MOCK, Susan (d. 1915)
Mrs. Mock was always keenly interested in the work of the G. A. R. and the Women's Relief Corps, of which she was past president for the Department of Washington and Alaska. She was also a member of the Women's Relief Corps of J. B. Steedman post No. 31 and of the Eastern Star and Trinity M. E. church. She had been a resident of Bellingham since 1890. Mrs. Mock is survived by three sons - Harry M. Mock, of Bellingham; George W. Mock, of Birch Bay, and Charles W. Mock, of Seattle, and by two daughters, Mrs. Scott M. Weimer, of Bellingham, and Mrs. George F. Sykes, of Alvarado, Ore. The funeral services will be held at Trinity Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Everett M. Hill officiating. The services at the grave will be under the direction of the J. B. Stedman (sic) Post Women's Relief Corps No. 31. The body lies at Harlow & Livingston's parlors.
(From The American Reveille, June 29, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
MOCK, William H. (d. 1913)
He is survived by a widow, Susan L. Mock, who was with him at the time of his death. Mrs. Mock, during her residence in Bellingham was department president of the Women's Relief corps. Three sons, George W., of Bellingham; Charles W., of Seattle, and Harry M., of Orlando, Fla., and two daughters, Mrs. George F. Sykes, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Scott M. Weimer, of Vancouver, B. C., also survive him. The body will be brought to Bellingham, accompanied by Mrs. Mock, and will be interred here. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 7, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.
MOHRMANN, Emily (d. 1960)
MOHRMANN, Grace (d. 1926)
Grace Mohrmann, a resident of Ferndale, passed away at the home of her
sister, Mrs. H. R. Myers, 6051 29th Avenue, Northeast, Seattle, Tuesday morning,
July 27, at the age of 28 years. Miss Mohrmann was born at Port Townsend,
but had lived practically all her life in Ferndale. She was graduated at
the Ferndale High School and the Bellingham normal. She had been teaching
for the past few years.
The surviving relatives are her mother, Mrs. E. M. Bearse of Ferndale;
one sister, Mrs. H. R. Myers of Seattle; two brothers, Pete Mohrmann of Ferndale
and Ray of Olympia, besides other relatives and friends. The body was removed
to the funeral parlors of George Monroe, and the funeral services take place
today (Thursday) at the Monroe chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, July 29, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
MONTFORT, Abraham R. (d. 1919)
Abraham R. Montfort, jr., died at the Western Washington state hospital on January 8th as a result of a general decline following an attack of influenza. He was the son of Mrs. A. R. Montfort of this city and a brother of George, Louis, Donald and Miss Annie of this place and of Archie R. of Litchfield, Minn. He was thirty-five years old. The funeral was conducted by Dr. Grimes at Tacoma. The interment, after cremation, was at the Blaine cemetery on Monday of this week.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 10, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
MOORE, William F. (d. 1902)
W. F. Moore, an old soldier who was hurt about two weeks ago while blasting out on the Guide Meridian road and brought into St. Luke's hospital, died this morning. While in the hospital he was taken down with pneumonia, of which he died. Stedman post will have charge of the funeral, which will occur tomorrow afternoon at Noice's parlors at 2 o'clock.
(From The Weekly Blade, Mar. 5, 1902) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
MOORMAN, Cora (d. 1903)
Miss Cora Moorman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Moorman, of this place,
died at her home Monday night after an illness of but a few hours. Congestion
of the lungs was the cause.
Miss Cora was born near London, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1886. She came to this
state with her parents in 1889 and in 1896 they moved to Nezperce, Idaho.
They lived there for six years, coming to this place in May of last year.
She attended the Normal at Whatcom last fall. Her sister, Miss Velma is a
student at the Normal but at the present time is ill with the measles. Besides
her parents, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Arnold of Grangeville, Ida., and Miss
Velma, and a brother Edgar are left to mourn the loss of she who was taken
in the prime of girlhood.
The funeral was held this morning from the residence, two miles east of
the city. The Rev. J. W. Kern officiated and interment was made in the cemetery
west of town.
(From The Pacific Pilot, January 29, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
MOORMAN, William T. (d. 1904)
Mr. Moorman was born in 1835, near Lees Burgh, Highland county, Ohio. Along about 1850 he drifted westward to Iowa, with his father and brother. After about three years spent in the Hawkeye state, gravitating farther west, he found himself in California. From there he came north to the Blue Mountain country, near Walla Walla, Wash., and took up 160 acres under the timber-land act. Selling this to the Blalock family, he made a voyage over the Pacific to the far-off islands of the south seas, spending a summer on the island of Tahiti. Returning to America, Mr. Moorman settled near Lynden, in 1883. There he hewed out a home for himself along with many other early pioneers and remained on the old place till death removed him.
The funeral occurred at the residence of a neighbor, Mr. Terrell, where
he had died. The Terrell family and the Scandinavian people of the vicinity,
Gen. MacPherson says, were particularly kind to Mr. Moorman during his illness,
doing everything possible for his comfort. Deceased was a bachelor and had
no relatives in this county. He has relatives in eastern Washington, some
in Missouri, and others at the old home near Keokuk, Iowa. Mr. Moorman was
a Quaker in religion; in his party affiliations, a decided prohibitionist;
personally he was a very agreeable man, and had made many friends, by whom
he was universally respected for the worthiness of his character.
(From The Reveille, July 12, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORAN, J. H. (d. 1904)
MORAN, Sarah A. (d. 1911)
Sarah Ann Moran, aged 63 years, wife of Thomas Moran, died at the family home, 1020 Mason street, this forenoon at 10:15 o'clock following an extended illness. Mrs. Moran was born in Polk county, Ore., May 20, 1847, and came to this city with her family from Pendleton, Ore., more than twenty years ago. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Richard, Ollie and Elijah Moran, and one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Cowan, all being residents of this city, with the exception of Elijah Moran, who is now residing in New Westminster, B. C. Mrs. Moran also leaves three grandchildren residing in this city. The body lies at the parlors of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 22, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORAN, Thomas (d. 1916)
Mr. Moran, with his long residence and his entertaining character, had created hundreds of friends in the city. He was one of the best known of the old timers and was usually found on the street corner entertaining a circle of friends with his stories of pioneer days on Bellingham Bay. He was 72 years of age and up to the time of the stroke yesterday was exceptionally active for a man of his years. He was seldom ill and was in the habit of walking to the city at least once every day.
Many historical incidents in Bellingham's younger days hinge around Mr. Moran, and he had an interesting career before arriving here 27 years ago. His mother, who died here several years ago, often told of the narrow escape from death she had when Tom was a little infant in her arms. The family was moving in a prairie schooner across the desert from Pendleton, Ore., when a band of Indians surrounded the schooner and killed the father, Mrs. Moran and her little son were not injured but they were separated. Strangers carried Tom to The Dalles, Oregon. Later he was taken to the Willamette Valley. Soon afterward his mother found him. Mrs. Moran was said to be the first white woman born in Oregon. Funeral services for Mr. Moran probably will be announced today by Harry O. Bingham. He was a charter member of the Eagles lodge, but was not affiliated with any other organization.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 2, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORE, Salina J. (d. 1944)
MORGAN, Mary J. (d. 1920)
MORGAN, William (d. 1937)
MORGAN, William S. (d. 1916)
William Sylvester Morgan, aged 74 years, passed away at a local hospital Thursday evening, March 9, after an illness of several weeks' duration. Mr. Morgan has been a resident of Bellingham for the past eight years, coming here at that time from DeKalb, Ga. He leaves to survive him his aged widow, Mrs. M. Electa Morgan, residing at 906 Fourteenth street; two sons, G. W. Morgan and V. S. Morgan, of Decatur, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. W. S. Morrow and Mrs. Captain E. H. Hyde, of this city; Mrs. H. T. Hyde, of Empire, Canal Zone; one brother, B. M. Morgan of Jackson, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. P. A. Speer, of Passaic, N. J., and twenty-seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. At the time of his death Mr. Morgan was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian church, South Bellingham. Funeral services will be held from the above named church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. James M. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View cemetery, under the direction of Funeral Directors Harlow & Livingston.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 10, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORGENTHALER, Carrie E. (d. 2000)
Carrie Estella Morgenthaler, age 91, of Bellingham, passed away Tues., Mar. 7, 2000, at St. Francis Extended Health Care. She was born Sept. 23, 1908, in Van Zandt to Alexander and Lillie (Allen) Hamilton, one of seven children: Russell, Ora, Ellis, Donald, Kenneth, Evelyn and Bernice. She lived most of her life in Whatcom County. Carrie married Fanton Floyd Morgenthaler and he preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1971. She was a hard worker her entire life. In addition to "housewife" duties, she helped on the farm and picked ferns for floral use. In later life, she volunteered a the Bellingham Senior Center, Wise Buys, and most recently by sewing labels for project "Warm Up." She is survived by her son, Ronald Morgenthaler of Camano Island; granddaughter, Kathryn Highlander of Friday Harbor; great grandson, Eric Frazier of Bellingham; sister, Bernice Minge of Bellingham; brother Kenneth Hamilton of Bellingham and numerous other family members. A memorial service will be held Tues., Mar. 14, 10:30 a.m. in Greenacres Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Rex Watt officiating. Inurnment will be at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorial may be sent to a favorite charity.
Greenacres Funeral Home
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 12, 2000) Submitted by Debbie deHoog
MORLAN, Richard D. (d. 1914)
Richard D. Morlan, aged 78 years, passed away at his home, 1012 High street, December 30, after a lingering illness of several months. Mr. Morlan was born August 24, 1838, in Park county, Indiana, and moved to Iowa in the year 1852. He was married to Miss Sarah Lewis on September 13, 1855, their happy life together nearly reaching the sixty-year mark. He has left to survive him his widow, Mrs. R. D. Morlan; two sons, G. W. Morlan, of Mount Vernon, and E. D. Morland, 1016 High street, this city; four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Collins, of Bellingham; Mrs. L. J. Smiley, of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. W. A. Sparks, of Port Blakeley, Wash., and Mrs. J. S. Hines, of Bellingham; one brother and one sister in Green county, Iowa. Mr. Morlan has resided in Bellingham since 1898. He enlisted in the army August 15, 1862, joining Company E, Thirty-ninth Iowa Infantry, and was discharged at Washington, D. C., June 5, 1865, at the close of the war. Mr. Morlan has been a member of the Christian church for more than fifty years, was a member of J. B. Steedman post, G. A. R., and Bellingham Bay lodge No. 44, F. & A. M. Services will be held Sunday afternoon, January 3, at 2 o'clock, from the funeral parlors of Undertakers Harlow & Livingston, 1051-55 Elk street, Rev. Otho H. Williams, of the First Christian church, officiating. J. B. Steedman post, G. A. R., will give their service also at the parlors, and Bellingham Bay lodge F. & A. M. will conduct the service at the grave. Interment will be made in the family lot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 2, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORLAN, Sarah (d. 1916)
Sarah Morlan, aged 78 years, 6 months and 12 days, passed away at her home, 1016 High street, at an early hour Saturday evening after an illness of several months' duration. She leaves to survive her two sons, G. W. Morlan, of Mount Vernon, Wash., and E. D. Morlan, of this city; four daughters, Mrs. L. J. Smiley, of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Martha Collins, of this city; Mrs. W. A. Sparks, Juneau, Alaska, and Mrs. Ida Hinds, of this city. Mrs. Morlan was a resident of this city for the past sixteen years and at the time of her death she was a member of the First Christian church and Woman's Relief corps, J. B. Steadman, No. 31, of this city. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the funeral parlors of Arthur C. Harlow, 1051-55 Elk street, the Rev. Duncan McPhail officiating, also the Woman's Relief corps service at the chapel. All members of the G. A. R. and W. R. C. requested to be present. Interment will be made in the family plot at Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 30, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORRIS, Jesse W. (d. 1944)
Jesse Wade Morris, 66 years old, was laid to rest in Lynden Cemetery Saturday, following services at the Knapp and Knapp Chapel in Lynden. The services were read by Mrs. Marie Berthusen.
The Lynden district resident passed away at a Bellingham hospital Wednesday, after a long illness. He lived on Rt. 1, Ferndale.
Mr. Morris was born in Linden, Kansas , August 27, 1878. He grew to manhood in Kansas and on June 7, 1902 he married Mabel I. Root, at Kansas City, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Morris lived in Kansas for a while and came West in March, 1912, settling at Pacific, Wash. They moved to Whatcom County in 1918 and have lived in this community ever since.
Survivors include his widow and two sisters, Mrs. Inez Chamberlin of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Minnie Russel of Kansas City. Pall bearers at the funeral were Mr. Bliven, Jim Bovendam, Tom Burnham, Ray Bailey, H. H. Sturtz and Henry Weidkamp.
(From The Lynden Tribune, October 26, 1944) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORRIS, Lucy (d. 1929)
MORRISON, Ethel (d. 1903)
Mrs. Ethel Morrison, wife of Joseph Morrison, and daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. A. W. Thornton, died Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock; peritonitis was
the cause of her death. An operation had been successfully performed
on Monday afternoon, after which it was thought that she would recover,
but Tuesday morning she grew worse suddenly and passed away. Funeral services
were held in the Congregational church at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
Rev. Morse officiating. The remains were interred in the Enterprise cemetery.
Mrs. Morrison has resided in Ferndale for a number of years and had a wide
circle of friends, who join with the bereaved ones in mourning the loss of
their loved one.
(From The Ferndale Record, reprinted in The Weekly Blade of September 9, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
Mrs. Joseph Morrison died at her home in Ferndale one day last week, the
result of an operation. She was the youngest daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thornton
of that place, and besides them, leaves a husband, three-year-old son, four
sisters and two brothers. Mrs. Morrison had resided at Ferndale for the past
fifteen years and had a large circle of friends. Her husband is one of the
proprietors of the Morrison Shingle Mill Company of Ferndale.
(From The Pacific Pilot, September 10, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORSE, Irvine (d. 1903)
Died, August 7, 1903, Irvine, second son of Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Morse, at
the residence of his parents, 1014 Garden street. Irvine Morse was born in
Whatcom May 27, 1887, and was 16 years old at the time of his death.
He had been sick for some time, with a fever, the result of heart disease
and his system was so weakened that he could not rally. Irvine
Morse was a bright young man of promise, kind and thoughtful, energetic and
intelligent. He was a favorite with his associates. His parents have
the sincere sympathy of their fellow citizens.
(From The Weekly Blade, August 12, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORSE, Robert I. (d. 1920)
The survivors are the widow, who was his second wife; five sons and four grandchildren, also one brother and two sisters. The sons by his first wife are Cecil A. Morse and Charles L. Morse. Those by his second wife are Robert, William and David. The grandchildren are Catherine and Margaret, daughters of Cecil A. Morse, and Bettie and Shirley, Charles L. Morse's children. The brother, Howard Morse, and one sister, Mrs. May Jackson, live in Waterville, Maine. The other sister, Mrs. Hattie Matheson, resides in Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Morse was born in Waterville, Maine, in June, 1859, and came West in the seventies, landing in San Francisco. While engaged in the hardware business there in 1884 he obtained a leave of absence to come to Bellingham Bay, whose name was heralded abroad as a prospective great port. After re-connoitering here Mr. Morse became so imbued with that idea himself that upon his return to San Francisco he severed his connections there and removed to Bellingham. He opened a hardware store in a small frame building on Elk street and there he remained in business for thirty-six years. The little frame building is there, but alongside it is a modern two-story brick structure, for the young man's business expanded until he had to put in one of the largest hardware stocks in the Northwest. The company of which he was the head now has more than 100 feet of frontage there.
From the first Mr. Morse actively participated in anything that promised to develop Bellingham. Always his name was to the fore in community enterprise and in business his word quickly became as good as his bond. Business grew not only in Bellingham but in adjacent territory, until at last his store had connections with Alaska and through a wide area in the Northwest. Through it all Mr. Morse stuck to Elk street, though most of his mercantile neighbors removed to Holly street, and it is undoubtedly true that Elk street would not be the commercial thoroughfare it is today had Mr. Morse deserted it.
As business grew Mr. Morse took his sons, Cecil and Charles, into partnership and they formed the Morse Hardware company, with the father as president and treasurer, Cecil as first vice president and Charles a second vice president. As has been indicated, Mr. Morse's activities were not confined to him own business. He ever had the welfare of the city at large at his heart and served on many important committees of the Chamber of Commerce and other organizations connected therewith. In a quiet way he performed many charitable and philanthropic acts, but the public did not hear of these. In his church affiliations he was faithful and devoted and he was, of course, one of the pillars of the First Baptist church. His death will be mourned by hundreds of men and women in this part of the state. Mr. Morse died believing in the future of Bellingham. About two months before he left for California he made the following statement in an interview: "Bellingham will be a great port without a doubt. Within ten years I believe there will a tremendous shipping between here and Alaska. Bellingham is going to grow and prosper."
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 12, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORSMAN, Mandana (d. 1915)
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Mennonite church
in Mountain View for Mrs. Mandana Morsman who died Saturday from the results
of cancer. Madana (sic) Morsman was born in Chanenden, Vermont on July 13,
1838, and died July 17, 1915, at the age of 77 years, 4 days. She was united
in marriage with W. H. Morsman in Vermont in 1858. She removed with her family
to Mountain View in 1888. Seven children were born to this union, two of
whom died in infancy, and Pearl M. Kennedy, deceased. She is survived by
her husband, W. H. Morsman, one son, J. W. Morsman, of Bellingham, Mrs. J.
W. Burges, of Weiser Lake, Mrs. W. E. Reickert, of Mountain View, Mrs. Tom
Slater, of Bellingham, and eleven grandchildren and nine great
(From The Ferndale Record July 23, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.
MORSMAN, William H. (d. 1925)
MORTON, George (d. 1935)
The whole community was grieved and shocked over the sudden death of George Morton on Wednesday at his home on Fourth street. Someone called at his house at about noon on Wednesday and receiving no response when they knocked at the door, became alarmed, and went down town and told Lester Livingston, who with Herbert E. Simonds, a very close friend, immediately went to the house and forcing an entrance, found that Mr. Morton had passed away. It is thought that he died at about 9 o'clock that morning.
Mr. Morton had resided in Blaine for the past thirty-five years and had a host of friends here. He was 78 years of age and had not been feeling well for the past few weeks although he had walked down town on Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the Purdy chapel with the Rev. G. E. James of the Methodist church officiating. Interment will be made in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 8, 1935) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.
MOSSIGE, Louise K. (d. 2001)
A graveside service for Louise K. (Gerner) Mossige of Bellingham will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Greenacres Memorial Park near Ferndale, with the Rev. Al Currier officiating.
Mrs. Mossige died Thursday, April 5, 2001, in Bellingham. She was 90. Born Jan. 10, 1911, to Nicholas and Katherine (Goetz) Gerner in Bellingham, she was a lifetime Whatcom County resident. On Sept. 6, 1935, she married Ing Mossige in Bellingham. Mrs. Mossige was a member of a local card club. An avid gardener, she also enjoyed reading and playing cards, pinochle, cribbage and pool at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center. Her son Eugene F. Mossige died in 1948.
Survivors include her husband of Rosewood Villa; sister Elsie Kohler and brothers Walter and Elmer Gerner, all of Bellingham; and other relatives. Arrangements are by Jones-Moles Funeral Home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 7, 2002) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.
MOULTRAY, William R. (d. 1930)
The final honor to be bestowed upon Mr. Moultray during his life was at the last annual picnic of the Old Settlers association in August, when he was presented with the Neterer silver loving cup awarded annually to the oldest living settler not previously honored. Because of long illness he was forced to go to Pioneer park, Ferndale, for the presentation, in an automobile.
Mr. Moultray first served in the legislature as a member of the House of Representatives, during the first two years of statehood, being elected in 1889. He was one of its most influential leaders. In 1900 he was elected state senator from the county district and, although he removed to Bellingham, two years later, served out his term and never has been a candidate since. Mr. Moultray was the first president of the Whatcom County Shingle Manufacturers association in 1896, was a former president of the Bellingham Chamber of Commerce and served several terms as president of the Bellingham Real Estate board. The former senator was a Democrat in politics until 1886 when he changed his affiliations to the Republican party. He made his first political address in 1888. Mr Moultray was active in the realty business in Bellingham for several years, retiring two years ago because of ill-health.
Born in Missouri, he came to the Northwest before 1873, when he went to New Westminster, B. C., where he worked on the construction of wagonroads and bridges. In 1873 he came to Washington and after working near LaConner opened a trading post or store at Nooksack Crossing and filed a homestead. This store originated rural free delivery in Whatcom county. He delivered merchandise everywhere, either by canoe on the river, oxteam, saddlehorses and in many cases in a pack on an Indian's back. He also built and maintained Moultray's ferry at Nooksack crossing and led the movement which resulted in making a wagon road out of the old Telegraph trail. In British Columbia this trail is still one of the main highways and is referred to as "Whatcom Trail."
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Moultray; two sons, William E.
Moultray, San Pedro, California, and Lester B. Moultray, Bellingham; three
daughters, Mrs. Effie Gaunt, Seattle; Mrs. Richard Drain, Bellingham, and
Mrs. Charles Hooker, Mount Vernon, and ten grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald November 4, 1930) Relative: Terry Moultray
MOULTRAY, Elizabeth (d. 1937)
(From The Bellingham Herald September 24, 1937) Relative: Terry Moultray
MOUSO, Anna (d. 1940)
Last rites for Mrs. Anna L. Mouso, 2205 Walnut street, who passed away at her home Saturday evening, will be conducted Tuesday at 3 p.m., in the Bingham-Dahlquist chapel by the Rev. James M. Wilson. Interment will follow in the Bay View cemetery. Active casketbearers will be Clarence Shaw, DeWitt Shaw, A. Larson, J. B. Frank, James Uhl, Francis Sybrant and George Johnson. Honorary casketbearers will be E. C. Hurd, William Burton, E. C. Benedict, Mark Timpson, and Ralph Richardson. Mrs. Mouso, widow of the late Michael Mouso, Bellingham Civil war veteran, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Claire Tucker and Bernice Mouso, city, and three sons, Minor Mouso, of Seattle; Bert Mouso, city, and Capt. Frank W. Mouso, of St. John’s Military Academy, Delafield, Wis.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 1, 1940) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
MOUSO, Michael (d. 1929)
Funeral services will be held at the Hollingsworth-Dahlquist Funeral Home Saturday at 2:30 p. m., with the Rev. James W. Wilson, minister of St. James' Presbyterian church, officiating. Ritualistic services by the J. B. Steedman post will follow. Members of that post will be honorary pallbearers. All members of that unit are commanded to attend the funeral. Interment will occur in Bay View cemetery.
Before his retirement from business several years ago Mr. Mouso was associated with his son, the late F. J. Mouso, under the name of the Model Transfer Company. The son died in 1918. Bert Mouso is with the B. B. Furniture Company, Minor J. Mouso is in the grocery business in Seattle and Major Mouso is vice president of St. John's military academy, Delafield, Wis.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 8, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.
MUERER, Frederick H. (d. 1903)
Frederick H. Muerer died Sunday evening, Aug. 16th, at his home two and
one-half miles from this city. Death was caused from the effects of being
kicked in the abdomen by a young colt four weeks ago.
Mr. Muerer was born in Saxon, Germany Aug. 19, 1855. He came to this country
in 1880 and lived in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota. He was married to Miss
Lizzie Enttat in that city in January, 1884. They came to this place nearly
thirteen years ago and now own a valuable, river-bottom ranch two and one-half
miles from town. The widow and eight children, two sons and six daughters,
mourn his death. The children are all at home with their mother. The funeral
was held from the home Tuesday afternoon and the remains interred in the
cemetery west of town.
Mr. Muerer was a good, hard-working man and was thoroughly honest in all
his dealings. He was for a number of years school clerk in Dist. No. 53 and
held that position at the time of his death. The sympathy of the entire community
goes out to the bereaved members of the family.
(From The Pacific Pilot, August 20, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.
MULDER, Antje (d. 1911)
Born in Nieuwolda, Holland, in 1836 October 11, many places have been made, "Home" by her, the last 26 years in various places in the U. S. the last 7 years in Lynden. She left six children, all of whom are living. They are: Dr. D. Mulder, of Lynden; J. E. Mulder, of Manila, P. I.; Mrs. H. Bakker, of Holland; L. J. Mulder, of Los Angeles, Cal.; C. O. Mulder, of Lynden; and P. J. Mulder, of Gooding, Idaho. We thank the many friends and neighbors for their kind sympathy and for the beautiful flowers.
Her children: C. O. Mulder, Dr. D. Mulder and family.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 9, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
MULLIKIN, Earl D. (d. 1934)
MULLIN, William J. (d. 1928)
William John Mullin, who had been employed by the city street department
several years, died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home, 1905 King street, after
three months illness. He had lived here twenty-one years. Mr. Mullin was
a member of the Woodmen of the World, Bellingham camp No. 383, and of the
Presbyterian church at River Falls, Wis. He was a brother of the late Samuel
Mullin, owner of the Hotel Mullin and former local council man.
Surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Laura Mullin; one son, Clyde,
Seattle; two daughters, Miss Grace and Miss Hazel at home; his mother, Mrs.
Mary J Mullin, River Falls, Wis.; one brother, James, Seattle; three sisters,
Mrs. Margaret Rea, Fargo, N.D.; Mrs. Jane Miller, Menomonie, Wis, and Mrs.
Pricilla Thompson, Stillwater, Minn. The body rests at the Homer Mark
(From a Bellingham Herald, January 1928) Submitted by Wendy Brown
MUNCY, Margaret L. (d. 1919)
Mrs. C. H. Muncy of Drayton joined the silent majority in the great beyond
Sunday evening last at the family home at Drayton. She had been ill for a
month, but it was not considered serious, and her death came as a great shock
to those who knew her. Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon
at two o'clock, Rev. O. Congdon, of this city officiating.
Margaret Louise Muncy was born in Liverpool, England, April 3, 1870. Later
she lived in Canada, and 30 years ago came west. For 22 years she had been
a resident of this vicinity. She was married to J. W. Shintaffer in February,
1889. Mr. Shintaffer was killed by accident April 32rd (sic), 1907. March
28, 1910 she was married to C. H. Muncy, who with the children, is left to
mourn the passing of a kind and loving wife and mother. The children are
Mrs. Kittie Johnson, of Bellingham, and May, Maud, Phillip and Johnny Shintaffer,
all of Blaine. Deceased was a member of the Church of England and the Yeoman
(From The Blaine Journal July 18, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.
MUNRO, Ellen (d. 1925)
Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Munro, aged 62 years, beloved wife of John Munro, pioneer resident of Whatcom county, will be held Sunday afternoon, June 28, at the family home at Marietta with Rev. Ivan Sader officiating, and interment will be made on the Munro family homestead, where Mr. and Mrs. Munro have resided for the past forty-three years, and will be in charge of the Harlow mortuary home. Surviving Mrs. Munro, besides the husband, are two sons, John Edward of Los Angeles, and Alexander Hugh of Tacoma; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Noffsinger, Marietta; one sister, Mrs. Mary Sanders, Victoria, B. C., and five grandchildren, besides many friends to whom she had endeared herself in the years of her residence here.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 27, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
MUNSON, Hanna (d. 1917)
Mrs. Hanna Munson, wife of Martin Munson, passed away at her home Monday evening. Mrs. Munson came to Lynden in 1882, and was known for her good deeds and fine character to a wide circle of friends.
She was born in Sweden May 28, 1882. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. A. Waldemar, a granddaughter and a grandson, two brothers, Nels Nelson of British Columbia, and A. N. Shagren of Lynden. Funeral services were held Wednesday at two o'clock. The Rev. Paul Ashby conducted the services.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 14, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
MURA, Felix (d. 1935)
MURRY, Thomas R. (d. 1905)
MUSSULMAN, Henry W. (d. 1925)
Henry W. Mussulman, aged 77 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary Mussulman, passed away at the home of his brother-in-law, William Harvey, Fort Bellingham, Friday morning, March 13, after a long illness. Mr. Mussulman had been a resident here for the past twenty years and was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R., having served with Company D, 193rd regiment Ohio infantry. Surviving, besides the widow are one son, A. Mussulman, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Stella Potter, city; two stepsons, Fred Smith, city, and Elmer Smith, Seattle; one sister, Mrs. J. H. Sheets, Marysville, Okla.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body rests at the Harlow mortuary home, Holly and Forest streets, where funeral services will be held Monday afternoon, March 16, at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. J. C. Harrison of the Garden Street Methodist church officiating and members of J. B. Steedman post giving their ritualistic services, followed by interment in Bay View cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 13, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
MUTCHLER, Phoebe (d. 1939)
LYNDEN, March 23. - Aged 87 years, Mrs. Phoebe Mutchler, old-time county resident, died here yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. A. G. Stierlen. She had been ill three weeks following a stroke. Mrs. Mutchler was born in Oswego, Ill., in 1852. In 1892 she came to Whatcom county with the late Mr. Mutchler, settling on the Guide Meridian. The family moved in 1911 to Arizona, then to Montana and in 1925 back to this county. Since then she has been living at Lynden. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Stierlen, Mrs. Vinnie Swiger, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Ethel McGhee, of Seattle; two sons, Roy, of Lynden, and Earl, of Pablo, Mont.; four sisters, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will take place Friday at 2 p. m. in the Knapp and Knapp funeral home, Lynden. Theodore Smith, of Sedro-Woolley, will officiate, followed by burial in the Lynden cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 23, 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.
MYERS, Carrie (d. 1893)
Mrs. Wm. H. Myers, of Yager, died quite unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, in confinement. Dr. Markley was telegraphed for but she had died before he arrived. She leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. Mrs. Myers is an old settler and was highly respected by the entire community.
(From The Bellingham Bay Reveille, April 14, 1893) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
MYERS, Conrad L. (d. 1926)
MYERS, James W. (d. 1925)
The deceased was district deputy grand master of the local order of Oddfellows, and had filled all offices in the local order, up to that position. The lodge will have charge of grave-side ceremonies. The body lies in state at the Gillies undertaking parlors here, where arrangements for final rites were held in abeyance today pending word from the son, Ernest T. Myers, in Alberta. James W. Myers came to Sumas, a laborer, and during his twenty-three years of residence here continued a laborer for himself and his community. The interests of the town were his interests, and his name was linked with practically every phase of development and enterprise which has indexed the history of Sumas in the space of time he resided here. He was considered a financial success and while not identified with any particular private occupation, had property here and acreage at Sumas Prairie.
For eighteen years Mr. Myers served as a member of the Sumas board of school directors. He was superintendent of the local city water company for nine years, and combined with this position the work of overseer. Town councilmen will act as pallbearers when the services are held, it is planned. In commenting upon the active live of the decedent, one well known resident today said, "Enumerate the problems, the tasks and successes of Sumas over a period of twenty-three years, and you will find the name of J. W. Myers linked with them, almost without exception." Mr. Myers was sixty-eight years, four months and seventeen days of age when he died. He was born in St. Charles county, near St. Louis, Mo. He followed mining in Colorado for several years before coming to the Northwest. He was a member of the Methodist church.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 10, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
MYERS, Solomon (d. 1904)
MYERS, William M. (d. 1912)
William M. Myers, age 66 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. Sinlan, 2501 Peabody street, Sunday, May 12, after an illness of several months. Mr. Myers has been a resident of Whatcom county for twenty-four years, residing at Ten Mile during this time. The surviving relatives are one daughter, Mrs. Carrie E. Sinlan, of Bellingham; four sons, Homer H., Joseph A., Ernest V. and Fenton M. Myers, all of Ten Mile. The funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 10 o'clock a.m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Rev. E. D. Hornschuch, pastor of the Evangelical church, officiating. Interment in Ten Mile cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 13, 1912) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
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