years and was a logger and farmer. Deceased was a member of the Whatcom County Dairy men's Association and leaves the following survivors: Five sons. Bert F., at Lawrence; Alexander and Zedric S., at Deming; Oliver S. and Earl F., at Forks; four daughters, Mrs. Elmer Kenney, at Welcome; Mrs. Ernest Wood, Glacier Star Route; Mrs. August Potter, Van Zandt; and Mrs. Evelyn Garvin, Deming; thirty-three grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. Funeral services will be conducted in the Nazarene Church at Van Zandt by the Rev. John Frazier. Tuesday, January 4 at 1:30 PM. Interment will be made in Van Zandt Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 3, 1938) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, Harriett G. (d. 1927)

Harriett G. Hamilton, Member Relief Corps, Dies Here Wednesday
Mrs. Harriett G. Hamilton, 86, a member of J. B. Steedman Relief corps, No. 31, of Bellingham, and of the First Christian church in Roswell, S. D., died Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Inez Kimme, R. D. No. 2. She had been ill one year. Mrs. Hamilton had been a resident of Bellingham twenty-five years. Aside from Mrs. Kimme, surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Georgia L. Christiansen, Kelso, and two sons, William I. Loomis, Yamhill, Ore., and Frank H. Loomis, Elma. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 pm. at the O. R. Hollingsworth funeral home, with the Rev. James M. Wilson, Minister of St. James Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 22, 1927)

HAMILTON, Mary (d. 1910)

Mrs. Mary Hamilton, wife of George Hamilton of this city, died suddenly last Sunday evening at 9:10 o'clock, at her home. The funeral ceremony took place at the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Holcombe officiating. The interment was at Enterprise Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The floral offerings were beautiful and profuse for the late season. Mrs. Hamilton was born in St. Clair county, Mich., and was aged 38 at the time of her death. She married Mr. George Hamilton at Oscoda, Mich., Dec. 8, 1888, residing at that place until 1908, when her and husband came west, locating in Ferndale in December, 1909.

Deceased was a lady of a cheerful, amiable disposition, looking always at the bright side of life, with a smile for everybody and a good work for all alike. Filled with a cheerful hope, she lived a happy contented life. At the time of her death she was planning the enlargement and the beautifying of her home, and her whole life seemed filled with hope and comfort. She had endeared herself to all who were fortunate enough to know her, and her bereaved husband and relatives have the sympathy of all our people in the sad loss.
(From The Ferndale Record, October 28, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMILTON, Reva L. (d. 1944)

Reva Leora Hamilton, aged 15 years, beloved daughter of Ben Hamilton, 3318 Bennett Avenue, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday, September 12, following an accident. Miss Hamilton had resided in Bellingham for the past thirteen years and was a member of the Birchwood Presbyterian Church and was a sophomore at the Bellingham high school. Besides a host of friends who mourn her passing, are her father and mother and her grandparents, Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Snow, all of Bellingham. The remains rest at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home where funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 15, at 1 p.m. with Rev. William J. Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
(From the Bellingham Herald, September 14, 1944) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

Reva Hamilton, 15, Fails to Outrace Train When Trapped on Trestle Here; Pauline Fredericks Reaches Safety
        Reva Hamilton, 15, a Bellingham high school student living at 3318 Bennett avenue, met tragic death Tuesday at 7:40 p.m. when she was struck by a Great Northern south-bound passenger train locomotive on the "Little Squalicum" creek trestle, just west of the Forrest Furniture Mfg. Company plant. Pauline Fredericks, 15, Whatcom Junior high school student and companion of the Hamilton girl, escaped probable death when she reached a safety platform on the trestle with a fraction of a second to spare. Miss Fredericks lives at 2908 Patton street.
        The girls had eaten dinner at the Hamilton home and had then gone for a walk to the beach. Returning, they reached the trestle, and Reva, glancing at her watch, said she knew of no train at that hour, according to the story told by Miss Fredericks. They were only on the trestle a short distance, the Fredericks girl said, when she glanced around and heard and saw the passenger train a short distance behind them.
        Talking about picnic -- They had been talking about a picnic they planned for Sunday, the girl said. Both made a dash for the safety platform near the center of the trestle and Miss Hamilton, who was slightly behind her companion, cried out: "Run for your life, Pauline."
        The Fredericks girl jumped to the safety platform as the locomotive struck Reva, throwing her off the trestle into the creek bottom forty or fifty feet below, according to the story of the surviving girl told police. The train stopped a short distance from the scene of the accident and a call was made for a city ambulance. The girl was still alive but died a few minutes after reaching the hospital. The engineer of the south-bound train was Frank Little; the conductor, Charles Jordan. No Inquest - Dr. W. A. Hulbush, the coroner, said Wednesday noon that an inquest is unnecessary. Reva Hamilton was the daughter of Benjamin Hamilton and she had lived with her father here since she was 2 years of age. Other surviving relatives are the grandparents, Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton, city, and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Snow, city. Funeral services will be held from the Bingham-Dahlquist parlors Friday at 3 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 13, 1944) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HAMILTON, Russel C. (d. 1987)

Hamilton, Russel Craig, age 66, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother & friend, died at his home, 1352 Marine Dr., on Sept. 25, 1987, following a lingering illness. Mr. Hamilton was born in Deming on Dec. 9, 1920 and spent a great deal of his life serving other. Russ' early years were spent working as a logger, he joined the US Navy on Dec. 8, 1941, serving aboard the cruiser Chicago, where he received the Purple Heart. After retiring from the Department of Transportation, he and his wife Eleanor spent 3 1/2 years of Christian volunteer work at Springs of Living Water near Chico, CA. He leaves behind a loving family, his wife Eleanor; daughters, Alix Perez, Mary and husband Kevin McKernan of Bellingham, Kathy & husband Rollin Marple of Lynnwood, Karen & husband John Benthien of Fort Richardson, Alaska, stepdaughter, Margie Locke of Bellingham; sons, Russel C. Hamilton, Roger N. & wife Sandra Hamilton, both of Bellingham, Craig L. & wife Debra Hamilton of Chico, CA; stepson Darral & wife Barbara Manthey of Pullman, WA; 17 grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Brown, Carrie Morganthaler, Bernice & husband Marvin Minge, all of Bellingham; brothers, Don & wife Lucy Hamilton of Deming & Kenneth & wife Barbara Hamilton of Bellingham; numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services will be Tues. Sept 29 at 10 A.M. at the Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Willert, Alger Valley Christian Center officiating. Interment Kendall Cemetery. Russ would ask no more than to be remember as a loving Christian. The world is better because he passed this way. The family request no flowers. Memorials may be made to the Alger Valley Christian Center. Jones Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 1987) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAMILTON, William A. (d. 1914)

William Amerold Hamilton was born in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 11th, 1881. His parents brought him to Washington when but six years old. He married Miss Dott Waters 12 years ago last August. To this union three children were born, Zillah Sarah, Hazel Maria and Glen Frederick. The deceased leaves a mother, step-father, wife, children and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. Death came at the home of his mother, Friday, October 16, 1914, aged 33 years 9 months and 5 days. He was converted about one year ago, and was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
(From The Nooksack Reporter October 23, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMLIN, Ellis (d. 1923)

Ellis Hamlin, 52, was killed by a falling dead tree as he was sawing down a live tree at the Nooksack Timber company's camp about Kulshan. The accident happened about 3:30 and was witnesses by his son, Roy. The dead tree fell without warning. Hamlin, who had worked for the company about a month, was rushed to Deming aboard a logging train and there placed in an ambulance and taken to a local hospital. He died in the ambulance. Mr. Hamlin had lived in the Deming neighborhood for twenty-two years and was well liked. His family resides at Lawrence. Mr. Hamlin is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Hamlin; five sons, Harry, Claud, George, Ross and Roy, and two daughters, Maud and Dolly, all at the family home. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Nooksack. The body lies at the Arthur C. Harlow mortuary home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 27, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAMSHAW, Charles W. (d. 1926)

At a beautiful and impressive ceremony, Ferndale paid its last respects Wednesday morning to its former leader, and prominent citizen, Dr. C. W. Hamshaw, who passed away early Monday morning. At the service held at Monroe's parlors Wednesday morning, many of his friends of the city and district gathered to pay their last respects. Rev. J. W. Moles of Custer delivered the eulogy speaking about his intimate friendship with the doctor, and of the doctor's character as he knew him. Two old favorite songs of Dr. Hamshaw's were sung, Mrs. H. B. Douglas and Mrs. E. J. Gorsuch rendering "Jesus Lover of My Soul" and Mrs. Douglas singing "Siloam". The body was shipped to Portland for burial in the family plot. The people of Ferndale were surprised and shocked on Monday morning, the 22nd, to learn that Dr. Hamshaw had died during the night. While not a rugged man, the doctor had been in his usual health, and retired early in the evening, remarking that he was a little tired, as he had been very busy during the previous week. Mrs. Hamshaw noticed his heavy breathing about three o'clock, and called a physician, but the doctor passed away without gaining consciousness.

Charles W. Hamshaw was born at Athens, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1857. He was married at Gallatin, Mo., in 1890 to Miss Ida Tomlinson. Mrs. Hamshaw, their daughter, Mrs. Grace Sather, and their sons, Dr. Charles W. Jr. of Portland, Ore., and Leonard B. of Seattle, survive him. He is survived by two brothers, Fletcher and Clarence Hamshaw of Los Angeles, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Leonard of Portland, and Mrs. Emma Dorman of Paola, Kansas. Dr. Hamshaw had practiced dentistry in Ferndale for over fifteen years, and had made many friends by his quiet and courteous manner. He served as councilman for several terms and as mayor for one term. He was a lover of music and literature and took an unusual interest in all cultural and social pleasures. He was a close student of human nature, had a quaint philosophy in his observations of men and events, but charitable and kind in his conclusions and estimates. During his active years he had been a worker in church and Y.M.C.A. activities, taking the place of a leader on many occasions and was an active member of the Ferndale Congregational church at the time of his death.
(From The Ferndale Record, February 25, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANDSCHY, Franklin F. (d. 1926)

On the eve of one of the happiest days of the year in the calendar of the Christian world, Bellingham is today in mourning, due to the death of one of its most sterling citizens, Franklin Frederick Handschy, 60, cashier of the Bellingham National bank and tireless worker in behalf of his community. Succumbing to the ravages of an internal complaint that had afflicted him for years, Mr. Handschy died at 7:15 o'clock Thursday evening. The immediate cause of death was heart failure, according to attending physicians. Funeral announcements will be made by O. R. Hollingsworth as soon as word has been received from Eastern relatives.

In Mr. Handschy's passing, Bellingham has lost one of its most beloved citizens and largely because he was ever at the forefront in affairs that concerned the city's future, his death universally deplored in Bellingham. Mr. Handschy's community loyalty was unquestioned and his civic pride was always in evidence. Whatever concerned Bellingham's future concerned him and during his thirty-six years' residence here his services to Bellingham and to Whatcom county were almost innumerable. He served two terms as county treasurer and was a member of the commission that framed Bellingham's charter. Mr. Handschy's ideals were high and his lofty sentiments, frequently heard in fraternal and public meeting, were given added beauty by the eloquence that gave them golden wings. Responsible men of Bellingham agreed in their expressions of sorrow over Mr. Handschy's death that this city have never had a greater friend than he, nor one who was held in higher esteem.

In no field of endeavor was Mr. Handschy more highly esteemed than in the fraternal, and particularly in the Knights of Pythias order, in which he had been active since young manhood serving it as grand chancellor in this state and as supreme representative. He also was valued as a member of the Elks and the Masons and out of respect for him Elks Lodge 194 adjourned its regular weekly session Thursday evening after a brief session. Mr. Handschy was a member of that lodge; Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, F. & A. M.; Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 56, and the Northwest Shrine club. Mr. Handschy was noted for his activity as a Pythian Knight. F. M. Bloomquist, who was one of his closest friends, recalls that he was grand chancellor of Knights of Pythias in this staqte and that later he was elected as supreme representative. He was elected to that office again but eventually resigned because of ill health. So great was Mr. Handschy's influence, the esteem in which his brother Knights held him and his eloquence, that at the session of the grand lodge in Tacoma last October, proposed laws which ordinarily would have been laid over for another year were passed unanimously at that session "because Mr. Handschy presented his case so eloquently," says Mr. Bloomquist. Mr. Handschy was keenly interested in plans for a Pythian temple on the site on Forest street that is owned by the Bellingham lodge and he looked forward to having a hand in them when the lodge was ready to build, Mr. Bloomquist states.

George H. Bacon asserts that Mr. Handschy's services to the original charter commission were invaluable. His committee was responsible for the limitations on levies and the budget plan which empowers the mayor to prepare the budget and authorizes the council to make changes in it, but prohibits the council from increasing the levy as fixed by the mayor. "Mr. Handschy was exceptionally qualified to sit on the commission" said Mr. Bacon, "and it was a pleasure to work with him. He had a fine grasp of municipal government problems and his arguments and explanations were clearly presented."

Mr. Handschy was born in Huron county, Ohio, in 1866, and when two years of age removed with his parents to Illinois. He received his education in that state and lived there until 1884, when he settled in Kansas. In 1890, at the age of 24 years, he arrived in Bellingham. Soon thereafter he was appointed deputy county treasurer. In 1900 he was elected county treasurer, serving two terms. In 1904 he assisted in the organization of the Bellingham National bank. Mr. Handschy never aspired to political honors, but he took a loyal citizen's interest in politics. He once refused a republican nomination for governor of this state. He was chairman of the Whatcom County Council of Defense and extremely active during the world war. His life he lived in accordance with his doctrines. A tragic death, the loss of his sweetheart when he was a young man, kept him a single man. His life he gave over to the young girl he planned to make his wife. Then like a story book she was taken away and Mr. Handschy, rather than seek a new love, plodded the walk of life with his spiritual mate. Mr. Handschy resided at 2331 Elm street. He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Nocomis, Ill. Mr. Handschy is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Fred Garris, Mrs. Mary Gillespie and Mrs. T. S. Hamilton, of this city; Mrs. W. A. Rice, Georgeville, Ill., and Mrs. J. W. Pennel, Pasadena, Cal. .....
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 24, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANDY, Amy G. (d. 1909)

Miss Amy G. Handy died at her home in Lynden last Friday morning after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was Sunday from the Baptist church of which she was a member and in which she was a tireless worker. Miss Handy was born at Long Prairie, Minn., April 23, 1874. She came to Lynden from there with her parents about nine years ago. She became a member of the Baptist church when she was 14 years old. There being no Baptist church here when she arrived she attended the Methodist and worked in the Methodist Sunday School as a teacher. Two years ago when the Baptist church was organized she became a tireless worker in building up the Sunday School. Rev. Case said of her: "The passion of her life as a christian has been to be a channel of blessing, and the beautiful, unselfish way in which she lived for others, stands as a living monument to the realization of her high ideal." Besides her many friends Miss Handy leaves to mourn her death a father and mother, three sisters and a brother.
(From They Lynden Tribune, June 24, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANDY, Mary (d. 1917)

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Lynden cemetery for the late Mrs. Richard Handy, who passed away last week at San Jose, California. The Rev. P. H. Davies conducted the services, which were attended by a large gathering of friends. Mrs. Handy was born in England in 1842, and came to the United States in 1845. She was married in 1872, and came to Lynden in 1900 from Minnesota. Four years ago, she went to San Jose. She was a charter member of the Baptist Church of Lynden, and was beloved in all circles in the district. She was the mother of five girls and one son, three daughters, Mrs. L. O. Colby, Miss Beatrice Handy, and Miss Ruth Handy, and son, Raleigh Handy, survive her, besides her husband, Richard Handy. Mr. Handy and Miss Ruth Handy will make their home in Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 12, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANDY, Richard (d. 1917)

Funeral services were conducted last Wednesday at the Baptist church for the late Richard Handy, who died at his home Sunday evening, Dec. 23, after a long illness. The church was crowded with many friends, of whom Mr. Handy had made a wide circle during his residence in this district. Richard Handy was born Feb. 7, 1842 in Westbury, England. In 1850 he came to this country with his parents, settling in Erie County, Pa. From there he went to Dundas, Canada, where he learned his trade. In 1873, he moved to Long Prairie, Minnesota, where he was engaged in the hardware business for 28 years. In 1900 he came to Lynden with his family, residing here for thirteen years. The last four years he spent in California, returning last April at the time of his wife's death. He was married to Mary E. Gough in 1872. They were the parents of six children; those surviving him are his three daughters, Misses Beatrice and Ruth Handy, and Mrs. L. O. Colby of Lynden, and a son, Roland Handy, of Michigan. He is also survived by a sister in Pennsylvania, two brothers in Minnesota, a brother, George Handy and a sister, Mrs. B. C. Crabtree of Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune, January 3, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANDY, Thomas C. (d. 1915)

Thomas Clyde Handy quietly passed away last Friday morning, Dec. 24th, at his home near Lynden at the age of 49 years, death being caused by paralysis with which he had been afflicted for over two years. Funeral services were held at the Mission Church Sunday morning, Rev. C. E. Hodges and Rev. W. Riley officiating, and the body was laid at rest in the Lynden cemetery. Mr. Handy was born Sept. 19, 1866, at Dundas, Rice Co., Minn. He resided in that state until the spring of 1890, and since then has made his home in Lynden. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Crowl on Aug. 4, 1890. He lived a Christian life and was much respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow, two daughters, Mrs. John Thorp and Miss Jennie Handy and three sons, Walter, Warren and Floyd. Two older sons, Roy and Frankie, died several years ago. Besides these he leaves two sisters and four brothers, Geo. W. Handy and Mrs. B. C. Crabtree of Lynden, Mrs. Elizabeth McClune of Pennsylvania, Richard Handy of California, and John and Charles Handy of Minnesota.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 30, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANER, Phillip S. (d. 1926)

Phillip S. Haner, 59, Wickersham pioneer, died Wednesday at a local hospital in Bellingham following an illness of two weeks. Mr. Haner moved to Wickersham in 1894, and has resided there since then. At one time he was postmaster and operated a general store. He had retired from business at the time of his death. He was also interested in lumber and mill holdings in the Lake Whatcom and Wickersham districts. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisy Haner; 4 sons, Victor, Norman, Lawrence and Robert; one sister, Mrs. May Bennett, all of Wickersham; one brother, Chauncy Haner, of Michigan, and one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Victor Haner of Wickersham. Funeral services will be held on Friday.
(From The Deming Prospector, December 31, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANNON, Hugh L. (d. 1928)

Hugh L. Hannon, Who Served With Confederates, Dies.
Passing peacefully in his sleep early Sunday morning, Hugh L. Hannon, Civil war veteran, died at his home, 2416 Victor street, aged 80 years. He had not complained of illness when he retired. Mr. Hannon had lived in Bellingham twenty-four years and was a member of the first Baptist church. In the Civil war he served with the Confederate army in the South Carolina militia. Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Nancy C. Hannon; three daughters, Mrs. A. W. Kinman, Bend, Ore.; Mrs. D. W. Foster and Mrs. D. W. Bailey, city; one sister Mrs. Jerome Gooch, Port Orchard; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The Hollingsworth-Dahlquist funeral home will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 22, 1928) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HANNON, Susan (d. 1914)

Mrs. Sarah Ann Hannon, Probably Oldest Woman in County, Passes Away -- Remembered
Mrs. Susan Ann Hannon, one of the oldest if not the oldest resident of Whatcom county, passed away at the residence of her sons, H. L. and W. L. Hannon, near Lynden, last Saturday, November 21. "Grandma" Hannon, as she was familiarly known to all her friends, had been a resident of Bellingham and vicinity for the last eleven years. She was born near Gowensville, Greenville county, South Carolina, February 18, 1823, and at her death had reached the advanced age of 91 years 8 months and 3 days. Her maiden name was Susan Ann Wilkinson. She was married to John Balis Hannon in 1843. She was left a widow on the death of her husband in June 1859, after a lingering illness, through which she patiently nursed him. The beginning of the Civil war found her thrown upon her own resources, with slender means to provide for the support of a family of four children, three boys and a girl. She set about the task with that faith and fortitude which is characteristic of true womanhood, managing by the help of her sons to cultivate their small farm and to wring from the soil a scanty subsistence, but she was not to escape the fate of mothers of that time. The demon of war called for victims and her eldest son, Ben, enlisted as a volunteer in the Confederate army and was killed at the battle of Chancellersville, on May 1863. Later her second son, William, was drafted into the service, doing duty as a private under Jos. E. Johnson in the last campaign of the war, which ended in the surrender of Johnson's army to General Sherman. He was made a prisoner at Bentonville, N.C., and carried to Maryland, but at the close of the war was released and made his way back on foot to his home in South Carolina, after being mourned many months as dead. Not long after the war was over the family moved to East Tennessee, where the two sons, now grown to manhood, engaged in farming. Migrate Westward. Like many another family of the period they continued the migration westward, living successively in Missouri and Kansas and emigrating to Eastern Washington in 1891, where they located a homestead in Whitman county and continued to reside there until 1903, when they came to Bellingham. Mrs. Hannon was the mother of five children, three of whom are now living, one having died in infancy. Her two sons. W. L. and H. L. reside on their farm near Greenwood, the former never having married, has continued to live with the family. The daughter, Mrs. J. J. Gooch, lives in Everett.
Great-grandmother of Ten.
She was the grandmother of eight children, five of whom are living: Mrs. D. W. Foster, of 2416 Victor street, Bellingham; Mrs. A. W. Kinman, Arlington; Mrs. D. W. Bailey, of Greenwood; Mrs. Theo Brounty, of Arlington, and Mr. Claude Gooch, of Everett. She was also the great-grandmother of ten children, who live with their parents in the places mentioned above. This venerable old lady was possessed of a remarkable bodily and mental vigor, which she retained to an unusual degree to the last, never having suffered any very severe illness except such as usually attends the incident of motherhood. To within a few weeks of her death she was able to care for herself and was an interested reader of the daily news. She had a wonderful retentive memory and would often converse in an animated way of incidents and events belonging to the period before the Civil war. She had a very clear recollection of the nullification proceedings in South Carolina under Jackson's administration and of the hotly contested political campaign between the nationalists and the democrats in 1832, in which Jackson was elected over Henry Clay and later of the "log cabin" and "hard cider" campaign. She was a devout Christian, a life-long member of the Missionary Baptist church, at the time of her death holding her membership in the First Baptist church of this city, and although on account of a partial loss of her hearing and other bodily infirmities she was unable to attend the regular preaching service, she was an assiduous observer of her religious duties, and a persistent reader of the Bible.
Saw Slaves Sold.
She had a kind and gentle spirit, easily moved to compassion at the sight of suffering. She often recounted her revulsion or feeling when as a girl she saw bands of slaves chained together driven by her home to the sugar-cane plantations of Louisiana. She was sincerely loved and respected by all who knew her. Her last illness was brief. She had been ailing for about two weeks, but on last Friday, at about 6 o'clock in the morning, after an unsuccessful effort to rise from her bed, she was stricken speechless and after a struggle of thirty-six house, passed peacefully away at 12 o'clock Saturday. A simple but beautiful funeral service conducted by the Rev. McPhail, of this city, was held at the family residence at 2 o'clock on Monday and the body was fittingly laid to rest in the Greenwood cemetery. The casket was beautifully decorated with floral offerings, chief among which was a wreath of pink carnations and white chrysanthemums bound with lavender, on which in gilt letters was the word "Mother." Thus ends a long life full of good deeds, beautiful in acts of kindly service to others.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 24, 1914) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HANSARD, Amelia (d. 1919)

Mrs. Amelia Hansard, a resident of this city for thirty-one years, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary V. Basford, 910 Key street, at the age of 75 years, after being confined to her bed since last November. She was a member of the Christian church of Munson, Ohio, and of the Woman’s Relief Corps of J. B. Steedman post, G.A.R. Two daughters and three sons survive her, Mary V. Basford, Bellingham; Mrs. Helen M. O’Brien, Northwood, and Edmund M., William J. and Charles G. Hansard, all of Bellingham; also by two sisters and one brother and four grandchildren. The funeral announcements will be made by Harry O. Bingham. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Harry O. Bingham’s parlors, with the Rev. W. F. Reagor officiating and the Woman’s Relief Corps giving its ritualistic services.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 11, 1919) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HANSARD, Charles T. (d. 1897)

C. T. Hansard, one of the best known farmers in the county, died at his home at Van Wyck on Monday night. He was about 55 years old. His illness has lasted over a year although he was able to be out most of the time. He leaves a wife and five children, three of whom are grown. The funeral will be today, conducted by the G. A. R., and the Sons of Veterans. At ten o'clock they will start from the house on the Northeast diagonal, a mile west of Van Wyck station, and will reach Bay View cemetery about noon where the interment will take place. Mr. Hansard was a native of Indiana and learned the stonemason's trade. When the war came on he enlisted and served three years. Resuming his trade he became a contractor and was recognized as one of the most skillful and reliable men in the country. When the huge capitol building at Austin, Texas, was to be built he was selected as foreman on the stone construction work and much of the beauty and solid grandeur of the big building is due to his careful oversight and the extensive knowledge of his craft that he made use of. He was a natural mathematician and his constructive ability was remarkable. He was connected with several other large business ventures and seven years ago came to Washington. He bought property in Seattle, Fairhaven, Whatcom and a section of land where he lives. Probably no man in Whatcom county had more varied or extensive knowledge or a more acute intellect. He had no ambition to take a forward part in public life or his ability would have given him high honors.
(From The Daily Reveille, April 7, 1897) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON/HANSEN, Capitola (d. 1921)

Funeral service for Miss Capitola Hanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hanson, were held here Wednesday afternoon from the Seventh Day Adventist church. Miss Hanson died Sunday, Dec. 25, in the City Hospital, Seattle, after an illness of eight days. Miss Hanson was born June 26, 1899, at Hofman, Minn., and was at the time of her death, 22 years and 6 months old. While attending school at Thief River Falls in 1917 she suffered an attack of typhoid fever, from the effects of which she never fully recovered. She was converted to the Adventist faith last spring and was a devoted member of that church. Elder L. Johnson, of Seattle, conducted the services. Besides her parents Miss Hanson left two brothers and two sisters. The body was laid to rest in Enterprise Cemetery, under George A. Monroe's direction.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 30, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, Gunhild E. (d. 1915)

Mrs. Gunhild E. Hanson, aged 38 years, passed away at the family residence, 1409 King street, January 5. She is survived by her husband, Elias Hanson, and one son, Harold; four sisters - Mrs. O. Grastock and Mrs. N. Stengrimson, of Power, Mont.; Mrs. Bertha Jorgenson, of Oakland, Cal., and Mrs. C. Holle, of Hallingdal, Norway; two brothers - C. Jorgenson, of Sumas, and Erick Odegaard, of Hallingdal, Norway. Funeral service will be conducted Friday afternoon, January 8, at 1:30 o'clock from the Zion Lutheran church, Rev. George O. Lane, the pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery under the direction of A. G. Wickman.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 6, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, Hans (d. 1928)

Hans Hanson, a resident of this section for the past 32 years, passed away suddenly at his home at Drayton last Thursday. Heart disease is given as the cause of his death. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Purdy & Sons' Funeral Home, and interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery. The pallbearers were M. Thordarson, J. S. Johnson, J. J. Straumford, G. Davidson, K. Brandson and F. Flamming.

Hans Hanson was born in Iceland Jan. 1, 1854. He came to Selkirk, Manitoba, and from there to what is now South Bellingham in 1886, settling on Drayton Harbor at the mouth of California creek. Here he passed the past 32 years. When a young man he lost both feet by freezing and has got about for the past 47 years on artificial legs. He was a man of strong physique and remained rugged up until his death. He is survived by his wife, Bjorg Hanson, and four sons and five daughters as follows: Einar of Burlingame, Cal., John of Bellingham, Barney of Blaine, Oscar of Bellingham, Mrs. Sena Berntsen and Mrs. Frank Wright of Bellingham, Mrs. Flora Taplin of this city and the Misses Emily and Evelyn. Also 14 grandchildren.
(From The Blaine-Journal Press June 7, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, Helen (d. 1909)

Helen Hanson, a widow, aged 50 years, died at the residence, 2105 A Street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, after an extended illness. Mrs. Hanson is survived by three daughters, Miss Tenia Hanson, Mrs. Lena Brock and Mrs. Sophia Olson, and two sons, Hans Hanson and Henry Hanson, all residents of this city. There are also eight grandchildren surviving Mrs. Hanson. Funeral services will be held from the United Norwegian Lutheran church, corner of Garden and Champion Streets, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. J. Torval Norby, will be the officiating clergyman. Interment is to be made in Bay View Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Mock & Sons, the Elk Street undertakers.
(From The Morning Reveille, May 15, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, John L. (d. 1914)

The funeral of John L. Hanson, who dropped dead while endeavoring to "spin" the engine of his automobile last Sunday morning, was held from the Wickman undertaking parlors yesterday afternoon. Death was due to heart weakness. the funeral service was conducted by Rev. G. O. Lane, of the Zion Lutheran church, of which the deceased was a member. The church choir and Miss Fretheim, soloist, gave the music. A large gathering of friends, filling two special street cars, formed the cortege to the cemetery, and many handsome floral pieces attested the popularity of Mr. Hanson. C. Erholm, Dr. Johnson, F. Peaseley, Carl Dahlquist, Chris Grue and Mr. Matthewson were the pallbearers. Mr. Hanson had been a well-liked and popular resident of Bellingham for the past eleven years, living with his wife and daughter, Olga, at 1414 Grant street. He was born in Norway in 1861 and had been in this country for thirty years, living in North Dakota before he came to Bellingham.
Bayview cemetery lists him as John L. Hansen
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 12, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, Louis (d. 1907)

Louis Hanson, son of H. C. Hanson, of Pleasant Valley shot and killed himself at his father's home Wednesday. It seems that young Hanson, who was about 20 years of age, had been sick for some time with la grippe, part of which time he had been delirious. Wednesday morning the boy wanted to go to a neighbor's house, but his parents told him that he was not well enough to make the visit. He went up stairs to his room and at about eleven o'clock the people on the lower floor heard his body fall, but did not hear the report of the rifle. Going to his room his family found his body on the floor. A 32 caliber rifle lying on the bed told the cause of the bullet hold in the center of his forehead. Dr. Hood was called from Ferndale but the wound was fatal and the boy passed away at seven o'clock Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Congregational church at eleven o'clock this morning by Rev. G. D. Hyden.
(From The Blaine Journal, March 1, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

HANSON, Thomas (d. 1901)

HARDAN, John (d. 1905)

John Hardan, aged 86 years, who has resided in this county over twenty years and making Ferndale his home most of the time, died Friday at the home of his son, John, near the poor farm. The deceased leaves two sons, John and Samuel. The funeral was held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment made in the Paradise cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record April 21, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

FERNDALE, April 17 - John Hardan, who died at the home of his son, near the poor farm on Friday night, was a pioneer of Ferndale. Mr. Hardan came to Ferndale nearly thirty years ago, and lived on his farm across the river. He also had some property in town. He was something over eighty years of age. He survived three wives in this vicinity. The last wife was formerly Mrs. Wheeler, better known as Grandma Wheeler, who died in January. He leaves one son, John Jr., for whom the village of Hardan was named, to mourn his loss. The funeral was held in the school house, across from the poor farm on Sunday at 2 o'clock.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, April 18, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDAN, Samuel W. (d. 1939)

Samuel W. Hardan, 80-year-old county pioneer, was taken by death Sunday evening in a Bellingham hospital. He first settled in this county in 1872. For many years he farmed in the Pleasant Valley district, although at the time of his death he was living in town at 303 Potter street. Several years ago Mr. Hardan was awarded the Old Settlers' cup, friends recall. Surviving is the widow, Louisa; six sons, Dr. G. E. Hardan, of Bremerton, Guy W., of Yakima, Hollis M., of American Lake, and Theodore, Bert and Burrel, city; two daughters, Mrs. Willis Johnson, of Seattle, and Olive Hardan, city; fifteen grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The funeral will take place in the Harlow-Hollingsworth chapel Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. with the Rev. A. E. Wolfe officiating. Interment will follow in Enterprise cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 15, 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDIMAN, Corila P. (d. 1919)

Mrs. Corila P. Hardiman, aged 69 years, passed away at the family home, 2602 Verona street, on the early morning of Saturday, February 8, (1919), after a brief illness. Mrs. Hardiman had resided in Bellingham for the past seventeen years. She is survived by her husband, James Hardiman, Bellingham; one daughter Mrs. Caroline Greenhault, present address unknown; one brother, W. R. Wallace, of Bellingham, R. F. D. No. 1. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 11, at 2 o'clock p.m. from the funeral parlors of Harry C. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, with Rev. C. B. Sears officiating. Interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDIMAN, James (d. 1931)

James Hardiman, aged 86 years, passed away at the home of D. C. Beatty, 2012 Alabama street, Tuesday, February 10, after a lingering illness. Mr. Hardiman had been a resident of Bellingham for the past twenty-six years. He was a Civil war veteran and a member of Rockford, Ill, lodge No. 633, F. & A. M. Aside from the many friends who will mourn his passing, he is survived by a niece and nephew living in Illinois. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, 210 Prospect street, and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 10, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDIN, Victoria E. (d. 1915)

Mrs. Victoria E. Hardin, a pioneer resident of Bellingham for a quarter of a century, wife of Judge Ed E. Hardin, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning, February 2, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Hardin was a member of the Christian church, holding her membership at her old home in Kentucky. Those who survive are: Mr. Hardin, two daughters, Misses Grace and Edith Hardin; three sons, Edward, Boone and Henry, all residing at the family home; three brothers, a half brother and two sisters, W. H. and H. A. Morgan, of Nooksack, T. J. Morgan , W. H. Jordan and Mrs. Dora Wright, all residing in Kentucky, and Mrs. J. V. Hilburn, of Bellingham. There are also a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will deeply mourn the sad loss of Mrs. Hardin. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4, at 10 o'clock, a. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, with Rev. Otho H. Williams officiating, assisted by Rev. Paul Ashby, of Lynden. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 3, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDY, Joseph (d. 1907)

FERNDALE, Tuesday, Aug. 27. - Suffering from the effects of poison taken by drinking water from a well on his farm, Joseph Hardy, one of the pioneers of this part of the state, died last night at his home at Mountain View. From the same cause, according to physicians, Mrs. Draiden, a daughter of the dead man, and her son are ill. Hardy has lived in Whatcom County for twenty years. His ranch is near Lake Terrill and the land is low and wet. It is supposed that poisonous matter seeped into the well from surrounding marshes. Hardy was 60 years old at the time of his death and was a well known character in this part of the state. The funeral services will be held tomorrow. The dead man was a veteran and a member of the G. A. R.
(From The American Reveille, August 28, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARDY, Thomas (d. 1907)

War Veteran Dies in Hovel
In a wretched hovel on the beach at the foot of McKenzie Street in south Bellingham, Tom Hardy, a well-known character in this city, died early Wednesday morning of heart trouble, brought on by over indulgence in intoxicating liquors. Hardy was a veteran of the Civil War and drew a heavy pension from the government. This money he has spent in whiskey while he has been forced to beg and depend on the authorities for the proper food to keep him alive. Hardy passed away peacefully. Night before last he was badly intoxicated and spent the night in a saloon at the foot of Harris Avenue. Yesterday he crept into his bed in a hovel on the beach where he died in the early morning, with only one friend by his side. He had no medical attention. Hardy leaves one son, William. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon from Maulsby's funeral parlors. For the convenience of friends a car will leave the corner of Harris Avenue and Eleventh Streets at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral will take place at Maulsby's chapel at 2 p. m. today.
(From The American Reveille, December 19, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARNDEN, Milton (d. 1922)

Milton Harnden Mountain View pioneer, died Tuesday at the family home at the age of 80 years. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Mr. Harnden was a veteran of the Civil war and was widely known in this section, where he has long been a resident. His son, Milton Harden Jr. was once lightweight wrestling champion of the United States. Besides his widow, Mr. Harnden is survived by seven daughters and six sons. They are: Mrs. Frank Stewart, Vancouver, B. C., Mrs. Joseph Morseman, Bellingham, Mrs. Peter Hanson, Holdman, Ore., Mrs Frank Ballard, Vancouver, B. C., Mrs. Osmund Bridge, Mountain View, Mrs. Mitchell Wagner, Mountain View and Mrs. Charles Byers, Bellingham; Lew, of Winter, Wis., William, of Sucia Island, Henry, of Milwaukee, Wis., Dennis, of Mountain View, Milton Jr., of Camano Island, and Ernest, of Wisconsin. One daughter, Mrs. H. B. Chichester, of Mountain View, passed away about a year ago. The funeral services were conducted by the Salvation Army, following out a wish of the deceased. Burial was made in Enterprise cemetery, George A. Monroe being in charge.
(From The Ferndale Record, July 14, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRIMAN, Azroe A. (d. 1925)

Azroe Albion Harriman, aged 82 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lavisa Harriman, passed away at his home on route 4, near Noon station, Thursday morning November 19, after several weeks' illness. Mr. Harriman had been a resident of the county for about four years and leaves many friends and acquaintances to mourn his death. He was a member of Tofield lodge No. 48, Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Tofield, Alberta, Canada, of the Grand Army of the Republic at Maurice, Ia., and of the Methodist Episcopal church at Tofield, Alberta. Surviving besides the widow, are one son, Clayton C. Harriman, route 4; one sister, Mrs. Ora _iwell of Salem, Ore.; one brother, C. A. Harriman of Cedar Rapids, Ia., and six grandchildren. The body rests at the Homer Mark mortuary, where funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon, November 22, at 12:30 o'clock, followed by the ritualistic service of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic, at the chapel, and with the ritualistic service of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at the graveside. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 20, 1925)

HARRINGTON, Frank M. (d. 1933)

Frank Harrington, 84, youngest of the fifteen surviving members of J. B. Steedman post of the Grand Army, died at a local hospital Sunday after a brief illness. Mr. Harrington enlisted in the Illinois infantry when a boy and served four years, being honorably discharged in 1866. Bellingham lodge of Elks and Albert J. Hamilton post of the American Legion will participate in funeral services from the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Harrington was a lifelong member of the Methodist church having joined the church at the age of 12 years. Surviving relatives are four sons, Jesse, Frank H., Byram M. and Louis Q., all of Bellingham; four daughters, Mrs. Flora Judge, Mrs. Susie Shorter and Mrs. Ruth Ford, all of Kansas, and Mrs. Addie Pollick, of Arkansas; twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Interment will be in Greenacres Memorial park.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 5, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRINGTON, Myron C. (d. 1933)

Funeral services for Myron C. Harrington, aged 90 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Ella Harrington, 1338 Humboldt, who passed away at a local hospital Saturday, April 15, after an illness of five weeks' duration, will be held from the Bingham-Dahlquist funeral home, 210 Prospect street, Monday April 7 at 2 p. m., with Dr. John Robertson Macartney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, and interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. Mr. Harrington had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty-five years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the John B. Steedman post No. 34 of the G. A. R. Aside from the many friends who will mourn his passing he leaves to survive him his widow and one son, Geo. L. Harrington, of Indianapolis; one step-son, Claude Ransdell, of Seattle; one step-daughter, Mrs. W. L. Clark, of this city, and five grandchildren. Casketbearers will be Hugh Diehl, G. P. Kincaid, Geo. Cole, Arthur Blythe, Ralph Renney and Arthur Culmer.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 15, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRIS, Charles L. (d. 1914)

Charles L. Harris, aged 73 years, passed away at the Washington Veterans' home, at Port Orchard, Wash., Tuesday, November 10, 1914. Mr. Harris has been a resident of Washington and Whatcom county for more than twenty-six years, coming here with his family from the State of Ohio. Mrs. Oello P. Harris, his wife, passed away in this city June 6, 1910. Mr. Harris leaves to mourn his loss, two sons, Howard H. Harris and Lucius W. Harris, both of this city. Mr. Harris served three years and four months in Company A, Second Ohio cavalry, during the Civil war, and at the time of his death was a member of J. B. Steadman post, G. A. R., No. 24, of this city. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 13, at 2:00 p. m. from the funeral parlors of Harlow & Livingston, 1051-55 Elk street, the Rev. James Wilson, of the south side Presbyterian church, officiating. Members of J. B. Steadman post No. 24, G. A. R., [text missing] at the close of the service. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, November 13, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRIS, Oella P. (d. 1907)

Death of Pioneer Woman.
Mrs. Oella P. Harris, aged 68 years, wife of Charles L. Harris, died at the family home, 2609 E street, this morning at 7:45 o’clock, after an extended illness. Mrs. Harris came with her family to this city in 1888 from the State of Iowa. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Howard W. and Lucius W. Harris, all residing here. Mrs. Harris was a member of J. B. Steedman corps, No. 31, W.R.C., being one of the charter members. She was also an active worker in the First Congregational church. The body lies at the private receiving rooms of W. H. Mock & Sons in the Maple block. The funeral announcements will appear later.
(From The Bellinghgam Herald, June 6, 1907) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HARRIS, Thomas L. (d. 1939)

Mr. Thomas L. Harris, aged 71 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Francis Harris, passed away at the family home, 3812 Idaho, Monday, May 1, after a brief illness. Mr. Harris had been a resident of Bellingham for the past 38 years and was the oldest living employee of Bloedel Donovan, being employed as a stationary engineer. He was a member of the M. W. A. camp of Bellingham and the First Christian church. Aside from a host of friends who will mourn his passing, he leaves to survive him his widow; two son and one daughter. Mrs. Zenne Burrough of Seattle, M. F. Harris of Las Vegas, N. M., and Clinton J. Harris of this city; one sister, Mrs. Dora Cannon of Oregon and five brothers, Major J. M. Harris of Los Angeles, Calif., Samuel of Everett, Benjamin of Oregon, Rufas of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert Harris of this city, and two grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, 210 Prospect St., where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, May 3, at 2 p. m. with Rev. Joseph Warner, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating and interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 2, 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRISON, Margaret E. (d. 1932)

Mrs. Margaret E. Harrison, aged 20 years, a resident of Deming Star Route, beloved mother of Josephine and Caroline Harrison, passed away at a hospital in Bellingham on last Sunday evening, August 21. The surviving relatives besides her two daughters are her mother, Mrs. E. Peterson; five brothers, Clarence Thompson, Glen, Harley, Carl and Fred Peterson; three sisters, Helen, Agnes, and Dorothy Peterson, with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter O. Solen, all residing in the vicinity of Deming. Mrs. Harrison was a member of the Church of God and had lived her entire life time in this vicinity. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 24, at 1:30 o'clock in Bellingham, with the Rev. Edgar L. Busch, evangelist, and Rev. F. E. Christian, pastor of the Church of God, officiating. Interment was in the Maple Falls cemetery. A large number of friends in this vicinity attended the funeral on Wednesday and this paper joins a large number of friends in offering sympathy to the bereaved children and other relatives.
(From The Deming Prospector, August 26, 1932) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARRISON, Rosalie (d. 1945)

HARSCH, Alfred J. (d. 1908)

Alfred James Harsch, aged 58 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the residence, 1421 Iron Street, yesterday morning at 7:30 o'clock, death being due to pulmonary tuberculosis. Mr. Harsch has been a resident of this city but six months, coming here from Bow, Skagit County, where he had resided on a farm with his wife for three years. Aside from his wife, Mr. Harsch leaves a daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Soule of 1421 Iron Street, and one son, Howard Harsch, a resident of Marysville, Snohomish County. Mr. Harsch served as a private in Company I, 138th Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the war of the rebellion. He was a member of Braidwood, Ill., Lodge No. 704, F. & A. M., also of Whatcom Camp No. 5198 Modern Woodmen of America. The funeral services were conducted from the chapel of W. H. Mock & Sons this afternoon at 2 o'clock, under the auspices of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, of the Masonic fraternity, the Rev. John R. Macartney being the officiating clergyman. Interment was made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Morning Reveille, January 7, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARSTAD, Ole P. (d. 1930)

The funeral of Ole P. Harstad, 77 years of age, who passed away last Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. J. Werdal, will be held at 12:30 at the Monroe chapel. Rev. O. E. Aadland will officiate, with interment taking place at the Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Harstad, who was born in Norway, came to this country forty-four years ago. He has made his home at the Werdal residence for the past two years. He is survived besides Mrs. Werdal, by four other daughters, Mrs. Anderson of Malta, Montana; Mrs. Piper, of Winnepeg; Mrs. Bickford of Saskatchewan; Mrs. Richards of Toronto; two sons, Peter Harstad of Minneapolis and Knut of Pennsylvania.
(From The Ferndale Record, September 25, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.

HART, Abner B. (d. 1923)

Civil War Veteran and Bellingham Pioneer Called.
Abner Bailey Hart, 85, Bellingham resident for forty years and the second old member of J. B. Steedman post of the Grand Army, died early today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ed. Sterling, at Maplewood farm on the Ferndale road. Another daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Bissell, of Olympia, was at the bedside when death came. Percival M. Hart, a son, has been summoned from Vancouver, B. C. Mr. Hart is also survived by a brother, John F. Hart, of Northboro, Mass.; one sister, Mrs. Hannah Ricker, of Wakefield, Mass.; seven grandchildren, including Mrs. Frank J. Downie, of Bellingham, and five great grandchildren.

Mr. Hart came to Bellingham bay in 1883 and settled in what was then Fairhaven. He was one of the early members of Apperson post of the Grand Army and played no small part in the upbuilding of St. James Presbyterian church, for which he continued a faithful worker. He was also a member of Wakefield lodge, F. & A. M., of Wakefield, Mass., his birthplace.

During the Civil war Mr. Hart served with company G, Forty-fourth Massachusetts regiment. Although failing steadily during recent months, Mr. Hart was active to within a few days of his death. He arose yesterday as usual but those closest to him realized that the end was drawing very near. He passed away peacefully while sleeping. Funeral arrangements will be made by the Whitfield-Mark company.
(From the Bellingham Herald, November 13, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

HART, John (d. 1911)

John Hart, a resident of Bellingham for twenty years until three years ago, passed away at the home of his daughter in Oakland, Cal., December 20 [28?], 1911. His remains will be received at Bellingham some time this evening, January 1, 1912. Mr. Hart is survived by two sons and one daughter - H. A. and H. M. Hart of Bellingham, and Mrs. L. R. Gillcrest, of Oakland, Cal., who will accompany the remains here. Mr. Hart was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 3, at 2 o'clock p. m., from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 1, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

HART, Mary C. (d. 1921)

Mrs. Mary C. Hart, a resident of Whatcom county since 1884, died suddenly yesterday afternoon about 4 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret O. Sterling, on the Ferndale road, at the age of 76 years, following a stroke of paralysis. She had been living at that place for the last nine years. Mrs. Hart was an active member of St. James Presbyterian church and of the Bellingham W. C. T. U. The survivors are the husband, A. B. Hart, well known in Bellingham and the oldest member of Apperson Post, G. A. R., of the South Side; one son, Percy, of Vancouver, B. C., and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret O. Sterling, route No. 2, and Mrs. May Bissell, of Olympia; also Mrs. Frank J. Downie, a niece, of this city. The funeral will be held at St. James church tomorrow at 2 p. m. with the Rev. James M. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in charge of A. C. Harlow. Interment in Bay View
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 30, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.

HART, Sarah (d. 1908)

Mrs. Sarah Hart, who has been a resident of this county for twenty-five years, died yesterday at an early hour at 2320 Dock street after an illness of several months. Besides her husband, John C. Hart, one daughter, Mrs. L. R. Gillchrist, of Oakland, Cal., and two sons, H. A. and H. M. Hart, of this city are left. Mrs. Hart was born in Pennsylvania in 1842 and located in this county near Ten Mile twenty-five years ago, taking up a homestead. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at Maulsby's funeral parlors in the Irving Block. All members of the G. A. R. and Women's Relief Corps are requested to be present.
(From The Morning Reveille, July 3, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARTMAN, John F. (d. 1936)

Funeral services for John Frederick Hartman, aged 88 years, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Donart, 319 Carolina street, Saturday morning, May 2, after an illness of about eight days' duration, will be held in the Cathedral chapel of the Homer Mark mortuary Tuesday morning, May 5, at 10 o'clock, with the Rev. Carl Zimmerman, pastor of the St. John's Lutheran church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Greenacres Memorial park. Mr. Hartman had been a resident of Bellingham for the past eight years. He leaves to survive one son, John G. Hartman, Manila, P. I.; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Donart, city; Mrs. Otto Yahn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Casketbearers will be K. B. Williams, Oliver Huff, Robert Hoffeditz, Dave Brown, Dave Chambers and George Pierce.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 4, 1936)

HARTNELL, Amelia (d. 1925)

SUMAS, July 14 - Mrs. Amelia Hartnell, of Sumas, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, Irving H. Hartnell, of 2316 Key street, Bellingham, where she had been spending the summer with her aged mother, Mrs. M. L. Payne, who is 87 years of age. Death was due to neuralgia of the heart.

Mr. and Mrs. Irving H. Hartnell left July 7 on a motor trip to the former home of Mr. Hartnell in Michigan and up to this morning efforts to locate them by telegram had failed. Mrs. Ed Remington, of Sumas, a daughter, was summoned at her mother's bedside Monday morning and was present when death came. Mrs. Payne accompanied Mrs. Remington to her home in Sumas last evening. The remains are at the undertaking parlors of John C. Gillies here, pending funeral arrangements, which will be made after communication with the son is established. Besides one son and one daughter, Mrs. Hartnell is survived by a brother, A. B. Cowles, in Owosso, Mich., and six grandchildren. Her husband, John Hartnell, passed away in 1922. Mrs. Hartnell was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 14, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARVEY, George (d. 1902)

George L. Harvey died at St. Luke's hospital, Whatcom, last Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock of injuries sustained from a kick by a horse last Thursday afternoon. The deceased was born in Ontario, Canada, May 3d, 1872. From there his parents removed to Dakota and about fifteen years ago came to Blaine. He has resided here until about a year ago when he engaged in the Mill business at Nooksack. He leaves two children, his wife having died here about ten years ago. He was a young man of good principles, was well thought of, and his many friends now extend their sympathy to the bereaved relatives. The remains were brought to Blaine last Tuesday and the funeral held from the Free Methodist church, Rev. P. Griggs officiating, at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The church was very appropriately decorated with flowers.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 15, 1902) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARVEY, James (d. 1927)

James Harvey of Everson died on Sunday afternoon, April 10, at 3 o'clock, after being confined to his room for one week after suffering his third stroke of paralysis. He had been failing in health for nearly two years. He was a native of England and was born on May 13, 1849 being 77 years, 10 months and 28 days old when he passed away. For the past five years he had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Grell of Everson, where he was made very comfortable in his declining years. There were no known relatives living and he had never married. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church at Everson, the Rev. Wilson officiating. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery. Pall bearers were: Bert Stout, Jack Simpson, Al Germain, D. L. Germain, N. J. Olsen and J. Breckenridge.
(From the Nooksack Sentinel, April 14, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARVEY, James M. (d. 1894)

HARVEY, Laura Bell (d. 1892)

HARVEY, Nellie (d. 1901)

On Thursday evening of last week occurred the death of Miss Nellie Harvey the nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Harvey who live two miles east of this city. Her illness was very brief. She was taken quite sick on Saturday and this developed spinal trouble at once and death resulted as stated. She was one of the sweetest little Misses and a universal favorite with all. Her death is a severe blow to the parents and their grief is heavy. The funeral was held from the Free Methodist Church of this city on Saturday at two p. m. Rev. Boddie officiating. The remains were placed at rest in the cemetery on the hill in the eastern part of the city. They sympathy of all is with the sorrow stricken parents and family in this their loss, and may the All wise who judges aright be their comforter.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 4, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.

HARWOOD, James (d. 1936)

James Harwood, who previous to his removal to Bellingham eight years ago farmed on Orcas island, died Sunday at his home, 2700 Elm street, aged 77 years. Before coming West he was for many years a sailor and boat owner on the Great Lakes. He also was a railroad engineer in the East. He was a member of the Psychic Research society and had been ill three years. Mr. Harwood is survived by his widow, Mrs. Joanna Harwood; one brother, Herbert, of Brewerton, N.Y., and one sister, Cora Bergman, Antwerp, N.Y. Funeral services will be held at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Bertha Jensen will officiate. Cremation will follow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 26, 1936) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

HASELTINE, Orlando S. (d. 1919)

After a steady decline for several months due to the infirmities of old age, O. S. Haseltine passed away at his home here Sunday morning at the age of 84 years. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Congregational church, Rev. Congdon officiating. Orlando Summerville Haseltine was born in Massachusetts October 12, 1834. On May 24, 1887, he was married to Persie Merrill at Newport, Vermont, and they came west to Blaine in February, 1888, residing here ever since. Four children besides the wife survive. They are as follows: Mrs. Wm. Peterson of Port Orchard, Wash., Mrs. A. W. Lundeen of Port Orchard, Wash., Percy E. of Bellingham and Earl S. of Blaine. One brother B. F. Haseltine of Minneapolis, Minn., also survives.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 24, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
Note: name in Blaine Journal often spelled Hazeltine.

HATCH, Edgar A. (d. 1909)

HATFIELD, David B. (d. 1904)

HATTON, Charles E. (d. 1935)

Charles Enos Hatton, a pioneer of Whatcom county and residing in the Deming-Welcome district for the past forty-five years, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 84 years. Mr. Hatton is survived by six sons and two daughters. The sons are J. A., Vancouver, B. C.; James F. and Lee C., of Deming, Manley and Webb of Bellingham and W. T. Hatton of Duvall, Wash.; the daughters, Mrs. Ida M. Bailey of Ferndale and Mrs. Pearl Gilliland, of Deming. There were twenty-five grand-children and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home, Bellingham at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Frederick W. Carstens officiating. Cremation followed. The pall bearers for the funeral were Joe Peeples, Floyd Shenenberger, R. L. Dale, J. A. Love, Herman Fry and John Sayre. Mr. Hatton had resided on his ranch in the Welcome neighborhood for more than 45 years and his many friends will mourn his passing. For several months past he has been at home and in the hospital a part of the time. The many friends of the family offer sincere sympathy in this their time of grief. Many friends of Mr. Hatton and family from this vicinity were in attendance at the funeral services.
(From The Deming Prospector, August 23, 1935) Submitted by site coordinator.

HATTON, Vicynthia C. (d. 1934)

Mrs. Vicynthia Caroline Hatton age 82, passed away at her home on November 10, following a prolonged illness. Mrs. Hatton's maiden name was Vicynthia Caroline Hicks. She was married to Charles E. Hatton on the 18th day of September, 1869. She was born on December 31, 1851 at Elk Park, North Carolina. They lived in the south until 45 years ago when they moved to Washington and took up a homestead at Kulshan, Whatcom county, where they have resided ever since.

Mrs. Hatton was a member of the Baptist church and is survived by the following: C. E. Hatton, her husband, at the family home; six sons, John A., Vancouver, B. C.; James and Lee, Deming; Manley and Webb, of Bellingham; William F., of Duvall; two daughters, Mrs. Ida M. Bailey, Ferndale, and Mrs. Pearl Gilliland, Deming; twenty-five grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, November 11, at 2:30, followed by cremation. Mrs. Hatton was a good neighbor and was beloved by all who knew her. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends from this vicinity, all of whom join us in offering sympathy to the bereaved relatives.
(From The Deming Prospector, November 16, 1934) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAUGEN, Bertha (d. 1916)

Mrs. Bertha Haugen died at her home at Glen Echo, Friday the 3d of March. She was sick but a very short time. She leaves to mourn a husband, Mr. Martin Haugen, and three children; a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Knut Askland; three sisters: Miss Oline Askland, Mrs. Knut Thompson and Mrs. Carl Thompson; two brothers: Mr. Hans Askland, Mr. Halvor Askland, all residing near Glen Echo. Mrs. Haugen was born in Norway, September 1, 1877, coming to this country in 1903. She had resided at Glen Echo nearly all of that time. The funeral services were held on Monday, Rev. Borge of Lawrence officiating. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery.
(From The Nooksack Reporter March 10, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAVEMAN, Albert (d. 1916)

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the family residence and at Christian Reformed Church for the late Albert Haveman, who passed away Friday evening. The Rev. E. Breen officiated, and many friends attended the services. Albert Haveman was born in Drenthe, The Netherlands, Mar. 5, 1846. He came to Michigan in 1868, and was married to Anna Krueze Dec. 6, 1870, at Holland, Mich. Besides many friends, he leaves to mourn his loss his widow, and ten children and thirty-eight grandchildren, including the Ralph, John, George and Jake Haveman families, Mrs. E. Ver Hage, Zeeland, Mich., Mrs. J. Ringwold, Holland, Mich., Mrs. M. Elenbaas, Grangeville, Idaho, Mrs. I. Elenbaas of Lynden, and Nick Haveman and Miss Bertha Haveman of Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune, November 23, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWES, William A. (d. 1912)

W. A. Hawes, a donkey engineer, risked his life in Lake Whatcom last evening to save a 15-year-old girl from drowning, and lost it. He saved the child. This morning his corpse was dragged from twelve feet of water at the Felton wharf at Park. A dozen people were on the wharf at Park last evening, and several children were in bathing. Fifteen-year-old Zoa Felton was far beyond her depth and in difficulty. Twice she had sunk and risen to the surface of the lake. Hawes leaped into the water and grasped the girl. Weighted by heavy logging boots and clothing, Hawes could scarcely swim, but managed to flounder to the wharf with the drowning girl, where she grasped poles let down for her by those on the wharf. She was drawn up in safety. Hawes had disappeard. Exhausted or taken by cramps, the engineer could do nothing for himself while the attention of those on the wharf was taken up in rescuing the girl. Unseen, Hawes sank to the bottom. The corpse was recovered this morning. He was 37 years of age and unmarried.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWKINS, John Q. (d. 1926)

John Q. Hawkins, for over 20 years a resident of this section, passed away quite suddenly Monday afternoon from heart trouble. He had been slightly ailing for some time, but was able to take care of his duties on the farm near Custer, and on Monday, after eating his noon meal, sat down to read the paper. His wife was soon attracted by a slight noise and when reaching his side found him suffering from an attack of the heart. She ran for a neighbor and summoned her brother and the doctor, but within 10 minutes he had passed on. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Custer Methodist church and burial made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Deceased was born in Linn, Mo., July 24, 1859. He removed with his family to Blaine some 25 years ago, resigning the office of mayor of Blaine when leaving in 1918 for Boise, Idaho, where they made their home for a few years. They relocated near Custer a short time ago after living for a few years near Mount Vernon. He leaves to mourn his passing his widow, Fannie, two sons, Chas. Hawkins, of Boise, Idaho, and W. L. Hawkins, member of the firm of Miller & Hawkins of Bellingham, six brothers and two sisters: Joe, Will and Roy of Mount Vernon, Gus of Bellingham, Rassmus of Blaine, and Blount of Haynie; Mrs. F. W. Agee and Mrs. James Bowles, both of Blaine, are the sisters. One uncle, Levi Blount, also of Blaine, survives.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, October 28, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWKINS, Mary Ann (d. 1927)

Mrs. Mary Ann Hawkins, 58, and for 31 years a Whatcom county resident, died Thursday in Bellingham. Originally locating in the Welcome district, Mrs. Hawkins and her family remained there for a period of eleven years, then removed to Bellingham, there remaining until the time of her death. Mrs. Hawkins is survived by her husband, M. H. Hawkins of Bellingham; a daughter Mrs. Margaret Filbert, Deming; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Lehmann, and one sister, Mrs. J. F. Wade of Clem, Oregon; three brothers, Joseph and Andrew Lehmann of Spokane and Frank Lehmann of Mondovi, Washington, also survive her. Funeral services will be held at the O. R. Hollingsworth Funeral Home, Saturday at 2 p. m., the Christian Science service being used. Interment in Bay View cemetery, Bellingham, will follow.
(From The Deming Prospector, September 2, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWKINS, William A. (d. 1919)

Grandfather Hawkins Passes Almost With Old Year
W. A. Hawkins passed peacefully into the eternal sleep some time New Year's morning. Members of the family found him as if asleep when he failed to appear for breakfast as usual, although he was heard coughing about five o'clock in the morning. Thus he went almost with the old year. He appeared as well if not better than usual the evening before, although very weak from a general decline for many months past. It appears that life's light just burned very low and then went out. On account of the flu conditions open air funeral services were held at the cemetery this (Friday) morning at ten o'clock and the remains laid to rest beside the faithful wife who preceded him about seven years ago.

William Alexander Hawkins was born in Osage County, Missouri, Mar. 27, 1838, and would have been 81 years of age this coming March. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Blount in the same county, March 12, 1858. They lived in Missouri until in January, 1903, when they moved to Blaine. Fifteen children were born to this union, 10 of who are living, as follows: J. Q. Hawkins, of Buhl, Idaho; Mrs. Sarah Jenkins, of Warsaw, Mo.; L. B. Hawkins, of Haynie; Mrs. Ellen Agee, of Blaine; J. A. Hawkins, of Seattle; J. W. Hawkins, of Mount Vernon; S. R. Hawkins of Blaine; Roy Hawkins, of Bellingham; Mrs. Dora Bowles, of Blaine, and A. W. Hawkins, of Bellingham. There are also 44 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren living. Deceased was held in the highest respect by everybody, was a kind and faithful father and husband, and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 3, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWLEY, Leo (d. 1890)

HAWLEY, Lydia E. (d. 1910)

Lynden people were surprised and pained, Monday afternoon last, to learn of the death of Mrs. R. E. Hawley. Her death was rather sudden. On Tuesday of the week before she was down town and voted. She went home not feeling very well but was not considered seriously sick. She grew rapidly worse and the last of the week an operation for a tumor was deemed necessary and performed. She recovered from the operation but failed steadily until on Monday she died. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church yesterday afternoon and a large and saddened crowd attended the services and followed to the cemetery, the remains of one known, loved and honored by every one in the community. Our sympathy goes to the husband and children left to mourn her loss. Below we give an article written by one who has known Mrs. Hawley all her life from early girlhood:

In the midst of the hurry and business of life, we pause, from time to time to lay a spray of myrtle or of bay upon the tomb of some one who has shared with us the joys and sorrows of the passing years. Sometimes this duty becomes a real sorrow, as in the present instance, because of the large part taken in the life of the community by the missing one. The writer well remembers a sunny day in June 1884, when Lydia Sheffer, a bright eyed laughing girl of fifteen married R. Emmett Hawley and, hand in hand, with him began the journey of life. Lynden was a very small community then. Three or four families alone lived among the giant firs which reared their shaggy heads over most of the present area of the town. The wild roses and syringas gave from their abundance, blossoms for that wedding. The ruffled grouse drummed where the cement walks of Front Street are. Ever since that time Mrs. Hawley has taken a large place in the community, has shared all of its trials and joys with it. ....

Lydia Emma Sheffer, daughter of Nicholas Vance Sheffer and Barbara Ann Sheffer, was born April 24th, 1869 at Santaquin, Utah. She with her parents moved to and lived at various points in Washington and at the age of fifteen was living at Bellingham. It was while living at Bellingham, she became acquainted with R. E. Hawley to whom she was married, on June 1st, 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Hawley came to Lynden to live and this has been their home ever since. Nine children came to this home, six boys Warren, Everet, Frank, Earnest, Roy and Vernon; and three girls, Mrs. Pearl Larson of Blaine, Lula and Esther Hawley at home. All the children and her husband were with her at the time of her death. Besides these there were from away at the funeral, her mother, Mrs. B. A. Sheffer of Port Townsend, her three sisters, Mrs. Alice Garlett of Bay View, Mrs. Lula Ryther of Concrete and Mrs. Mary Rideout of Port Townsend. Mr. Garlett and two children were also present. She also leaves to mourn for her three brothers, Perry and Frank of Davis, Cal., and Bert of Utah, and a half brother, also living in Utah. Mrs. Hawley was a great admirer of flowers and often expressed a which that she might die in the summer when there would be lots of flowers in bloom. Her many friends remembered this and brought flowers until the floral decorations was as large as it could have been in the summer. Mrs. Hawley will long be missed from the many circles of friends where she was want to meet and help.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 15, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAWLEY, Mary C. (d. 1892)

HAY, Frances (d. 1910)

Mrs. Frances Hay passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, May 2nd, 1910, in her 80th year. Mrs. Hay was born in the State of Indiana, Dec. 31, 1830. After her marriage she removed to Illinois, where her married life was spent. After her husband's death she spent most of her time with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. F. A. Leeds, and her grand-daughters. She was the last of a large family, being only survived by her two grand-daughters and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hay was the widow of a high mason; has been a devoted Christian since early girlhood, and during her long illness and suffering her faith in God never wavered. The funeral took place fro the M. E. church. Rev. Moles preaching the sermon. Interment was at Enterprise Cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, May 6, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAYDEN, Evelyn J. (d. 1986)

Funeral services for Evelyn J. Hayden, age 70, of 2322 James St. will be Thur. Feb. 6, at 1 pm at Jones Funeral Home with Rev. Leonard C. Ericksen, Central Lutheran Church officiating. Interment Bayview Cemetery. Mrs. Hayden passed away Feb. 1, 1986. She is survived by her husband Carl, daughter Dolores & husband Robert Ford of Ontario, OR, 2 granddaughters Lori Ford & Susan Burgraff & 2 grandchildren. She has been a resident of B'ham most of her life and was a former member of the Squalicum Yacht Club & the U.S. Power Squadron. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

HAYES, Flora (d. 1925)

HAYES, Jennie (d. 1894)

HAYES, Mary J. (d. 1906)

On last Thursday night at 10 o'clock, Mrs. M. J. Hayes died from heart failure at the home of her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Palmer at her home near Booth's Corners. The funeral was held from the home of G. A. Palmer on Saturday afternoon at 2 p. m., Rev. Mr. Craig, of the Christian Church of Sumas officiating. The interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery Lynden. Mrs. Hayes was born in Missouri nearly seventy years ago, she being in her 70th year at the time of her death. From Missouri she moved to Texas where she lived until coming to Washington 14 years ago. Mr. Hayes died in Texas about thirty years ago. Mrs. Hayes was a life long member of the Christian Church. She is survived by six children, Mrs. G. A. Palmer, D. F. Hayes, of Samish, R. R. Hayes, of Conden, Ore., Mrs. C. E. Barnes, of Samish, Mrs. J. W. Gray, of Samish, and Mrs. E. H. Thompson. All of the children excepting R. R. Hayes were present at the funeral.
(From The Lynden Sun=Pilot, August 30, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAYES, Nelson E. (d. 2002)

Nelson Elroy "Pete" Hayes, age 62 of Bellingham, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2002 at his home in Bellingham. He was born July 23, 1940 in Bellingham to Earl Hayes and Marjorie Burr and was a Whatcom County resident since birth. He attended Custer Elementary School and graduated from Ferndale High School. Pete retired in 2001 after 40 years of service from Cascade Natural Gas. His hobbies included bowling, hunting, golfing and volunteering his time as a junior bowling coach at Park Bowl. Pete was, recently inducted into the Whatcom County Bowling Hall of Fame. Pete is preceded in death by his father, Earl Hayes of Bellingham; brother, Donald Hayes, and son, Kelly Hayes. He is survived by his mother, Marjorie Burr of Bellingham; stepmother, Elsie Hayes of Ferndale, three daughters, Cari Jones and Mike Florence of Bellingham, Christie Ivie and husband Ken of Long Beach, California, and Carla Millman and husband, Joe of Custer; brother, Willie Hayes and wife Doris of Bellingham; stepbrother, Gary Berg and wife Linda of Ferndale; three sisters-in-law, Barbara Johnson, Noreen Cooper and Lori Adderley all of Bellingham; granddaughter, Nicole Jones and great grandson, Dylan; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members. A family and friends memorial service and burial will be held at Greenacres memorial Park on Friday, August 9 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow. Visitation will be Thursday, August 8 from 12-8 pm and Friday, August 9 from 9 am- 1:30 pm at Greenacres. Memorials may be directed to the "Hospice Patient Care Fund" c/o Hospice Foundation, 800 East Chestnut St. #1-C, Bellingham, WA 98225 in memory of Nelson "Pete" Hayes. Pete was a kind, generous and caring person. He was helpful, fun to be around and loved dearly by his family and friends. We are all better people for having known him. We love you Pete.
(From the Bellingham Herald of August 6, 2002) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

HAYWARD, B. T. (d. 1908)

Mr. B. T. Hayward died at 11:40 p. m. Tuesday, April 21, 1908, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. L. Fox, in Ferndale, Wash. Deceased was born in the state of New Hampshire in 1829, and died at the mature age of 79 years. Having spent his boyhood days in this state, at the age of 25 he joined the march of the pioneer for the west and found a home in Michigan. Here, on Dec. 30, 1854, he was married to Miss Martha A. Newton. Four children blessed the union, three of whom died in infancy. Soon after marriage he moved to Iowa, where he resided eleven years, when he moved farther west to Elk Point, Dakota, where he remained seven years. He came to Whatcom county in the year 1873, located at the now city of Blaine, and has since made his home almost continuously in the vicinity of Ferndale. His wife preceded him to that better land some 18 years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss a brother in California, a daughter, Mrs. J. L. Fox of this town, and four grandchildren.

Mr. Hayward was a remarkable man. He died as he always lived, a true consistent Christian. Though a sufferer from rheumatism, the cheerful sunshine of the true, happy life was always present with him. His chief desire was to make others happy, and, a strict adherent to the principles of temperance and a firm believer in the promises of God, through all life's long journey he was the embodiment of honor, good will and charity. He lived an unpretentious, modest life of nearly 80 years, during all of which time he never had an enemy. Charity's appeal never found his hand empty, and his heart was big enough to forgive and forget the failings of his fellow-man.

Think of such a record: He spent 79 years without an enemy, dying as he always lived a true Christian, respected, honored and loved by all who knew him. Verily, his life was rounded out in the fullness of His love, and his spirit is at rest in that eternal home. His history is written in the hearts of the pioneers of this county, and it is useless for us to recall it. The funeral took place at the M. E. Church, of which deceased was a member, at 1:30 p. m. yesterday, Rev. S. S. Guiler officiating. The text was from Hebrews 11.4, latter clause. The services were very impressive. The church was crowded - the frosts of many winters being liberally sprinkled on the heads of many pioneers. After the services the body was laid to rest beside his wife in Mountain View Cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, April 24, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

HAYWARD, Martha A. (d. 1890)

HAZELTINE/HAZELTON, May [Mrs. James H.] (d. 1890)

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