PICKETT, Harriet J. (d. 1922)
Mrs. Harriett J. Pickett, aged 91 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hattie J. Davis, 1007 Sixteenth street, this city, at an early hour yesterday morning, July 17, after several months' illness. Mrs. Pickett had resided in this city but two and a half years. Prior to that time she had lived in Mount Vernon for thirteen years, where she had made many friends who will sadly mourn her loss. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Science, also a member of the Eastern Star lodge at Wahoo, Neb. Surviving relatives are two sons and one daughter, Warren Pickett, Seattle; Dr. L. J. Pickett, Mount Vernon, and Mrs. Hattie J. Davis, Bellingham. The remains were taken in charge by Aaron Light, undertaker of Mount Vernon, where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, July 19, at 2 o'clock p. m. Interment will be made in the mausoleum at that place.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1922) Submitted by site coordinator.
PICKETT, Olive (d. 1908)
PIERCE, Bessie (d. 1914)
Mrs. Bessie Eby Pierce, wife of Fred Pierce, died at the family home at Van Buren last Thursday after an illness of but a few hours. Funeral services were held at Van Buren on Tuesday, the Rev. Herbert Jones, of Lynden, officiating. The remains were shipped to Mrs. Pierce's old home at Bangor, Michigan, and were accompanied by Mr. Pierce and their three children.
Bessie Eby was born near Wakarusa, Indiana, on October 10, 1881, and was married to Fred Pierce on July 4, 1900. They came to Washington four years ago. Three boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. Pierce, and they, with the father, survive. They are Gresham, aged nine years, Wayne, aged six years, and Floyd, aged three years. Mrs. Pierce was held in high esteem by her friends and neighbors, who extend sincere sympathy to the sorrowing husband and children.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 23, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.
PIERCE, Clara M. (d. 1911)
Miss Clara May Schuyler was born in Breedsville, Mich., July 29, 1882. She was married Sept. 29, 1899, to Arthur Pierce, of Van Buren, Wash. She died Feb. 21, 1911, of Peuperal Septocema, after a very brief illness. She leaves a husband and three children, Chester aged 11 years, Oliver aged 7 years, and an infant babe of a few hours, a mother, one sister, and three brothers, besides a host of mourning friends, who fully sympathize with the bereaved family. Mrs. Pierce was not a member of any church, but she had accepted Christ as her Savior and was a believer in the truths taught by Seventh-day Adventists, she was an earnest worker in the Sabbath school, and also, in the cause of temperance. The funeral service was held in the M. E. church at Lynden, Thursday, Feb. 23, by J. W. Boynton assisted by Rev. Wilder, in the presence of a host of friends. Interment was in the Lynden Cemetery. Truly our sympathies go out to the mourning friends in this time of their bereavement. The hope of the resurrection is the only hope that can give comfort in times of trial like this.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 2, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
PIERCE, Henry O. (d. 1925)
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at one o'clock for the late Henry Pierce at Knapp's Undertaking Parlors. Henry O. Pierce was born in New York, April 11, 1850 and died at Lynden, February 3, 1925 at the age of 74 years, 9 months and 22 days. He came from New York to Michigan when a small boy with his parents in the early days and helped to build a home in the woods and a new country, where he lived most of the time except a few years spent in Illinois. He came to Washington in the fall of 1900 and settled near Lynden, where he spent the remaining years of his life, honored by all.
He was married to Clara Fletcher at Hart, Michigan, December 31, 1873. To this union was born two children, Fred and Arthur, who live near Lynden and were with him at the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, two children, one brother in California, and one brother and one sister in Michigan, eight grand children and two great grandchildren, besides a host of friends and acquaintances.
(From The Lynden Tribune, February 12, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
PIERCE, J. O. (d. 1904)
PIKE, Armenia (d. 1926)
Nooksack - Funeral services for Mrs. Charles Pike, who passed away Wednesday, August 25, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Banfill, at Issaquah, Wash., were held at the Nooksack Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was a member, Friday afternoon, with the pastor, the Rev. G. C. Squire, preaching the sermon. Interment was made in the family plot in the Nooksack cemetery, beside her husband.
Mrs. Pike was born at Cleveland, O., May 19, 1838. Her girlhood
was passed in that state and in Illinois, later going with her family to
Iowa, where she was married to Charles Pike in 1860. This relationship lasted
until April of last year, when her companion passed on. In 1877 the family
left Iowa, going to Wadena, Minn., where they resided until the fall of 1908,
when they came to Nooksack and established their home at the farm on the
outskirts of town and which they enjoyed until a little more than a year
ago, when she went to Issaquah to make her home with her
The immediate survivors are five sons, F. G. Pike of Hewitt, Minn.;
H. D. Pike of Spokane; Will A. Pike of Richland, Wash.; H. O. Pike and L.
G. Pike of Nooksack, and three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Banfill of Issaquah,
and Mrs. E. Merriam and Mrs. Harry Olin, both of Nooksack.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 1, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
PIKE, Gilman W. (d. 1928)
PILON, Dorothy (d. 2001)
Visitation for Dorothy (Miedema) Pilon of Lynden will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Gillies Funeral Home in Lynden. Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. Saturday in Monumenta Cemetery in Lynden followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Lynden, with the Revs. Paul Hansen and Ananda Perera officiating.
Mrs. Pilon died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at her home. She was 91.
Born May 11, 1909, to Minno and Alice (Jansma) Miedema in Hoogebeintum, the Netherlands, she moved with her family to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1914 and then to Oak Harbor in 1920. On Feb. 5, 1930, she married John Pilon in Oak Harbor, and they operated a dairy farm on Abbott Road, south of Lynden.
Mrs. Pilon was a member of First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden. She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Her brothers Martin and Maynard Miedema died previously.
Survivors include her husband, of the family home; daughters Pat Bosman of Bellingham, Joanne VanderVeen of Lynden, Minnie Buys of Quincy, Sharon McDaniel of Pasco and Alice Kooy and Linda Egli, both of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many other relatives.
Memorials may be made to the following: First Christian Reformed Church, 1010 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264; Christian Health Care Center, 205 S. B.C. Ave., Lynden, WA 98264; or Project Hope, 210 Third St., Lynden, WA 98264.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 6, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog
PINCKNEY, Anna J. (d 1926)
Mrs. Anna J. Pinckney, wife of Wm. H. Pinckney, passed away at her home here Thursday afternoon last just after 12 o'clock. She had been quite weak for some time since falling and breaking a bone in her hip some weeks ago. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home on Fourth street and where in charge of the International Bible Students led by A. H. Grunwell and E. Afton of Vancouver, B. C. There were many floral offerings at the funeral among which were those sent by the Knights of Pythias, Odd Fellows, Rebekahs, Elks and Columbia club.
Deceased was born in Pennsylvania Dec. 2, 1851, and was married
to Wm. H. Pinckney March 24, 1873. They moved to South Dakota and lived there
during the early settlement days until coming to Seattle in 1876. Later they
came to Blaine and have lived here since. The husband and one son, John J. Pinckney, survive, also three
half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Ernick of Canton, O., Mrs. Jno. A. Price of Beaver
Falls, Pa., and Mrs. Irene Hazen of Beaver Falls, Pa. Mrs. Pinckney was loved
by those who knew her intimately and was a beloved member of the Columbia
club, the pioneer club of the city.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, July 1, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator. Relative Sue Clavin
PINCKNEY, Clyde D. (d. 1925)
Clyde D. Pinckney passed into the unknown beyond Saturday morning at nine o'clock at his home on Harrison avenue. He had been in ill health for several years and during the past few weeks failed rapidly. Thursday he was taken worse and was unconscious much of the time until the end. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock in the M. E. church, of which he had long been a faithful member. Rev. Seely, a former pastor here, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Bushong and Rev. F. A Guiler, who knew the deceased as a young man when pastor of the Meadow Creek charge in Montana, some 28 years ago.
Clyde Deering Pinckney was born at Pakagon, Michigan, on Jan. 18, 1869. He was the only child of Dr. Calvin M. Pinckney and Esther Lovelace Pinckney. At the age of seven years his parents moved to Madison county, Montana, where he resided for 32 years. He attended Montana Weslyan College at Helena to prepare for the ministry, but due to illness, was forced to leave school before completing his course. On November 26, 1899, he was married to Naomi A. Cooke, to which union eight children were born, all of whom are living and attended the funeral. In January, 1908, the family moved to Blaine, where they have resided since. Mr. and Mrs. Pinckney observed their silver wedding anniversary last November.
The immediate relatives are the wife, Naomi A. Pinckney, four
daughters, Esther, (Mrs. Harley Thayer), Alice, Amy and Louane, all of Blaine,
and four sons, Paul, of Maple Falls, Frank, Donald and Spencer, all of Blaine.
Mr. Pinckney was highly respected in the community and a man of sterling
character. Never endowed with good health, he faced a number of misfortunes
without complaint, giving his family the best possible in the way of education
and righteous training.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, February 19, 1925) Relative Sue Clavin
PINCKNEY, Dorothy A. (d. 1928)
Dorothy Alice, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Jno. J. Pinckney, passed away at the family home here last Saturday (3/10/1928) after a game fight with an illness which started two years ago. Her death was not unexpected as she had been very low for some days. Funeral services were held at the chapel of Purdy & Sons Monday afternoon with Rev. Lauren Sheffer officiating and the body was laid to rest in the Blaine Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings both beautiful and numerous.
Dorothy Alice Pinckney was born in Seattle Oct. 9, 1906, but spent all
her life here. She graduated from the Blaine High School with the class of
1925, and was known to nearly all of our people. She was taken sick about
two years ago and everything possible was done by the parents to bring her
back to health. For many months she was in a Sanitarium near Seattle, but
was brought home last fall. Dorothy was a cheerful girl and bore her
sickness with fortitude.
The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of everyone in the loss of their
(From The Blaine Journal, March 15, 1928) Submitted by Mark Vernon.
PINCKNEY, Esther C. (d. 1915)
Esther Catherine Lovelace was born near Kingsville, Ontario, November 6, 1840. Her parents were members of the Weslyn Methodist Church, in Canada, and there this daughter was converted in early girlhood. When she was about fifteen years of age her mother died and there devolved upon her the duties of keeping house for her father. She was one of seven brothers and sisters who grew to maturity but all have preceded her to the heavenly home. March 1, 1868, she married Calvin M. Pinckney of Pokhagon, Michigan. To this union two children, a boy and a girl, were born but the girl died in early babyhood, leaving the son Clyde D., as an only child in the home. December 3, 1875, with her husband and seven year old son she moved to Meadow Creek, Madison County, Montana, where she resided on a farm for thirty-two years, moving to Blaine, Washington, eight years ago, her husband having died in Montana some twelve years ago. She has many nephews and nieces in her childhood home, a son, his wife and six grandchildren in the Blaine home.
She spent much of her time in reading God's word. She prayed much,
often speaking to her loved ones of the precious promises. She often spoke
of the kindness of her many friends who so often gave such sympathetic help
in her hour of suffering. She often spoke lovingly of the G. A. R. post who
watched with such solicitous care her many needs, for she was a soldier's
widow. So often she spoke of her pastor and his wife who so thoughtfully
called just a week previous to her going. It seemed the one bright spot in
her last hours. We know it is her wish that the personal kindness of her
physician be spoken of. He was so tender, so kind, and so considerate,
ministering to her out of his long experience so unstintingly. Dr. Sutherland
was her friend as well as physician. She passed to her reward at about 9:30 o'clock on Sunday morning,
Dec. 26, 1915. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church Tuesday
afternoon, at two o'clock, Rev. J. Fletcher Long officiating and interment
made in the Blaine cemetery. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in
the loss of mother, sister and grandmother.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 31, 1915) Relative Sue Clavin
PINCKNEY, Grace M. (d. 1959)
Surviving relatives include a brother Leon Scaman
of Wenatchee; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Fred Scaman and
Mrs. Louise Scaman of Wenatchee; two nieces, Mrs.
Marjorie Campbell of Seattle and Mrs. Ruth Henchy of
Yakima; six nephews, John Scaman of Wenatchee, Beal
and Ted McCullock of Yakima, Jack, Joe and Fred
Scaman, also of Yakima.
Funeral services were conducted from the McKinney
Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Clarence
Lund officiating. Interment was in the Blaine
(From The Blaine Journal, April 9, 1959) Submitted by Mark Vernon.
PINCKNEY, Joshua B. (d. 1895)
J. B. Pinckney, an old pioneer of Washington, died at the residence
of his son-in-law, Capt. S. P. Hughes, on Wednesday at 2 a. m. Mr. Pinckney
was born in New York state January 25th, 1810 and comes from one of the oldest
families in America; his father took a leading part in the early struggles
of his state and the original colonies for national independence; the son,
the subject of this sketch moved to Michigan in territorial days and was
afterwards an officer in the Black Hawk Indian war. He was always a pioneer
and leader on the frontier, and in 1856 removed from Michigan to Iowa. In
1873 he came to Washington territory and has resided in Seattle and Blaine
since that time. He was a member of the Universalist church, an honest man
and lover of his country. He passed away peacefully, without regret for the
past and without fear of the future. He was buried in
(From The Blaine Journal, November 15, 1895) Relative Sue Clavin
PINCKNEY, William H. (d. 1928)
In addition to the son, John J., he is survived by a brother,
Albert, here and a sister, Mrs. Mary Griswold, of San Francisco, Cal. Funeral
services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the chapel of Purdy
& Sons' in charge of the International Bible Students, and the pallbearers
will consist of brother Odd Fellows. Deceased was a rugged man in his prime
and withstood many trials and weaknesses through sheer grit. In his passing
Blaine loses another old settler and a man who saw the town grow from an
insignificant hamlet, in which growth he was prominently identified for many
(From The Blaine Journal-Press February 2, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator. Relative Sue Clavin
PINKEY, Helen (d. 1913)
Helen Pinkey, age 42 years, passed away at St. Joseph's hospital
February 7. Mrs. Pinkey is survived by her husband, Mr. James Pinkey, who
resides at Goshen; parents, Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Dahlen, residing at 2638 Orleans
street; three sisters and four brothers, Caroline, Ellen and Fred, in this
city; Annie, in Alberta, Canada; Bert, in Seattle; Harold and Anton in Walla
Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon, February
10, at 2 o'clock from the parlors of A. G. Wickman, 1146 Elk street, Rev.
George O. Lane, pastor of Zion's Lutheran church, officiating. Interment
will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. The funeral car will
leave from midway of Humboldt street at 1:45 for the convenience of family
(From The Bellingham Herald February 7, 1913) Submitted by James Pinkey
PINKEY, Henry J. (d. 1983)
Henry J. Pinkey, 72, a Sedro-Woolley resident for the past 15 years, died Sunday, Nov 27, 1983 at United General Hospital.
Born in Everson on April 15, 1911, he was raised in Whatcom County and was a graduate of Mt. Baker High School.
In 1938, he married Pearl Harris in Bellingham. The couple moved to Newhalem, Whatcom County in 1950 where he was employed by Seattle City Light. In 1969, the couple moved to Sedro-Woolley. He retired from Seattle City Light in 1976.
He played semi-professional baseball in Bellingham for several years, served as a 4-H leader and coached Little League and Babe Ruth championship baseball teams while living in Newhalem.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl of Sedro-Woolley; a son, James Pinkey of Mountlake Terrace; a daughter, Jenevery McCutcheon of Apache Junction, Ariz.; a brother, Donald Pinkey of Marysville; three sisters, Ruby Alexander of Bellingham, Anna Gillis of Tacoma and Mary Benshoof of Portland, Ore. and six grandchildren.
At his request, there will be no funeral. Cremation was held under the direction of Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley.
Memorials are suggested to a favorite charity.
Submitted by James W. Pinkey .
PINKEY, James P. (d. 1956)
James Paul Pinkey, age 80 years, of 2582 Goshen Road, passed away
in a local hospital Sunday, August 12. Mr. Pinkey had resided in Bellingham
for the past 40 years and was a retired lumberman.
He leaves to survive his wife, Mrs. Viola Pinkey, one daughter,
Mrs. Rose West of Coronado, California, one daughter-in-law Mrs. Shirley
Pinkey of this city, 4 grandchildren, one brother John Pinkey of this city
and one sister Mrs. Rose Wells of Detroit, Michigan. Numerous nieces and
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday August 15 at 10:30
a.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. E.
M. Bremer of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church officiating. Donations may be made
to the Bellingham Children's Orthopedic.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 13, 1956) Submitted by James Pinkey
PINKEY, James W. (d. 1953)
James W. Pinkey, age 35, of Route 3, Bellingham, passed away in a local hospital Sunday, August 2, following a short illness. Mr. Pinkey was a life resident of this district and was a logger for the Bellingham Timber Company, a veteran of World War II, member of American Legion Mt. Shukson Post 224, member of International Order of Foresters and member of the International Woodworkers of America Local No. 46.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; two sons, William Eugene
and Thomas Edward; one daughter, Jennifer, all of the home; parents, Mr.
and Mrs. James P. Pinkey; one sister, Mrs. John West, all of the
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, August 4, at 1:30
p.m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford-Beck Funeral Home with the
Rev. Judson L. Crary, pastor of the Lawrence Immanuel Lutheran Church
officiating. Interment, Bay View Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 3, 1953) Submitted by James Pinkey
PINKEY, John (d. 1959)
John Pinkey, age 75, of 1228 State St., passed away in a local
hospital Wednesday, March 25. Mr. Pinkey had resided in Bellingham for the
past three years, and previously had been a 20 year resident of
Deceased was a retired shingleweaver and leaves to survive four
nephews, Leon Pinkey of Bellingham, Donald Pinkey of Everett, Clifford Pinkey
of Everson and Henry Pinkey of Rockport; also three nieces, Mrs. Ruby Theel
of Everson, Mrs. Anna Gillis of Orting and Mrs. Mary Margaret Benshoof of
Portland, Ore. The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will
be conducted by the Rev. Calvin W. Moore, Friday, March 27, at 1 p.m.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 25, 1959) Submitted by James Pinkey
PINKEY, Joseph A. (d. 1951)
PINKEY, Martha A. (d. 1973)
Martha Ann Pinkey, 2501 E. St., age 88, passed away Thursday, May
17. Mrs. Pinkey was a resident of this community most of her life. Surviving
are 4 sons, Leon J., City, Jenry (Henry) J., Sedro Woolley, Wash., Clifford
G., Everson, Donald E., of Marysville, Wash.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Anna Gillis
of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. Ruby Alexander, City, Mrs. Mary Margaret Benhoff
(Benshoof), Portland, Oregon; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 10
great-great-grandchildren. Service will be conducted by Rev. Elmer E. Erickson,
Monday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home. Interment Woodlawn
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 18, 1973) Submitted by James Pinkey
PINKEY, Pearl H. (d. 1989)
Pearl Hazel (Harris) Pinkey, 71, a former Whatcom County resident, died Monday, Apr. 24, 1989 at her Lynnwood home after suffering a heart attack. Mrs. Pinkey was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Orcas, San Juan County, to Guy and Grace Harris, and lived in Washington State all of her life. She lived in Deming and Newhalem from 1944-1973. She was a volunteer at the South Snohomish Senior Citizens Center. Survivors include a son, James Wilbert Pinkey of Mountlake Terrace; a daughter, Jenevery Ann McCutcheon of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to a favorite charity. No services will be held, with cremation under the direction of Purdy and Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett.
(From the Bellingham Herald, April 25, 1989) Submitted by James Pinkey
PIPER, John (d. 1891)
PITTS, Clara L. (d. 2001)
At her request, there will be no services for Clara L. (Peterson) Pitts of Bellingham. Mrs. Pitts died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home. She was 90.
Born March 6, 1911, to George and Sophia (Omli) Peterson in Ferndale, she was a lifetime Whatcom County resident.
Mrs. Pitts was a member of Northwest Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and knitting.
Survivors include son Darrel A. Pitts of Bellingham; daughter Deanna S. Kenyon of Ketchikan, Alaska; brother Leslie Peterson of Bellingham; sisters Anna Vogt of Birch Bay and Olga Peterson of Seattle; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Jerns Funeral Chapel.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 6, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.
PJETERSON, Jon (d. 1920)
Jon Pjeterson, age 71 years, father of Mrs. H. P. Johnson, of this city passed away Sunday at the home of his daughter after a long illness. Another daughter from the east has been here for several months assisting in caring for him. Funeral services will be held at the home this morning at 10 o'clock and the body shipped back to Manitoba for burial. Deceased came to Blaine about a year ago from Gimli, Manitoba.
(From The Blaine Journal, January 30, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLANK, Jennie R. (d. 1916)
Funeral services for the last Mrs. Jennie Reed Plank were held Sunday at 11 a. m. at the Baptist Church. Mrs. Plank during her residence in Lynden, had made many friends, who filled the church. The casket was covered with many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. P. H. Davies used as his text Mark 14:8 "She has done what she could."
Mrs. Plank was born in 1842 at Connersville, Ind.
She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters and one son, Philip Roy of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. A. W. Frost of Wiser Lake and Miss Mabel M. Plank of Lynden.
(From The Lynden Tribune, February 17, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLANTZ, Flora (d. 1914)
Mrs. Flora Plantz, age 50 years, wife of Mr. Frank C. Plantz, residing at 2507 Eldridge avenue, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Graham, 2220 Lynn street, at an early hour Tuesday, May 5th, after an illness of only a few hours, death being due to cerebral hemorrhage. Mrs. Plantz has been a resident of Bellingham for the last twenty-five years. She was a member of the First Congregational church, of Sehome chapter No. 17, Order of the Eastern Star, and of the Heather club of the Scottish society. Those who survive are husband, Mr. F. C. Plantz; one daughter, Mrs. R. L. Graham; one son, Fred Plantz, all of Bellingham; a brother, Mr. W. _. Downie, of Oakland, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. A. D. Hardin, Latouche, Alaska. 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, May 5, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLANTZ, William A. (d. 1914)
PLASTER, Frank (d. 1925)
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Plaster and family were shocked Tuesday to hear of the sudden death of Mr. Plaster, after undergoing an operation in a Bellingham hospital Monday. Funeral services were held this morning at the Reservation Church, Father Hoen officiating, interment taking place in the Reservation cemetery, George Monore in charge. Mr. Plaster was a native of the Ferndale district, a hard-working farmer and liked by all who knew him. His death came sudden, as Mr. Plaster did not realize his true condition. He is survived by his wife Rosa, four sons and five daughters; three brothers, G. L., N. P., and J. A. Plaster of Ferndale; two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Kinley of Ferndale and Mrs. Marie Beale of Anacortes.
(From The Ferndale Record, October 22, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLASTER, John (d. 1898)
PLATNER, Henry D. (d. 1922)
(Special to the Herald.) Blaine, Wash., July 18. -- Henry D. Platner died Monday morning at the age of 78. He leaves to mourn him his widow, two sons of this city, and a daughter in Seattle; also five grandchildren, three of this city and two in Seattle. Mr. Platner has lived on the Coast for about 30 years and was a native of New York state.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 18, 1922) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.
PLATNER, Susan B. (d. 1926)
On July 4th at the home of her son, B. Y. Platner, on Harrison avenue, Mrs. Susan B. Platner, widow of H. D. Platner, passed away in her 77th year. Deceased was born in Allegany, N. Y., August 23, 1850. She spent her girlhood and early married life in Western New York. Thirty-five years ago the family removed to McMurray, Wash., where they lived for about 20 years, removing to Blaine in 1919, where they have since resided.
Mrs. Platner is survived by one daughter, Mrs. S. M. Damon, of
Seattle, and two sons, H. J. and B. Y., of Blaine, five grandchildren and
one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Wright Bascom of Dickey, Idaho, and
one brother, M. M. Park, of Elmira, N. Y.
Funeral services were held at the home of B. Y. Platner Tuesday
at 1 o'clock with arrangements in charge of H. P. Potter and Rev. F. M. Bushong
of the M. E. church officiating. J. N. Bloomer, Lawrence Nasich, Fred Wentz,
John Irons, James Laytham and Earl Bullock acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Platner
will be missed by her dear ones and a wide circle of friends in Western
Washington. Mrs. C. A. Carlson, a niece, of Seattle, Mrs. John Wepler of
Mount Vernon, Mr. and Mrs. Bergsthaler of Sultan and Delmar Young of Anacortes
were the out of town friends who attended the funeral.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, July 8, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLUMB, Orasmus E. (d. 1935)
Funeral services for Orsamus (sic) E. Plumb, aged 74, beloved husband of Mrs. Mary K. Plumb, who passed away at the family home, 2417 Meridian street, after a lingering illness, will be held from the Bingham-Dahlquist Funeral Home, 210 Prospect, Sunday afternoon, January 27, at 3:15 o'clock, with Rev. Thomas Jeffrey, pastor of the Garden street Methodist church, officiating, and interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery. Mr. Plumb had been a resident of Bellingham the past fifty-two years, and aside from the many friends who will mourn his passing, leaves to survive, his widow and one son, Charles Plumb, of this city; one brother and one sister, Mrs. Vena Pearson and Merton Plumb, both of Vermont; a cousin, H. B. Niles, of Deming. Casketbearers will be Guy Wilson, Ivan Dickenson, Charles Harris, Wallace Bentley, Irving Alvord and Edwin Sparks.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 26, 1935) Submitted by site coordinator.
PLUMMER, Wilson (d. 1911)
Mr. Wilson Plummer, one of Lynden's oldest residents died at his home, on Sixth and Edison streets, yesterday. Mr. Plummer was a native of West Virginia. He came west about 30 years ago, settling with his wife and one child, now Mrs. Max Blonden of Bellingham, at Renton, King county. About two years later the family moved to Lynden, and have made this city their home ever since. After coming to this city, Mr. Plummer first settled on a farm along the river, now owned by Chas. Galbraith, afterwards moving to the present Plummer home. Besides the wife, Mr. Plummer leaves three grown up children to share with the mother her grief and sorrow in his passing on to a higher realm. These are Mrs. Max Blonden, of Bellingham, and Wm. J. Plummer and Mrs. Harry Fountain, of Lynden. The deceased was of a kind and loveable nature, generous in charity, helping others with material benefits, as well as always glad to give freely from a rich store of knowledge which he possessed. In his death Lynden has lost an honored and respected citizen, one who always led an exemplary life and whose companionship was a delightful and elevating influence. The funeral is to be held on Friday, at two o'clock from the Pentecostal Mission. Interment in the Lynden cemetery.
(From The Lynden Tribune, November 2, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
POFF, Elmer (d. 1901)
Elmer Poff, aged about 25 years, died of pneumonia in Dawson City,
Alaska, on January 31. Mr. Poff was well known in New Whatcom. He left here
for Alaska about a year ago. His father and two married sisters reside
in Illinois. His only relative here is Miss Mell Poff, teacher in the Columbia
school. On Wednesday morning Miss Poff received a letter from her brother,
dated January 14, in which he stated that he was then enjoying good
health. Later on the same day she received a telegram from Dawson
overwhelming her with the news that her brother died on January
(From The Weekly Blade, February 13, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.
POLLARD, William (d. 1908)
Bill Pollard is dead. The quaint, old character, whose reputation has extended from San Francisco to Nome and across the seas, died last night at St. Luke's hospital as a county charge, where he has been for some time. The old man spent the greater part of his seventy-five years of life on the Pacific coast, and has been known about Bellingham bay since he first came in here on a windjammer in 1868. He did not make his permanent residence here at that time, but ever afterward he claimed this port as his home, and it was here that he passed away. It is known to a certainty that he did kill one man, for Judge Orange Jacobs, former chief justice of Washington, defended him at the time and **cleared him of the charge on the grounds of self-defense, Pollard having become involved in a cutting scrape near Point Roberts with a man named Sweeny, the latter dying of his wounds. According to reports, Old Bill was a bad character in his day, and is said to have killed at least two men before coming to Bellingham. Although it was never known to a certainty that Pollard was implicated in the smuggling "ring" which operated from Bellingham, the authorities always charged him with knowing more than he would tell, and it is known that he was missing on many a dark night when "dope" was supposed to have been taken across the line.
Bill was a thrifty soul at intervals, but he never was economical for any length of time, as he had a habit of spending his money in celebrating any event that happened to be in need of celebration. He was twice married, but little is known of his domestic affairs, save that his second wife left him about four years ago. He came to Bellingham and settled here in 1890, and this place has known him ever since. Pollard considered himself something of a politician, and he ran to constable two years ago against Tom Murray. His candidacy was one of the amusing features of the campaign as he persisted in having his picture taken with his big Tom cat on his knee. He declared the cat was his mascot and that he would prevent his defeat. But the cat failed to be the magic-stone, for Bill was beaten.
Six months ago he was taken to St. Luke's hospital as a county charge and was later removed to the poor farm. But he refused to stay at the latter place, and ran away several times, declaring that it was merely an attempt to keep him from being elected. He was let into St. Luke's hospital a few days ago, suffering from general debility, and last night he passed away. His old-time friends on the south side will bear the expense of giving him a decent burial.
**Note: Pollard was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in penitentiary according to Blaine Journal, October 21, 1886.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 9, 1908)
Funeral services of the late William Pollard will be held this afternoon at 3:30 at the chapel of Bingham & Stokes, instead of at 2 o'clock, as was previously announced. Interment will take place at Bay View cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, June 11, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.
POLLY, Nancy J. (d. 1939)
Nancy Jane Polly, aged 73 years, passed away at her home, 1004 West North Street, Sunday, April 30, following a long illness. Mrs. Polly had resided here for the past sixteen years and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving relatives are her husband, Andrew Polly, Bellingham; two sons, G. F. Polly, Klamath Falls, Ore., and H. G. Polly, Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. Shirod C. Roland, Bellingham; five grandchildren, one brother, Joseph Worthley, Florence, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Will G. Cummings, Hollis, Okla. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. George Weston, Wednesday, May 3, at 3:00 p. m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.
PORTER, Etta (d. 1914)
PORTER, James A. (d. 1942)
James A. Porter, of Custer, who suffered a broken leg recently, and who seemed to be making a good recovery, passed away in a Bellingham hospital Monday evening. Had he lived until January 30th he would have reached the age of 83 years. Born in Worthington, Mass, on January 30th, 1859, James A. Porter resided there until he reached the age of 22 years, when he decided to "go west," and went to Colorado, where he worked on the Government survey during the summer and then went to Utah and spent the winter. In the spring he migrated northward by horseback up through Idaho, working in the harvest fields, and finally landed in Tacoma, where he worked on the Great Northern Railroad, which was then just being built. From Tacoma he came to Bellingham by boat, and from there to Haynie on horseback. He filed on a homestead of 160 acres at Haynie to which he later made final proof. This included the present Fenton, Mercer and Messenger farms.
In 1888 he took Miss Maggie J. *Bannister of Blaine as his bride
and in 1900 they moved to the farm which they continuously occupied since
that time. Mrs. Porter was a school teacher in Blaine at the time of their
marriage. James A. Porter was a citizen of the substantial type, industrious,
active and highly respected. He had ofttimes held office on the Custer Township
and school boards, but had never aspired to political office of
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Maggie J. Porter, four sons, Edward C.
of Bellingham, Byron H., Dr. James A. and Phillip Raymond all of Custer,
and two daughters, Mrs. Will Hawkins of Buhl, Ida., and Mrs. Arnie Anderson
of Custer; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Congregational
Church in his home town of Worthington, Mass., and of the I. O. O. F. Lodge
of Custer. He was also a charter member of the Darigold Company. Funeral
service will be held from the Methodist Church in Custer Saturday, December
26, at 2:00 p.m.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 24, 1942) *In early newspapers her name is spelled BANNESTER.
PORTER, Margaret L. (d. 1938)
Margaret L. Porter, 78, of Everson Route 2, passed away Friday, after a residence in that district of thirty-seven years. She leaves two sons, Walter W. and James J. Porter, of Everson; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. There also are three brothers, Levi, Robert and LeRoy Bates, all of Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 14, at 2 p.m. from the Strandell church, with Rev. Dick DeYoung, of Lynden, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Lynden cemetery, under direction of Gillies mortuary home in Sumas.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 12, 1938)
POTTER, Hiram C. (d. 1911)
Hiram C. Potter was born in Oswego, Co., New York, Sept. 1, 1834.
He was married to Mrs. Maria Nash in 1863. In 1884 they moved to Washington
and settled at Mountain View, Whatcom Co., Wash. where they engaged in farming.
Nineteen years ago Mr. Potter was a member of the Board of Trustees who built
the First Methodist Church in Ferndale, Wash. He was a Christian in the truest
sense and was respected by the entire community.
He died at his home in Ferndale, Sunday morning June 11, 1911.
The funeral services were conducted by his pastor, J. W. Moles, at the Methodist
church, of which he was a member from the time it was built until his death.
There was a large congregation at the services to pay their last tribute
of respect to the deceased. His aged wife who survives him, has the sympathy
of the entire community. Like her husband she trusts God and finds him a
present help in the time of need.
(From The Ferndale Record, June 16, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
POTTER, Olla R. (d. 1909)
POTTER, Sidney (d. 1901)
POWELL, Charles E. (d. 1914)
Charles Edward Powell, aged 33 years, passed away at a local hospital at an early hour Friday morning, death resulting from injuries received while Mr. Powell was engaged in loading piling on the steamer Rainier January 24. Mr. Powell was foreman for the Nestos Timber company at the time the accident occurred. He has resided in this city for more than twenty-five years, and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Grace Powell, and three small children, the family home being at 1201 East North street, this city. Mr. Powell is also survived by his aged father, C. W. Powell, who is en route to this city from Southern California. Funeral services will be held at the chapel of Mock & Harlow, 1051-1055 "Elk street, Monday morning, February 2, at 10 o'clock. The Rev. Ed. S. Secrest pastor of the Knox Presbyterian church, officiating. The body will be entombed in the Bellingham Community Mausoleum upon its completion.
(From The American Reveille, February 1, 1914) Copied by Merrily Lawson.
POWELL, William (d. 1908)
POWER, Francis (d. 1908)
Francis Power, for 18 years past a resident of Blaine, passed away at his home on Clark street, in this city, last Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The deceased had been confined to his bed for a part of the time for several weeks apparently from a general breakdown due to old age. Nearly a year ago he was injured in Bellingham and since that time has never been in rugged health.
Francis Power was born at Louisville, St. Lawrence county, New York, July 10, 1831, and at the time of his death was 77 years, 2 months and 2 days of age. In 1862 he moved to Janesville, Wis., and to Clinton, Iowa, in 1868, where he lived 17 years, residing in Ireton, Iowa, between 1885 and 1890, when he removed to this city. He was married to Cecelia Nichols at Louisville, N. Y., in 1861, who preceded him to the great beyond in July, 1875. Two daughters, Stella M. of this city, and Mrs. Thos. Payne of Seattle, and three sons, Charles E. and Harry F. of Seattle, and Fred w. of this city, are left to survive him, all of whom were present at the funeral. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church here Monday afternoon, Rev. C. B. Seely officiating, and the remains laid to rest in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 18, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.
POWER, Lillian (d. 1902)
POYSER, William B. (d. 1910)
Near Goshen, Wash., on Friday at 1:30 p. m. Mr. William B. Poyser died, aged 51 years. Mr. Poyser resided in this city with his family at 2418 Utter Street, and is survived by his wife and three children, Grace, Ethel and Huron; also a brother, Mr. Jacob Poyser of Bellingham. Funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the parlors of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk Street. Funeral car will leave 2419 Utter Street at 3:45 p. m. to convey the family and friends to the chapel. Interment at Bay View cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, May 1, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRATT, Clara (d. 1904)
Mrs. A. H. Pratt died at St. Lukes Hospital in Bellingham at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, August 20th. The funeral services at the First Baptist Church in this city were attended by hundreds of sorrowing and sympathising friends. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers. The I.O.O.F. and Rebeckah Lodges had charge of the funeral. Rev. C. W. Gregory preached the obituary sermon. Mrs. Clara Northcraft Pratt came here last November from St. Louis, Missouri, a happy bride. Her health, never robust, broke down a few months ago, the best medical attendance and careful nursing failed to give her strength. Her frail and delicate constitution finally succumbed. Mrs. Pratt endeared herself to all her associates by her cheerful, happy and sweet disposition.
(From The Blaine Journal, August 26, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRATT, Laura A. (d. 1926)
Mrs. Laura Ann Pratt, wife of A. M. Pratt of Haynie, passed away at her home Sunday, July 4th, after a lingering illness. She was 69 years of age. The funeral services were held at Hollingsworth's parlors in Bellingham yesterday afternoon and burial made in the cemetery at Haynie. Laura Ann Chambers was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., Oct. 14, 1856. She was married to Albert M. Pratt of Otsego, Mich., Dec. 18, 1883, and came to Whatcom county with her husband in 1906. Five children were born to them, four of whom survive as follows: Fay Sumner, Donna Adaline Reasoner and Abbie Ferne Jenkins, all of Bellingham, and John H. of Yakima, Wash.
Mrs. Pratt was a pioneer worker in the Women's Christian Temperance
Union and was actively identified with that organization up until a few weeks
of her death. She was a Christian woman and threw her energies and force
into every movement advancing the moral welfare of the public.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, July 8, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRENDERGAST, Hannah (d. 1901)
On last Saturday evening at her home on E street, Hannah Prendergast
passed to the great beyond, she was born in London, Ontario, Oct. 22, 1836.
In 1885 she was married to James Prendergast of that city. They moved to
Essex County and engaged in farming for some years. Her husband died in 1886.
She with her family came to this city in 1893 and has resided in this city
ever since. For the past seven years her health has been failing and thus
she was a great sufferer. Through it all she bore up with true christian
faith. She was mother of nine children, six of whom survive her. The funeral
occurred from the M. E. Church of this city, on Tuesday, Rev. Dawson officiating.
The remains were placed in the Blaine cemetery. A good woman and neighbor,
a kind and loving mother she will be missed by the family and a large circle
of friends and acquaintances. Of her family who reside here in Blaine there
are five children, fourteen grand children and one great grand child. The
sympathy of all goes to them in this their loss.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 19, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRESTON, Horace R. (d. 1925)
H. R. Preston, for 32 years a resident of Blaine and vicinity and a prominent Civil war veteran, passed away at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday morning after a serious illness of several weeks. Death came as a relief as he suffered intensely toward the last.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the M. E. church, Rev. Bushong pastor and Rev. Goslow of Burlington officiating.
Horace R. Preston was born in Orleans county, New York, October 17, 1844. He left there when but one year old with his parents and they settled in Wisconsin. Here he grew to manhood and in 1860 he enlisted in the 10th Wisconsin light artillery, serving nearly four years. He came west to the state of Washington in 1893 and settled at Blaine and here and vicinity he made his home up to his passing.
There are left to mourn, his wife, Anna Preston, one son, George E. Preston of Harbor City, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. Celia Mark of Temecula, Cal., and Mrs. F. G. Berto of Tacoma.
Mr. Preston had a host of friends here who esteemed his friendship very highly. He was a man of iron constitution and was strong physically until a few years ago when he was compelled to submit to an operation.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, April 9, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRESTON, Myrtle L. (d. 1908)
Miss Myrtie L. Preston died at Traceton, near Bremerton, last Sunday afternoon shortly after one o'clock, and the remains were brought to Blaine and interred in the Blaine cemetery on Wednesday. Funeral services were conducted in the First Christian church of Seattle Tuesday afternoon, Miss Preston having been a member of that congregation. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Preston went to Traceton in May and were at the bedside of their daughter until death came last Sunday, and accompanied the remains to Blaine, it being the wish of the dead girl that her body be buried here.
Miss Preston was born in Wildwood, Wisconsin, in 1882 and lived for a time in Springfield, Missouri. Several years ago she came to the coast and was employed for the last four years by the Crescent Manufacturing Company, of Seattle, as stenographer, a position she filled to her credit and the satisfaction of her employers. While not very well known in Blaine, still Miss Preston had visited her parents here on several occasions and had made many friends among the people she met during these visits. Mr. and Mrs. Preston have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 12, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRETTYMAN, Anderson J. (d. 1932)
Anderson J. Prettyman, aged 83 years, beloved husband of Harriet Prettyman, passed away at his home, 2208 G street, Wednesday afternoon, June 23, after an illness of six months' duration. Mr. Prettyman had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty years, and leaves to survive him, besides his widow, three sons, Bert and Andy Prettyman, of this city, and Allie Prettyman, of route No. 3, city; four daughters, Mrs. Lillie Furr, Mrs. Grace Gibbons and Mrs. Clara Doan, all of this city, and Mrs. Carrie Trimble, of Gresham, Ore.; one brother, Lewis Prettyman, of Alma, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Clark, residing in Iowa, and Mrs. J. A. Brown of New York City; twenty-three grandchildren and twenty-nine great-granchildren. Mr. Prettyman was a member of the First Baptist church, holding membership at Davis Creek, Iowa. The remains are resting at the Harlow-Hollingsworth Funeral Home, Holly at Forest street, where funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, June 25, at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. W. E. Gill, pastor of the Christian Alliance church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. E. G. Copley, pastor of the Pentecostal Mission. Interment will be made in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 24, 1932) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRICE, Thomas R. (d. 1917)
Mr. Price was born Oct. 18, 1841, at New Indianapolis, Ind. He was married Sep. 12, 1861 to Emily J. Woody. Five children were born to the couple, two boys dying in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Hawke, passed away Dec. 20, 1893, and a son, W. L. Price Nov. 7, 1906. His wife died Mar. 26, 1907.
Most of Mr. Price's boyhood days were spent in Wisconsin. With his family, he moved to Lynden thirty years ago. He was connected with the M. E. church for more than 50 years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F.
Left to mourn his loss are two brothers, Nelt Price of Lea Park, Alb. and Wesley Price of Parma, Ida., a sister, Mrs. J. H. Duxbury of Bellingham, and a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Tremain, sr., and five grandchildren.
Mr. O. P. Woody of Okanogan, Mr. and Mrs. Duxbury and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Woody of Bellingham, attended the funeral.
(From The Lynden Tribune, September 20, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRICE, William L. (d. 1906)
William L. Price was born in Washington Co., Kansas, Sept. 8, 1872. In 1886 he came to Lynden with his parents Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Price and resided here until a few years when he removed to Bellingham. Two years ago he went into Okanogan country and secured a home for himself and family, but failing in health, he was forced to give up his work. It was several months, however, before he finally concluded to come back to Bellingham for treatment. Every thing was done to relieve he suffering, but all to no avail, and after an illness of about seventeen months he died at the home of his parents in Bellingham on Nov. 7th, 1906. He grew more patient daily, and his last words were, "I am alright."
Interment was made in the Lynden cemetery. Mr. Price was well known throughout the county, and besides a host of friends, he leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, Carrie L. Price, a son, Dorman, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Price, and sister, Mrs. Agnes Tremain, of Synarep, Wash.
(From The Lynden Sun=Pilot, November 15, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRIDE, Clarence E. (d. 1940)
Funeral services for Clarence Elbridge Pride, aged 73 years 2104 James Street, who passed away at the family home, November 28, after a long illness, will be held in the Cathedral Chapel of the Homer Mark Mortuary Monday afternoon, December 2 at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. James E. Milligan, pastor of the Garden Street Methodist Church officiating. Interment, Bay View. Mr. Pride had lived in Bellingham for thirty three years, and was a retired grocer and realtor. He was a member of Whatcom Camp No. 5198, Modern Woodmen of America. Surviving relatives are his widow, Mrs. Lois Pride; one daughter, Miss Ina W. Pride; one son, Ralph E. Pride both of Bellingham.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 30, 1940)
PRIGMORE, Isaiah D. (d. 1926)
PRITCHARD, Ivah M. (d. 1912)
Ivah Mae Pritchard, aged 31 years, passed away at the residence, 2122 King street, last evening at 7:30 o'clock, after an extended illness. Mrs. Pritchard came to this city four years ago with her husband, George U. Pritchard, from Seattle. Aside from her husband, Mrs. Pritchard is survived by three sisters, Mrs. J. R. Neese, of Quincy, Wash.; Mrs. F. S. Smithson, of Georgetown, Ill., and Mrs. L. C. Benefiel, who is a resident of this city. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the Garden Street Presbyterian church. Funeral services will be conducted from the family home, 2122 King street, Thursday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. John R. Macartney officiating. The pall bearers will be selected from the membership of the local council of United Commercial Travelers. Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery under the direction of Mock & Hill, 1051-1055 Elk street.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 5, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRITTS, John B. (d. 1924)
John B. Pritts, aged 69 years, and for 40 years a resident of Nooksack passed away, Friday, January 18, shortly after noon, at the family home. He had suffered for several months from dropsy but seemed to be improving and when the end came he [was] talking with his wife and sons when suddenly his heart failed him and he had passed on.
John Pritts was born in Pennsylvania in 1855, afterwards living in Minnesota, coming to Washington in 1882 and settling with other members of the family on the Pritts homestead, at Nooksack. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rachel Lee Pritts, two sons, Samuel Pritts and Dr. Charles Pritts; one brother, W. B. Pritts; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Germain, Mrs. J. F. Tucker and Mrs. D. R. Kinsey. The survivors are all residents of Nooksack except Mrs. Kinsey who resides in Seattle. Mr. Pritts was among the most highly respected of our citizens. Funeral services were held from the Advent Christian church, with the Rev. A. E. Lobb, a former pastor, but now of Bellingham, officiating, preaching from 2-Timothy 4, 6-8 ... Interment was made in Nooksack cemetery.
(From the Nooksack Sentinel, January 24, 1924) Submitted by site coordinator.
PROCTOR, Albert E. (d. 1938)
Albert E. Proctor, aged 59 years, beloved husband of Mrs. Lydea Proctor, 1017 Key Street, passed away at a local hospital his morning, February 12, after one and one half years' illness. Mr. Proctor had been a resident of Bellingham for the past thirty-four years, and was a member of the Garden Street Methodist Church. He was a prominent member of Bellingham Lodge No. 44, F. & A. M. and was a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was an employe of the Bloedel-Donovan Lumber mills for twenty-eight years. Surviving relative, besides his widow, are one son, Glenford Proctor, of Everett; one sister Mrs. Lyda French, Hersey, Michigan; three brothers Dan of Edmonds; William in California, and Charles of Hershey, Michigan. Mr. Proctor rests at the Homer Mark Mortuary and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 12, 1938)
PROUTY, Clinton G. (d. 1919)
Mr. Clinton Galen Prouty, age 75 years, passed away at his home at Cottage Grove, in the Ten Mile township, Wednesday, December 31, after an illness of four years. Mr. Prouty, with his family, had resided at the place of death for the past thirty-six years. He leaves a large circle of friends throughout Whatcom county to mourn his loss. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving in Company B, 123d Ohio Infantry, volunteers for three years. Those who survive are: His wife, Mrs. Maria Prouty, three sons and three daughters: Fred W., of Bellingham, Homer S., of Wenatchee, Jesse G., residing in Spokane, Mrs. H. W. Wright, Seattle, Mrs. J. J. Porter, Everson, and Mrs. A. W. Barbezat, of Filer, Idaho. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, where funeral service will be held, time and date to be announced later.
Note: November 9, Clinton Prouty and wife celebrated golden wedding anniversary at family homestead.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 1, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
PROUTY, Eleanor B. (d. 1911)
Mrs. F. W. Prouty passed away at 6:45 Friday morning, at her home in Ferndale, Wash. Death came as a general breaking down of age hastened by an accident in which her clothing caught on fire, severely burning her body some three weeks before her death. Mrs. Prouty, whose maiden name was Eleanor B. Prosser, was born in Sharon, Pa., May 6th, 1851, and married Fred William Prouty at Ottumwa, Ia., Sept. 24th, 1872. Later they made their home for 21 years in Woodbury County, Iowa. They came to Bellingham in the spring of 1900, residing there until November of last year, when the family moved to Ferndale. She was the mother of twelve children. The father and nine children - J. Albert, Frank W., Mrs. John F. Joseph, Arthur, Walter I., Emery S., Fred W., Mrs. O. C. Purnell, and Blanche E. - surviving the mother. All except Mrs. Joseph and Frank were present during the last few hours. Mrs. Prouty was a member of Broadway United Presbyterian Church and of Bellingham Relief Corps.
Rev. J. W. Moles officiated at the service which was held at the
Ferndale home Sunday 12 M., after which the body was taken to Bellingham
for interment in Bay View Cemetery under the auspices of the Bellingham Relief
Corps. Floral offerings were profuse and beautiful indeed. The attendance
at the last rites was large and the ceremony very impressive. Deceased had
many warm friends here and elsewhere, for hers was a life of duty filled
with the sunshine of contentment - with a smile and a kind word for all.
No better evidence of the great moral worth of deceased that the fact that
the fondest fruition of her hopes had been realized in the rearing to perfect
man and womanhood of such a large and useful family, who, with the husband
and father, have the sympathy of all.
(From The Ferndale Record, April 7, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
PROUTY, Emery S. (d. 1909)
Mr. Prouty was born in Watertown, N. Y., in 1842. He gained an honorable record in the Civil War, having served throughout the entire war. When the first call for volunteers came, Mr. Prouty enlisted in the One Hundred and Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served the full term of three and one-half years, at the end of which he re-enlisted and served until the close of the war. In his early boyhood he removed with his parents from Watertown, N. Y., to Norwalk, Huron County, O. Following the war, he returned to the place and later removed to Galesburg, Ill., where he married Miss Emma O. Reed. Previous to his residence in Illinois, Mr. Prouty and a brother were known as among the earliest pioneers of Southern Ohio. His brother also removed to Illinois and the two started a store at Oneida in that state. From there Mr. Prouty removed to Ottawa, Ia., where he resided some time, removing to the state of Washington in 1882. He has resided here ever since.
He is survived by his wife, two sons, James D. of Laurel, Wash., and Truman A.; two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Barr and Mrs. Mae Beech, all of this city; three brothers, Milton G., of Everson; Frederick William, of this city, and Monroe S. Prouty, of Blaine; also by two sisters, Mrs. Hulda Dix and Mrs. Marilla Dix, both residents of the state of Pennsylvania.
(From The Morning Reveille, February 3, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
PROUTY, Frederick W. (d. 1921)
Frederick W. Prouty, aged 73 years, passed away suddenly at his home, 2431 Lynn street, on the early afternoon of Monday, June 6, death being due to heart trouble. Mr. Prouty had resided in Bellingham for the past twenty-one years, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic of Bellingham. Besides his wife he is survived by five sons and three daughters, J. A. Prouty, Portland, Ore.; Frank W., Chicago; Walter I., Timber, Ore.; Arthur M. and Emery S. Seaside, Ore; Mrs. John S. Joseph, Sioux City, Ia.; Mrs. Theadore Tichter, Seaside, Ore., and Mrs. O. C. Purnell, Everson; also two stepdaughters, Miss Beth Byers, of this city, and Miss Ella Byers, residing in Honolulu. The remains are being cared for at the service parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 120-122 Prospect street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
[He was an uncle of the late Fred Prouty, pioneer newspaper man of this city who died last summer.]
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 7, 1921) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRUNER, George D. C. (d. 1909)
G. D. C. Pruner, postmaster of Blaine, and pioneer citizen and official, died early this morning after a long illness, and will be buried tomorrow afternoon from the Congregational church.
G. D. C. Pruner was born in New York sixty-one years ago, and came to Blaine in 1892. In 1900 he was appointed postmaster by President Roosevelt and held the office continuously until his death. In 1894 he was elected justice of the peace for Blaine precinct, and was re-elected two years later, holding the office until appointed postmaster. From 1892 until 1898 he was also United States customs inspector and federal court commissioner. Mr. Pruner was the *founder of the Blaine Journal and was editor of that paper from 1892 until 1902.
Mr. Pruner was married, and leaves a widow and two children. A brother, A. A. Pruner, resides in Bellingham. The Knights of Pythias will have charge of the funeral. The dead official was for many years a member of this order.
*Note: The Blaine Journal began April 23, 1885.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 6, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
PRY, Robert M. (d. 1929)
PULLAR, Frank S. (d. 2001)
A memorial service for Frank Stephan Pullar of Bellingham will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Blaine Peace Arch Post No. 86, American Legion. Mr. Pullar died Saturday, March 31, 2001. He was 46. Born Sept. 9, 1954, he lived in Whatcom County most of his life. He graduated from Granger High School in Granger in 1973. During his high school years, he was a state-qualifying wrestler.
Mr. Pullar served in the U.S. Army Reserves for four years. During one of his duties, he was stationed in Germany. A stonecutter at Shuksan Stone Quarry, he was a good mechanic and enjoyed computer programming.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Pullar, of the family home; sons Frank Pullar Jr. and Miles Pullar, both of Bellingham; daughter Wendy Pullar of Bellingham; brothers Rodney Pullar of Blaine, Archie Pullar of Burlington and Gordon Pullar of Anchorage, Alaska; and many other relatives. Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Greenacres Funeral Home near Ferndale.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 10, 2001) Submitted by Debbie deHoog.
PULLAR, John (d. 1920)
John Pullar, aged 78 years, passed away at the family home, corner of Twenty-eighth street and Cody avenue, Wednesday, February 25th, after a short illness. Mr. Pullar's late residence in this city had been but about four months, while up until three years ago he had resided in this city for many years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and a veteran of the Civil war, serving in Company G, Thirty-fourth regiment, Iowa infantry. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose E. Pullar; five sons and five daughters, William H., Belltrami, Minn.; Frank, Park Rapids, Minn.; John and George W., of Echo, Ore., and Bert Pullar, of Bellingham; Mrs. E. L. Osborn, Seattle; Mrs. L. J. Dickinson, Acme; Mrs. C. J. Bust, Burlington; Mrs. S. H. Nelson, Echo, Ore., and Mrs. George Pike of Great Falls, Mont. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 120 Prospect street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 26, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.
PYATT/PYEATT, Laura J. (d. 1910)
Mrs. Henry Pyatt, of Woodlawn, died suddenly at the home of her nephew near Custer, Monday. She had gone there to attend her nephew's wedding and was stricken with apoplexy, dying before any medical aid could reach her. The funeral is being held at Woodlawn today, Rev. Clos, of Ferndale officiating. The remains will be buried in the Lynden cemetery. Mrs. Pyatt was 42 years old. She leaves a husband and eight children, five brothers and a sister to mourn her loss.
PYEATT, Mary [Ella?] (d. 1917)
Mrs. Mary Pyeatt, wife of B. A. Pyeatt, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Lund, passed away last night at her home. Mrs. Pyeatt gave birth to a fine boy, and succumbed shortly afterwards.
The sad news came as a distinct shock to the many friends of Mrs. Pyeatt and the family in this district. She was born in Rockford, Ill., and was 27 years, 4 months and 17 days old. She had lived in the Lynden district since 1897. Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made.
Cemetery records give her name as Ella Lavina.
(From The Lynden Tribune, January 18, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.
PYM, Joseph (d. 1924)
PYM, Mary E. (d. 1909)
Mrs. Mary E. Pym died at her home in Lynden last Saturday. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Baptist church, Rev. Case officiating.
Mary E. Adams was born in Wellan, Ontario, Aug. 19, 1844. She was first married in 1861 to George L. Ramsdell. They came to Lynden more than 20 years ago. As a result of the union five sons and one daughter survive both parents. The daughter Mrs. Agg Berg is the only one living near Lynden. One son, from Bellingham attended the funeral.
Mr. Ramsdell, it will be remembered died from injuries he got from a fall while building a home in Lynden about four years ago. In 1898 Mrs. Ramsdell was married to Joseph Pym, who survives to mourn her loss.
Both of Mrs. Pym's husbands were old soldiers and she has been a loyal member of the W.R.C., which organization assisted her in her last sickness and in the funeral. The pall bearers were chosen from the ranks of the G.A. R.
Mrs. Pym will be missed by many friends and church workers. She was an earnest christian and was a worker in the Baptist church.
(From The Lynden Tribune, December 9, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.
PYNOR, Robert R. (d. 1911)
Robert Riley Pynor, aged 73 years, a veteran of the Civil war and a pioneer of this state, passed away at a local hospital yesterday at 5:30 p. m., death being due to the infirmities of age. Mr. Pynor came to this city with his family two years ago from Spokane, Wash., where he had resided for more than thirty years. He is survived by his widow, Susan J. Pynor, who resides at the family home, 2114 F street, this city; one son, W. J. Pynor, and a daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Nulle, both of whom reside here. Mr. Pynor served as a private in company K, Sixty-seventh regiment Illinois volunteer infantry throughout the Civil war, and was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, Grand Army of the Republic. Funeral services will be conducted at the parlors of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, Sunday afternoon, May 21, at 4 o'clock, the services to be under the auspices of the G. A. R. All veterans of the Civil war and members of the W. R. C. have been requested to attend the funeral.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 18, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.
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