HEADRICK, Charles M. (d. 1909)
Charles M. Headrick, aged 76 years, a resident of this city for eight years, died at his home, 1619 Franklin Street, last evening, death being due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Headrick is survived by his widow, two sons Riley and Frank; and five daughters, Mrs. O. P. Whipple, Mrs. J. S. Williams, Mrs. L. H. Booker, Mrs. S. E. Booker and Mrs. D. W. Freeman, all residing here with the exception of Mrs. Freeman, whose home is in Des Moines, Ia. Funeral services will be conducted at the First Christian Church corner of C and Halleck Streets, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. W. F. Cowden, of Tacoma, officiating. The funeral car will be in waiting at Ellsworth and C Streets at 3:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery under the direction of W. H. Mock & Sons, the Elk Street Undertakers.
(From The Morning Reveille, January 28, 1909)
HEALY, Patrick (d. 1915)
Mr. Patrick Healy, aged 62 years, passed away at an early hour Tuesday, February 23, after an illness of only five days. Mr. Healy was a pioneer resident of Bellingham and Whatcom county for more than thirty-two years. He was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, corner of Knox avenue and Fourteenth street. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bridget Healy; one son, Timothy Healy; one daughter, Miss Mary Healy, all of Bellingham; one brother in New York and one brother residing in Ireland. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 25, at 9:30 a. m. from the Church of the Sacred Heat, with Rev. Father S. J. Carmody officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery under the direction of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street.
(From The American Reveille, February 24, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
HEATHCOTE, Mary (d. 1904)
Died - November 29, 1904 at 3 o'clock a.m., Mrs. Mary Heathcote,
wife of W. S. Heathcote of Excelsior, aged 56 years. Her maiden name was
Ruggles. She was married to Mr. Heathcate (sic) at Swamaco, Wisconsin in
1865. Some time after they moved to Ottertail County, Minnesota where they
resided until two years ago they moved to Whatcom County, Washington and
settled near Blaine where the family reside at the present time. The deceased
leaves besides her husband six daughters and four sons to mourn their loss.
The husband, two daughters, two sons and a son-in-law besides other relatives
were present at the funeral. A loving wife, a kind mother and neighbor has
been taken from the home and community. The remains were interred in the
Haynie cemetery, Rev. J. F. Leise officiating.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 9, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.
HEATON, Albert E. (d. 1913)
The funeral services of Albert E. Heaton, whose death occurred in Bellingham the early part of last week, were held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon. Rev. Herbert Jones being the officiating clergyman. Mr. Heaton is survived by his wife, two sons, William and Jesse, and two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Rusco, of Lynden, and Mrs. D. R. Klingman, of Sumas, all of whom were present at the funeral.
Mr. Heaton was born in Lincoln County, Ohio, August 27, 1842. He came to Washington 23 years ago and had lived in the vicinity of Lynden much of that time. He was a civil war veteran, having enlisted in the 28th Michigan infantry, and was a member of the local Grand Army post, whose members attended the funeral in a body. Mr. Heaton was a man universally honored and respected and had a large circle of friends, who extend to the bereaved family their sincerest sympathy.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 13, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
HEFFERNAN, Laura M. (d. 1931)
HEIMSTRA or HIEMSTRA, Lolktje (d. 1919)
Friends gathered Wednesday afternoon at the family residence and the First Reformed Church to attend the funeral services for the late Mrs. Hette Heimstra, who passed away Monday morning at her home. The Rev. H. K. Pasma conducted the services.
Miss Lolktje De Young was born in Holland on January 21, 1853. She was married to Mr. Hette Heimstra in 1875. They arrived in the United States from Holland in 1893, and settled at Platte, South Dakota, where they resided for nineteen years, when they moved to Lynden.
Those who are left to mourn her loss are her husband, H. Heimstra, two sons, Hela Hiemstra (sic) of Platte, South Dakota, and Sipke Hiemstra of Lynden, two daughters, Mrs. Jake Bartelds of Lynden and Mrs. John Dykema of South Dakota, and twenty-six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
(From The Lynden Tribune, October 9, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
HEINES, Cornelius (d. 1917)
Funeral services for the late Rev. Cornelius Heines of Seattle, who died Monday evening, may be held in Lynden Wednesday afternoon from the Reformed Church on Grover St., according to present plans. These may be changed, however, as soon as advices are received from relatives. Rev. Heines took some oxalic acid by mistake in place of medicine last week, and lingered until Monday evening at nine o'clock. He is survived by a widow, and four children. Rev. Heines had been occupying the pulpit at the Reformed Church for some months, and had been tendered the position as pastor. The news of his death was a shock to the congregation among whom he was generally beloved. He had planned to come to Lynden last Sunday to deliver the sermons.
Aug 2 details of funeral:
The following officers of the Reformed Church on Grover street acted as pall-bearers: J. Vandekamp, Albert Vanderyacht, D. J. De Hoogh, J. Meenk, William Le Compte, Gerrit Veleke, Gerrit Assink, William Wetering, A. Verbrugge and H. Landaal. The choir was composed of Gerrit Schuyleman, Wm. Le Compte, Mrs. Lindhout, Miss Katherine Lindhout and Miss Alitea Landaal. ... Mrs. Heines is giving up her Seattle home, and may decide to make her residence in Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune July 26 & Aug. 2, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
HELDER, Bert (d. 1918)
Bert Helder of Lynden was instantly killed early Sunday morning in Portland, Oregon, when an automobile in which he was riding skidded and collided with a telegraph post. Helder, who was stationed at the army camp at Vancouver, Wash., was returning to the camp from Portland with a number of the other soldiers, when a police auto, returning from a call, offered to give the boys a complimentary ride to assist them home. In turning out to avoid a collision with another auto, the car skidded and struck a telephone post, throwing the occupants out. Helder was killed instantly, and James F. Jordan, another private, died at a hospital later in the day from injuries received. Six others were hurt in the accident, but it is said that all will recover. Miss Rena Helder, sister of Bert Helder, who was stationed as a nurse at Vancouver, returned to Lynden after the accident and will remain here until after the funeral. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at the Christian Reformed Church. A guard of Lynden soldiers will act as pall bearers.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 26, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.
Bert Helder was born in Holland, Michigan, in 1893. He came to the State of Washington when three, and had followed the occupation of farmer most of his life. He was one of the original members of the Lynden Holland Band, of which organization he was leader for three years. On May 25, 1918, he entered the service of the United States, and played first cornet in the First Regimental Band at Vancouver Barracks, Washington. He leaves to mourn his loss his mother, Mrs. J. D. Helder, two sisters, Helen and Rena Helder, and seven brothers, Gerard, John, Dick, J. Janes, Rynand, Louis and James. One sister, Gertrude, passed away a year ago on nearly the same day.
(From The Lynden Tribune, January 2, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
HELDER, John D. (d. 1906)
On Monday night John D. Helder passed away at his home south of Lynden after a sickness of two weeks from creeping paralysis. Since last spring his health has not been the best but it was not until two weeks ago that he was compelled to take to his bed. The funeral was held for the Christian Reformed Church yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. In the absence of a regular pastor at the church, Rev. Mr. Rinehart officiated at the funeral. The remains were placed at rest in the Holland cemetery.
John D. Helder was born in the province of Groningen, Holland on Feb. 24, 1846. He grew to manhood in his native country and there married in 1872. Seven years later he moved to this country with his family and located at Holland, Mich. There he remained until 1896 when he moved to Whidbey Island. Eight years ago he moved here with his family and since then has devoted himself to the upbuilding of this part of the country.
Six years ago at the time of the founding of the Christian Reformed
Church here he was one of the organizers. Since then he has been one of the
leading members of the church. He was the leader of the singing in the church
and for the past four years has been one of the elders.
He leaves besides a host of friends, his wife, three daughters
and eight sons to mourn his loss. Of the children all but two of the boys
are now here, Miss Gertrude Helder coming from California, Miss Rena from
Seattle and R. R. Helder from Bellingham when notified of their father's
(From The Lynden Sun=Pilot, September 13, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.
HELGASON, Magnus H. (d. 1923)
HELGATH, Joseph S. (d. 1938)
HENDERSON, Charles R. (d. 1931)
Funeral services will be held at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home Monday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Leo Totten, of Seattle, former pastor of the First Presbyterian church here, officiating. Active pallbearers will be chosen from members of the Carpenters' union and officers of the J. B. Steedman post, G. A. R., will give ritualistic services at the chapel. The deceased was a member of the J. B. Steedman post of the G. A. R., Clara Barton circle, W. R. C., and the Congregational church for the past forty years. Surviving in the immediate family are three sons, Charles, Portland; Samuel, Sedro-Woolley, and Ralph, city; five daughters, Mrs. Cecil Goldsbury, Kent; Mrs. Edith Benner, Ruth and Grace Henderson, of this city, and Mrs. Ted Johnston, of Custer with whom the deceased had made his home for the past few years; sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
HENDERSON, James M. (d. 1930)
HENDERSON, Thomas W. (d. 1896)
Thomas W. Henderson of Fairhaven died of heart failure at his home on Harris avenue yesterday afternoon. Mr. Henderson was born in Pennsylvania in 1832. He was a veteran of the late civil war. He came to Fairhaven over six years ago and has been engaged in the real estate business there, being also a leading citizen, progressive, popular and humane. He was a prominent democrat. The funeral services will be held at the home of Isaac Templin at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.
(From The Weekly World, August 12, 1896) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HENDRICKSON, Anna A. (d. 1925)
Mrs. Anna Augusta Hendrickson, aged 71 years, passed away at the home of her son, Carl Henry Hendrickson, 2235 Franklin street, Thursday afternoon, July 16, after a lingering illness. Mrs. Hendrickson had been a resident of Bellingham for the past fifteen years, was a member of the Lutheran church, holding membership in Sweden. Besides the many friends who will mourn her passing she is survived by three sons, Axel Robert, residing in Sweden, John Adolph of Custer, and Carl Henry of this city, and two daughters, Miss Lottie Augusta Hendrickson, San Diego, Cal, and Mrs. Hilma Maria Lundberg, this city; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The remains are resting at the O. R. Hollingsworth funeral home and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 17, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
HENDRICKSON, John (d. 1911)
John Hendrickson came to Blaine from North Dakota in December, 1905, and was 31 years of age at his death. April 29, 1906, he was united in marriage to Miss Pauline Isaacson, of this city, to which union three children were born, two of which still survive, aged 3 and 4 years. A mother, stepfather, three half-brothers and one half-sister still reside in North Dakota. The funeral services are being held from the M. E. Church this afternoon, Rev. C. B. Seely officiating.
The deceased was a member of the local lodge of Woodmen of the World, in which order he carried $2,000 insurance. The lodge has kept up the dues on this insurance since his illness, and the wife and children are therefore left with something besides the home to protect them from want. The bereaved wife and children and the near relatives have the sympathy of many friends in their hour of sadness.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 19, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
HENSEN, Lars (d. 1909)
Lars Henson, 71 years of age, died, at his home in the Delta neighborhood Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. Wilder, of Lynden officiating. Burial was in the Lynden cemetery. Mr. Hensen leaves a family.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 9, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
HENSPETER, Dorthea (d. 1907)
At twelve o'clock on the night of December 6, 1907, at her home on Birch Bay, Mrs. Dorthea Henspeter, aged seventy-three years, nine months, passed away. She was born in the village of Bentsine, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, on February 18, 1834. Emigrated to this country with her parents in 1847, crossing the Atlantic in the old time passenger sailing vessel. After a stormy passage of the ocean, they arrived in New York from whence they went direct to Illinois and settled near Chicago, which was then a small town. After several uneventful years in that state she was married to H. Henspeter in June 1856. Settling on a farm with her husband, she played the part of a willing helpmeet and during a residence of a dozen years; years of close application to duty, coupled with frugality and judicious management, they possessed a well equipped farm of eighty acres.
Tiring of the farm somewhat they sold out and went to Laporte, Indiana, where they operated a small saw mill about three years; but the mill venture proving neither pleasant or profitable they sold the mill and came to this state which was then a territory. Temporarily locating at Steilacoom they settled first on Fidalgo Island, but vacated their homestead there and removed to her late home on Birch Bay, landing on February 22, 1871. She has resided here ever since, with the exception of less than a year and half's residence in New Westminster, B. C.
When she landed on Birch Bay in 1871 its shore did not present the same appearance that greets the eyes of the stranger that frequents its gravelly beach at the present day. The land was then densely covered with its primeval forests, which required years of unremitting toil to removed. No roads afforded means of communication between the first settlers. No schools existed for years to bestow a smattering of the common branches of knowledge. The church wherein all those first settlers found means to worship according to their ideas and creed consisted first of house to house meetings, and afterwards the old log school house and church merged into one. The only means of transportation for the first few years was by water, and mail was brought to all in a neighborhood by the one who went last to Whatcom. On this bay, then devoid of all, or almost all, of those comforts and conveniences that we now consider essential to the enjoyment of life, many years were passed before renewed emigration settled the county thickly enough to demand roads and schools and a weekly mail.
Ten children were born to her, five boys and five girls. Nine children mourn her loss, one son preceding her to the grave. While uninstructed in what is now the common branches of learning, she had a fair grasp of the history of the world. Endowed with a retentive memory, she cherished in her mind a clear recollection of the myths and legends embodied in the folk lore of her fatherland and told and retold by parent to child long after belief in their truth had ceased. Many are the evenings when, seated around the fireside in the long winter evenings, has she regaled us with a repetition of those old tale of bygone days.
As regards her character and disposition it can with truth and
justice be said that she embodied those qualities that go to make a good
woman, a good and true wife, a kind and patient mother, a faithful and sincere
friend, a generous and peaceful neighbor, charitable and fair in religion
and true and steadfast in her belief in the doctrine of Christianity. She
displayed throughout her long affliction, which was painful in the extreme
at times, that patience and Christian fortitude that is born of deep faith
and when the end came she faced the grim visage of death with quietness,
fortitude and resignation of "one who wraps the drapery of his couch about
him and lies down to pleasant dreams."
(From The Blaine Journal, December 13, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.
HENSPETER, Henry (d. 1914)
On August 5th, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie Mallott, living near Tacoma, Henry Henspeter passed away at the age of 83 years. Deceased was born near Rustock, Macklinburgh Schwerin, Germany, of September 16, 1831, and emigrated to America in 1848. He worked for a time on a farm in Pennsylvania, then went to Illinois, where he remained several years, from which state he joined with others in purchasing an outfit to cross the plains for the California gold fields, which he reached in 1853. The trip across the plains and mountains with the ox train consumed some six months, the starting point being St. Joe, Mo., and terminating at Crescent City, Cal. Upon reaching the gold fields he worked various claims with several different men, not being one of the fortunate ones to strike it rich, but secured several claims that yielded fair returns. When the Rogue River Indian outbreak occurred he volunteered with a number of his fellow miners and served throughout the trouble with the Indians, taking part in several of the small engagements. After his service in the Indian war he returned to the mines, where by frugality, diligence and industry, he amassed a modest stake and reembarked for the states, leaving San Francisco in a vessel going to the Isthmus of Panama, and crossing the Isthmus he set sail again for New York and thence by rail to Illinois.
In 1866 he married Dorothy Herbst and settled on a farm about 12 years. He then went to Indiana and ventured in a saw mill which nearly proved disastrous to him, but by prudence and quick action withdrew without serious loss. He then returned to the farm in Illinois for a short time, then sold out and came to the coast in 1870, temporarily locating his family at Steilacoom, Washington Territory. After this he lived about six months on Fidalgo island. Then he located on the north shore of Birch Bay, where he bought from the government about 600 acres of land. Long years of toil, furthered by that industry and perseverance characteristic of his race, he cleared a good sized farm for this country, and it is only those who have lived through the period of transformation from primeval forest to cleared ground that can appreciate the magnitude of the task. Possessing to an eminent degree those study qualities of the pioneers, health and strength, he remained hale and hearty almost to the last.
Nine children remain to mourn the loss of a father, Mrs. B. N. Kingsley, of Blaine; Mrs. Ryckman, of Seattle; Lou, of Bellingham; Henry, of Milton; Mrs. Clark, of Chicago; Mrs. Roberts and Fred and Frank, of Birch Bay; Mrs. Mallott, with whom he resided.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 21, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.
HENZEL, Thomas (d. 1891)
HERRIN, Jefferson E. (d. 1935)
HERRIN, Nancy J. (d. 1936)
HESS, Abraham (d. 1923)
Abraham Hess, a veteran of the Civil war, and one of the old timers of this section, passed away Friday last at the old soldiers' home at Retsil, Wash., where he had been living for some time. Old age is said to have been the cause of death. Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon in the M. E. church, Rev. F. M. Bushong officiating, and interment was made in the Blaine cemetery. In addition to his wife he left one son, Bud Hess, and one daughter, Mrs. A. Griggs, both residing in this vicinity.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 20, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.
HESS, Abraham N. (d. 1931)
Abraham N. Hess passed away in a Bellingham hospital last Wednesday aft the age of 60 years. He had lived in this county for the past 47 years, some of that time at Blaine, but later in Bellingham. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American war having served in Company B, independent battalion of Washington volunteers and was a member of Weisenburger Camp No. 8, Spanish-American War Veterans.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Homer Mark mortuary and cremation followed. Surviving are a brother, Bud Hess of Blaine, and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Smith of Tacoma, Mrs. A. A. Griggs of Blaine, and Mrs. Lillie McDonald of British Columbia.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, January 8, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.
HESS, Conrad (d. 1917)
Conrad Hess, age 76 years, passed away at the family home 2339 Humboldt street, November 27. He is survived by four sons, Peter, of Edison; Lawrence of Pipestone, Minn.; Charles and Conrad, of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Berenz, of Bloomington, Ill.; also twelve grandchildren and one great-grand child. The body is now at the funeral parlors of A. G. Wickman, 1146 Elk street. Funeral announcement will be made later
(From The American Reveille, November 28, 1917) Submitted by Wendy Rippentrop
HESS, John (d. 1907)
John Hess, living at 1111 West Holly, died at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday afternoon at the age of 26 years, of cerebro spinal meningitis, which attacked him last Sunday. He leaves, besides his widow, a father, Mr. Conrad Hess; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Barrens, of Bloomington, Ill.; four brothers, Lawrence, at Pipestone, Minn., Peter, Charles and Conrad, of this city. He was a member of the Shingleweavers' union; and the local order will attend the funeral in a body on Sunday afternoon at Maulsby's funeral parlors in the Oakland block, at 2 o'clock, Rev. William Orr Wark, officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 15, 1907)
HESS, Josephine J. (d. 1940)
HEUSTAD, Eugene E. (d. 1911)
Eugene Elmer Heusted, aged 64 years, postmaster of Bow, Skagit county, passed away at St. Joseph’s hospital last night at 12 o’clock, after an extended illness. Mr. Heusted had resided in Skagit county for more than twenty years. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being a corporal in company G, Ninth Michigan Cavalry, and belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic, also to the Masonic fraternity at Edison, Wash. Mr. Heusted is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Jennings, of Marysville, Wash., and Mrs. R. A. Law, of Flint, Mich., and three brothers, O. M. Heusted, of Vassar, Mich.; W. V. Heusted, a resident of Clay Center, Kan., and L. G. Heusted, a resident of the State of Floriday. The body of Mr. Heusted will be shipped to Bow, Wash., for interment Thursday morning by Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk Street.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 19, 1911) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HICKEY, Dan (d. 1897)
HICKEY, Mahala F. (d. 1938)
HICKOX, James L. (d. 1911)
James L. Hickox passed away at his home on Harrison avenue after
an illness of two weeks, starting with indigestion and resulting in heart
failure. The funeral services were held from Potter's undertaking parlors
Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the G. A. R. post, assisted by Rev. R.
I Case of the Baptist church.
The deceased was born in the state of New York in 1836 and was
74 years and 7 months old at death. At the breaking out of the Civil war
he was a resident of Denver, Colo., and enlisted in the first Colorado regiment,
serving during that struggle. He came to Bellingham in 1895 and to Blaine
in 1901 where he has since resided. He was a man of strict integrity and
had charge of the shoe repairing department in A. B. Barrett's shoe store,
and later in the Red Front clothing store where he diligently plied his trade
until taken sick. Mrs. O. S. Stevens of Spokane, a daughter, was present
at the funeral. Two daughters are also residing in Denver.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 28, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
HICKS, William (d. 1892)
HIGGINSON, Russel C. (d. 1909)
Russel C. Higginson, husband of Mrs. Ella Higginson, the famous author, for twenty-one years a resident of Bellingham, prominent realty owner and former well known druggist, after fifteen days' illness died at his home of pneumonia at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Three days ago Mr. Higginson was reported out of danger by his physicians, but just as the danger point had been turned complications of blood poisoning set in and the patient died unexpectedly. He was well known and universally liked in Bellingham and was one of the first businessmen to open a pharmacy here.
Mr. Higginson was a descendant of Francis Higginson, one of the founders and fathers of New England. He was born in Chicago fifty-seven years ago and when a very young man went to New York to learn the insurance business. A few years later he gave up his insurance venture and migrated to San Francisco by way of the Isthmus of Panama. There he began his career as a druggist, but moved to Baker city, Oregon, in 1882 and from there to LaGrande. In 1888, when 36 years old, Mr. Higginson came to the then town of Sehome and opened the Higginson Pharmacy on lower Elk Street, later moving to the present location of the Owl Drug Store in New Whatcom. Early during his residence in Bellingham, Mr. Higginson became a prominent figure in real estate circles. He was at one time owner of what is now the Clover Addition on the Marietta road, the oldest ranch in Whatcom County. Together with O. P. Brown, George E. Gage and Judge Jere Neterer he built and owned the Clover Block. The decedent was one of the first trustees of the Bellingham State Normal School, and it was during his term on the board that the new buildings were erected.
Mrs. Ella Higginson, his widow, is the author of many well-known books, among them, "Alaska" and "Mariella of Out West." These two books in particular met with favorable criticism throughout the country. Mrs. Higginson has also written many successful serial stories and short sketches for the big magazines of the country. The cause of Mr. Higginson's death was pneumonia, contracted fifteen days ago. His will power alone enabled him to overcome the dread disease, and only a few days ago the announcement of a practically complete recovery was given out. Then blood poisoning complications set in and all hope was lost. Mr. Higginson leaves no children and is survived by his widow only. Funeral services will be held at the residence, corner of Pine and High Streets, at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon under the direction of Mock & Sons. Interment will be made at the Bay View Cemetery.
(From The Morning Reveille, May 15, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
HILDEBRAND, Martha H. M. (d. 1915)
Mrs. Martha H. M. Hildebrand, pioneer of Bellingham, died at her home, 1406 Bancroft street last night at 10:30 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. She was 59 years old and had lived in Bellingham for the last 33 years. Surviving her are: one daughter, Mrs. A. G. Geshdahl, of Bellingham; five sons, William H. Hildebrand, city; Alfred N. Hildebrand, Medford, Ore.; C. J. Hildebrand, Harrington, Wash.; Lloyd L. Hildebrand, Mount Vernon, and Charles E. Hildebrand, city; and one sister, Mrs. George Bliss, who lives north of the city on the Guide Meridian road. The body is in care of Undertaker H. O. Bingham at the residence. Funeral arrangements will be made as soon as word from all relatives is received.
(From The American Reveille, May 21, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
HILL, Delos E. (d. 1912)
After an illness which has extended over a period of more than three months, the greater part of which time he has been in St. Joseph's hospital, death came to D. E. Hill, a pioneer painter and paper hanger and property owner of the city, yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Up to a few days ago it was believed that Mr. Hill was recovering from serious operations, but new complications developed with resulted in his death yesterday.
Mr. Hill came here from Prattsburg, N. Y., 21 years ago. For thirteen years he was associated with F. W. Sutcliffe in the wallpaper and paint business, and was one of the builders of the block on Holly now occupied by the Seth A. Atwood company. Up to the time of his fatal illness he was an active member of the Brotherhood of Painters, Paperhangers & Decorators of America, lodge No. 924. The lodge will attend the funeral in a body.
Several years ago Mr. Hill built the beautiful summer home on Lake Whatcom known as The Hills, where the family now resides. He leaves a widow [Mrs. Annie Hill] and three sons, Harry [a jeweler of this city], Joseph and Ray Hill. His mother [Mrs. Susan Hill] is also surviving, residing at the present time in Tacoma, and a sister, Mrs. C. M. Adams, lives in this city. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from Mock & Hill's undertaking parlors on Elk street. The Rev. J. A. Macartney will conduct the services. The pallbearers will be H. L. Monroe, C. M. Adams, John Shea, F. W. Sutcliffe, Wm. Morrow and I. M. Bentler.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 24, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.
HILL, Gus (d. 1947)
Gus Hill, age 77 years, passed away at the family residence, 100
Ohio Street, after a short illness. Mr. Hill had been a resident of Bellingham
for the past forty years and was a member of the Lutheran church in Finland.
Surviving relatives include three step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Challendar
and Mrs. Genevieve Kreiger, both of Bellingham, and Mrs. Pearl Hemmingson,
of Mount Vernon; three step-sons, Harry, Lester, Roy and Charley Shelter,
all of Bellingham; twenty-one step-grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Bingham-Dahlquist & Jerns chapel,
Tuesday May 27, at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. G. W. Henry, officiating. Final resting
place, Woodlawn Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 23, 1947) Submitted by Hilda (Hemmingson) Meryhew
HILL, James W. (d. 1927)
BLAINE, June 22. - Funeral rites for James William Hill were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the First Methodist Episcopal church in Blaine, with the Rev. Haslem, of the Free Methodist church, officiating. Mr. Hill was born in Calail (sic) [Calais], Maine, October 10, 1840, and passed away at his home at Drayton Heights at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, June 19. He was a pioneer of Blaine, having lived here for thirty-five years, and followed ranching.
He is survived by a son and two daughters, Stanley C. Hill and Miss Gertrude Hill, with whom he made his home, and Mrs. L. Albert von Luven [van Luven], also of Drayton. The services were largely attended by old-time friends, and the floral tributes were many and beautiful. Music was rendered by the church choir, and pallbearers were Ed H. Bruns, Richard Roberts, Jack Sheedy, Arni Nikerson, Henry Johnson and Emery Goodwin, friends of the family. Burial was made in the California Creek cemetery beside his wife, who passed away ten years ago. E. E. Purdy & Sons made the funeral arrangements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 22, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.
HILL, Lillian E. (d. 1929)
HILTON, Mrs. Charles (d. 1908)
Mrs. Chas. Hilton died at her home in this city last Friday at
1 p. m., of heart trouble. All deaths are sad, but this is peculiarly a sad
one, in that it was unexpected, and for the further reason that deceased
leaves four small children, besides her son Charley Haberland. Deceased was
the sister of John, Frank, Levi, Ed. and Den Ellis, and Mrs. Dell Rice. She
was the daughter of Mrs. Rosina H. Ellis, aged and feeble, who still survives.
Besides these immediate relatives, quite a number of more distantly related,
and a very large number of warm personal friends mourn the loss of this good
woman. Her husband also has the sympathy of all.
The funeral ceremonies were held at the M. E. Church last Sunday.
Rev. S. S. Guiler officiating. The ceremonies were very impressive and the
attendance was large, the church being crowded. The interment was made at
Enterprise Cemetery under the direction of Monroe & Jackson.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 11, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.
HIMES, James (d. 1912)
James Himes, aged 86 years, passed away at the family home, 1810 C street, at an early hour Friday, August 2, after an illness of several months. Mr. Himes, with his wife and one son, has been a resident of Bellingham for about four years, coming here from Comstock, Neb., where he had made his home for several years. He was a member of the Methodist church and the I.O.O.F. at Arcadia, Neb. The surviving relatives are Mrs. Himes, three daughters and two sons, all residents of the East except one daughter, Mrs. Frank Jackson, 608 Dupont street, this city, and one son, Normal Himes, residing at the family home. One sister also survives, a resident of Massachusetts. The funeral service will be held Saturday, August 3, at 2 o’clock p.m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Rev. N. M. Temple, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. The funeral car will leave from Ellsworth and C street at 1:15 p.m. for the convenience of the relatives and friends. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 2, 1912) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HINCKLEY, Albert H. (d. 1912)
Albert Harrison Hinckley, on last Sunday morning was called from his sphere of usefulness on the earthly place to where, beyond human joys and sorrows, there is peace and rest. Mr. Hinckley was born at Paw Paw, Michigan, January 22, 1849. His passing away occurred on the same day sixty-three years later. In 1890 he came to Lynden, and for the first two years of his residence here he followed teaming, after which he purchased a ranch at Northwood, where he lived until the time of his death. Some eight years ago Mr. Hinckley sustained injuries in a runaway accident, from which he never entirely recovered. He had been in ill health for some time.
Mr. Hinckley possessed many virtues and
admirable characteristics. He was straightforward and honest in
his dealings with his fellow-man; of a quiet, unassuming disposition,
not quick to form close friendships, but loyal and companionable when such
ties were made. He was in the true sense of the words, a good, kind,
noble gentleman. The obsequies (sic) were held at the Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Herbert Jones delivering the funeral sermon. As part
of the service a choir, composed of Miss Tilda Tromp, Mrs. J. R. Vail, E.
Edson and Frank Knapp, sang three beautiful hymns. Harlan Hall acted as organist.
Mr. Hinckley was a member of Lynden Lodge, No. 56, of Masons who conducted
the funeral services following the address by Rev. Jones. The remains were
followed to the Lynden cemetery by a large concourse of relatives and friends,
where the beautiful and impressive burial ceremony of the Masonic order was
held. The deceased leaves a wife and daughter, who for a time must forego
the presence of husband and father, but there is no death, only a change
of form and environment. All that has ever lived will live forever.
(From The Lynden Tribune, January 25, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.
HINDS, Samuel (d. 1921)
Samuel Hinds, a Civil war veteran, died at 2:20 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry O. Bingham, 730 High street, at the age of 79 years. He had lived in Bellingham about two years, coming here from Elyria, O., where he had lived for seventy-four years. He came to this country from Leicestershire, England, when he was 3 years of age. During the Civil war he served in Company K, 135th regiment of the Ohio infantry. He is described as a man of very fine character. In Elyria Mr. Hinds, who had retired, left numerous warm friends, but the the number of his friends and acquaintances here were necessarily limited because his health forced him to remain indoors much of the time. He was a member of the First Congregational church at Elyria. Aside from Mrs. Bingham, Mr. Hinds leaves two granddaughters and two grandsons, Mrs. Albin Schold, Silverdale, Wash.; Mrs. Chester Stephenson, Wichita, Kan.; Vernal D. Bingham, Mount Vernon, and Clifton L. Bingham, Bellingham. Funeral announcements will be made by Harry O. Bingham.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 4, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.
HINTON, Edna R. (d. 1925)
CLEARBROOK, Aug. 13. - Funeral services for Edna Ruth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hinton, who passed away at the family home at Van Buren Saturday, August 8, at the age of 17 years, 11 months and five days, were held at the Sumas funeral home Tuesday at 1:30 a. m., with Rev. Styfuller and Rev. Franklin, of Bellingham, officiating. The deceased had lived her whole life in this community, being born on the farm home. Edna completed her grade work at the local school, where she was a favorite with all. Entering the Nooksack high school, she carried on that work for two years when, through failing health, she was compelled to give up her school duties. The immediate family she leaves to mourn are two sisters, Mrs. Ida Sollinger, of Lawrence, and Mrs. Helen Hannah, of Van Buren; four brothers, Robert, of Van Buren, and George, Leo and Warren at the family home; grandparents, Mr. G. H. Hinton, of Van Buren, and Mrs. and Mrs. L. B. Huschke, of Satsop, besides other near relatives and a host of friends who sympathize with the bereaved ones. The pallbearers were chosen from Edna's classmates, Oscar and Sten Loreen, Anton Holmquist, Donald Swanson, Francis Higginson and William Perry. The beautiful floral offering spoke their silent respect. Interment was in the Clearbrook Lakeside cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 13, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
HINTON, Henry (d. 1928)
HITZ, Jack R. (d. 1930)
Jack Raymond Hitz, 2707 Ellis street, one of Bellingham's best known and most likable young men, died Tuesday afternoon at a local hospital, where he had been a patient for several weeks. The cause of death was gangrene, which resulted from freezing some of his toes while working in a blizzard near Lynden more than a year ago. He was 32 years of age. Hitz, who had lived in Bellingham for twenty-one years, was Whatcom county district representative for the Puget Sound Power & Light Company and a brother of Dr. Clarence B. Hitz, local dentist. While working for the power company near Lynden last year Hitz froze several toes in a severe storm. Shortly afterward gangrene set in. The poison failed to respond to treatment and one leg was amputated in a vain attempt to stop the course of the gangrene. Employees of the power company say that Jack was one of the best meter readers that concern ever had and that he knew the location of every meter in Bellingham and Whatcom county while he was in the corporation's employ. Jack was for seven years a carrier for the Bellingham Publishing Company, resigning in 1917.
The deceased was a member of the Elks lodge and of the First
Presbyterian church. Besides his brother, he is survived by his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hitz, 2707 Ellis street; one sister, Alice L. Hitz,
residing at the family home; three uncles, A Johnston, Delphos, Kan.;
D. G. Hitz, Mankato, Kan., and I. F. Hitz, Jewell Kan., and one aunt, Mrs.
Alice Earle, Jewell, Kan. The father is one of the city's pioneer mail
carriers. Funeral services will be held in the main chapel of the Homer Mark
mortuary Friday at 2 p. m., with the Rev. James M. Wilson, minister
of St. James Presbyterian church, and Dr. Leo L. Totten, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, officiating.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 26, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.
HJALMSON, Mrs. S. G. (d. 1926)
Mrs. S. G. Hjalmson passed away at her home on the Drayton road,
on the fourteenth day of October at 7 o'clock in the evening. The deceased
was born in Iceland 65 years ago and came to this country at the age of 25
years. She resided 33 years in the United States and 7 in Canada. She had
been married for 46 years to her surviving husband S. Gudmundur Hjalmson.
Besides the husband, three children are left to mourn their mother: Mrs.
K. J. Brandson, and C. G. Hjalmson, both of Blaine and W. G. Hjalmson of
Tacoma. Also three sisters Mrs. A. Sumorlidarson, Seattle; Mrs. S. B. Bjornson,
Hensel, N. D.; and Mrs. P. Johnson, Saskatchewan, Canada.
She was buried from the Icelandic Lutheran church in Blaine on
the 18 of October, the Rev. H. E. Johnson officiating assisted by the Rev.
R. Martunsson of Seattle. Pallbearers were B. Johnson, J. Straumfjord, M.
G. Johnson, S. Hall, J. Westman, and H. B. Johnson. Mrs. Hjalmson was loved
and respected by everyone who knew her and the attendance and floral offerings
at the funeral attested to her popularity in this neighborhood.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, October 28, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOBART, Homer (d. 1903)
Homer Hobart, an old and respected resident of Whatcom, died at his home corner Iowa and James streets, at 9 o'clock Thursday evening. The cause of death was progressive paralysis, from which he had suffered for several weeks.
Mr. Hobart was born in Indianapolis, Ind., May 24, 1843. His parents were early pioneers of Indiana, locating their homestead on the site of the present city of Indianapolis. His mother and Nancy Hancks [Hanks], mother of Abraham Lincoln, were first cousins and were raised by Mr. Hobart's grandmother. He was related also to the late vice president, Garret A. Hobart and to Mitchell, the astronomer. When he was three years of age his parents took him with them to a Shaker colony near Cincinnati. He remained there until he was sixteen, when he renounced the Shaker faith and went back to Indiana. He graduated from the Christian University of Indiana, being particularly profound in philosophy and mathematics. In 1876 he married Miss May E. Butterfield, a graduate of Hillsdale University, Mich., who survives him.
Mr. Hobart came to Whatcom in 1890 and resided here until his death. He leaves, besides his widow, two children, Eugene I. and Amy L., wife of Fred E. Prouty; three sisters and one brother, residing in Indiana. Deceased was a man of refinement and education and was universally respected by those who knew him. Funeral services were held at Noice's parlors at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment was made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Weekly Blade, July 15, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
HODGSON, Roxie (d. 1910)
Mrs. Roxie Pettengill Hodgson died on Friday, June 3, of dropsy.
The funeral services were held at the residence, Rev. J. W. Moles officiating.
The interment was at Enterprise Cemetery. Roxie Pettengill Hodgson, wife
of Robt. D. Hodson (sic), was born in Michigan July 30, 1853 and died June
3rd, 1910, at the age of 57.
Roxie Waugh was married to Chas. Fuller Pettengill of Oldtown,
Maine, in 1869. By this marriage she had eight children, seven of whom are
living. In the fall of 1902 they moved to Spokane, Wash., where they resided
until the time of her husband's death, Aug. 31, 1907. On the 8th day of Nov.,
1908 she was married to Robt. Hodgson at Ferndale, Wash.
Those left to mourn her loss are her children, Mrs. Robt. Jolly
and Courtney James Pettengill of Fargo, N. Dak.; Mrs. Wm. Torsoleid, Spring
Grove, Canada; Mrs. Chas. Starr, Dayton, Oregon; Mrs. M. W. Hoppe, Radisson,
Wisconsin; Mrs. Eugene Hosmer, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mrs. Jas. Crawley, Everett,
Wash.; her husband, Robt. Hodgson and two step-daughters, Mrs. Effie Lopas
and Mrs. Ella Lopas.
(From The Ferndale Record, June 10, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOFERCAMP, Herman (d. 1909)
By the death of Herman Hofercamp at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James D. Stephens, in Seattle, yesterday, Bellingham and the Northwest loses one of its most interesting historical characters, as he had been identified with the Northwest for nearly half a century. He was 74 years of age at the time of his death. Several months ago he was attacked with jaundice and left his home in this city for the home of his daughter in Seattle, where he had been receiving treatments at the hands of skilled physicians. For a time it was thought he was about to regain his health, but a relapse came which ended in death yesterday.
In the early days on Puget Sound he was identified with the Hudson Bay Company, holding a responsible position and later he removed to the former town of Sehome, holding a position with the Bellingham Bay Coal Company. He retired from active business life a few years ago. Highly educated and progressive Mr. Hofercamp took an active interest in the affairs of state. Years ago he was a popular contributor to Harper's Weekly, his contributions being of an historical nature leading up to the publication of facts concerning the history-making epochs at the time the San Juan archipelago was in dispute and at the date when England was trying to wrest the islands from American domination.
He is survived by two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Medill Connell of Bellingham; Mrs. James D. Stephens of Seattle; Francis H., of Victoria, B. c.; Charles E., of Everett; and Edwin, of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held in this city at a date to be announced later.
(From The Morning Reveille, August 19, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOFF, Silas V. (d. 1925)
SOLDIER IS CALLED
Silas Hoff, a member of J. B. Steadman post, No. 24, G. A. R., died at a local hospital today, aged 83 years. He had lived in the city twenty-four years and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lizzie L. Hoff, to whom he had been married for fifty-eight years; four sons, William S., George V., and Erwin, all of Bellingham, and Frank A., of Alderwood Manor; one daughter, Mrs. P. J. Martins, and ten grandchildren. Arthur C. Harlow will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 10, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOGARD, Herschel (d. 1900)
HOGUE, James (d. 1905)
James Hogue, aged 72 years, died at his residence 2430 James street, Sunday morning at 7:30 o'clock. Death was due to uraemia. Mr. Hogue was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Company B, Tenth regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was a member of J. B. Steedman Post, G. A. R. of this city. He leaves a wife and six step-children, the wife and two children are living here.
Mr. Hogue was a pioneer of Whatcom county, having resided here nearly thirty-five years. Prior to the time he moved to this city, he had lived at Ten Mile for twenty-eight years on the homestead he had taken up. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held from the late home of the deceased yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. W. H. Mock, Commander of J. B. Steedman Post, G. A. R. delivered the funeral oration at the house according to a request expressed by Mr. Hogue, before his death. The Post and J. B. Steedman W. R. C. had charge of the services at the grave. Interment was made in Bay View cemetery under direction of W. H. Mock & Sons.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, April 25, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOHENSEE, Henrietta (d. 1904)
Mrs. Al Hohensee died last Friday night at her home in this city.
Mrs. Hohensee came to Blaine about 18 months ago as a bride. Her maiden name
was Henrietta Buck. Before her marriage to Mr. Hohensee, she was a prominent
Salvation Army worker. She was lieutenant of the Whatcom army; also in Kalispel,
Montana, Lewiston, Idaho and Victoria, B. C. Her parents reside at Mt. Vernon,
The illness which carried her off was a lingering illness. In
spite of all her husband and sisters could do, she grew weaker and weaker
till finally after five months' sickness she passed away. She leaves a bereaved
husband and an infant daughter, a father, four sisters and three brothers
to mourn her loss. Her father and sisters were with her in her last hours,
returning to Mt. Vernon Tuesday. The funeral was conducted by the Salvation Army. Services of this
organization were held at the house and at the cemetery. Mrs. Hohensee was
a woman respected and beloved by those who knew her. Her long sickness caused
her circle of acquaintances in Blaine to be not large. She was twenty-one
years old at the time of her death.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 5, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLBROOK, Harmon W. (d. 1912)
Mr. Harmon Wyckliffe Holbrook, aged 54 years, passed away Friday,
February 28, at 2:05 p. m., at his home, 2118 Ellis street, after an extended
illness. Mr. Holbrook had been a resident of Bellingham for the last nine
years, coming here with his family from Howard Lake, Minn., where he had
lived for nineteen years. He was born in the State of Kentucky in 1857;
had been a constant member of the Christian church for twenty years, until
the time of his death. He was also a member of the Masonic fraternity,
and the A.O.U.W., holding his membership at Howard Lake, Minn. The surviving
relatives are: Mrs. Holbrook; five daughters and one son, Mrs. Chas. W. Allen,
Mrs. Fred L. Sears, Mrs. Carl X. Folsom, Virginia, Mildred and Frank A. Holbrook,
all residents of Bellingham. Two sisters, Mrs. Boggs, of London, O., and
Mrs. M. F. Holbrook, of Bandon, Ore.; also two brothers, R. W. and J. C.
Holbrook, of Albany, Ore. Besides a large circle of friends, that will mourn
his loss. The remains are being card for at the funeral parlors of Undertaker
Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 29, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLEMAN, Rose B. (d. 1921)
Mrs. J. E. Holman (sic) passed away after a prolonged illness Tuesday morning, January 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Rohrbacher, in Ferndale. Rose Belle Pennington Holeman was born at Mound City, Kansas, October 27, 1881. They moved to Washington in 1890, where they have resided since that time. Nine children were born to this union, four sons and five daughters. In 1907 Mrs. Holeman became a member of the M. B. C., in which she lived a faithful Christian life and until her death January 25. There are left to mourn her loss her husband, J. E. Holeman, of Ferndale; four sons, Stephen Holeman of Marietta, Wever and George Holeman of Ferndale, and Charles W. Holeman of Blaine; four daughters, Mrs. Ira Rohrbacher of Ferndale, Mrs. A. E. Roberson of Bellingham and Mrs. Carl McGlothen, of Barry, Wash., and Miss Ruth Holeman, of Blaine. They have the sympathy of a host of friends in their bereavement. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Memonite church and burial was in Mount View cemetery under the direction of G. A. Monroe.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 4, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLIDAY, James H. (d. 1907)
James Henry Holiday, aged 64 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at the family residence, 2313 Walnut Street, last evening at 5:30 o'clock after an illness of over one year. Holiday came to this city about one year ago from Anacortes. He served as a private in Company K, Fifteenth Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery. He is survived by his widow, six daughters and five sons, all being residents of this city, excepting a son and daughter at Moreneci, Michigan, one daughter, Mrs. A. E. Morrow, of Arkansas City, Kansas, and another, Mrs. S. M. Hallmark, who resides at Norman, Oklahoma. The body lies at the residence. The funeral announcements will appear later.
(From The American Reveille, November 9, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLLINGSWORTH, Joseph S. (d. 1930)
Joseph S. Hollingsworth, who had been ill for several months passed away early Saturday morning, August 16th at his home, 2603 Woburn street, Bellingham, at the age of 86 years. For many years he resided on his ranch just west of Deming, but removed to Bellingham some 4 or 5 years ago. He was a member of the Whatcom County Dairymen's association and of the Odd Fellows lodge at Deming.
Mr. Hollingsworth is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances
Hollingsworth; one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Haniger, Tacoma; one brother, Benjamin
Hollingsworth, Ontario, Canada, and six grandchildren. Funeral services were
held in Bellingham Monday morning at 10:30, Rev. B. K. McElmon
officiating, and the services were attended by many Deming friends. Interment
was in Woodlawn cemetery. The following pallbearers were from the Deming
lodge: L. C. Lord, Reginald Lord, John Erickson, H. L. Baldwin, John
A. West, J. N. Niles.
(From The Deming Prospector, August 22, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLLY, Benjamin (d. 1918)
Benjamin Holly, aged 72 years, passed away at the family home, 2507 West street, at an early hour on the morning of Tuesday, October 15, after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Holly had resided in Bellingham for the past twenty years. He was a member of J. B. Steedman Post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic and is survived by Mrs. Holly, of Bellingham; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Standish, Raymond, Wash.; Mrs. George Creighton, Ferndale, and Mrs. Stella Bloom, Wyons, Mich. The remains are being care for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 15, 1918) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HOLMES, John (d. 1906)
John Holmes, aged 71 years, a veteran of the civil war, died at St. Luke's hospital last evening at 7:40 p. m., death resulting from Bright's disease. Mr. Holmes is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters, all being residents of this city with the exception of one son and a daughter, who live in the East. Mrs. C. C. Phillips, Will Holmes and E. T. Holmes are the children who reside here. Mr. Holmes had resided with his family in Whatcom county fourteen years, being a resident of Deming the greater portion of this time. He enlisted in Co. H, Seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteers and served throughout the War of the Rebellion. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The funeral arrangements will be announced hereafter.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, July 13, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLMES, Margaret (d. 1920)
Mrs. Margaret Holmes, aged 85 years, passed away at an early hour Thursday morning, November 18. Mrs. Holmes had been a resident of this city for the past twenty years and is the widow of the late John Holmes, who passed away in this city several years ago and who at the time of his death was a prominent member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G.A.R. Mrs. Holmes leaves to survive her one daughter, Mrs. Anna Baker, of this city; three sons, Robert Holmes, of Norton county, Kan.; William Holmes, of Bend, Ore., and Thomas Holmes of Los Angeles,Cal. The body is being cared for at the parlors of Arthur C. Harlow 1055 Elk street, and funeral services will be held there Sunday afternoon, November 21, at 1:15 o’clock, with the Rev. J. C. Harrison officiating. Interment will take place in the family plot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 18, 1920) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HOLT, Charles L. (d. 1922)
The funeral services were attended by hundreds of the members of the Garden street church by many masons and members of the G. A. R. The floral tributes were numerous, one being from the men's and the women's Bible classes. The oration was delivered by J. C. Harrison, pastor of the church, who also conducted the committal service at the grave in Bay View cemetery, Mrs. Frederick W. Nestelle presiding at the pipe organ, rendering a long prelude and lengthy postlude. Miss Hilda Lindgren sang three solos, "One Sweetly Solemn Thought," "The Homeland" and "Sleep On, Beloved." Dr. Harrison paid a beautiful tribute to Dr. Holt as a church worker and as a lover of his community and of his fellow beings, recalling his faithful attendance, his helpfulness, his kindliness, his spirit of fairness, knowledge of the Bible and his interest in home and foreign missions. In this connection it became known today that in his will Dr. Holt provided for an endowment for one of the Methodist colleges in China and another for the College of Puget Sound, at Tacoma. The pallbearers were Cecil A. Morse, P. J. Whitman, G. W. Walker, C. A. Horst, Floyd Shenenberger and Isa Shenenberger. Interment was in charge of Arthur C. Harlow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 16, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLTZHEIMER, Edward (d. 1928)
Deceased secured in his younger days an excellent education and
was probably as fluent and as interesting writer as this section ever boasted.
Many times he has written for the Journal-Press and a number of times his
writings were eagerly snapped up by magazines of wide circulation, one series
of articles in particular being his experiences as a young man with an expedition
in Colorado, we believe. He was a man of strict integrity and was honored
and respected by all who had the good fortune to know him. There are left to mourn his passing a wife and four sons, Earnest
of Oregon, Francis and Paul of Blaine, and William of Vancouver, B. C. Funeral
services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Purdy chapel
under the direction of the International Bible Students. Burial will take
place at Hillsdale cemetery at California creek, near which he spent so many
years of his life.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press May 3, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOLTZHEIMER, Florence (d. 1949)
Mrs. Florence Whitcomb Holtzheimer, one of Blaine's oldest pioneers passed away Friday night, April 15, in a Bellingham hospital. Born in Fayette county, Iowa, June 26, 1863, she came to the Pacific Northwest when a child of seven years, with her family and landed at the Semiahmoo Spit in September, 1870. It was an event that marked the arrival of Mrs. Holtzheimer and her sister Mrs. Minnie Bice as the first two white girls to arrive in Blaine.
On June 26, 1879 she married Edward Holtzheimer who owned a homestead
on California Creek. They resided on the creek for a number of years before
moving into town. Her desire to start a Blaine hospital never materialized.
To this couple, four sons, Ernest, Francis, William and Paul were born and
remain to mourn her with nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, four
nephews and two nieces. Pallbearers were Garrett Holtzheimer, Erman Holtzheimer, Theodore
Holtzheimer, Jack Holtzheimer, Willis Loop and Carl Patrick, four of whom
are grandchildren of the deceased. Internment was made in the California
Creek cemetery, following the services conducted Monday, April 18, by Rev.
Evan David at the McKinney Funeral home.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 28, 1949) Relative Robert Mix
HOOVER, Sophia S. (d. 1901)
Mrs. S. S. Hoover, residing with her daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Hall, at 808 Garden street, died last evening of heart failure, she had only been ill since Sunday night. On Monday Mrs. J. S. Crilly, another daughter of the deceased, living at Blaine was sent for but on her arrival Mrs. Hoover was apparently much better, so much better that Mrs. Crilly thinking her illness nothing serious, returned to Blaine on the noon train yesterday. Mrs. Hoover was an aged lady, one kind, good and lovable. She was not intimately known to many Whatcom people having come to the country about a year ago from Dayton, Ohio. She lived at Blaine until late in the winter when she removed here to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hall. She was 87 years of age at the time of her death. She leaves one son, S. G. Hoover of Dayton, Ohio, and three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Wiestling of Seattle, Mrs. J. S. Crilly of Blaine and Mrs. Mary C. Hall of this city.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 21, 1901; reprinted from The Reveille) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOPE, George (d. 1891)
HOPKINS, Ambrose J. (d. 1925)
Ambrose J. Hopkins, a resident of Deming for the past thirty-six
years, and a civil war veteran, passed away last night at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Nellie W. Parsons, at the age of 90 years and five
months. Mr. Hopkins had been confined to his bed since last February. Mr.
Hopkins was a civil war veteran and a member of the Eighth Wisconsin volunteers
in the "Eagle Regiment" and made an excellent record.
The surviving relatives are two sons Raymond A., of Marcola, Ore.,
and Frank R. of Oakland; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie W. Parsons, of Deming;
L. F. Hopkins, nephew, of Sumas, seven grandchildren and fourteen great
grandchildren. The body is at the Harlow Mortuary home. Funeral arrangements
will be made later, upon the arrival of the sons.
(From The Deming Prospector, July 10, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
Funeral services for Ambrose J. Hopkins, pioneer resident, who
died at his home in Deming on Thursday, July 9, were held at the Harlow
mortuary home, Bellingham, Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev.
Douglas of Acme, officiating with one of his usual interesting sermons. Officers
and members of J. B. Steadman G. A. R. post No. 24 also gave their
ritualistic services at the chapel. At the conclusion of the services interment
was made in Bay View Abby.
Relatives present at the funeral were: Mrs. Nellie W.
Parsons, Deming; John Parsons and family, Seattle; Mrs. Ruth Teale, Seattle;
Frankie Deadman and Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Deadman, Tacoma; R. A. Hopkins, Marcola,
Ore., and A. R. Hopkins of Bellingham. A large number of friends from Deming
were also in attendance at the funeral.
(From The Deming Prospector, July 17, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOPKINS, David L. (d. 1916)
David Logan Hopkins passed away at his home, 1009 Twelfth street, at an early hour on the morning of Sunday, July 30, at the age of 82 years. Mr. Hopkins was a pioneer resident of Bellingham, having resided in the city for twenty-seven years, during which time he had been active in public as well as social life, serving as street commissioner under Mayors Romaine, Black and deMattos. The news of his departure will be much mourned by his large circle of friends and acquaintances. At the time of his death he was a member of the following orders:
Fairhaven lodge No. 73, F. & A. M., of which he was a charter member and its first worshipful master; Bellingham Bay chapter No. 12, Royal Arch Masons; Hesperus Commandery No. 8?; the Kulshan club of South Bellingham; C. R. Apperson Post No. 59, Grand Army of the Republic, he having served as sergeant in Company I, Sixty-fifth Indiana infantry for three years, receiving an honorable discharge at the close of the war; of Clara Barton circle, No. 41, Ladies of the G. A. R.
The surviving relatives are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. E. B. German, Bellingham; Mrs. Anna M. Willis, Vancouver, B. c.; Robert W. Hopkins, Auburn, Wash.; James E. Hopkins, Santa Fe, N. M.; two brothers, William H., residing at Solomon, Kan., and Samuel M. Hopkins, Seymour, Ind.; also thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1, at 2 o'clock p. m. from the Hopkins residence, 1009 Twelfth street, with the G. A. R. Ritualistic burial service, assisted by Rev. H. L. Townsend. Interment in the family plot in Bay View cemetery according to the ritualistic burial service of the Masonic fraternity, conducted by the officers of Fairhaven lodge No. 73.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 31, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOPKINS, Elizabeth (d. 1901)
Mrs. Elizabeth Hopkins was buried yesterday morning in Bay View cemetery. Funeral services were held at the parlors of H. S. Noice in the Oakland block, Rev. W. A. Mackey officiating. Mrs. Hopkins had many friends who attended the services to pay tribute to her memory.
After a lingering illness of several months, death ended the sufferings of Miss Alice McNeil at 11 o'clock a.m., June 22, cutting short a promising life in the nineteenth year. She was born in Boston, Mass, and came to Fairhaven with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen McNeil, about ten years ago. Here she attended the public schools until her graduation with exceptional honors with the class of '99, of which she was the valedictorian. The parents and five sisters survive at the bereaved home on Harris and Eighteenth streets, Fairhaven. The funeral occurred yesterday at 10 o'clock from the Church of the Assumption and was largely attended by the friends of the family.
During her attendance at the public schools of Fairhaven and in her work as teacher which she took up upon graduation she made sincere and devoted friends of all with whom she came in contact and to whom her untimely death has brought real sorrow. She bore with uncomplaining fortitude and patience the suffering of the prolonged and painful last illness. Although her life was brief it was filled with good works and developed a character of true beauty and goodness.
(From The Weekly Blade, June 26, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOPKINS, Laura Roberta (d. 1932)
Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Roberta Hopkins, aged 80 years, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mabel H. Juenemann, 2808 Northwest avenue, Saturday morning, May 7, after an illness of about four months, were held in the Cathedral chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary, at Cornwall avenue and Halleck street, this afternoon, May 9, at 2:30 o'clock, with the rev. John R. Macartney, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Bearers were Edward Hutton, E. McKay, Harry Ells, Russell C. Smith, Andrew Smith and Harry C. Smith. The body will be taken to Washington, D. C., for interment on the Great Northern train by her daughter and son, Mrs. Mabel H. Juenemann and Edwin R. Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins was a member of the Fifth Baptist church at Washington, D. D., and had resided in Bellingham and vicinity for the past twenty-five years. Surviving are three sons, Edwin R. Hopkins, city; John A. and William F. Hopkins, both residing at Washington, D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel H. Juenemann, city, and Mrs. Maud H. Quinter, Boise, Idaho, and nine grandchildren, of whom Ernest Whitney resides in Bellingham. Image
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 9, 1932)
HOPPER, Anna (d. 1921)
HOPPER, William (d. 1931)
HOTTELL, George K. (d. 1923)
George K. Hottell passed away at the family home, on the State road, three miles north of Nooksack, Saturday, February 17, after a brief illness, at the age of thirty years. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church Tuesday morning, the Rev. J. H. Avery preaching the sermon. The survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Hottell, with whom the deceased lived, five brothers and one sister.
(From the Nooksack Sentinel, February 22, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOUGAN, Gunnar O. (d. 1916)
Mr. Gunnar O. Hougan died Wednesday, July 12, at 8 p. m., at his home on the Ferndale road. He was born May 11, 1881 in Norman county, Minnesota. He came to Washington, April 3, 1903 where he was married to Miss Ida Waschke in this city, June 20, 1907. He is mourned by his wife and two children Melvin and Myrtle, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Hougan; two brothers, Martin and Oscar Hougan, of Bellingham, and three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Lingbloom, of Bellingham, Mrs. John O. Waschke, of Seattle, and a half sister Mrs. J. O. Benson, of Huston, Minnesota. The funeral will be held next Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Hougan home. Rev. H. F. W. Myers will read the service.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 14, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOUGAN, Ole G. (d. 1920)
O. G. Hougan, civil war veteran, who resided in Whatcom county sixteen years, died yesterday at his home in North Bellingham. He was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R., and the post will have charge of the funeral services, which will be held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. in the North Bellingham M. E. church. Mr. Hougan was born in Norway October 29, 1838. On January 23, 1862, he enlisted in the Nineteenth Wisconsin volunteer infantry and was discharged April 29, 1865. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Barbara Hougan, five children and twenty-eight grandchildren. The sons are Martin and Oscar, of North Bellingham, and the daughters are Mrs. J. E. Lingbloom, North Bellingham; Mrs. J. O. Waschke, Seattle, and Mrs. J. O. Benson, Houston, Minn.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 20, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOUGHTON, Joseph S. (d. 1935)
Friend of labor and civic betterment, Joseph S. Houghton has been called to his last reward. Veteran employe of the Bellingham Publishing Company, four time president of the Bellingham Central Labor Council and known affectionately to thousands through-out the city and Northwest as "Joe," he passed away at a local hospital early Sunday morning. Death eased an illness that had stricken him late in November.
A printer by trade, probably one of the most widely known and beloved men in the city, numbering his friends in virtually all vocations of life. Funeral services will be conducted by Chaplain James M. Wilson and officers of Elk's Lodge No. 194, Tuesday at 4 p. m., at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home. Cremation will follow.
Mr. Houghton was born at San Francisco, Cal., on April 30, 1869, and at the time of his death was 66 years of age. He first came to Washington when it was a territory in 1877, launching himself into the printing trade. He was employed in various newspaper plants and printing offices from that time until he gained employment with the Bellingham Publishing Company in 1904 and remained an employe of the company until his death. Except for about six years spent in British Columbia, he had lived on Puget Sound since 1882. In his boyhood days, Mr. Houghton went to school until he was 11 years of age and from that time on he obtained his education in the school of hard knocks.
His interest in organized labor began forty-six years ago when he joined the Tacoma Typographical Union and from that day to the present he has always carried a union card. Mr. Houghton was first elevated to the presidency of the Bellingham Central Labor Council in 1930 and was retained in office for four years before he voluntarily retired. He was also a past president of the local Typographical union. For a number of years he has been a co-publisher of the Labor World with F. C. Holt, Sr., and in that publication he carried his fight in behalf of organized labor and the working man. In 1932 he was an unsuccessful candidate for the state legislature being defeated in the Democratic landslide.
Mr. Houghton was actively identified in the development of Lake Samish as a summer resort and was largely responsible for the development of Summerland on the south side of the lake. Aways interested in boys, Mr. Houghton donated three acres at Summerland several years ago as a site for a Boy Scout camp. The Scouts built a cabin there and it is planned by the Mount Baker area to make a greater use of the camp this year. His fraternal affiliations were with the Elk's lodge here.
Immediate survivors include the widow, Margaret; four daughters, Mrs. Walter Ge___ of En_tat; Mrs. John Griffith, of Alger; Mrs. Royal Young and Jeanne Houghton, of Bellingham; and two brothers, Frank T., Olympia and T. L. Houghton, Tacoma; one sister, Mrs. Ray Frieland, White Swan, Wash., and six grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 30, 1935)
HOUSE, Beatrice L. (d. 1936)
HOUSER, Anderson (d. 1911)
HOUSER, George W. (d. 1915)
George W. Houser, aged 32 years, passed away at an early hour November 29, 1915, after an illness of a few months. Mr. Houser was a member of the Emanuel Presbyterian church of Los Angeles, Cal., and of Golden Link lodge No. 150, independent Order of Odd Fellows, of Seattle, Wash., and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary P. Houser, of Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Wilfred Bye, of Bellingham, and four brothers, J. Arthur, Robert R., Howard A. and Francis W., all of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, December 1, 1915, at 10:15 o’clock a.m. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 29, 1915) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HOVANDER, Charles W. (d. 1954)
Charles W. Hovander, age 61 years, of Rt. 1, Lynden, passed away
in a local hospital Friday, Nov. 5, following a lingering illness. Mr. Hovander
had resided in the Lynden district since 1942 and had formerly lived in the
Ferndale district since 1898. He was a veteran of World War I and a member
of the Mount Baker Post of the American Legion of Lynden, and the B. P. O.
E. No. 194 of Bellingham. He is survived by his wife Amanda; two sons, Charles
of Seattle, Warren L. at home; one brother Otis, of Ferndale; two sisters,
Mrs. Elsa Stromme and Mrs. Noel Juvet, both of Ferndale. Funeral services
will be conducted Monday, Nov. 8, at 2 p.m. from the Gillies Funeral Home
in Lynden with the Rev. Arliss Johnson officiating.
(From The Bellingham Herald November 7, 1954) Relative Lisa Dugan
HOVANDER, Hokan O. (d. 1915)
Hokan Olson Hovander, a long time resident of this section, passed
away at his home Tuesday evening, July 20. Funeral services will be held
at the residence next Sunday at one o'clock. Mr. Hovander was born in 1841
in Sallerup, Sweden. When 21 he began a career as architect which he followed
until 18 years ago when he retired on account of poor
(From The Ferndale Record July 23, 1915)
HOVANDER, Hugo H. (d. 1943)
HOVANDER, Wyla A. (d. 1941)
Wyla Alta Hovander, 1700 G Street, passed away at a local hospital
Wednesday, October 15, following a short illness. Mrs. Hovander was a member
of the Congregational Church and Sehome Chapter Order of Eastern
Star. Surviving relatives are her husband, Hugo H. Hovander, of this
city; two sons, George H. at Seattle, and Carl L. in the U. S. Army at Duncan
Field, Texas; one daughter LeElla at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
H. Shepard, one aunt, Mrs. Frank Thurston, and one uncle, John Harmon, all
The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where
services will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Calhoun, followed by the ritualistic
services of the Eastern Star, Friday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m. Final resting
place, Bay View Abbey.
(From The Bellingham Herald October 16, 1941) Relative Lisa Dugan
HOVEL, Ada V. (d. 1938)
Death claimed Mrs. Ada Virgie Hovel, 34, resident of Sumas Route One early this week. Mrs. Hovel, wife of Harley Hovel, died Sunday morning. Funeral services are scheduled to be held in the Gillies Chapel today, Thursday, at 2 p. m. with Rev. J. W. Trueblood of Van Zandt officiating. Burial will be in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery.
Mrs. Hovel was born in Illinois on November 3, 1904, and moved to Van Zandt with her parents 27 years ago, and lived there until her marriage when she came to Sumas, 12 years ago. She is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Vickie Bergman of Bellingham; two brothers, Louis Mezo of Van Zandt and Lester of Sumas, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Mezo of Van Zandt.
(From The Deming Prospector, November 11, 1938) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOVEY, Ella R. (d. 1941)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Rose Hovey, aged 87 years, who passed away at her home Sunday, May 25, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Purdy & McKinney Chapel with the Rev. J. N. Bridges officiating. Many lovely floral offerings were sent to the Chapel. Vocal solos "In The Garden" and "Love", were rendered by Mrs. Blake Bedell, accompanied by Mrs. Harriet Owen. Casketbearers were A. H. Pratt, Louis Montfort, Gordon McElmon, Lester Livingston, H. E. Simonds and Albert Still. Burial was made in the Blaine Cemetery beside the grave of her husband C. B. Hovey, who preceded her to the Great Beyond about 8 years ago.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 29, 1941) Submitted by site coordinator.
HOWARD, Charles (d. 1923)
HOWARD, Nancy F. (d. 1910)
The funeral of Nancy Fallis Howard, wife of Charles Howard, whose death occurred at the family apartments in the Howard block Thursday morning, will be held from the chapel of Mock & Hill, 10155 Elk street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Earle Naftzger, pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church, will be the officiating minister, and Rev. and Mrs. Naftzger will provide the music. Interment will take place in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 3, 1910) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
HOWE, Henry (d. 1908)
Yesterday the body was shipped to the family burial plot at The Dalles, Ore., by Bingham & Stokes, undertakers in charge. Interment will be made in the home cemetery with appropriate funeral services. Deceased joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in early youth and had been devout in his religious worship all his life. About five years ago he bought a home in this city and has smallided his time between here and Seattle. He is survived by a son, F. W. Howe, of this city, and a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Shoemaker, of Seattle.
(From The Reveille, November 20, 1908)
HOYT, Emeline (d. 1899)
In this city on Tuesday morning last, June 20th, of bronchial pneumonia, Mrs Emeline Hoyt, wife of George A. Hoyt, aged 47 years. Deceased was born in Pella, Iowa, Oct. 7th, 1851, and early in life removed to California in company with her parents, where, after a brief sojourn the family emigrated to the Wilamette valley, where the major part of the deceased's childhood was spent. The family removed to Blaine in 1890, where they have since resided. Deceased was married to her surviving husband at Ukiah, Cal., on Oct. 7th, 1877, during her residence in the Golden state. A loving husband and three children survive her, William, Gracie and Howard, the elder of whom is rapidly approaching manhood. The father of the late Mrs. Hoyt, who resides at Klikatat, also three brothers and a sister survives her, the mother being deceased some twelve years.
Thus has passed from earth a kind and loving mother, a dutiful
wife and mother and a member of the community who will be remembered for
her many acts of good which go to make humanity better and purer. Mrs. Hoyt
was a kind, Christian woman, who did much to endear her to her friends and
acquaintances, whose name was legion. An active worker in the circles of
the Baptist church, of which she was a member in high standing, her kindly
aid and counsel in their deliberation will long be a remembrance to her sterling
integrity and inert worth. Mrs. Hoyt has passed through the valley mourned
by the entire community, leaving behind her a monument which will long enshrine
her in the hearts of husband, children, father, brothers and sisters. The
obsequies took place at the Baptist church on Thursday morning last, the
services being conducted by Rev. E. P. McEwan of New Westminster, B. C. assisted
by the local clergy. The funeral discourse was most affecting, and found
a ready response in the hearts of a congregation of friends and sympathizers
who filled the edifice to its walls. The floral offerings were profuse, and
were both elaborate and appropriate, notable among with was a large symbol
of the monogram of the Alaska Packer's association did in an elaborate manner,
from Mr. Matthews, the local manager at this point. Floral offerings also
came from Tacoma, Whatcom, Seattle and other points.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 23, 1899) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUBER, Jacob (d. 1940)
HUDSON, Edward J. (d. 1927)
Edward J. Hudson, a pioneer of Acme, aged 71 years, passed
away at an early hour last Sunday morning. Mr. Hudson had been a resident
of Acme for the past thirty-five years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.
Margaret J. Hudson, five daughters, Mrs. T. P. Todd, South Bend; Mrs. C.
J. Nichols, Bellingham; Anna Hudson, Acme; Mrs. A. D. Pearl, Seattle; and
Mrs. Wesley Bond, La Grande, Ore.; three sons, R., David and Guy Hudson,
of Acme; also four grandchildren. Mr. Hudson was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal
church, Bellingham; of Masonic lodge No. 44 of Island, Vermont, and of Deming
lodge No. 153 I. O. O. F. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at
1:30 at the Harlow Mortuary Home, Rev. Cannon E. B. Smith officiating. Interment
was made in the Deming cemetery under the ritualistic service of the Odd
(From The Deming Prospector, June 10, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUFF, Eldred (d. 1911)
Eldred Huff, aged 71 years, a veteran of the Civil war and resident of this city for nine years, passed away at the family home, 2122 King street, last night shortly before 12 o'clock, death coming without warning. Mr. Huff had done some light work in the garden yesterday and had attended to other chores about the house, retiring at his accustomed hour. About 11:40 p. m. Mrs. Huff was awakened by her husband, who was gasping for breath. She hurriedly arose and rushed to a neighbor's home for assistance, a physician was called, but before he arrived Mr. Huff had passed away. Mr. Huff is survived by his widow, Susannah J. Huff, one sister, Mrs. T. McKendree Stuart, of Council Bluffs, Ia., and one brother, John Huff, who resides in the state of Kansas. Mr. Huff served with distinction throughout the Civil war as the captain of Company A, Fourth Iowa cavalry, and was a past post commander of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic and also belonged to the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church. He came to this city nine years ago from Des Moines, Ia. The body lies at the parlors of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 22, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUGHES, Betsy (d. 1917)
Mrs. Betsy Hughes died at her home in Nooksack on Tuesday, May 1st. The funeral was held from the Methodist church Friday morning under the direction of J. C. Gillies, Rev. L. C. Schultz preached the sermon, burial was made in the family plot in the Lakeside cemetery. Mrs. Hughes, whose maiden name was Betsy Knapp, was born at Edwards, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., May 10th, 1843. In 1863 they moved to Michigan where she married Robert Hughes in 1863. Mr. Hughes died three years ago. Six children were born to this union, the eldest dying in infancy. Four sons, William F., George R., Harley E. and Charles L., and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Conner, all of Nooksack, one brother in Iowa and a sister in New York mourn their loss.
(From the Nooksack Reporter, May 9, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUGHES, Charlotte A. (d. 1917)
Charlotte A. Hughes passed away last Thursday morning at her home in Blaine, as briefly announced in these columns last week, and was laid to rest in the Blaine cemetery on Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the home, Rev. Congdon conducting.
Charlotte A. Pinckney was born Feb. 21, 1847, at Howell, Michigan,
and was therefore 70 years and one day of age at her death. She was married
to Sampson P. Hughes at Elk Point, Dakota Territory, on Dec. 17, 1865, Mr.
Hughes at the time being a captain of the 7th Iowa cavalry. The family moved
west from Iowa in 1871 and settled on the spot where the family home is now
located in the south part of the city. Five sons were born to them, Sampson
B. and Robert J., now living in Blaine, Charles D. T. of Seattle, and two,
Joshua and William, deceased many years. She also leaves two brothers, William
H. and Albert M. Pinckney, both of Blaine, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Griswold,
residing in San Francisco.
Deceased was a kind, tender-hearted woman of cheering but somewhat
retiring disposition. She was quick to take action in any case of trouble
or affliction that came within her reach. Death was caused from a probable
rupture of a blood vessel of the heart through over exertion a few days before.
(From The Blaine Journal March 2, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator. Relative Sue Clavin
HUGHES, Joshua P. (d. 1896)
HUGHES, Robert (d. 1914)
After an illness of more than two years most of which time he was
entirely helpless, Mr. Robert Hughes, a well known and much respected resident
of Nooksack quietly passed away. Mr. Hughes was born in Tyrone Co., Ireland
in 1838. He came to America in 1858, living first in New York state later
moving to Michigan from which place he came to Washington in 1901 making
his home and many friends in the vicinity of Nooksack until his death at
2 a. m. Saturday May 9th, 1914. The funeral was conducted by Gillies Undertaking
Co. and attended by the many friends of the family. The services were held
in the Van Buren Church, Rev. E. O. Harris pastor of the M. E. Church here
officiating. Mr. Hughes leaves a wife, one daughter, four sons, four
grandchildren and many friends to mourn his death.
Card of Thanks signed by: Mrs. Betsy Hughes, Wm. F. Hughes, Geo. R. Hughes, H. E. Hughes, C. L. Hughes, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Conner.
(From The Nooksack Reporter May 15, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUGHES, Sampson P. (d. 1920)
The death of S. P. Hughes, for 49 years a resident of Blaine, occurred at the Veteran's Home at Port Orchard on Wednesday last, where he had been staying for some months past. The body arrived here Saturday, and Sunday afternoon it was laid to rest under the direction of Reynolds Post G. A. R., of which he was a member.
Sampson Piersoll Hughes was born in Pittsburg, Beaver county,
Pennsylvania, March 12, 1840. He was married to Charlotte A. Pinckney at
Elk Point, Dakota Territory, Dec. 17, 1865, who passed beyond on Feb. 22,
1917. Surviving children are Sam B. and Robert J. of this city, and Charles
D. T. of Seattle.
Deceased served with distinction four years and six months in
the Civil war, enlisting in the 14th Iowa, transferred to the 41st Iowa Cavalry.
He was elected first lieutenant of the latter and later promoted to captain.
He was a daring officer and saw much active service on the frontier fighting
the Indians. The late James Cain and Wm. H. Pinckney, both were members of
the 7th Iowa Cavalry under the command of the deceased
(From The Blaine Journal, August 13, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator. Relative Sue Clavin
HUGUENIN, Robert L. (d. 1904)
HUKILL, Richard S. (d. 1891)
Richard S. Hukill died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Barnett, at 927 Elk street, New Whatcom, of dropsy. Deceased was 71 years of age and for many years was employed as a steamboat man on the Ohio river. He came to this state two years ago to reside with his daughter and has not been engaged in any business. Four daughters and two sons survive him - Mrs. J. C. Best, Mrs. Henry Barnett, a son and daughter in Deadwood, Dakota, and a son and a daughter in Chicago, Ill. Funeral from the residence, 927 Elk street, Sunday at 11 o'clock.
(From The World, Fairhaven, Wash., December 4, 1891) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNDARY, Lars P. (d. 1898)
HUNDT, Charles A. (d. 1929)
Charles August Hundt who died at his home in Maple Falls Sunday,
was born in Germany in 1856 and came to this country at the age of 26. He
had lived in Maple Falls for the past five years and was stricken with a
stroke while out riding with his son, John, Sunday afternoon and died three
hours later at his home in Maple Falls. He is survived by seven children:
Mrs. C. R. Norman, Miss Dolly Hundt, of Maple Falls; Miss Bertha Hundt,
Bellingham; Mrs. J. Brown, Karl, August and Louis Hundt, all of Haynie, and
John Hundt who is in the U. S. Navy, now stationed at Bremerton, and four
(From The Deming Prospector, November 8, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNT, Amasa (d. 1903)
Died - In Mountain View, October 29, 1903, A. L. Hunt, aged seventy-six years, seven months and twenty five days. Mr. Hunt was born in Eden, Vermont, March 4, 1827, and was married to Martha B. Annis, April 1, 1851. Mr. Hunt was a war veteran; enlisted in the Fifteenth Vermont Infantry. For a time he lived in Wisconsin but three years ago came to Mountain View where he lived a consistent Christian life. He was a king friend and neighbor. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his loss: William of Mountain View and one son in Indiana. The funeral took place at the house on Saturday, October 31. The remains were buried in the Mountain View cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, November 6, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNT, Charles (d. 1899)
Another of the pioneer land marks of Blaine has passed away. Charles Hunt, who died at St. Luke's hospital on Saturday afternoon last at 5 o'clock, was probably as well known to both the old and recent residents of this vicinity as any whom we had in our midst. Mr. Hunt had been failing for some time with the infirmities of age and his demise was not wholly unexpected. Deceased came to the coast in the 60's from Long Island Sound, New York, and had been a resident of the environments of Blaine for upwards of thirty years. He was 70 years of age at the time of his death, and in early life was a sea-faring man having been at one time master of a fine merchantman. The remains were brought up by the steamer on Monday and the funeral obsequies held from the M. E. church amid a large gathering of sorrowing relatives and friends. The pastor, Rev. J. W. Kendall conducted the services using a portion of the second verse of the fifteenth chapter of St. Luke as his text. Thus one by one the old settlers, who blazed the way for habitation in this then wild and far-off section, are passing beyond the river. A few short years and the men of this class will be no more. Mr. Hunt had a large acquaintance in British Columbia who will grieve at his demise.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 2, 1899) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNT, James P. (d. 1918)
HUNTER, Charles F. (d. 1911)
Fred Hunter, whose illness was reported in last week's Journal, passed away last Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The news of his death was a severe blow to his many friends, the majority of whom were not aware of the seriousness of his illness. Death was caused by peritonitis, following appendicitis, which caused the deceased to take to his bed just a week before the end. During his short illness he rallied several times and those near to him were given the hope that he would survive the attack.
Charles Frederick Hunter was born in Warren county, Pennsylvania, August 29, 1867, and resided in that state until 1890, when he removed to Blaine, residing here since. Two years later he entered the mill business here and at the time of his death we interested in the Erie Mill Company, the East & West Lumber Company, and the Campbell River Lumber Company. On February 13, 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Frankie Tolford, at Latona, Wash., who with one son, survives him. Four sisters, Mrs. W. J. Shepard of this city, Mrs. J. B. Henry of Albany, N. Y., Mrs. W. L. Wade of Denver, Col., and Mrs. Mabel Chapman of Seattle and one brother, T. A. Hunter of this city, survive also.
The deceased was one of the best known men in Blaine and it can
truthfully be said that he was one of the most universally respected men
in Blaine. A man of upright character, industrious and unassuming man at
all times, he was held in the highest esteem by all. For many years he personally
managed the Erie shingle mill here, and in this capacity came directly in
contact with the workmen, a large number of whom paid their last respects
to their former employer at the funeral services.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Seely from the
M. E. church Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The church was filled to capacity
and many were compelled to stand outside during the ceremony. The floral
offerings to the departed were among the most numerous ever seen here. The
sorrowing wife and son and members of the family have the sympathy of the
community in their sudden bereavement.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 22, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNTER, Jared W. (d. 1913)
The funeral services over the remains of J. W. Hunter, who died Wednesday evening last week, were held in the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. O. P. Avery officiating. The remains were temporarily placed in the Loomis vault in the Blaine cemetery to await disposition. The deceased had been in ill health for many months and for the past four months was confined to his bed, practically helpless from paralysis. Notwithstanding his long sickness, he was a patient sufferer and made no complaint.
J. W. Hunter was born on a farm near Emlenton, Pa., March 10, 1838. He received a common school education and later attended Allegheny college at Meadville, Pa. Leaving school he taught school for a time, then engaged in lumbering at Tidioute, Pa., and afterward engaged in the dry goods business in the same place. In 1870 he removed to Union City, Pa., and engaged in the manufacture of wood pumps and in lumbering. In 1897 he came to Blaine, Wash., where he organized the Erie Mill company in October of that year, becoming president of the company. In 1906, with his associates, he organized the Campbell River Lumber company, Ltd., at Hazelmere, B. C., also becoming president of the company. He also was one of the organizers of the East & West Lumber company, Ltd., of Hazelmere, B. C. Mr. Hunter is survived by his wife, three children, Mrs. E. P. Clark, of Union City, Pa., Mrs. A. L. Taylor, of Estherville, Ia., and Harold W. Hunter of Blaine, Wash., and by two brothers, W. M. Hunter of Lynhaven, Fla., and C. E. B. Hunter, Postmaster at Union City, Pa. Also by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hill, of Pueblo, Colo., and Mrs. Alice Swickard, of Orlando, Fla. Kenneth Hunter and T. A. Hunter, both of this city are nephews, and Mrs. W. J. Shepard, also of this city, is a niece.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 2, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNTER, Lucy A. (d. 1907)
Mrs. Lucy A. Hunter, who died very suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Shephard, on Boblett street, at 6:15 o'clock, last Monday evening, was born in Stockard county, New York, and was 66 years 7 months and 19 days old at the time of her death. Mrs. Hunter was sick only a few days previous to her death; in fact, was picnicking at Birch Bay last Sunday, and her death came as a great surprise and shock to her relatives and many Blaine friends.
Mrs. Hunter was married to Thomas Hunter in 1861 and came to Blaine
about 12 years ago. She leaves seven children, Mrs. J. B. Henry, Albany, N.
Y.; Mrs. William Wade, Peonia, Colo.; Mrs. Henry Chapman, Bluelight, Wash.;
Mrs. W. J. Shephard, T. A. and C. F. Hunter of Blaine.
Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, by Rev.
George A. Sheafe, of the M. E. church, at her late residence, and the remains
were laid to rest in the Blaine cemetery by the side of her husband, who
died about 11 years ago. Mrs. Hunter had a large circle of friends in this
city, where she was known as a good friend, a good neighbor and a good mother,
and her bereaved loved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire city.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 23, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUNTLEY, Frank (d. 1908)
SUMAS, Wednesday, Feb. 26. - Frank Huntley was killed and James Nelson and one, believed to be a Hindu, were injured at 4 o'clock this morning, on the Great Northern cut-off one and one-half miles from Sumas, when a steam shovel capsized. Huntley, who is the son of Mrs. George Sharp, was buried beneath the big machine and until the device is raised his body cannot be recovered. The two injured men were taken to the Abbotsford, B. C. hospital. The shovel, operated by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company, was excavating on the cut-off to Cloverdale, when it became fast in the embankment. To loosen it the machine was run backward and forward in the few feet of space available and it was while it was being maneuvered that it toppled over, pinioning Huntley before he had time to see his fate and causing narrow escapes to workmen near Nelson, the fireman, and the Hindu. It is expected that the dead man's body will be recovered today. It is thought the injured men will recover.
(From The Morning Reveille, February 27, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.
HURLBURT, Edward (d. 1909)
Edward Hurlburt, a resident of this city for more than fifteen years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wyatt, wife of Councilman Wyatt of the Third Ward, 1349 Grant Street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Hurlburt had been an invalid nearly six years, being a conspicuous figure upon the streets of the city, wheeled about in his invalid chair whenever the weather would permit.
He was born in St. Lawrence County, New York, October 6, 1825, being in his 84th year at the time of his death. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph H. Hurlburt, a native of the State of Vermont. Mr. Hurlburt was married to his wife, who survives him, the 8th of February, 1854. His funeral will be held on the 55th anniversary of his wedded life. His widow, Ann Maria Hurlburt, and daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wyatt, are the only immediate surviving members of his family, both being residents of this city. Mr. Hurlburt had been a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons for fifty years, affiliating as a member of Bellingham Bay Lodge No. 44, for the past three years.
Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, 1349 Grant
Street, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the services, according to the expressed
wish of Mr. Hurlburt, to be under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.
The Rev. William Orr Wark, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will
conduct a short service at the residence, after which the Masons will assume
charge. The Pilgrim Quartette will render several musical selections. Interment
is to be made in Bay View Cemetery under the direction of W. H. Mock &
Sons, the Elk Street undertakers. At the grave the ancient services according
to the Masonic ritual will be carried out. The funeral car will leave the
Masonic Temple, corner of Elk and Maple Streets, Monday at 1:30 p. m., conveying
the members of the Masonic lodge to the residence.
(From The American Reveille, February 7, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUSTEAD, William (d. 1919)
William Hustead passed away early Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eva Burnley, here. Mr. Hustead had been gradually failing for several months and his final summons was not unexpected. Funeral services were held at the home of his daughter here Monday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Congdon officiating. William Hustead was born in West Virginia July 3, 1842. He was married to Miss Mary Jane Aehart at Sand Hill, Knox county, Mo., Oct. 4, 1861, who survives him. The surviving children are Dr. C. D. Hustead, of Aurora, Neb.; Nell B. Holtzheimer, of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Eva Burnley and Thomas A. Hustead, of Blaine. Deceased joined the United Brethren church early in his life and steadfastly kept the faith all these years. During his 18 years' residence in Blaine he was known for his uprightness and kindly Christian character. When the time came that he knew the end was near he expressed a readiness to go without any preparation for he ordered his life so that he was prepared at any time.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 31, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
HUSTON, William T. (d. 1939)
HUSVICK, Anton (d. 1943)
HYDE, Henry T. (d. 1929)
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lennie Hyde, 2735 Park drive; two sons, Henry K. Hyde, salesman for the J. C. Penny Company, Bellingham, and Charles F. Hyde, one of the owners of the Paramount service station on Cornwall avenue and one grandchild. Captain Hyde was a Mason, a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Bellingham Real Estate board. For more than seven years he had been a member of the Smith, Livesey, Wright Company. He was one of the trustees of the First Presbyterian church. Captain Hyde was noted for his kind-heartedness and many were his private deeds of charity.
Captain Hyde saw considerable service in the army. In 1906 he was with the army of occupation in Cuba. In the World war he was captain of the 349th infantry and of the 313th supply company, both serving in France. For a time he was stationed at Fort Dodge, where for a while he was a training officer. He served for three years in the Panama Canal zone prior to the world strife. He was a member of the Albert J. Hamilton post of the American Legion, Bellingham. His Masonic affiliations were with the Army lodge, F. & A. M., Panama canal zone, and Lafayette Lodge of Perfection, Valley of Bellingham. Captain Hyde was born at Atlanta, Ga., June 17, 1879. Funeral services will be held at the Harlow mortuary Monday at an hour to be announced. Interment will occur in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 25, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
HYDE, John P. (d. 1922)
John P Hyde, one of the best known citizens of Blaine, passed away Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock at the Selby-Heal hospital from heart failure.
Deceased has been in poor health for a number of months and for several weeks has not been able to be down town and attend to his business affairs.
The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at two o'clock in the Congregational church under the auspices of the W.O.W. lodge and with Rev. George Wood officiating.
John P. Hyde was born at Brockville, Ontario, Canada, 62 years ago the 26th day of last November. His boyhood days were spend in the state of Michigan, and about 20 years ago he moved to Blaine, residing here continuously since. During these years he occupied with dignity and honor many public positions, at the time of his death being a justice of the peace. In 1910 he was elected mayor of Blaine and in that same year took a prominent part in the fight to close the saloons, taking the dry side and having a great influence in the final outcome. He also served as councilman before his term as mayor.
About 14 years ago he was united in marriage to Mrs. D. O. Maloy, who survives him. Leo Hyde, an adopted son, also survives.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 14, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.
HYDE, Thomas A. (d. 1902)
HYLAND, Mary (d. 1906)
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 20, 1906) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
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