KAGEY, Joseph H. (d. 1914)
After a lingering illness from cancer, Joseph Henry Kagey passed away Thursday of last week at the family residence at Birch Bay. The deceased was born in New Market, Virginia, on June 11, 1846, where he remained until the fall of 1880, going from there to Idaho where he lived for a short time before coming to Blaine, where he has resided for the past 29 years. He was united in marriage in 1888 to Mary Katherine Rogers, of Haynie, who, with ten children - Alton, Samuel, Willis, Leslie, Jessie, Roy, John, Flora and Jamie, all of Birch Bay, and Fay, of Culver, Ore. - survive him.
Until about three years ago, when his health commenced to fail
him, Mr. Kagey took an active part in all local affairs, holding various
offices, and being especially interested in the work of the Menenite (sic)
church, of which he was a member. Deceased was a good husband, a kind father,
and a man of fine Christian character, who had a host of friends throughout
the country. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock from the
Menenite church, Rev. Atchison, of Pleasant Valley, and Rev. Bartlet, of
Strandell, officiating. Burial was made in the Hillsdale cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 15, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.
KAGEY, Mary C. (d. 1930)
Mrs. Mary C. Kagey, one of the oldest settlers at Drayton, passed away on Christmas day in a Bellingham hospital following an operation for intestinal trouble. Mrs. Kagey was widely known in this section and honored and respected as a true Christian woman.
Deceased was born July 14, 1867, in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and came to this county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Rogers, 47 years ago. She was married to Joseph H. Kagey in 1888 and soon afterward they settled at Drayton. He died in 1914.
Surviving are nine children, Alton, Samuel, Fay, Willis, Leslie, James and Floye, all of Drayton, Roy of Manson, Wash., and Mrs. Terrill Thompson of Port Stanley, Wash. Also three sisters, Mrs. E. M. Thayer, Mrs. D. Sparks and Mrs. Jess Lathrop, all of this section, two brothers, John and Wilbur of Excelsior, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 at the M. B. C. church at Birch Bay with Rev. W. R. Grout of Ferndale officiating, and burial took place in the California creek cemetery, the six oldest sons acting as pallbearers.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, January 1, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.
KAGEY, Samuel R. (d. 1965)
Samuel R. Kagey, age 74 of Route 1, Blaine, passed away suddenly in a local hospital Saturday, April 10. A lifetime resident of Blaine, he was a retired mill worker and was a part-time employee of the Whatcom County Road Department. Surviving are his wife, Esther, 1 daughter, Mrs. James Peterson of Spokane; 4 brothers, Alton, Willis, Roy and James Kagey, all of Blaine; 2 sisters, Mrs. Terrill Thompson of Blaine, and Mrs. Floye Hills of Custer; also 4 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the McKinney Funeral Home Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Hale officiating.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 13, 1965)
KALE, Albert d. (1925)
KALE, Jessie (d. 1913)
The Angel of Death came in mercy to Jessie Kale on Sunday evening, at the home of her uncle, C. S. Kale. A beautiful young girl, intelligent and amiable, she has endured suffering that is difficult to realize. Her illness, tuberculosis of the bones, has never shown improvement. Her father came from Montana last week. The mother and Bessie, the twin sister, have been her devoted attendants for months. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Presbyterian church, the Rev. John Reid, jr. officiating. Interment was in the Nooksack-Everson cemetery. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
(From The Lynden Tribune, May 29, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
KALIN, Annie (d. 1920)
Mrs. Annie Louie Kalin died at her home in Northwood Friday, July 23, after a long illness with Bright's disease. Mrs. Kalin was fifty-three years of age, and the mother of eleven children, three of whom are living. She is survived by her husband, Berger Kalin, three children and fourteen grandchildren. Her father, James Wise, was a Scotchman, a pioneer merchant of New Westminster, and her mother a Lummi Indian. Mrs. Kalin had lived in the Northwood district since 1885, and will be missed by many.
(From The Lynden Tribune, July 29, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
KALLOCH, Halsey K. (d. 1907)
H. K. Kalloch, until recently one of the prominent business and social figures of this city, expired last night of typhoid fever at Prosser, Washington. Mrs. Kalloch was at the bedside of her husband, accompanied by Miss Carrie Kalloch, a sister. Upon resigning the position of treasurer of the Whatcom County Railway & Light Company, last January, Mr. Kalloch went to Eastern Washington. He was attacked by typhoid about two weeks ago.
Mr. Kalloch was a resident of this city for fifteen years, where he was prominently identified with the Whatcom County Railway & Light Company and its antecedent ownership. Mr. Kalloch was the son of Dr. I. S. Kalloch, one of the foremost pioneers of Bellingham, who came here in 1884. He is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Alex Van Wyck and Miss Carrie Kalloch and a brother, L. M. Kalloch, of San Francisco. The body will arrive in the city to-day for burial.
Note: Surname also spelled Kallock
(From The Morning Reveille, March 5, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.
KALLOCH, Isaac S. (d. 1887)
KALM, Grace M. (d. 1929)
BLAINE, July 15. - Funeral services for Grace Marie Montoure Kalm were held here Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church. Mrs. Kalm passed away Monday evening, July 8, at 9 o'clock, at the Oakhurst sanatarium, Elma, Wash. She was born at Polar, Wisconsin, August 30, 1899. Coming to Blaine with her parents in 1914 she attended the Blaine high school, graduated with the class of 1918. She was united in marriage to Clarence Kalm, June 3, 1921, and resided at McCleary, Wash., since that time. They had one daughter, Lucile Helen, now 6 years old. Surviving besides the husband and daughter, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Montoure, of Blaine; five brothers, Voyle, of McCleary; Roland, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Arnold, David and Lyle, of Blaine; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Pratt, of Tacoma, and Leila and Leona, of Blaine and a host of loving friends. Mrs. Kalm joined the Royal Neighbors of Blaine in 1920, that order having charge of the funeral services. Grace, as she was known to all her lodge associates, was a popular girl. The choir composed of Mrs. Noble McClurg, Mrs. James Bowles, Mrs. George Kerr, Mrs. Dragoo and James Bowles, rendered the following selections: "The City Four Square," "Abide With Me" and the R. N. A. funeral ode. C. E. Wilson, Don Wilson, Fred Agee, Albert Still, Howard Merrill, and Louis Montfort were pallbearers. There were many beautiful floral offerings from friends at McCleary and Blaine, and a large procession of cars followed to the Blaine cemetery where interment occurred.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 15, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
KAMERER, Jacob (d. 1920)
Jacob Krammer (sic) died at his home about eight miles east of Blaine on Thursday of last week at the age of 68 years. He is survived by an aged wife. Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon here in the Potter's undertaking parlors with Rev. G. F. Pollock officiating, and interment made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 30, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
KARWASKI, Elsie V. (d. 1933)
The many friends of Elsie Valeria Karwaski were shocked Sunday
morning by the news of her sudden death at St. Joseph's hospital in Bellingham,
where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis Thursday. She had not
complained and very few knew that she was ill. She was a young lady that
was widely and favorably known in this vicinity. At the time of her death
she was 29 years of age.
She leaves to mourn her departure from this world, a mother, Mrs.
J. Karwaski of Deming; three sisters, Miss Jeanne of Deming; Mrs. Helen Cozza,
of Bellingham and Mrs. Marian Spence, of Los Angeles, Cal.; and a niece,
Mrs. Lillian Bonner of Deming; also two brothers, Raymond Karwaski of Deming
and Frank Karwaski of Prairie, Wash. Funeral services were held at the Church
of the Assumption in Bellingham Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock with the Rev.
Father Barrett officiating and the remains were interred in Bay View cemetery.
Casket bearers were Chester Both, Henry Churney, Francis Griswald, Tim Healy,
Cecil Haines and George McCush.
(From The Deming Prospector, March 31, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.
KASTER, Hattie A. (d. 1903)
Note: paper very faded and difficult to read
Last Sunday night at her home in this city, Mrs. Hattie A. Kaster
passed away. The sad news came as a great shock for her many friends. Mrs.
Kaster was born in Marmont county, Indiana, November 22, 1863 and breathed
her last in this city August 30, 1903. She was married to W. S. Kaster October
25, 1891. Previous to her marriage she had been a school teacher in the states
of Iowa and Kansas. She was a devoted christian and member of the M. E. church
since early girlhood. She and Mr. Kaster came to Blaine from Kansas two years
ago. She leaves her husband, W. S. Kaster, four small children and one brother,
J. J. Taplin in Blaine and three sisters and an aged father in Kansas. The
funeral took place at G.A.R. hall ..(unreadable) .. under the auspices of
the Fraternal? Union. The hall was beautifully decorated for the occasion.
The services were conducted by O. H. McGill. The pall bearers were Messrs.
Metivier, C. C. McDonald, __. S. McGuire, George Hinckley, Deleme__er and
James Thayer. The hall was not large enough to accommodate the may friends
of the deceased who attended the funeral.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 4, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
KAVANAGH, John F. (d. 1909)
Minute and critical examination showed that the injury was most precarious of character. All the sill in command of the surgeons was exercised in reducing the injury, an intricate operation being performed in which the spinal column was united by the aid of a silver thread in the hope that the man's wonderful vitality would subjugate all complications and that he would survive the ordeal. Backed by remarkable fortitude and exceedingly virile strength Kavanagh withstood the operation, recovering in less time than ordinarily is the case in such intricate operations and there was every hope that he would win in the mighty conflict of life against death, with odds nine to one against him. Day by day he clung to the thread of life, always conscious, even to the last, with a firm resolve to win; his strong will power, aided by every fibre of his body, straining to offset the life-sapping injury. Few men pass the ordeal as did John Kavanagh, who, realizing the awful condition, said that he hoped to survive, but if it was his lot to go, he was ready! ... For thirty-five days he laid on his cot in the hospital with a grim hope, buoyed by his scores of friends, to bear the ordeal. The name of mother, the dear old lady who reared him to manhood in the old home in Nova Scotia, was ever on his lips. To her he sent a whispered tribute of love in words he gasped as his spirit was ready to take its flight. Hope of his ultimate recovery was pronounced by his friends to the last. Late yesterday afternoon he began to sink. The few remaining sparks of life began to fritter away and at 4 o'clock his brother and partner in business, Jasper M. Riddle, were summoned to his death bed, for in low whispers he told his nurse that his time had come.
John F. Kavanagh was born in Upper Rawden, Nova Scotia, June 6, 1872. He grew to manhood in his home community. Seven years ago he decided to move west and the star of hope led him to Bellingham. He was employed in various capacities as a mechanical builder until 1903 when he formed a partnership with Jasper M. Riddle and under the firm name of Riddle & Kavanagh engaged in the general contracting business. At the time of Kananagh's death the firm was listed as one of the foremost in the city. Deceased is survived by a father, mother, two brothers and four sisters, all of whom reside in the vicinity of the old home in Nova Scotia. Upon receipt of telegraphic advices sent out shortly after the accident, a brother, James, arrived in the city and has been a constant attendant at the bedside until the final ending today. Kavanagh was a member of the order of Knights of Columbus and died a devout believer in the Catholic faith. The body will be held at Stokes' funeral parlors, Elk Street, until Wednesday, when it will be shipped to the old home in Nova Scotia, accompanied by the brother of the deceased. Interment will be made in the family plot in the cemetery at Upper Rawden, Nova Scotia. The estate left by deceased is by will distributed among his parents, brothers and sisters.
(From The Morning Reveille, January 10, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
KAYLOR, James B. (d. 1935)
James B. Kaylor, aged 85 years, beloved father of Mr. William Howard Kaylor, Dr. J. Wesley Kaylor, Mr. Paul P. Kaylor, Mrs. J. Bert Bowers, this city and Mrs. Alvin Minor, Lynden Route No. 2, passed away at a local hospital Thursday morning, August 22, after several week’ illness. Mr. Kaylor came to Whatcom County in 1897, taking residence at Blaine, Wash., later moving to Bellingham, where he resided until 1926, and for the past nine years has resided in the Laurel district. He was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church and was an honorary member of the Grand Army of the Republic at Newark, Mo. Aside from many friends who will mourn his passing, he also leaves to survive, one brother and two sisters, Mr. W. F. Kaylor, Blaine, Wash.; Mrs. William Allyn, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Lula Lane, La Belle, Mo. and fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. The remains are resting at the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, 210 Prospect Street, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, August 24, at 2 o’clock with Rev. C. B. Sears officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 23, 1935) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
KAYLOR, Mary Q. (d. 1942)
Mary Quinn Coulson was born in Rushville, Ohio, May 15, 1850. Her mother, who was the daughter of Rev. James Quinn, one of the first presiding elders of the M. E. Church in Ohio, died while her daughter was still a very small child. The family moved to Minnesota about 1860, and a few years later, to Edina, Mo., where Mary Coulson received her education and grew into womanhood. March 16, 1875, she married Stephen G. Kaylor, who died in Blaine in 1922. To this union a son, Floyd C. Kaylor, Lakewood, Washington, and two daughters were born. Josephine Kaylor Nelson died in Blaine in 1916. The other daughter is Mrs. J. O. Farr Salem, Ore. Other survivors are five grandsons, one granddaughter, two great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters.
Mrs. Kaylor came to Blaine with her husband in 1906 and lived here until about two years ago when failing health made it necessary for her to give up her own home and live with her daughter. Early in her life she became a member of the Methodist church, continuing that membership up to the time of her death. A woman of decided opinions, Mrs. Kaylor was not afraid to let the world know where she stood on any question. This was well illustrated when at the close of the Civil War, 1860-1865, she accepted an appointment as teacher in one of the first schools for negroes ever opened in the state of Missouri. Later she was prominent in temperance work and was a member of the W.C.T.U. Funeral service was conducted by Rev. B. N. Galbraith of the Methodist Church, Saturday, April 4 and interment followed in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 9, 1942) Submitted by Barbara Lynch.
KAYLOR, Stephen G. (d. 1922)
Stephen G. Kaylor, 76, for the past fifteen years a resident of Blaine, passed away at his home there late yesterday and will be buried with military honors in the Blaine cemetery tomorrow afternoon. Deceased came to the Pacific coast from Missouri and was a prominent figure in the border town, where he made his last home. Funeral services will be conducted at the grave by members of the G. A. R., who will act as pallbearers. Church services, conducted by Rev. G. C. Squire, will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Kaylor leaves, besides the widow, one son, Floyd, of Blaine, and two brothers, J. B. Kaylor, of Bellingham, and W. F. Kaylor, of Blaine.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 8, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.
KEELER, Mary d. (1897)
Mrs. Mary Keeler, wife of George N. Keeler, died at her home in Blaine at 1 o'clock last Monday of cancer. Deceased was an estimable lady, 44 years of age, and had been a resident of Whatcom county for seven years. She leaves a widower and two children, Mrs. C. F. Nolte of this city and a son, Leo. She was a member of the I.O.G.T lodge, which order presented her with a fine satin pillow on which were embroidered the initials of the lodge. It was intended to be placed in the casket but did not arrive in time. It will be kept by Mrs. Nolte as a memorial from the lodge. The funeral services were largely attended and were held at the late residence yesterday morning under the auspices of the I.O.G.T. and A.O.U.W. lodges, Rev. Jukes of the Episcopal church of this city conducting the services. The casket was then placed on the Great Northern train and brought to this city and taken by Undertaker Brackett to the street railway, thence to Bay View cemetery, where Rev. Jukes read the Episcopal burial service. The handsome casket was covered with beautiful floral designs, gifts of the lodges and friends. The pall bearers were W. Sanderson, Chas. Patchin, W. G. Golden, A. C. Senker, S. E. Mullin and James Leith.
(From The Weekly Blade, March 10, 1897) Submitted by site coordinator.
KEESLING, Calvin F. (d. 1890)
KELLOGG, Charles M. (d. 1889)
KELLOGG, Mary J. (d. 1913)
Mrs. Mary J. Kellogg, aged 76 years, passed away at a local hospital Monday, September 22, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Kellogg has been a resident of Bellingham for the past twenty-five years; she was a member of the First Congregational church and is survived by two daughters: Mrs. Alice V. B. Selby, of Seattle; Mrs. F. P. O’Brien of Grays Harbor; four sons, all residing in the East. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, September 24, at 2 o’clock p.m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Rev. Warren Morse, officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 23, 1913) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
KELLOGG, Nellie J. (d. 1929)
Stricken with apoplexy, following a successful operation that was performed Tuesday morning, Mrs. Nellie J. Kellogg, 46, of 341 South Forest street, wife of Mayor John A. Kellogg and one of Bellingham's most estimable women, died suddenly at 2:15 a. m. today at St. Joseph's hospital. Mrs. Kellogg, who had lived in Bellingham since her girlhood and was beloved by all who were fortunate enough to know her, was taken to the hospital Monday at 4:30 p. m. She recovered from the shock of the operation and was regaining her strength when cerebral trouble developed Wednesday morning. She was unconscious most of the day and had not regained consciousness when she died, with her husband, her son, Jack Kellogg, 19, and her daughter, Mary Katherine, 13, at her bedside. News of her death spread rapidly over the city, where it was universally deplored.
Funeral services will be held at the Harlow mortuary at 4 p. m. Saturday. The Rev. James M. Wilson, minister of St. James Presbyterian church, will officiate. Cremation will follow. The honorary pall bearers will be Dr. T. M. Barlow, Percy Livesey, Fred E. Laube, Walter B. Whitcomb, A. M. Muir and George H. Bacon. Mrs. Kellogg is survived by her husband, son and daughter, and three sisters, Miss Mary McBride, Bellingham; Mrs. Leonard Stevens, Oakland, Cal., and Miss Sara McBride, Honolulu. Jack Kellogg is a junior at the University of Washington. Mary Katherine Kellogg is a freshman at the Fairhaven high school.
Born in Bloomfield, Penn., April 15, 1882, Mrs. Kellogg came to Bellingham in 1891 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. and Katherine (Bartruff) McBride, both of whom died years ago. Mr. McBride was for many years on of the city's best known carpenters and builders. Mrs. Kellogg was a graduate of the Whatcom high school, class of 1899, and attended both the University of Washington and Leland Stanford university. While at the University of Washington she helped to organize the Washington chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Possessing admirable qualities, Mrs. Kellogg made many fast friends and she was very active in social and civil affairs. She was a member of St. James Presbyterian church, the Aftermath club, Chapters AB of the P.E.O, the American association of University Women, and the Lowell and Fairhaven Parent-Teacher associations, and was prominent in Y. W. C. A. work. In 1928 she was married to Judge John A. Kellogg, one of Bellingham's native sons, who met her after he had returned from Eastern Washington, where he resided for a time.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 24, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
KELLY, Joseph W. (d. 1924)
Major Joseph W. Kelly, one of the oldest editors in the United States, and for fifteen years publisher of the Acme (now Deming) Prospector, a civil war veteran and Indian fighter, passed away at the hospital at Sumas on Monday morning, at the age of 80 years. He had been confined to that institution practically ever since his birthday celebration, which was held at Acme on September 28. Major Kelly, who received his military title for Indian services rendered, was one of the most widely known editors in the northwest, having an acquaintance with newspaper men in all parts of the country. He was a familiar figure at national encampments of the Grand Army of the Republic, holding a membership in J. B. Steedman post No. 24.
He became a printer on the "Northern Indianian" at Warsaw, Ind., when on 11 years of age. He quit the newspaper business in October, 1921, because of ill health which had afflicted him for many years; caused by wounds received during the civil war, when, after 66 years in the newspaper business, he sold The Acme Prospector to L. A. Sullender. Mr. Kelly came to Bellingham in October, 1905, and in August, 1906 took over the Deming Prospector; and about two years later removed it to Acme.
The Major is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Kelly, and three
daughters, Mrs. Louise Kenney of Huntington, B. C., and the Misses Lola and
Viola Kelly, of Acme. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Acme
on Wednesday at 2 p. m. Interment was in Saxon cemetery under direction of
Arthur C. Harlow. Officers of J. B. Steedman post No. 24 officiated at the
(From the Deming Prospector, October 24, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
KEMP, James (d. 1920)
KEMP, Nancy J. (d. 1894)
KEMPER, Carrie E. (d. 1913)
Carrie Edwards Kemper, aged 49 years, wife of County Commissioner Jacob G. Kemper, of 623 Fifteenth street, South Bellingham, passed away at a local hospital Sunday evening at 9:20 o'clock, death being due to organic heart disease. Mrs. Kemper came to this city from Oakland, Cal., seventeen years ago as Miss Carrie Edward, daughter of the late David W. Edwards, and after a residence of one year in this city she was married to Jacob G. Kemper, who survives her. Mrs. Kemper was educated at Lassell seminary, near Boston, Mass. She was a woman beloved by a large circle of friends on account of her beautiful character. The sympathy of an especially large number of friends from South Bellingham will be extended to Mr. Kemper in his great bereavement. Aside from her husband, Mrs. Kemper is survived by one sister, Mrs. H. G. Ayer, of Oakland, Cal., where also reside two nephews, Richard B. and David E. Ayer, and in this city at 433 Fourteenth street, South Bellingham, resides an only brother, D. B. Edwards, a well known pioneer resident, and at 445 South Garden street, resides a niece, Mrs. E. D. Kenyon. The body of Mrs. Kemper is being cared for at the new parlors of Mock & Harlow, 1051-1055 Elk street, where funeral services will be conducted on a date to be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 2, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENDALL, Frank (d. 1917)
Frank Kendall died suddenly on Tuesday evening at the Ben Loring farm, just at the conclusion of the day's work in the fields. He complained of feeling a little ill, and sat down to rest. He was found dead a few minutes later. Mr. Kendall is survived by a widow, and a sister, Mrs. Charles L. Favor, of Lynden. Funeral will be held from Knapp's Undertaking Parlors Friday afternoon at 2 p. m.
(From The Lynden Tribune, August 23, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENNEDY, Constance A. (d. 1930)
KENNEDY, Emma A. (d. 1905)
After a long, distressing illness, at half past one Tuesday morning, Nov. 28th 1905, Mrs. T. A. Kennedy passed away at her home in this city. That she could not recover has been realized for some time and it is best that the end has come. In spite of this her death brings anguish to the hearts of her relatives and many friends in this city. She is survived by her husband Thomas A. Kennedy, three children, Miss Stella, Lester D. and Maxine, as well as three sisters and one brother. Her brother, Mr. John C. Conklin, of Maple Falls, is well known in this city, her sisters are Mrs. Cooke and Mrs. Weeks, both of whom live near Eureka, Calif. and Miss Conklin, of Oakland, Calif. All but the latter were here to attend their loved one's last moments and to follow the remains [to] the grave.
Mrs. Kennedy's maiden name was Miss Emma Amelia Conklin. She was
born in Petrolia, Humbolt County, California, the 18th day of September 1860.
She and Mr. Kennedy were married at Eureka, Calif., in 1885. Mr. and Mrs.
Kennedy came to Blaine during the boom times and have resided here since
that time. During that time she has been well known here. She was a noble
The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon at one thirty o'clock.
The services were held at the home and at the Episcopal church, Rev. F. W.
Maccaud officiating. The K. P. and Rathbone Sisters attended the funeral
in a body. The church was beautifully decorated with white lilies and foliage.
After the services the long procession of vehicles followed the remains to
the cemetery on the hill. The pall bearers were L. W. David, W. L. Fox, Hon.
Fred Brown, Geo. Elsperman, Paul A. Wolten, B. N. Kingsley, and C. John H.
Dahl. Rev. Maccaud will preach a memorial sermon next Sunday Dec. 3rd at
(From The Blaine Journal, December 1, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENNEY, Gordia H. (d. 1953)
Gordia H. Kenney, age 62, resided at Star Route, Deming, passed
away in a local hospital Saturday, March 28. Mrs. Kenney had resided in this
community for the past 53 years and was a member of the Assembly of God Church
of Acme. Surviving relatives include three sons; Rev. Robert A. Kenney and
Roy, both of Deming, and Thomas R. of Seattle; five grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Potter, of Van Zandt, Mrs. Florence
Wood, Mrs. Evelyn Salo, both of Bellingham; four brothers, Burt Hamilton
of Bellingham, Alexander of Kendall, Oliver and Earl, both of Forks, Wash.,
and many nephews and nieces. Remains rest at the funeral home of
Harlow-Hollingsworth, where services will be conducted by the Revs. Mildriso
King and Versa Callas, Wednesday, April 1, at 3 p. m. Final resting place,
(From The Bellingham Herald) Submitted by site coordinator; Relative Debbie deHoog
KENNEY, Nellie E. (d. 1937)
Word of the death of Mrs. J. E. Kenney, Saturday, cast a shadow of sorrow to spread over this community, where for several years she has been a prominent worker, not only in the business enterprise of the community, but also in her church and lodge work. Some three weeks ago, Mrs. Kenney suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital in Bellingham for medical care. Reports during the week prior to her death held hopes for her recovery and the news of her passing came as a shock to her many friends. Mrs. Nellie Edith Kenney was 57 years of age and had been a resident of the county thirty-six years. She was a member of the Deming Presbyterian church and took an active part in church work in this community. She also served a secretary of Victory Rebekah lodge No. 103, for many years.
She is survived by her husband, J. E. Kenney and two daughters,
Mrs. Edith Hilts, of Olympia, and Mrs. Norman W. Haner of San Francisco;
and three grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Carl Grue, resides at Bellingham.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home
in Bellingham, with Rev. Merle F. Ramage, pastor of the local church officiating.
The Rebekah lodge read the burial service of the order, led by Mrs. D. W.
Young. A vocal trio, Mrs. Max Lange, Mrs. Albert Soline and Miss Ina Pebley,
sang "Somewhere," The City Four Square" and "Rock of Ages." Several hundred
friends and neighbors attended the service, and the profusion of beautiful
flowers, testified to the high esteem she held in the hearts of her many
friends. Cremation followed the funeral services.
(From The Deming Prospector, November 19, 1937) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENNEY, Robert E. (d. 1938)
KENNEY, William T. (d. 1900)
He met his untimely death by a kick from a horse while at work
on his ranch on the north fork of the Nooksack river, near Welcome
postoffice in Whatcom county, Washington, on the 21st day of December, 1900.
His amiable wife and the family and friends have the heartfelt sympathies
of the entire community in their sad afflictions. Comrade Kinney's chair
in the G. A. R. hall is vacant. No other member can fill his place. The G.
A. R. charters in L. P. Plummer post and also in George Washington circle
No. 2, L. of the G. A. R., will be draped in mourning for at least 30 days,
and the members of said orders join in extending their sympathies to Sister
A. M. Kinney (sic) and her bereaved family in their sad
(From The Weekly Blade, January 2, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENNEY, William T. (d. 1925)
William T. Kenney, for many years a resident of Deming and for
the past five years a resident of Snoqualmie, where he was employed by the
Snoqualmie Lumber Company, died at a Seattle hospital early on Wednesday,
aged 41 years. Mr. Kenney was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 28,
1884, and for the last 25 years had been well known in this neighborhood
where he won a large circle of friends, being of a highly respected pioneer
family. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rose Kenney; mother, Mrs. Anna
M. Brooks, of Deming; two brothers, J. E. Kenney, Deming; Elmer Kenney,
Snoqualmie, and two sisters, Mrs. Ann McCullough and Miss Katherine Kenney,
both of San Francisco. The funeral services will be held on Sunday at 10
a. m. from the Harlow Mortuary Home in Bellingham and interment will take
place in Welcome cemetery near Deming.
(From The Deming Prospector, October 2, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENOYER, Enos (d. 1913)
A sad accident occurred Sunday evening, two miles north of Nooksack, when Enos Kenoyer was fatally injured by a north bound train colliding with a hand car on which was a party of young men from Deming, who were returning from Sumas where they had been to witness a ball game between Sumas and their home town. The men jumped and all might have escaped injury but Mr. Kenoyer and one other thinking to save the had car attempted to remove it from the rails but before it could be accomplished the engine struck the car drawing Mr. Kenoyer under and crushing one leg. He was hurried to Dr. Clark's hospital at Sumas, where his limb was amputated just above the knee but he was so weakened by the loss of blood that he was not able to withstand the shock of the operation and died at noon the next day. Mr. Kenoyer was twenty-two years of age and had been married only a few months. Besides the young wife, Mr. Kenoyer leaves three brothers, a sister having died in Bellingham only three weeks before. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.
(From The Nooksack Reporter, July 4, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
KENOYER, Henry (d. 1909)
Henry Kenoyer, one of the early pioneers of Whatcom, who located
at Ten Mile in 1880, died at his home, the original homestead on which he
located twenty-nine years ago, Friday morning, and funeral services were
held Saturday afternoon, interment being made in the Ten Mile cemetery. Mr.
Kenoyer built the first sawmill erected outside the former city of Whatcom.
During the early eighties ranchers came to his mill from all parts of the
county after lumber. At that time practically all of the houses were built
of logs and about the only lumber used being flooring and window and door
casings, the latter being supplied by the Kenoyer mill. Decedent had been
ill for several months with a cancer which attacked the right side of his
face, subsequently causing his death. He leaves a brother, one son and two
daughters besides a number of grandchildren.
(From The American Reveille, October 13, 1909; WGS collection)
KENOYER, John (d. 1917)
KENOYER, Mary E. (d. 1917)
KEPLINGER, Clifford R. (d. 1925)
Clifford R. Keplinger, aged 39 years, passed away at a local hospital Saturday evening, October 10, after a short illness. Mr. Keplinger has been a Bellingham resident for the past twenty-one years, and was one of the stockholders of the Bellingham Theaters corporation, and also a member of B. P. O. Elks, No. 194.
He is survived by four brothers, William, of Colorado; E. W. of Minnesota; Charles of San Francisco, and C. C. Keplinger, of Bellingham; and four sisters, Mrs. Agnes Gray, of Oklahoma; Mrs. E. M. Esty, of Admiral, Saskatchewan, Canada; Mrs. Carrie Lux, and Mrs. E. H. Smith, of this city. The body is resting at the Harlow Mortuary Home, Holly at Forest, and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, October 13, at 1:00 o’clock, with Rev. J. C. Harrison officiating, followed by the ritualistic service of the B. P. O. Elks, and interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 12, 1925) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
KEPLINGER, Edward R. (d. 1919)
Edward R. Keplinger, aged 74 years, passed away at his home, 2123 Franklin street, at an early hour on the morning of Thursday, April 24, the hour of death being unknown to other members of his family as he was in good health when he retired the evening before. Mr. Keplinger had resided in this city for the past eighteen years, during which time he had been actively engaged in business, and at the present time was a part owner of the American theater. He was a veteran of the Civil war, serving in the Fourth regiment, Company F, Vermont volunteers; he was a member of the J. B. Steedman Post, No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic, the Women's Relief Corps and the Ladies of the G. A. R., of Bellingham, the I. O. O. F. of Wadena, Minn. Surviving him are four daughters and five sons, Mrs. Earnest Estey, Admiral, Canada; Mrs. Carrie Hagler, Tacoma; Mrs. E. H. Smith, Bellingham; Mrs. Herbert Grey, of Everett; Edward W. Keplinger, St. Croix Falls, Wis.; W. P., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Charles A., Portland, Ore.; C. C. and Clifford R. Keplinger, of Bellingham; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive; also two sisters residing in Wisconsin. The remains are being cared for at his home by Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The American Reveille, April 25, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
KEPLINGER, Usteena M. (d. 1913)
Usteena M. Keplinger, aged 58 years, beloved wife of Edward R. Keplinger, passed into rest Monday evening, March 31, at 5 o'clock, after a brief illness. Mrs. Keplinger came to this city with her family from Deer Creek, Minn., ten years ago. She is survived by her husband, four sons -- Clarence C. and Charles A. Keplinger, of this city; Clifford R. Keplinger, of Seattle, Wash., and William P. Keplinger, of Colorado Springs, Colo., also two daughters, Mrs. Bette E Smith, of Hartford, Wash., and Miss Agnes Keplinger, who reside at the family home in this city. Mrs. Keplinger is also survived by two brothers, J. L. Burgan, of Alexander, Minn., who was at the bedside of his sister when the end came, and C. D. Burgan, of Talent, Ore., and one sister, Mrs. G. J. Strang, of Alexander, Minn. Mrs. Keplinger was a member of J. B. Steedman Woman's Relief corps No. 31, and also belonged to Whatcom Homestead No. 195, Brotherhood of American Yeomen. Funeral services will be held from the new chapel of Mock & Harlow, 1051-1055 Elk street, Wednesday afternoon, April 2, at 2:30 o'clock, under the auspices of the fraternities to which Mrs. Keplinger belonged. The Rev. Edwin S. Secrest, pastor of Knox Presbyterian church, will deliver the funeral address, at the close of which the service of the Women's Relief corps will be conducted by J. B. Steedman corps No. 31. The active pall bearers will be veterans of the Civil war, member of J. B. Steeman post No. 24, G. A. R., and the honorary pallbearers will be chosen from the membership of of J. b. Steedman Woman's Relief corps No. 31. Interment in Bay View cemetery. The private funeral car will leave from the residence Wednesday at 2 p.m., conveying the body of Mrs. Keplinger and the funeral part to the chapel. All veterans of the Civil war and members of the W. R. C. and Yeomen have been requested to attend the funeral.
(From The Bellingham Herald) Submitted by Barbara Lynch.
KERR, Catherine (d. 1923)
Mrs. Catherine Kerr passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Duncan Cook on H street at 5:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Kerr was 82 years of age and had been quite ill for the past year.
She is survived by five sons and four daughters: John Kerr of Pacific Beach, Washington; Reverend D. S. Kerr of Waitsburg, Washington; James A. Kerr of Alberta, Canada; George Kerr of Blaine; Thomas Kerr of Seattle; Mrs. James Dewar of Campbellton, New Brunswick; Mrs. Charles Barbo and Mrs. B. A. Campbell of Bellingham and Mrs. Duncan Cook of Blaine. There are twenty-eight grandchildren and five great grand children.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church with Rev. G. A. Squier officiating. The music was furnished by the church choir and they sang "Rock of Ages" and "Take the Name of Jesus With You." There were many beautiful flowers sent by friends.
The pall bearers were three sons and three sons-in-laws: George Kerr, Thomas Kerr, D. S. Kerr, Charles Barbo, Duncan Cook and Bert Campbell. The burial was at Sumas where her husband lies who passed away fourteen years ago. Mr. H. B. Potter had charge of the funeral.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 9, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.
KERSEY, Alice L. (d. 1903)
KESSLER, Ella (d. 1929)
Mrs. E. W. Kessler, who will be recalled here as Miss Ella Willet, died at Klamath Falls, Ore., on Saturday, aged 26 years. Funeral announcements will be made here. Mrs. Kessler is survived by her husband, an infant daughter; father, E. C. Willet, of Victor; three sisters and four brothers, Mrs. William Barrivall, South Bellingham; Mrs. Axel Sundquist, Victor; Mrs. A. Tobiasson, Bellingham; Charles of Kalama; Fred, of Plain; Howard and Orrin, of Bellingham. Mrs. Kessler was a graduate of the Meridian high school and the Bellingham State Normal school. She taught school at Klamath Falls. Funeral services will be held at the Homer Mark mortuary at 2 p. m. Tuesday, with the Rev. Charles McCaughey officiating. Burial will occur in Ten Mile cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 26, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
KEYES, Marion A. (d. 1925)
M. A. Keyes, father of Dr. William C. Keyes, of Bellingham, and of Dr. M. A. Keyes, mayor of Blaine, died at an early hour today at St. Joseph's hospital, aged 81 years. He resided at 2225 Victor street and was removed to the hospital Monday. He had lived here seven years. Aside from those sons, Mr. Keyes is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate Keyes; one son E. B. Keyes, and one daughter, Miss Katherine Keyes of Bellingham. He and Mrs. Keyes had been married for fifty-nine years. Mr. Keyes was a member of the Masonic fraternity and was a Knights Templar, holding his membership in the East. Funeral services will be held at Arthur C. Harlow's mortuary Thursday at an hour to be named. Mr. Keyes came here from Mayville, N. Y., where he was a member of the Episcopal chuch and of various lodges. For twenty-eight years he was index clerk of Chatauqua county, N. Y. At that place he was a member of Peacock lodge 696, F. and A. M.; Westfield chapter No. 239 Royal Arch Masons; Dunkirk commandery of the Knights Templar; past master of Blue lodge No. 686; past patron of the Eastern Star and past high priest of No. 239 Royal Arch Masons. He was married to Kate Burnett on Aug. 1, 1866.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 8, 1925)
KILCUP, Harriet (d. 1918)
Pioneer friends and relatives gathered Friday to pay their last respects to the late Mrs. Harriet Kilcup, who passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 74. Mrs. Kilcup is survived by six daughters and three sons: Mrs. M. Coffin, Mammoth, Ore.; Mrs. Agnes Bratt and Mrs. Louisa Pease, Los Angeles; Mrs. E. Grandquist and Mrs. An a Hill, Lynden; Mrs. Edith Helander, Bellingham; Robert Kilcup, Chehalis; Dillon Kilcup, Lynden, and John Kilcup, Mammoth, Ore.
Mrs. Kilcup has been a resident of Lynden since early pioneer days, and had made a host of friends with the growth of the community. She came to Lynden from New Westminster with her parents, her father taking up a homestead here.
(From The Lynden Tribune, October 24, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.
KILDALL, Michael (d. 1924)
The first white man's fishtrap at Cherry Point, Lummi island, was built and operated by Mr. Kildall, and he was one of the original owners of the Kildall Fish company. He sold his interest therein many years ago. Before coming to the United States he operated a line of vessels in Norway. He had lived in Whatcom county for thirty-six years. He was a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church, though he was not a member of the Bellingham congregation. The survivors are three sons, Simon F. Kildall, Los Angeles; Joseph Kildall, Seattle, and John Kildall, of Vancouver, B. C.; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Lee, with whom Mr. Kildall lived at Towanda, near Agate Bay; Mrs. S. O. Haugan, of Seattle, and a recently married daughter, also residing in Seattle; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at an hour to be announced by Arthur C. Harlow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 16, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
KILDALL, Theodore (d. 1913)
Mr. Theodore Kildall, aged 70 years, passed away at the family residence, 2315 Franklin street, Tuesday, March 4, after a lingering illness. Mr. Kildall had been a resident of Bellingham for the past seventeen years and is survived by Mrs. Kildall, one daughter and three - Mrs. C. W. Rasmussen and Peter Kildall, of Bellingham; J. A. Kildall, of Tacoma, and L. J. Kildall, of Astoria, Ore. Mr. Kildall was a member of the Norwegian-Danish Methodist church corner of Franklin and Gladstone streets. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 4, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
KILROY, Jessie M. (d. 1928)
Mrs. Jessie Marie Kilroy, for the past 28 years a resident of Blaine, and widely known here, passed to her reward last Friday night at the advanced age of 82 years. Mrs. Kilroy had a wide circle of friends here and she was loved for her gentle character and readiness to help others. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church yesterday morning at 10:30 with Rev. Harris of Ferndale officiating, and burial took place in the Blaine cemetery. Purdy & Sons had charge of the arrangements. The pallbearers were Jas. Bowles, Orville Owen, W. T. Jackman, Don Wilson, O. E. Stevenson and James Scott.
Deceased was born in Ogdensburg, New York and is survived by three
daughters and three sons as follows: Mrs. Annie Coller of Fergus Falls, Minn.,
Mrs. Mary Pickett of Blaine, Mrs. C. O. Johnson of Marysville, John Muncy
of Pinoka, Alberta, Howard Muncy of Marysville and William Kilroy of Juneau,
Alaska. Also 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren
(From The Blaine Journal-Press March 15, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.
KIMBALL, Robert (d. 1918)
Robert A. Kimball, aged 57 years, passed away at his home,
2514 Peabody street, Friday, May 9, following an illness of only a few
hours. Mr. Kimball had resided in Bellingham for the past nineteen years and
has a host of friends who will mourn his loss. He was a member of Bellingham
Bay lodge No. 31, I. O. O. F., Bay City Encampment No. 23, and of Olalla
camp No. 383, Woodmen of the World. Those who survive are Mrs. Kimball, two
daughters and one son, Miss Julia May Kimball, who is teaching in the public
schools of Kelso, Wash.; Mrs. Edward R. Schultz, Portland, Ore., and Roy R.
Kimball, of Seattle. One grandson, also two brothers and one sister residing
in the East. 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 10, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
KINDRED, Ada C. (d. 1918)
Mrs. Ada C. Kindred, aged 38 years, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Monday, May 27, after an illness of about three weeks. Mrs. Kindred had resided in Bellingham for seventeen years, and being much loved by all who knew her the sad news of her death will be mourned by all. She was a member of the First Congregational church and is survived by her husband, Joseph H. Kindred; three sons and one daughter, Harold G. Kindred, Herbert M. Kindred, Marion J. Kindred and Margaret A. Kindred, all of Bellingham; three brothers and two sisters also survive, Henry A. Templeman, Tolt, Wash.; William A. Templeman, of Bellingham; Floyd C. Templeman, Glendale, Ariz.; Mrs. Ida M. Morford, Tolt, Wash. and Mrs. Armilla E/F Browning, of Seattle. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 28, at 2 o'clock p. m., with Rev. William R. Marshall officiating. The remains will be removed to Carnation, Wash. for interment.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 27, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.
KING, B. F. (d. 1890)
KING, James M. (d. 1925)
Mr. King was born in Fort Covington, N. Y. When a young man he went to Wisconsin and during the Civil war he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-third infantry, Wisconsin volunteers. Much of his life was spent in farming. In 1887 he came to Blaine and lived in the county until 1894, when he went to Idaho, remaining there until 1901, when he returned to Whatcom county, where he resided altogether about thirty-one years. Mr. King was a Mason. The surviving relatives are three sons, J. H. King, of Bellingham, and W. H. King and T. E. King, of Aberdeen. Funeral services will be held at Homer Mark's mortuary at 2 p. m., Wednesday.
[Additional info. from funeral notice: lived at Gifford, ID; member of G.A.R. at Blaine; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; wife died 2 years ago]
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 11, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
KING, William A. (d. 1909)
"Dr. King is dead." Such was the sad news passed from mouth to mouth last Sunday afternoon. The doctor passed away peacefully at 1:45 o'clock that morning after an illness extending over ten days with pneumonia. Taken to his bed on Thursday the 6th he battled heroically with the disease, but age and his overworked condition were too much of a handicap. For 21 years one of Blaine's most prominent citizens, Dr. King will not soon be forgotten. During all these years he has answered the calls of the sick and ailing in this community, in fair weather and rough weather, never faltering or making complaint. A successful physician, he had a lifetime's experience to aid him in the practice of his profession. No one, whether rich or poor, whether there was any hope of monetary remuneration or not, was ever denied the best attention his skill could command. As one instance of what his life's work has been, we mention the fact that he attended to over 800 maternity cases during his medical experience and nearly all of them in this community. The memory of that kind and jovial disposition will long remain as a monument such as no human agent could erect to perpetuate his memory. During the past few months he has been called upon to do more than one of his age should and at the time he was taken sick his system was in an overworked condition. Dr. King's services to the school district here in years past as a member of the dramatic club will be recalled by except those of more recent residence.
William A. King was born in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence county, New York, August 30, 1848. When but nine months of age he moved wet with his parents to the state of Wisconsin. From Wisconsin they moved to Minnesota in 1860. He was united in marriage to Miss Jennie L. Thompson in Minnesota June 1, 1866. In 1871 they went to the Hawaiian Islands, where they made their home for five years, returning to Minnesota. He graduated from the Minneapolis Hospital College in March, 1888, and immediately removed to Seattle, where they remained but a short time before moving to Blaine in the fall of the same year. He has made his home here continuously since. Since December 1, 1904, he has been medical examiner in the immigration service here.
Besides a wife, he leaves an aged mother here, Mrs. Emily M. King,
two sons, John S. of Tacoma, and James D. of this city; a sister, Mrs. S.
A. Sims of Minneapolis, Minn., and a brother, Eugene King of this
The funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. E. Dawson, who paid the deceased
an eloquent tribute. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and many
were unable to get inside. From all parts of the state and from British Columbia
floral tributes were sent until it was impossible to accommodate all of them.
A beautiful offering came from the Whatcom County Medical Association, of
which the deceased was an honored member for years. Eighteen members of the
association were present at the funeral as follows: Doctors Morrison, Mehlig,
Cook, Ruge, Jacob Smith, Thompson, Birney, Markley, Axtell, Van Kirk, Keyes,
Kirkpatrick, Shute, Compton, Goodheart, Johnson and Torney from Bellingham,
Dr. Welch of Ferndale, and Dr. Clark of Sumas. The bereaved family and relatives
have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in the loss of a kind
husband, son, father, and brother.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 21, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
KINGSLEY, Byron N. (d. 1928)
Byron N. Kingsley, for the past 57 years a resident of Blaine, passed away Monday following a stroke of paralysis. Death ensued a few hours after the first stroke. He seemed to be in his usual health up until stricken. The news of his passing was a big shock to the people of Blaine as he had always been free of sickness since the town was first settled. Funeral services were held at Purdy's chapel yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. A large attendance of old friends was present. Rev. Lauren A. Sheffer officiated.
Deceased was born in Minnesota Feb. 8, 1856, and came to the Blaine
country in 1871 with his parents as a lad. His parents homesteaded that part
of the city south of Boblett and east of Harrison avenue and here he lived
ever since. Some of the family history appears in an article written by Mr.
Kingsley in 1906 for a special edition of the Blaine Journal known as "Conquering
the Wilderness" edition. We copy the following from this article:
"In the year 1871 I came to the place which is now Blaine with my parents and sisters. We came by way of San Francisco and Seattle and from there to Whatcom and Drayton Harbor. The steamer Libby carried our party and their goods from Seattle here at a price of $70 a family. The members of our party were Mrs. Upson, two children and her father, Charles Vogt, the Bruns family, the Henspeter family, and Mr. and Mrs. E. Whitcomb, the parents of Mrs. E. A. Boblett. We landed on Feb. 22, 1871. On our arrival we found quite a settlement here though the place had no name. There were Clark Bros., located on the spit, Amos Dexter, who lived near Drayton, John Chestnut, who owned the Chas. T. Moore ranch at Drayton and Jno. Brookins, who also lived near Drayton. This side of the bay we found the newly built house of E. A. Boblett which was situated where Mrs. Vreatt's home is today. Then there was Fin Hoisington's place on Dorr's hill and the claim of John Harris, a squaw man, between Dakota and California creeks. Alexander Hemphill, another squaw man, lived on what is now the Runge ranch. Among the other residents of that day should be named Dick Richards, Billy Patterson, Sailsbury, Lars Larson and Jas. Kinney.
"There was no survey north or east of where the Methodist church now stands, that being approximately the northwest corner of the Boblett claim." Mr. Kingsley is survived by his wife only, there being no children.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press June 7, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.
KINGSLEY, Catherine (d. 1898)
In 1862, while the country was in the throes of the great rebellion, the family again turned their faces toward the west and in this year settled in Richland, Union County, Dakota Ter. This place was at that time a storm center for Indians fighting. Several of the neighbors of the Kingsley's were killed by the Indians and others wounded by the deadly arrow. The vigorous climate of the land of the Dakotas began to tell on the health of Mr. Kingsley, and in 1864 he was advised by his physician to seek a milder climate. The family began arrangements to move to Puget Sound in 1870, and on February 22nd, 1871, arrived at Semiahmoo. The change proved too late, however, and on May 18th, 1872, fifteen months after his arrival, he was buried in the virgin soil of his new home.
Other members of the family followed their father to the tomb, as follows: Hattie, a little girl about two years old died in February, 1872, and Emma, 17 years old, died in the year of the great centennial. From 1876 the family consisted of the deceased and her son, Byron N. Kingsley, and was enlarged 15 years ago by the marriage of Byron to Mrs. Annie Kingsley, nee Annie Henspeter. In 1890 the deceased visited Chicago, Ill., and Neenah, Wis., for six or seven months. The latter place is the permanent home of Mrs. A. Billsten, the only surviving sister of the deceased. Mrs. Billsten spends much of her time in Chicago at the homes of her married daughters, and while visiting in Chicago in 1890, Mrs. Kingsley was a victim of the la grippe ___ was then raging with great virulence in the east, and up to her late illness had not fully recovered from the effects of this malignant and stubborn disease. Mrs. Billsten is the only surviving sister of the deceased, one sister, having died in infancy and a brother and sister who had reached manhood and womanhood having died several years ago. In the late illness that resulted fatally, Mrs. Kingsley was a victim of Bright's disease, an affliction that shows no mercy to young or old, and a disease the distress of which can not easily be alleviated. When it strikes victim death is generally knocking at the door, and time is brief indeed for friends and relatives to gather at the beside of the dying. It was so in this instance, and during the brief interval preceding her death, the large hearted sympathy of the entire population of Blaine, who were fortunate in having an acquaintance with her, hoped against hope and longed for the impossible to happen so that the fatal day would be deferred and her life yet prolonged.
One of the largest attended funerals ever held in Blaine was conducted in honor of Mr. Kingsley at the Methodist Episcopal Church on Saturday afternoon, February 12th. ... The fact that Mrs. Kingsley has been a residence (sic) of this locality for the past quarter of a century, together with the fact that she has always been loyal and enthusiastic for the upbuilding of Blaine, is a sufficient reason for reviewing in a brief way the march of events since her settlement in what was then wilderness. Her advent life here was at a time when no one lived at Semiahmoo other than the Clark Brothers, Amos Dexter and wife, both of whom have died during the past two years, lived at their old homestead across the bay. Our venerable fellow townsmen Edward A. Boblett and and Mrs. Boblett, had preceded in Kingsleys in their settlement here. Our inimitable Uncle Billy Patterson had found a home in those parts at that time. Alexander Hemphill lived on the Runge place then. Hemphill, long since deceased, was a man of herculean strength, that was put to use at time in an old fashioned "bee" gotten up for the purpose of removing the building now occupied by Ed. Boblett from a place near the present residence of Alex. Vreatt to its present location. There were no teams in the country and the logs that formed the building had to be carried by main (sic) strength. It required the strength of at least two men to carry one log in all trips that were made except when Hemphill done his "turn." He scorned the necessity of assistance and good naturedly place a log on his back and walked off with it.
D. S. Miller, who is yet enjoying vigorous strength and endurance, located in Blaine a month later than the Kingsleys. After the arrival of Mr. Kingsley and until a comfortable log house was erected on the Kingsley homestead, the family occupied and old office on the D. S. Miller place that had been in use by the Western Union Telegraph company. The purchase of a small quantity of lumber to be used in the construction of the Kingsley home from Birch Bay naturally prompts the enquiry as to how any lumber should reach Birch Bay. It is explained in this way: Captain Perry, an old Puget Sound navigator, had his schooner in port at Seattle and at the request of H. L. Yesler, the father of Seattle, filled his schooner with lumber at the Yesler mill and came to Birch Bay to find a market. When the captain was here with his lumber he located on government land at the mouth of California creek on the place now occupied by his wife. When he returned to Seattle he met J. E. Freeze, looking around aimlessly. Captian Perry informed Freeze about this country and the later (sic) returned and located on the ranch now owned by our fellow townsman, W. W. Carter. When the Kingsley family reached Whatcom, they learned that they could not reach Blaine without chartering a sloop or schooner, so they stopped in Whatcom for a week.
The coal mines were then in operation at Whatcom and Justice J. F. Tarte and his oldest boys were employed at the mines. The old gentleman was superintendent of the mines. Besides the people employed at the mines Whatcom consisted of the Eldridges, the Roeders, Williams, Utter and family and the Hoffercamps. All of the interior of the county was a wilderness with no inhabitants except Indians. While the elder Kingsley was a Whatcom waiting for a boat to Blaine he became acquainted with M. Tawes, now a resident of Ferndale. Mr. Tawes was a justice of the peace at Whatcom then and to relieve the monotony of waiting, performed a marriage ceremony for a couple that called upon him for that purpose. Mr. Tawes is entitled to the honor of being the first man in Whatcom to build a county road. At this time he had located a ranch at what is now Ferndale and stated to "Father Kingsley" that he would soon have a trail from Ferndale to Semiahmoo.
When a boat was in readiness to sail from Whatcom to Blaine, besides the Kingsley family it had the following passengers, their families and household effects, viz: B. H. Bruns, Henry Henspeter, E. Whitcomb and Mrs. Upson and her father and two of her children. Byron Kingsley, then 15 years of age was a fellow passenger with Miss Anna Henspeter, to whom he was married a dozen years later. The other families residing here at that time were F. Hoisington and Dick Richards. In the fall of 1871 the first association of the Methodist Episcopal church was organized at the Kingsley home. After that, until the erection of the church edifice in Blaine, the log church on California creek was used as a place of worship by the Methodists.
The following acted as bearers at the funeral of the deceased and as this article shows a few of them have had an intimate acquaintance with her since her arrival: E. A. Boblett, J. F. Tarte, John Wagner, Michael Rosbrough, S. P. Hughes and M. H. Upson.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 18, 1898) Submitted by site coordinator.
KINGSLEY, Karie G. (d. 1929)
Karie G. Kingsley, aged 74 years, 11 months, 26 days, a resident of Lawrence since 1892, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LaRue Clark, of Sumas R. 1, at 10 o'clock Monday morning, July 15, 1929, with whom she had been visiting for the past month. Mrs. Kingsley leaves to mourn her passing, two daughters, Mrs. Clark, as above, Mrs. Lindley Gieger, of LaConner, Wash.; three sons, Albert M. Kingsley, of Sedro-Woolley; Peter H., of Lawrence, and M. R. Kingsley, of Anacortes; one brother, Lars Ringen, and a sister, Mrs. Marit Skjelstad, both of Lawrence, and one sister in Minneapolis; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 1929, at 2 o'clock p. m., from the Lutheran church at Lawrence, with the Rev. Johanson, officiating. Interment in the churchside cemetery, under direction of the Gillies Mortuary Home, of Sumas.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 16, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
KINLEY, Elizabeth K. (d. 1927)
Mrs. H. A. Kinley, familiarly known to many friends as "Grandma,"
passed away Monday night, after only a few hours' serious illness. Elizabeth
Katherine Kahl was born in Sugar Valley, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1851 and
died June 22, 1927 at her home in Nooksack. She was married to H. A. Kinley
on January 22, 1872, in Freeport, Illinois, in which place they lived for
many years. They came to the state of Washington in 1909, residing at Sunnyside
until 1919, since which time Nooksack has been their home.Mrs. Kinley leaves beside her husband, four sons, Oliver of Yakima,
Chester of Rockford, Ill., Clayton of Tacoma and Chas. A. of Nooksack; eleven
grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Hall
of Springdale, Ark.
The funeral service was held in the Methodist Church Thursday
morning with interment in the Nooksack cemetery, under the direction of the
Gillies Mortuary Home of Sumas. Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Kinley and sons Raymond
and Robert of Tacoma spent the week with relatives here, Mr. and Mrs. Kinley
coming Monday morning in time for their mother to know them. The family has
the sympathy of the whole community in their loss.
(From The Nooksack Sentinel, June 23, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.
KIPPS, Mrs. E. E. (d. 1903)
KIRBY, Michael (d. 1916)
Michael Kirby, aged 43 years, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Friday, May 26, after an illness of one week, death resulting from injuries sustained May 18, while unloading logs from a train on the waterfront. Mr. Kirby had resided in Bellingham for the past eighteen years. He was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, South Bellingham, and of Bellingham council No. 869, Knights of Columbus. Those who survive him are his mother, Mrs. John Kirby, of Chatham, N. B.; two sisters, Mrs. W. J. Doyle, Bellingham; and Mrs. James Leggett, Chatham, N. B.; three brothers, Edward, Dennis and Patrick Kirby, all of Chatham, N. B. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 27, at 9 o'clock a. m. from the Church of the Sacred Heart, corner of Fourteenth street and Knox avenue, with the Rev. 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 Bellingham Herald, May 26, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
KIRKHAM, Thomas A. (d. 1933)
Thomas A. Kirkham, who served as a corporal in Company G, first regiment, Berdan's sharpshooters, Wisconsin volunteers, in the Civil war, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edith A. Howe, 1200 West North street. He was 97 years of age and was the oldest living member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R. He had been ill three years. Funeral services will be held at the Homer Mark mortuary Sunday at 2 p. m. with the Rev. Thomas W. Jeffrey officiating. Burial will follow in Bay View cemetery. He was a past commander of William T. Sherman post, G. A. R., at Sedro-Woolley. In 1929 he served as grand marshal of the Memorial day parade here.
Mr. Kirkham was born December 12, 1836, in Lawrenceville, St. Lawrence county, New York, and in 1854 moved to Oak Grove, Dodge county, Wisconsin, with his mother and four younger children. His father died in 1853, when the youngest of his eight children was but one year old. Mr. Kirkham, on the day Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated President of the United States, was married to Mrs. Louise Coleman. In August, 1862, he enlisted in G company first regiment, Berdan's Sharpshooters, the only such company organized in Wisconsin. Behind him, as he left for the war, remained his wife and six weeks' old son. When he returned after his discharge October 14, 1864, he found his wife had died in the spring of 1864, leaving his son, then two years old.
In 1866 Mr. Kirkham moved to Augusta, Wis., where he married Miss Malissa Hunter and where their two children, Edith A. Kirkham, now of Bellingham, and William K. Kirkham, were born. Mrs. Kirkham died in February, 1869, and on the following May 4, he moved into eighty acres of wild timber land. His mother, who made her home with him, died two years later.
Four years later Mr. Kirkham married Mrs. Augusta Howe. To this union was born one son, Ralph E. Kirkham. In the spring of 1910 Mr. Kirkham sold the farm on which he lived forty-one years, and moved, with his family to Sedro-Woolley, where he lived until 1921, when his wife died. He then moved to Bellingham to make his home with his daughter. Surviving beside Mrs. Howe and Ralph E. Kirkham, former city councilman, are eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Kirkham was a member of the Garden Street M. E. church. The Homer Mark mortuary will make funeral announcements. Services will probably be held Sunday with military burial.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 22, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.
KIRKMAN, Arthur (d. 1908)
Mrs. Kirkman was taken suddenly ill three weeks ago, and although a special train was run in over the Bellingham Bay & British Columbia for the purpose of bringing her to the hospital from her home at Van Buren, medical attention availed her nothing, and she died within a few hours of her arrival in this city. The shock of her death, it is stated, slowly killed her aged husband, who was in poor health and had been suffering from heart trouble for some months.
(From The Morning Reveille, October 1, 1908)
KIRKPATRICK, Mary E. (d. 1913)
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, on R. F. D. No. 1, Ferndale, was called from this life to the next, Saturday, Dec. 20, 1913, after a lingering illness of three months, most of the time in a a hospital. She came to this part of the state ten years ago. The day before she died she was 53 years old. She was a native of Illinois; one of a family of ten children, being the third one to die. She leaves two married daughters and two sons, young men who made their home with her. During the gospel meetings in Bellingham conducted by Billy Sunday, she gave her heart to Jesus Christ, and united with the M. E. church at Custer. Funeral services were conducted in the Pleasant Valley Congregational church and interment at Enterprise. Many friends gathered to show their appreciation of the departed. The Fraternity Union had charge of the services at the grave.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 26, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
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