Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "I"

ILLUGASON, Gisli (d. 1911)

Gisli Illugason, aged 50 years, died Monday at the home of John Stevens, after an illness extending over many months. The deceased was unmarried. He was born in Iceland, Dec. 11, 1860, and leaves two sisters in Manitoba, Canada, and one brother in Iceland. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen. The funeral services were held from the Forester's hall Wednesday afternoon, Rev. J. A. Sigurdson, of Seattle, officiating and the burial made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 4, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

IMUS, John F. (d. 1936)

John F. Imus, aged 83 years, passed away at the home of his son, Wallace C. Imus, 1326 King Street, this city, yesterday afternoon, Thursday, August 27, after a brief illness. Mr. Imus had resided in Bellingham for the past five years, and leaves to survive, three daughters and three sons, Mrs. Mamie Kreuger, Snohomish, Wash.; Mrs. Alice Partlow, city; Mrs. Nellie Laxdal, Olympia, Wash.; Mr. Wallace C. Imus, Mr. Loren N. Imus, city and Mr. Fred L. Imus, Monroe, Wash.; also eleven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, 210 Prospect Street where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, August 29, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A. O. Quall, pastor of the Fairhaven Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery.      Image
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 28, 1936)

IRELAND, Christopher E. (d. 1903)

Christopher E. Ireland died of old age at the home of his son on the former Strahan place, two miles west of Ferndale on the Mountain View road. He was 77 years of age; was born in Canada, January 20, 1826, and departed this life July 31, 1903. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, four sons and a daughter. Two of the sons are in Florida, one son and the daughter in Dubuque, Iowa, and one son in Mountain View, with whom he lived at the time of his death. The family has the sympathy of the entire community.
(From The Ferndale Record, August 7, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

IRISH, Stelle B. (d. 1918)

Stelle B. Irish, aged 61 years, passed away at the family home, 722 High street, on the morning of Friday, May 24, after an illness of only a few hours. Mr. Irish, with his family, had resided in Bellingham for twenty-nine years. He was a member of Bellingham lodge No. 194 B. P. O. E., of the Royal Areanum and the National Union. He leaves to survive him his widow, Mrs. Emma C. Irish, of this city; one brother, and one sister, Frank F. Irish, Watkins, N. Y.; Mrs. Gertrude Wright, Buffalo, N. Y. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 27, at 2:30 p. m. from the Elks' clubrooms, with full ritualistic burial service of the order. Interment will be made in Bay View Abbey.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 25, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

ISACKSON, Jennie (d. 1928)

Mrs. Ole Isackson passed to the great beyond last Wednesday afternoon after an illness of a few weeks. Cancer of the intestines was the cause of death. It was found that there was no hope of relief some weeks ago when an operation was started. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Blaine Mortuary Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Lauren Sheffer officiating.

The chapel was filled and about 50 people stood outside. Mrs. L. Jenson, Mrs. E. R. Lampman ad Mrs. Wm. McNamara of the Royal Neighbore lodge and Mrs. Rudesill, Mrs. Beckett and Mrs. J. O. Magnusson of the Ladies of Mooseheart were the honorary pallbearers. The pallbearers were J. O. Magnusson, Henry Baeten, G. P. Rudesill, W. H. Benthein, Paul Ahrens and J. F. Johnson.

Jennie Fanndal was born at Grafton, N. Dak., Jan. 11, 1892. Her father died when she was three months old. She came to Blaine with her mother and step father, Mr. and Mrs. G. Gislason, 26 years ago and had lived here since. She was united in marriage to Ole Isackson in this city 19 years ago. Six children, besides the husband survive, as follows: Evelyn, Oscar, Clarence, Bernice, Rose and Katherine May, ranging in age from 16 years to 4 years. Her step father and mother also survive. Mrs. Isackson was a very active woman and for the past year or more had been president of the Blaine P. T. A., and filled this important position with credit.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press March 1, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

ISDAL, Margaret (d. 1920)

Mrs. Margaret Isdal, wife of J. P. Isdal, passed away at the family home on F street Thursday evening after an illness covering the past two years. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran Church with Rev. Sig Olafsson officiating. Besides the husband, two sons, grown up, a daughter-in-law, and a grandson, about 9 years old are left.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 16, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

IUTZI, Louis F. (d. 1918)

IVERSON, Iver V. (d. 1918)

Iver V. Iverson, aged 43 years, passed away at the family residence, 719 Twenty-fifth street, on the afternoon of Sunday, May 26, after an illness of several months. Mr. Iverson had resided in Bellingham and vicinity for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emaline Iverson; his mother and two brothers, Mrs. Oline Iverson, Thomas Iverson, of Bellingham, and Ole Iverson, residing at Custer. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 27, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

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