Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "Ma"

MABRY, Frank H. (d. 1899)

F. H. Mabry, one of the well-known farmers of the county, committed suicide at his home eight miles east of here las Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. Mr. Mabry had been sick for about eight days with grip and throat trouble, which augmented amorousness which had been growing on him for about a year. He retired as usual Friday night to his room, which was on the first floor, off the parlor. Mrs. Mabry and family slept upstairs. About 4 o'clock the family was awakened by the explosion of a revolver in Mr. Mabry's bedroom. Mrs. Mabry started downstairs, and just as she reached the parlor another shot was fired in her husband's room. Fearing the worst, and without opening the bedroom door, the family summoned their nearest neighbor, Mr. John Kulp. After Mr. Kulp had arrived, the room was entered, and Mr. Mabry was found lying dead on the bed with a 44-calibre old-fashioned Colt's revolver still clutched in his hands. He had rived both shots into his mouth, the second on penetrating the base of the brain and causing instant death. Mr. Kulp came to Blaine in the morning, and notified Coroner Warinner. The coroner visited the scene of the tragedy Saturday, but found no occasion for an inquest, as it was undoubtedly a case of suicide. Mr. Mabry was 67 years old, and leaves a wife, two grown sons, and one daughter. He had resided on his homestead in the northern part of the county for eighteen years.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 5, 1900) Submitted by site coordinator.

MACAULAY, Annie B. (d. 1930)

The passing away of Mrs. Hugh Macaulay, of Deming, on Monday, June 23, 1930, came as a shock to this community, where the lady has a host of friends. Mrs. Macaulay had been in ill health for several months, but the end came quite unexpectedly.

Forty-five years ago Miss Annie Beaton came to Washington from Nova Scotia, where she was born. Hugh Macaulay, then a bachelor, had taken up a homestead and preemption in Deming, and he soon formed an acquaintance with the lady, which terminated in wedlock, the marriage ceremony being performed by the Rev. B. K. McElmon. The couple went to housekeeping in a cabin on the banks of the Nooksack river. By industry and economy they soon began to prosper. The homestead was then a forest of huge cedar, fir, hemlock, maple and vine maple, to say nothing of berry and other bushes, and "getting down to the soil" was a tedious and difficult task. But the Scotch blood in their veins gave them the courage necessary to overcome difficulties that would have scared many a couple. The years passed by, five children were born, Norman, Margaret, Murray, Jessie and John. More home accommodation was needed and Mr. Macaulay built the first two-story house in this neighborhood, a large barn and necessary outhouses, far away from the treacherous banks of the Nooksack. Clearing of the land was continued until now the farm is one of the best in the county; and Mrs. Macaulay proved herself to be a true help-meet (sic) to her husband, a capable, loving mother, kind friend to everybody, never shirking any of the arduous duties that followed.

During all this buy time Mr. and Mrs. Macaulay had not neglected their spiritual welfare. Both joined the Deming Presbyterian church and have been consistent members and the backbone of the church ever since. Mr. Macaulay has been an Elder for thirty-five or forty years and has contributed liberally toward the support of the church, while Mrs. Macaulay taught Sunday school and was ever active in promoting anything and everything that tended to the welfare of the church and the advancement of the principles of Christianity.

In the death of Mrs. Macaulay Whatcom county has lost a valuable citizen, a quiet, sincere, christian woman whom everybody loved and respected. Kind and generous, ever ready to assist others in distress, in a short time she acquired hundreds of friends; and she possessed that rare faculty of keeping them her friends. Years may roll by, but when other more pretentious persons have passed away and been forgotten the memory of Mrs. Macaulay will remain fresh and green. May her soul rest in peace. The sympathy of the numerous friends is with the family. The funeral took place Wednesday, June 25, in Bellingham at the Harlow-Hollingsworth home, the service being conducted by the Rev. Wilson of Bellingham, assisted by the venerable Rev. B. K. McElmon, who married Mr. and Mrs. Macaulay some forty-five years ago. The floral display was beautiful. The room has a seating capacity of one hundred and twenty and every chair wa occupied. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Kenney, Owens, Jessie Niles, Duling, Hood and Lon Pebley. Mrs. Macaulay was buried in the most beautiful part of Bay View cemetery, age 77. Survivors: her husband, Hugh Macaulay; three sons, Norman and Murray of Sappho, and John of Deming; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Graham of Bellingham and Mrs. Judson Van Liew of Sekiu; two brothers, Archie and John Beaton and one sister, Mrs. Mary Ball, all of Nova Scotia, and twelve grandchildren.
(From The Deming Prospector, June 27 and July 4, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.

MACAULAY, Hugh (d. 1933)

Hugh Macaulay, a pioneer of the Deming district for the past 50 years passed away on June 30, 1933 after a short illness, at the age of 77. Mr. Macaulay was a devout member of the Deming Presbyterian church attending services every Sunday when possible. He had many friends who mourn his sudden passing. Surviving relatives are three sons, Norman G. at Sappho, Wash., Murray D. at Forks, Washington and John R. on the home ranch at Deming; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Graham, Bellingham, Wash., Mrs. Jessie Van Liew Clear Lake; also thirteen grandchildren.

Hugh Macaulay was a native of Canada, was born March 15, 1856, in the province of Nova Scotia. He came to the United States in 1880, stopping in Colorado for a few years and coming to Washington in 1883. He pre-empted and homesteaded land in Lawrence township, about a mile west of Deming, being the third settler in that district. In 1886 he married Mrs. (sic) Anna *Braeton, also a native of Nova Scotia, who passed away a few years ago. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home, Rev. W. S. Thorndyke of the Presbyterian church of Deming officiating, assisted by Rev. James M. Wilson of Bellingham. Interment was made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. Pallbearers were J. Mitchell, Paul Dickey, Hugh D. mcKay, A. F. Pebley, William Whitfield and Lowell Duling. The relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends here. *Beaton
(From The Deming Prospector, July 7, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

MACHEMER, Albert U. (d. 1927)

MACHIN, Arminta E. (d. 1938)

MACKINNON, Daniel H. (d. 1918)

Daniel Henry MacKinnon passed away Thursday evening at his home in Lynden, following a long illness. In the presence of many friends, funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Knapp's funeral parlors. The Rev. W. O. Benadom conducted the services. Mr. MacKinnon was 73 years old. He was born at Sydney, Nova Scotia, Jan. 19, 1846. In 1882, he married Miss Margaret Arnold, and for the past twenty-five years, he had resided in Washington. Besides his widow, he is survived by three daughters -- Edna, Margaret and Mrs. J. A. Heaton of Bellingham, one son, Frank MacKinnon of Lynden and a brother, P. G. MacKinnon of Mt. Vernon, and a brother, mother and sister in Nova Scotia.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 4, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

MACKINTOSH, Frank S. (d. 1904)

MACNEIL, Stephen (d. 1918)

Stephen MacNeil, aged 72 years, after an illness of several months, passed away at the family residence, 1817 McKenzie avenue, at an early hour Friday, May 24. Mr. MacNeil, one of the pioneers of Bellingham, with his family has resided in the city for the past twenty-nine years, and by his many friends and associates was most respected, and his loss will be much mourned. At the time of his death he was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, South Bellingham, and is survived by Mrs. MacNeil and five daughters, Misses Margaret, Elizabeth, Mollie and Catherine MacNeil, of Bellingham, and Mrs. F. E. Kurtz, Redstone, Mont.; two brothers and four sisters residing in Nova Scotia, and Thomas MacNeil, a nephew, of Mount Vernon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 25, at 9 o'clock a. m. from the Church of the Sacred Heart, corner of Fourteenth street and Knox avenue, with Rev. Father F. J. Carmody, officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery. Friends will kindly omit bringing flowers.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 24, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

MACPHERSON, Marquis A. (d. 1914)
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MADISON, Albert P. (d. 1912)

Albert Perry Madison, aged 71 years, passed away at the family residence, 1903 Iowa street, Wednesday, June 5. Mr. Madison has been a resident of Bellingham about one year, coming here with his family from Kalispel, Mont. He was a member of J. B. McPherson post No. 30, G. A. R., department of Montana, and the Clara Barton circle No. 41, Ladies of the G. A. R., of Bellingham. Those who survive him are Mrs. Madison, two sons, Archie and James Madison, residing at the family home; also a brother, residing at Port Angeles, Wash., and one at Alexander, Minn.; one at Peru, Neb., and two at Eau Claire, Wis. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 5, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

MADSEN, Bertha A. (d. 1915)

MAGEE, Elizabeth (d. 1919)

At the age of 99 years, six months and five days, Mrs. Elizabeth Magee died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maria LaClair, 1607 G street. She had lived in Bellingham about nine years. Andrew Magee, a son, living in California, also survives. The husband died about forty years ago. It is doubtful whether any Bellingham resident has heretofore passed away at so advanced an age. Mrs. Magee was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral will be held at the Wickman-Whitfield parlors tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. Interment will take place in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 17, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAGNUSSON, Emma (d. 1938)

Mrs. J. O. Magnusson, who has been ill for the past few days, passed away this morning, with her husband, and daughter Alice, at her bedside. Mrs. Magnusson came to Blaine with her husband, J. O. Magnusson some thirty years ago and they have resided here continuously since that time. She leaves besides her husband, her father, John Jonasson, six daughters, Miss Emily Reed, of Lynden, Mrs. Laura Getschman of Bremerton, Mrs. Catherine Valdason of Lynden, Mrs. Esther Toole of Everett, Mrs. Florence VanWingerden of Lynden and Alice at home. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Barney Hanson, Mrs. O. E. Stevenson of Blaine, Mrs. Martin Olson and Mrs. C. A. Davis and one brother, J. H. Jonasson in North Dakota. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 15, 1938) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

MAHAN, Addie K. (d. 1911)

Mrs. G. S. Mahan, formerly a resident of this city, but who has been living in Snoqualmie, and who was drowned yesterday in the Snoqualmie river, will be brought to Bellingham for burial, arriving here Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p. m. Mrs. Mahan is survived by her husband, Mr. G. S. Mahan, and one son, Earl J. Mahan. Mrs. Mahan was well known in local church circles, having taken a prominent part in the affairs of the Christian Science church. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, Monday forenoon at 10:30 a. m. Miss Farbo, of the Christian Science church, will officiate. Interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 9, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAHAN, Hoffman (d. 1913)

Following years of suffering from asthma, which had become intense during the past few months, Hoffman Mahan, for 28 years a resident of Blaine died Monday evening at 8:00 o'clock, at the age of 74 years. The funeral services were held in the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. R. C. Hartley officiating. The Odd Fellows lodge and G. A. R. veterans, both of which organizations the deceased was a member, had charge of the funeral. The deceased served during the Civil war in the Second Iowa Infantry. He was never married. A surviving sister resides in Denver, Colorado. He was a man of quiet disposition and an honorable and upright citizen.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 11, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAHONEY, William R. (d. 1928)

Succumbing to a second stroke of paralysis, which afflicted him about five days ago, William Richard Mahoney, who served with the Union forces in the Civil war with the Sixteenth Maine infantry, died at 10:30 p. m. Sunday, aged 83 years. He suffered the first stroke late last year. Mr. Mahoney, who was a member of J. B. Steedman post, No. 24, G. A. R., was born in Saco, Maine, October 24, 1845. He died at the home of Mrs. Ann W. Larson, 1005 Larrabee avenue, with whom he had resided for the last two years. Surviving relatives are two daughters, Helen M. Fournival and Bessie J. Seavey, both of Candia, New Hampshire; four sisters and two brothers, all living in Saco, Maine. Funeral announcements will be made by the Hollingsworth-Trester funeral home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 6, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAIER, Agnes (d. 1936)

Mrs. Agnes Maier aged 83 years, passed away at the home of her son, J. W. Maier, 2620 Eldridge avenue, Sunday morning, May 3, after an illness of about nine months' duration. Mrs. Maier was a pioneer resident of Bellingham, having lived here for the past fifty years, and was a member of the Church of the Assumption. Besides many friends to mourn her passing, she leaves to survive four sons, Frank C. Maier, W. J. Maier, J. W. Maier, all of this city; Charles R. Maier, San Luis Obispo, California; one daughter, Mrs. Werner Zehnder, city; one brother, Joe miller, San Francisco, California; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. The body rests at the Homer Mark mortuary where funeral arrangements are being made to be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 4, 1936)

MAIN, David W. (d. 1929)

David William Main was born at Emporia, Kansas, February 18, 1875. He received his education in the country schools of that state and remained posted along educational lines by his persistent reading. Most of his youth was spent on his father's farm in Kansas.

In 1906 he married Ruth Evangeline Lippy, and to that union three children were born, the first-born dying in infancy. The family moved into the Nooksack community in 1912, 17 years ago, locating on a farm near Liberty. Here again Mr. Main took an interest in educational pursuits and was an ardent worker with the citizens of Liberty in organizing the present school system at that place. he also acted as clerk of the school board at that time. Later the family moved to Nooksack and took up their permanent abode, but still retained their farm at Liberty. Mr. Main, although retired from actual farming, was of such a nature that the call to the soil was ever present in his innermost self, so much so that he answered the final summons while at work in nature's playground. Truly "Dave" was a self-made gentleman and a tiller of the soil. He was extremely serious-minded, and apparently had little time for the frivolities of life. His friends were numerous and will always remember hi as they knew him - a benevolent, trustworthy and generous citizen. He was a kind and loving husband and father.

He leaves his loving wife and helpmate and two children, Elmer, the oldest, and Laura; also his grandmother, Mrs. Rebeckah Wilder, living at the family home, and his father, Nathan W. Main, at Emporia, Kansas. There are also seven cousins: Mrs. L. Chatsey of Sardis, B. C.; Mrs. Andrew Roddick of Montreal, Que., Canada; Mrs. Leslie Gates of Anacortes; Mrs. J. Gardner of Sumas; Elmer Marcy near Huntingdon; Clifford Marcy of Yakima and Edgar Marcy.
(From The Nooksack Sentinel, May 2, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.

MALENG, Henry (d. 1934)

Henry Maleng, 26, Acme logger, and well known high school graduate at Mt. Baker high school was instantly killed at the Galbraith Bros. logging camp at Lake Padden about four o'clock Monday afternoon when he was caught in the path of a rolling log. According to Dr. C. S. Hood Maleng's neck was broken. He was caught under the heavy timber as it unexpectedly rolled off the loading platform. Workmen said Maleng was working on a "cold deck," from which logs are rolled onto the trucks, at the time of the mishap. He was seen to look up as one of the logs began to roll and to make a quick effort to dodge out of its way. Slipping apparently on a loose piece of bark that caught in the calks of his shoes, Maleng tumbled, and his life was crushed out a moment later. The logger's death came as a distinct shock to his many friends. He was a graduate of the Mt. Baker high school at Deming, and attended the Washington State College at Pullman, was a member of the Twin Sisters Grange and was to be married Friday.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Maleng of Acme, a sister, Mrs. Pat Scott, of Bellingham, three brothers, John and Norman at the family home, and George in the U. S. navy, aboard the Destroyer Wasmuth, now stationed at New York City. Funeral services were held in the Bingham-Dahlquist mortuary Thursday at 1 p. m., with Rev. Chris Iverson officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in Saxon cemetery.
(From The Deming Prospector, June 1, 1934) Submitted by site coordinator.

MALLOY, William J. (d. 1926)

Ferndale lost another of the pioneers, in the death of Wm. J. Malloy, who passed away at the family home Friday, Dec. 10th, at the age of 73 years. The survivors are the widow, Mrs. Alice Malloy and one sister in Baltimore, Md. Mr. Malloy came to Ferndale in 1883, when be bought and improved a farm adjoining Ferndale. But at the time, a long way from the town, which was then situated half on each side of the river bank. He always took an active interest in school and county affairs, serving as school director and also as county commissioner during which time time the main roads were planked. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church, Monday, Dec. 13th, at 10 a.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. Father Dillon, assisted by Father Schmidt of Laconner. Burial took place in Woodlawn cemetery in charge of Geo. A. Monroe.
(From The Ferndale Record, December 16, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

MALOY, W. H. (d. 1904)

Saturday morning after a short illness W. H. Maloy died at his home on E street. Mr. Maloy was taken down with pneumonia about ten days before his death and gradually grew worse. His health had been uncertain for several years since suffering an accident in the shingle mill whereby he lost two fingers. Mr. Maloy is survived by his wife and four children.

W. H. Maloy was born February 19, 1855. While yet a boy his parents settled in Michigan. There he married the wife who survives him whose maiden name was Harvey. That was in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Maloy came to Washington in pioneer days and to Blaine in 1898. At that time their son-in-law Mr. Larkin was running a shingle mill here. Mr. Maloy became connected with the business which was conducted under the name of Maloy & Larkin. It was in this mill that Mr. Maloy suffered the accident whereby he lost part of his hand. At the time of this accident blood poisoning was threatened, and never since that time was Mr. Maloy in good health. Mr. Maloy has always been an energetic and enterprising man but has worked under the disadvantage of little or no capital. He was known and respected throughout the county. The funeral occurred Sunday afternoon at the Baptist Church, Rev. C W. Gregory and Rev. F. M. Washburn officiating. The church was packed with sympathetic friends of the bereaved family. The interment was at Blaine Cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 18, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.

MANTLE, Johnny (d. 1903)

Johnie (sic) Mantle died December 14 at 2 p.m., aged 7 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was born in Wrangle, Alaska. About two years ago his father brought him and his sister to Blaine to give them school advantages. They have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. McEachern since that time. Johnie was a bright boy at school and at home and will be greatly missed by his playmates and friends. His mother died when he was but an infant. His father was sent for and was here with him during his last sickness. He leaves a father and one sister to mourn his loss. The funeral was conducted from the house on Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. by Rev. Dawson of the Congregational church. His teacher and school class attended the services in a body, bringing beautiful wreathes and flowers.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 18, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARATTA, Sarah A. (d. 1906)

Sarah A. Anderson was born March 9th, 1853; died Nov. 2nd, 1906. Her death was due to acute intestinal obstruction. She was born in Sumner, Lawrence Co., Illinois, and aside from spending a few years in Alleghaney City, Penn., lived her entire life until coming to this state two years ago. She was united in marriage to C. N. Maratta on March 9th, 1871. To this union were born six children, five of whom are now living, one son having preceded her to the spirit world. In her former life she was an earnest christian worker but owning to ill health in later years her work was confined chiefly in her home. At one time she was a diligent member of the W.C.T.U. and her work was praised. She was an obedient wife and affectionate mother. It can truly be said, "the world if better because of having lived in it." The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Whitfield. The pall bearers were: Messrs. Len Brown, Geo. Cole, Frank Blonden, Ralph Brown, Harry Fountain and Mr. Jones. The choir rendered many beautiful hymns during the services at the house and the Methodist church. Her form was then laid to rest beside that of her grandchild's little Herschel Valen who left us so short a time ago and to whom she said she was going.
(From The Lynden Sun=Pilot, November 8, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARETTE, Helena (d. 1935)

MARIHUGH, Dora (d. 1940)

Funeral services for Dora Marihugh aged 72 years, 810 Thirteenth Street, who passed away at a local hospital, November 28, after a long illness, will be held in the Cathedral Chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary, Monday afternoon, December 2, at 3:30 o'clock with the Rev. James E. Milligan, pastor of the Garden Street Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Greenacres Memorial Park. Mrs. Marihugh had been a resident of Bellingham for the past two years. Surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Irene Wood, city; one son, Ed Martin, of Anacortes, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. Alice Horn, of Seattle; one niece; four nephews, and two grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 30, 1940)

MARKHART, Hannah E. (d. 1936)

Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Markhart, aged 81 years, passed away at the family home, 2307 C Street, Thursday evening, May 21, after an illness of about six weeks' duration. Mrs. Markhart was a pioneer resident of Bellingham, having lived here for the past fifty-two years, and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Besides many friends to mourn her passing she leaves to survive, two sons, Wesley B. Markhart and Homer L. Markhart; three daughters, Mrs. Abbie Stave, Mrs. Kittie Ohse and Mrs. Carrie Feenstra, all of this city; seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The body rests at the Homer Mark Mortuary where funeral services will be held in the Cathedral Chapel Saturday afternoon, May 23, at 2 o'clock, with Elder H. W. Willard, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View Cemetery. The grandsons will act as casketbearers.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 22, 1936)

MARLETTE, James H. (d. 1908)

James H. Marlette, aged sixty-five years, superintendent of the Whatcom County Poor farm, and a veteran of the civil war, died at his residence last night at 9:40 o'clock, after an extended illness. Mr. Marlette was a native of the state of Illinois. He served in company F, Ninth Minnesota volunteer infantry throughout the war of the rebellion. He was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic. Mr. Marlette is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter, the daughter being Mrs. John Campbell, who resides near this city. Funeral services will be conducted from the family residence at the poor farm tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock, the services to be in charge of the Grand Army of the Republic. Interment will be made in Woodlawn cemetery under the direction of W. H. Mock & Sons.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 18, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARR, John (d. 1903)

MARR, Sarah E. (d. 1915)

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Marr, were held Sunday at 12:15 the Rev. Paul Ashby officiating. Interment was in Haynie cemetery. Many friends attended the services, as Mrs. Marr was held high in the esteem of the community. Her death Friday came as a shock, as she had been ill but a few days. Sarah E. Smedley was born Dec. 16, 1847 in Pinhock, Ill. She was married March 9, 1861, to John Brown. Four children blessed this marriage. Mr. Brown passed away in 1869 and on June 5, 1878, she was married to B. E. Marr. Four children were born to them. Mr. Marr died Aug. 25, 1914. Mrs. Marr came to Washington in 1869 (sic) and until 12 yrs. ago when she moved to Lynden, resided near Haynie.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 16, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARR, Violet L. (d. 2001)

A funeral service for Violet L. (Robillard) Marr of Bellingham will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greenacres Funeral Home near Ferndale, with the Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Mrs. Marr died Saturday, March 31, 2001, in Bellingham. She was 87. Mrs. Marr was born April 4, 1913, to Ed and Esther (Peletier) Robillard in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. In 1929, she married Ronald "Squee" F. Marr in Wisconsin and they moved to Glacier in 1938. They operated a mink ranch until 1974. She loved her pets, especially her cat "Punkin." She also loved traveling, fishing and gardening. Her husband died in 1987. Two sisters and one brother also died previously. Survivors include sons Jeffery and Douglas Marr, both of Bellingham, Jerry Marr of Deming and Dale Marr of Glacier; daughter Bonnie Naas of Bellingham; sister Donna Gore of Payson, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many great-stepgrandchildren. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 600 Birchwood Ave., suite 101, Bellingham, WA 98225.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 3, 2001) Submitted byDebbie deHoog

MARSH, Lucinda (d. 1942)

Mrs. Lucinda Marsh, a resident of Sumas for the past 51 years, passed away Sunday, May 31, at the age of 87 years. Aside from many friends, she leaves to survive, 3 daughters, Mrs. Luke Tyrrell and Mrs. George Gillies, both of Sumas, Mrs. Nellie Ryan, of Aaron, Kentucky. Also 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 4, at 2 p.m. from the Gillies Mortuary Home with Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Sanford officiating. Interment will be made in the Sumas Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 2, 1942) Submitted by Karolyn Simpson

MARSHALL, Abbie (d. 1913)

Mrs. Abbie Marshall died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Burton, in this city at the age of 63 years. She has been in poor health for many years and came to Blaine last October. The body will be shipped to the old home at Urbana, Iowa, for burial. Harry L. Marshall, a son, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a grandson, Clare Marshall, and a daughter, Mrs. T. J. Haines, of Urbana, the only children, arrived last week and were present when death came.
(From The Blaine Journal, July 18, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARSHALL, Edward E. (d. 1931)

Edward Eugene Marshall, probably one of the most widely known pioneers of the Deming district, passed away on Sunday, February 8th, 1931 at a hospital in Bellingham, where he had been for the past two weeks, having been taken suddenly ill at his home on the hill just northeast of Deming. He was 71 years of age at the time of his demise, and had resided in the county some forty-five years. Mr. Marshall was a member of the First Baptist church of Bellingham and Bellingham Bay lodge No. 44, F. & A. M.; Deming lodge No. 153, I. O. O. F., and the Whatcom County Dairymen's association.

He is survived by his widow, Rebecca Elizabeth Marshall and six children, Harvey E. of Deming; Edward E., Oakland, Cal.; John E., Kirkland, Wash., Paul J. and Thomas of Seattle and Mrs. Irene Thomas, of Bow; also five grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Bellingham Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. W. E. Loucks officiating, assisted by Rev. O. A. Quall. Bellingham Bay lodge held ritualistic services at the grave, burial being made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Deming. A large number of friends in this vicinity join us in offering sympathy to the bereaved wife and children.
(From The Deming Prospector, February 13, 1931) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARSHALL, Elsie (d. 1922)

One of the largest funerals ever held in Deming was that of Mrs. Elsie May Marshall, who passed away after a lingering illness last Friday morning. Mrs. Marshall was a active member of the Victory Rebekah lodge, No. 103, of Deming, and was to have been installed as noble grand for the coming year in the month of January. She is survived by her husband, Harvey E. Marshall, of Deming; her father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Marshall, of Deming, with whom she had been making her home since her illness; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thomas of Bow, and two brothers, Guy Thomas and Powell D. Thomas, both of Bow. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church last Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Ford officiating. Interment was made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
(From The Deming Prospector, December 29, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARSHALL, Henry D. (d. 1914)

Henry Dwight Marshall, 89 years old, who had been a mason for fifty-three years, died at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. L. B. Walmsly, 2305 G street, at 11:45 o'clock this morning. His body is being cared for the Undertaker H. O. Bingham and will be shipped to Beach, on Lummi island, for interment. Mr. Marshall was born in Hartford, Conn., in 1825. He became a member of the Wooster, Conn., Masonic lodge No. 79 in 1861. He has always taken an active interest in the lodge affairs. Mr. Marshall has been living in Bellingham for about twenty-five years. Mr. Marshall has been in comparatively good health up to about two years ago, when he fell and broke one of his legs. Since that time he has not been so strong and gradually weakened until death came. Several years ago Mr. Marshall was a familiar figure on the streets, being often seen carrying around a little basket of flowers from which he sold bouquets.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 18, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARSHALL, Rachel (d. 1903)

Mrs. Rachel Marshall died at 6 p.m. Saturday, February 28, 1903, at the family residence of her son and daughter, Eugene and Lizzie Marshall, in East Deming, at the advanced age of 81 years, having celebrated her last anniversary Feb. 13, 1903. Grandma Marshall, as everyone loved to call her, was born in Montclair, New Jersey, of a people famous for right and prosperous doing, where characters are not accidental, but built up on solid foundations. Mrs. Marshall was found to be, by those capable of judging, of a mind well balanced and stored with varied information of interesting events of long ago. She was also under the sway of strong religious convictions directed by a forceful personality. It was this individuality of faith that stood her in stead for the many years of seclusion and confinement to an invalid bed. She was a member of the Baptist church and keenly alive to the spiritual welfare of all who came within her range of influence. During all the years of waiting and suffering her mind remained clear to the last, and the end has calm and peaceful. The tenderest care was always bestowed upon her by her family, and the appreciation in which she was held by her friends was testified to by the large number who thronged the home when the last rites were conducted by her friend, the Rev. W. A. Sample, on Monday afternoon, March 2. Interment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery of Deming.
(From The Daily Reveille, March 7, 1903) Copied by Merrily Lawson

MARSHALL, Uri D. (d. 1938)

MARTIN, Alice L. (d. 1983)

Alice Louise Martin age 78 of 2210 Jefferson Street passed away Saturday January 15, 1983. Mrs. Martin had been a resident of Whatcom County her entire life. She leaves to survive her husband Lester of the family home; one son Melvin and wife Clara Martin of Bellingham; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother Stanley Rauch and wife Stella Rauch of Bellingham; one sister Gertrude Ellingsen of Anacortes, WA.; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Adam and Alice Rauch, having preceded her here in Whatcom County. Mrs. Martin was also preceded in death by her son Donald in 1965. Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 18,1983 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Grant officiating. Interment at Bayview Cemetery of Bellingham. Memorials may be made to Project Timothy c/o Immanuel Bible Church.
Submitted by John Rauch

MARTIN, James H. (d. 1911)

James H. Martin, an old resident of Blaine, died Friday, June 9th, at Kamloops, B. C. Mr. Martin, with his wife and daughter, Minnie, who had been visiting relatives for the last eight months in Ontario, Canada, and were on their way home, stopped off at Kamloops to visit friends, having contracted a cold while on the train. Pneumonia developed which resulted in his death. On learning of his illness, John A. Martin, his brother, of this city, hastened to Kamloops and was with him several days before he passed away. He found the sick man conscious and well cared for and with the best of medical attendance. The remains were taken to Seattle for interment and the funeral took place Sunday at 2:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. W. White, a former pastor of the M. E. church here. Burial was made in the Mount Pleasant cemetery. The deceased was 57 years of age and came to Semiahmoo 28 years ago, residing in Seattle for the past five years. He left a wife, two daughters, Misses Minnie and Mrs. Maude C. F. F. Glevey of Seattle, one sister and three brothers.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 23, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARTIN, James S. (d. 1903)

The funeral of J. S. Martin, the veteran printer, who died at his home at 1620 East avenue at 5 o'clock Saturday evening, was held at 10 o'clock this morning in the First Baptist church, Rev. Geo. R. Varney, officiating. Typographical Union No. 355 and the Knights of Pythias attended in a body. Mr. Martin's death was caused by Bright's disease with which he had been suffering for the past few years. He was born September 11, 1845 [1835?] in the state of New York. A widow and three sons, Rolla, Frank and Jay are left to mourn his loss. He was a patriarch in the printing business which profession he followed from boyhood to the time he was incapacitated by ill health. He was instrumental in the organization of Typographical Union No. 355 of Bellingham Bay. He was a charter member of the first Uniform Rank of Knights of Pythias organized in the state of Pennsylvania.
(From The Evening Herald, September 28, 1903)

MARTIN, John B. (d. 1922)

After a residence of nearly twenty years in Whatcom county, John Benjamin Martin, who served as a private in Company K, Sixth Pennsylvania, R. V. C., during the Civil war, died Tuesday night at his home near Lawrence, at the age of 84 years. He came to this county from Kansas in 1902. He was a member of J. B. Steedman Post No. 24, G. A. R., and is survived by his widow and two sons, Arthur and Thomas, both of Lawrence. The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. at the family home, with the Rev. George Shattuck, of Nooksack, officiating. The body will be shipped by the Gillies Undertaking company to Seattle for cremation.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 5, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

MARTIN, Richard (d. 1908)

Richard Martin, aged 73 years, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Johnson, 1318 Elk Street, last evening at 7 o'clock, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Martin was a native of England, coming to Whatcom county four years ago from Cass county, North Dakota, where he had resided for many years. Mr. Martin is survived by two brothers, William Martin, of Hampton, Ontarion, and Thomas Martin, of Craig's Home, Ontario, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Lane, of Hampton, Ontario; one son, William H. Martin, a resident of Ayr, North Dakota, and three daughters, Mrs. John A. Johnson, a resident of Ferndale; Mrs. Thomas Johnson of 1318 Elk Street, and Mrs. Thomas Green, whose home is at Wheatland, North Dakota. There are also eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild surviving Mr. Martin. The body lies at the private receiving room of W. H. Mock & Sons in the Maple Block, where it is being embalmed prepatory to shipping it to Wheatland, North Dakota, where interment will take place in the family plot. William H. Martin, a son, will accompany the body to its destination.
(From The Daily Reveille, July 31, 1908)

MARTIN, Rosanna (d. 1887)

MARTIN, Serril J. (d. 1911)

S. J. Martin died at the home of his son, C. S. Martin, here last Friday night after suffering for years from cancer of the face. The deceased was 72 years of age and came to Semiahmoo in 1871, residing in this vicinity ever since. Four sons and five daughters survive him. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from Potter's undertaking parlors and burial made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 16, 1911) Researcher Hugh Adams

MARTIN, Susan S. (d. 1926)

Susan S. Martin, aged 85 years 4 months and 22 days, passed away Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her sons, Thomas G. and A. C. Martin, of the Hopewell district. Mrs. Martin was the widow of John B. Martin, who preceded her in death some years ago and who was a veteran of the Civil war, during which time he passed through the sufferings of Libby prison and used to tell some very thrilling stories of his war experiences. Mrs. Martin, with her late husband and her two surviving sons, T. G. and A. C. Martin of Hopewell, came to this district some twenty-five years ago from Kansas, where they had spent twenty-seven years. The remains are resting at the Gillies mortuary home in Sumas, where services will be held on Friday, October 23, with the Rev. J. B. Keepers of Nooksack officiating, after which cremation will take place.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 21, 1926) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MARTIN, Thomas W. (d. 1903)

MARTINI, Susanna (d. 1902)

MARTINSON, Albert (d. 1963)

A retired Deming farmer, Albert G. Martinson, 82, died Sunday (22 Oct 1963) in a Tacoma hospital after a long illness. He had lived in the Deming area for 31 years. Surviving are four sons, Anton of Kendall, Lawrence of Sedro Woolley, Elmer and Cleon, both of Bellingham; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Jacobus and Mrs. Laura Steiner of Vancouver; Mrs. Hazel Hitchcok of Everett, Mrs. Lecy (should be Lucy) Hamilton of Kendall, and Miss Alma Martinson and Mrs. Mary Hickok both of Bellingham, a sister, Mrs. Emma Christensen of Bellingham and 39 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Westford Funeral Home with Burial in Bay View Cemetery.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Cleon d. (2000)

Cleon "Pat" Howard Vernon Martinson passed away May 11, 2000, at Stevens Hospital in Edmonds, WA. He was 75. Cleon was born in Wilbur, WA December 8, 1924, to Albert and Ada (Caufield) Martinson. He moved with his family to Haynie, WA in 1930 and then to Deming, WA in 1932. He attended Deming Grade School and graduated from Mr. Baker High School in 1943. He was an avid baseball fan and also played in softball leagues. Cleon started working in the woods at age 17. In 1951 he and his brother Elmer started their own logging company. The Martinson Brothers, where they contracted the same company for 20 years. They then went to Alaska and mined for gold for two years. Cleon then joined the Pile Driver's Union and retired in 1986. Cleon loved his family, his big vegetable garden so he could share, he was thoughtful of everyone and he loved a good joke. Cleon's wife, Mary passed away in March, 2000, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Tony and Elmer Martinson and to sisters, Helen Clements and Elma Martinson. He is survived by two sons, Vernon Martinson and Loren Martinson both of Bellingham; three daughters, Mary Porter of Belfair, WA, Molli Newton of Moses Lake and Carol Martinson McFarland of Bellingham; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Hazel Cloninger of Everett, Lucy Hamilton of Deming, Laura Steiner and Mary Olivers of Bellingham. A Funeral Service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, May 18, 2000, at the Deming Log Show Grounds followed burial in the Saxon Cemetery. The arrangements and services are under the direction of: The Jerns Funeral Chapel and Crematorium of Bellingham.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, David A. (d. 1990)

David A. "Tony" Martinson, 77, 5644 Guide Meridian, Bellingham, died Dec. 12, 1990 in Bellingham. He was born Jan. 18, 1913 in Fleet, Alberta, Canada. He was a Whatcom County resident for 55 years, and a member of Gold Prospector's Ass'n of America. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen E. in February 1986. He owned and operated Martinson's Drive-in at Deming for 10 years, that is now Carol's Coffee Cup. He loved gardening. Survivors: Sons, Bob A. of Alaska, Bill A. and wife Connie of Bellingham, Him A. and Wife Debbie of Deming, Bud A and wife Betty of Everson, Ron A. of Bellingham, 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brothers, Lawrence of Sedro Woolley, Elmer of Nome, Alaska, Cleon of Mountlake Terrace, WA; Sisters, Helen Clements of Vancouver, WA Hazel Cloninger of Everett, Lucy Hamilton of Kendall, Laura Steiner, Mary Olivers, Elma Martinson of Bellingham. Funeral Service will be held Monday, Dec. 17, 1:00 pm at Moles funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Rex Watt officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Mt. Baker Kidney Center, 416 BNB Bldg, B'ham, WA 98225. Arrangements by Moles Funeral Home.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Donna D. (d. 1995)

Donna Doreen Martinson, age 63, of Nome, Alaska, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 1995, at Providence Hospital, Anchorage, AK. Mrs. Martinson was born March 23, 1932, in Bellingham, WA and was the daughter of Harold and Zelpha (Hickok) Craig. She was raised in Bellingham and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1950. Donna moved to Nome, Alaska in 1975 where she married Elmer E. Martinson of the family home in Nome, AK; three sons, Doug Martinson, wife Judy, of Nome, AK, Mike Martinson, wife Gerrylynn, of Eagle River, Anchorage, AK and Danny, wife Patti of Bellingham, WA; five daughters, Cathy, husband Ward Nelson, of Bellingham, Cheryl, husband Jerry Kern, of Colville, WA, Tracie, husband Moe Moriarty of Nome, AK, Dawn Nation of Roanoke, VA and Dindy Benois of Belfair, Bellingham, WA; two brothers, Bob Craig, wife Pat and Jim Craig, all of ; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Services will be held at Westford Funeral Home Chapel, 1:30 PM Wednesday, September 27, 1995, with Rev. Richard Christensen officiating. Family and friends will be gathering at the Deming Logging Show Grounds following the services. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 26, 1995) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Elma L. (d. 1993)

Elma Lorraine Martinson, formerly of Deming died Monday, March 22, 1993, in a Bellingham Nursing Home. She was 59. Services will be held Thursday, March 25, 1993, at 2:00 PM at the Westford Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Guderian officiating. She was born March 11, 1934, in Bellingham to Albert and Ada Caufield Martinson. She was a resident at Byside Care Center, formerly Needhams Rest Home since 1978 where she was loved by everyone. Elma dearly loved music all her life. Survivors include four sisters, Hazel Cloninger of Everett, Lucy Hamilton of Kendall, and Laura Steiner and Mary Olivers of Bellingham; Three brothers, Lawrence Martinson of Sedro Woolley, Elmer Martinson of Nome, Alaska and Cleon Martinson of Mountlake Terrace; numerous nieces and nephews. memorials may be made to A.R.C. for the developmentally Disabled of Whatcom Co., 3900 Meridian St., Bellingham, WA 98226 or an organization of your choice. Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home, 734-1717, 384-0907.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Elmer E. (d. 1998)

Elmer Emery Martinson, age 76 of Nome, Alaska died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, in Anchorage. He was born June 9, 1922, in Alberta, Canada, to Albert and Ada Martinson. He was a graduate of Mt. Baker High School in 1940 and was partners with his brother Cleon in Martinson Bros. Logging in Bellingham. Elmer moved to Alaska to gold mine and worked for Arctic Lighterage Barge Co. for 20 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 1995; brothers Tony Martinson in 1990, Lawrence Martinson in 1993; sisters, Helen Clements in 1992 and Elma Martinson in 1993. He is survived by daughter Cathryn Nelson and Husband Ward of Bellingham; sons Douglas Martinson and wife Judy of Nome, Daniel Martinson and wife Patti of Bellingham, and Michael Martinson and wife Gerilynn of Eagle River, AK; brother Cleon Martinson of Mountlake Terrace, WA; sisters Hazel Cloninger of Everett, WA Lucy Hamilton of Kendall, WA; Laura Steiner of Bellingham, and Mary Olivers also of Bellingham; stepdaughters, Cheryl Kerns of Colville, WA, Tracy Moriarty of Nome, AK, Dawn Nation of Virginia, and Dirinda Benois of Belfair, WA; 13 grandchildren and 6 step-grandchildren. Elmer will be remembered for his tremendous sense of humor. He was a hard working, life-loving, happy and musical man. Visitation will be at Westford Funeral Home Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 PM funeral services will be held at the Deming Log Museum, 11:00 am Monday, June 29, 1998. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 2447, Bellingham, WA 98227 Arrangements by Westford Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 28, 1998) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Esther (d. 2001)

Visitation for Esther "Babe" (Ferngren) Martinson of Spokane, formerly of Whatcom County, will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Jones-Moles Funeral Home. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Bayview Cemetery, followed by an 11:30 a.m. memorial service at Grace Baptist Church in Bellingham. A memorial service was held April 4 at Brighton Court Assisted Living in Spokane. Mrs. Martinson died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Spokane. She was 93. Born Sept. 11, 1907, to Andrew Alfred and Anna Nickolina (Knutzen) Ferngren in Custer, she attended Custer schools through grade 8 and then helped on the family farm and cared for her blind grandmother, Anna Josephina (Fjaervik) Knutzen. Mrs. Martinson attended Sunrise Baptist Sunday School and Church. In 1929, she moved with her family to Bellingham, where she married Lloyd G. Martinson. In 1993, she moved to Brighton Court Assisted Living in Spokane. Her husband of 58 years and brothers Albert "Bert" and Wilheim Gustav "Bill" Ferngren died previously. Survivors include daughters Charlotte Gay of Mill Creek, Carolyn Bren of Grandview, Jan Wesche of Liberty Lake and Lloydine Nordtvedt of Ketchikan, Alaska; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 6, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Helen E. (d. 1986)

Helen Elizabeth Martinson, wife of Tony (David Anton) Martinson, of 5644 Guide Meridian Rd., Bellingham, Died Thursday, Feb. 20, after severe health problems. A service was held on Monday, Feb. 24, at Ferndale, with Rev. Neil Higbee officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery was followed by the gathering of friends and relatives at Deming Presbyterian Church. She was born to Adam and May Jackson on Oct. 10, 1918, at Delbourne, Alberta, Canada. When she was three years old, the Jacksons moved to Washington. She graduated from Meridian High School in 1937. The couple honeymooned at Chelan, Wash., picking apples to pay their way. They then spent a severe winter in a cabin near Gifford, Wash., where Tony cut and delivered wood to make money in the Depression. They later moved to Cedonia, Wash., to help run an uncle's ranch, and also spent time in logging at Colville. The Martinsons eventually settled in Sedro Woolley. Helen helped start the well child clinic at Deming Grade School. She found clothing for underprivileged children and helped nurses give health checkups. She also enjoyed serving her friends and strangers for 11 years at Martinson's Drive-in. She was active in the Hopewell Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her husband, Tony; five sons, Robert, William and wife Connie, James and wife Debbie, Marvin (Bud) and wife Betty and Ronald and wife Gloria; one brother Norman Jackson of Bellingham; three sisters, Mary Gaumer of Lompoc, Calif., Edith Haskell of Winnemucca, Nev., and Ann Tooker of Bellingham; 10 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. The sons all live in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, except Robert in Alaska.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Lawrence O. (d. 1993)

Lawrence O. 'Smokey' Martinson, 82, of 1959 Delvan Hill Road, Sedro Woolley, died Thursday, April 22, 1993. He was born Sept. 11, 1910 in Fleet, Alberta, to Albert and Ada Caulfield Martinson. He moved to Wilbur, Washing in 1924 and to Deming in 1932. Ten years later he moved to Sedro Woolley, where he had lived since. Mr. Martinson worked for many years as a logger and a truck driver. He also maintained a small farm, where he grew fruits and vegetables, which he enjoyed giving to people. He was preceded in death by his first wife, a daughter, a brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the family home; son Larry Martinson of Burlington; daughters Nancy Lauderback of Aloha, Ore. and Judy Oliver of Hoonah, Alaska; brothers Elmer Martinson of Nome, Alaska, and Cleon Martinson of Mountlake Terrace; sisters Hazel Cloninger of Everett, Lucy Hamilton of Kendall and Laura Steiner and Mary Olivers of Bellingham; numerous grandchildren; and other relatives. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurses Services of Skagit County, 227 N. 4th, Mount Vernon, WA 98273. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Lemley Funeral Chapel in Sedro Woolley with burial in Sedro Woolley Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Lemley Funeral Chapel in Sedro Woolley.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Myra L. (d. 1990)

Myra L. Martinson, age 67 of 815 32nd St., Bellingham, passed away April 10, 1990. She was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Kiana, Alaska, and she lived in Bellingham for the last 27 years. She was a long time Ferndale Post Office employee and after retirement, Mrs. Martinson enjoyed traveling, gardening, needlework and friends. She is survivors by two sons, John McDonald of Bellingham and Ton McDonald of Alaska; a daughter, Carole J. Martinson of Bellingham; ; two sisters Clara Rotnan Salinas of Kotzebue, AK and May Berhadt of Alaska; and many relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held 11:30 am Thursday, April 12, at Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel & Crematorium followed by burial at Greenacres Cemetery. Under the direction of Jerns LeVeck Funeral Chapel & Crematorium.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARTINSON, Vernon L. (d. 2002)

Vernon Lee Martinson, age 56, passed away June 16, 2002, from a massive heart attack. He was born August 29, 1945, to Cleon and Maxine (Hanson) Martinson. He graduated from Mt. Baker High School and worked for Milky Way and LTI. Vernon also served in the National Guard and enjoyed golfing and showing hot rods. Vernon was preceded by his father Cleon Martinson in 2000 and is survived by his mother and stepfather, Maxine M. and Brad N. Bishop; daughter Jody Watkins; sons Gary and Rod Soderquist; stepsons, Brian and Terry Carlson; brother, Loren Martinson; sisters Mary Lynn Porter and Molli Ann Newton; half sister, Carole McFarland; stepbrothers, Brad W., Brett, and Brian Bishop; eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial will be at 1:30 PM Thursday, June 20th at Saxon Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 2:30 PM with food and friendship to follow at the Deming Log Show Grounds. Visitation hours will be from 9 a.m. to Noon on Thursday, June 20, at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Assn., Northwest Affiliate; 4414 Woodland Park Ave. North; Seattle 98103. Services are under the care of: Gillies Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Lynden.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 19, 2002) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

MARYOTT, Roberta L. (d. 1922)

Mrs. Roberta L. Maryott, who came to the northwest from Minnesota thirty-six years ago, died yesterday at her home, six miles northeast of Lynden, after two week's illness, at the age of 60 years. She was a member of the Freemont Baptist church of Seattle. The survivors are the husband, Henry L. Maryott, who came to Whidbey Island in 1871 and had lived in this part of the state forty years; one son, Newton L. Maryott, Spokane, and Miss Ruth J. Maryott, of Toppenish, Wash.; one brother, C. C. Stronger, of Seattle, and one sister, Mrs. Mabel Badgro, Orillia, Wash. The remains are in the care of Harry O. Bingham and will be removed to Seattle, where funeral services will be held and interment will be made in Mount Pleasant cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 2, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.

MASON, Lorenda (d. 1919)

Mrs. Lorenda Mason, for many years a resident of the Haynie section, died last Saturday in Seattle at the age of 73 years from old age. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Custer Tuesday afternoon of this week, Rev. Pollock of this city officiating, and the remains laid to rest in Enterprise cemetery. She leaves two sons, Perry of Haynie, and Frank E. of Seattle, and two married daughters residing in Seattle. {also Mrs. Ogle of Bellingham}
(From The Blaine Journal, January 10, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.

MASSEY, James L. (d. 1934)

Funeral services for James Leonard Massey, aged 84 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Louisa Massey, Nooksack, who passed away at a local hospital Sunday, September 9, will be held in the Advent Christian church at Nooksack, Wednesday afternoon, September 12, at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. E. C. Deitz, pastor of the Advent Christian church, officiating, and interment will be made in Nooksack cemetery under the direction of the Homer Mark Mortuary. Mr. Massey had been a resident of Nooksack and vicinity for the past twenty-five years and was a member of the Advent Christian church and Whatcom Dairymen's Association. He leaves to survive besides his widow, three nephews, Lloyd and Floyd Massey, Nooksack, and Ray Massey, Iowa; two nieces, Mrs. Lois Weeks, Nooksack, and one niece in Iowa.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 11, 1934) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MASSEY, Margaret (d. 1938)

Margaret Massey, of Nooksack, passed away at the family home on Saturday, March 19, at the age of eighty-seven years. Besides many friends she leaves to mourn her passing, two daughters, Adna Weeks, of Nooksack, and Glennie Nystrom, of Sioux City, Iowa, four sons, Floyd and Lloyd, of Nooksack and Beecher and Ray, of Jefferson City, S. D.; four brothers, Robert, Walter and Ross, of Akron, Iowa, and John M., of Sioux City; one sister, Susan Hardy, of Ontario, Cal., nineteen grand children, eighteen great grand children and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22 at 2 p.m., from the Gillies Mortuary home, Sumas, with the Rev. George Weston, of Nooksack officiating. Interment will be at the family plot in Nooksack cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 21, 1938) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MASSEY, T. J. (d. 1897)

MASSEY, William H. (d. 1908)

W. H. Massey, of Nooksack, died at St. Luke's hospital at 8 o'clock yesterday morning of kidney trouble. He was 65 years of age at the time of his death. He fell ill only about a week ago and it was decided to bring him to the local hospital in the hopes that he would speedily recover. Mr. Massey came to Nooksack from Iowa about three years ago and purchased a large farm near that town where he resided until his death. He is survived by three children in Whatcom county, two sons and one daughter, and three in Iowa. Notice of his death was sent to his children in the East and they are now on their way to Nooksack.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 3, 1908) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MATHESON, Charles (d. 1933)

Funeral services for Charles Matheson, aged 78 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Auta M. Matheson, 602 Girard street, who passed away Monday, July 3, will be held in the Cathedral chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary Thursday afternoon, July 6, at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. James M. Wilson, pastor of St. James' Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. Mr. Matheson was employed by the Bellingham water department at the time of his passing and was a pioneer resident of this city, residing here for the past forty years. Surviving relatives besides his widow, are two sons, George F. and Freeman W. Matheson, both residing at Juneau, Alaska; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Gough, New Castle, New Brunswick, several brothers, of whom Thomas Matheson resides at Bothell, and one grandchild. Bearers will be G. W. Reilly, E. E. Sherwood, L. M. Sweeney, W. R. McGinness, Hugh Eldridge and Lewis Stenger.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 5, 1933)

MATTHEWS, Angelica (d. 1926)

The death of Mrs. Angelica Matthews on Monday, Oct. 4 removes from the community one of the earliest pioneers of the county. Coming here with her husband and children in 1881 she established a home on the farm where she ended her days, meeting the hardships and adversities of the pioneer life with the same cheerful courage that characterized her later days. The Matthews home was one where hospitality and neighborly kindness were ever found, and no public-spirited movement or call for volunteer work of early days but was furthered here. Mrs. Matthews would have been seventy-six years of age had she lived until Nov. 2 of this year. Seven children survive her; four sons Orrie, Lyman, James and Sheridan; and three daughters, Mrs. Etta McClannahan, Mrs. Cora McClannahan and Mrs. Jennie Isaacson.
(From The Ferndale Record, October 7, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

MATTHEWS, William L. (d. 1897)

MATZ, George (d. 1935)

MATZ, Jacob (d. 1933)

Jacob Matz, aged 85 years, passed away Friday morning, December 15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine S. Reilly, of Ferndale. Besides his daughter, he is survived by one son, Albert Matz, of Ferndale; three brothers, Joseph, Andrew and Ignatius Matz, all of Waseca, Minn.; also seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 18, at 10 o'clock a. m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic church, Ferndale, the Rev. Father Duggan officiating. Rosary will be said at 8 p. m. Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine Reilly. Interment will be made in the Enterprise cemetery, under the direction of the Monroe Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 16, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAUPIN, Elijah (d. 1918)

MAY, Belle (d. 1918)

Miss B. May, aged about 80 years, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lusby, 2314 Ellis street, death being due to a stroke of apoplexy. Miss May had resided at the Lusby home for the past eleven years and is the lasts member of the May family. The nearest relatives surviving are one niece, Mrs. Maggie A. Lusby, and three nephews, E. L., T. J. and M. E. Baker, all of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 4, at 2:30 oclock p.m., from the funeral parlors of Harry A. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, with Rev. W. F. Reagor, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. The funeral car will leave from the corner of Dock and Carolina streets at 2:15 o'clock, for the convenience of the relatives. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.
(From the Bellingham Reveille, August 4, 1918) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

MAYHEW, Lewis (d. 1903)

One of the most sad accidents in the history of Whatcom occurred at about noon Sunday when Lewis Mayhew, in company with his wife and a party of friends, was drowned near Deadman's point in the bay. The merry party were in a naptha launch and had started for Cottonwood Island to spend the day. All went well until they rounded the point, when a party in a sail boat near shore asked Mr. Mayhew for a tow farther into the Bay as they were becalmed. This he consented to do and stepped to the front of the boat near his wife who was steering. As he stood clinging to the railing, it gave way, throwing him backwards into the water. The launch was going at full speed and before it could be stopped had left Mr. Mayhew several rods behind. Mrs. Mayhew launched a small boat and rowed to her husband's assistance, but he sank when she was within about 30 feet of him. He did not come to the surface again. Mr. Mayhew was 35 years of age on the day of his death. He had resided on the Bay for about 23 years and was well and favorably known throughout the county. He was engaged in the plumbing and tinning business with his brother, under the name of Mayhew Bros. He leaves a widow, parents, brother, sister and a host of warm friends to mourn for him.
(From The Ferndale Record, June 5, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

MAYHEW, Sanford B. (d. 1936)

Sanford B. "Sam" Mayhew, of Marietta, Northwest Washington's best known weather observer, and famed also as a barbecuer of salmon for innumerable picnics in this part of the state, died at a local hospital at 10:30 p. m Wednesday. He was 62 years of age and had long been in ill health. Mr. Mayhew was congenial and made many friends. A great lover of the outdoors, Mr. Mayhew had lived about twenty-five years at Marietta, where he had a farm. He was a member of Marietta Grange No. 781, the Whatcom County Dairymen's association and Elks Lodge No. 194. Mr. Mayhew is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Helen Schultz, Miss Frances Mayhew and Miss Melba Mayhew, all of Marietta, and one sister, Mrs. P. S. Battersby, Bellingham, and a foster sister, Mrs. Addie Minturn, Bellingham. Mrs. Mayhew died in October, 1934.

Born in Machias, Maine, Mr. Mayhew came to Whatcom county when a boy. He had lived in Whatcom county fifty-six years. For many years he resided on Eldridge avenue. He came of a family of weather observers. His late father maintained a weather station on Eldridge avenue, and his brother Lewis Mayhew, who died many years ago, succeeded him. Sam Mayhew succeeded his brother as co-operative weather observer about 1900.

Mr. Mayhew was an authority on Indian lore in the Northwest. His acquaintance with the Indians extended to Alaska, along whose coasts he made a trip by canoe many years ago. Familiar with Indian methods of barbecuing salmon, Mr. Mayhew invented a process of his own and patented it. In his day he barbecued thousands of salmon, some of them at Pioneer park, Ferndale, for picnics that were attended by from 3,000 to 5,000 persons. For the last eight years Mr. Mayhew has conducted the Umbrella, a resort near his home. It is conspicuous for its approach, featuring curios collected by Mr. Mayhew along the Nooksack river and elsewhere in the vicinity of his home. The Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home will make the funeral arrangements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 5 or 6, 1936)

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