Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "Q"

QUACKENBUSH, Jay L. (d. 1906)

Capt. J. L. Quackenbush, aged 79 years, a resident of Bellingham for nineteen years, and a large owner of Holly Street realty, died yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock after a long illness. Capt. Quackenbush was one of the best known residents of the city. He was a pioneer builder of Holly Street, erecting the first block on that thoroughfare when the street was enveloped in dense woods. He has been bedridden since last February, and his death was not unexpected. Funeral services will be held at the Maulsby Chapel in the Oakland Block tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. O. J. Nelson of the Unitarian Church officiating. In the death of Capt. Quackenbush a familiar figure is removed from Bellingham. He held city office in the capacity of councilman of the town of Sehome before consolidation with New Whatcom took place, and was also a member of the council of New Whatcom when the present city hall was built.

When the Civil War broke out Mr. Quackenbush was commissioned captain of Company I, Michigan Volunteers. As a former army officer he was a member of the order of the Loyal Legion. He was also a member of the Whatcom County bar, although never entering active practice in this city. Capt. Quackenbush was a member of the Masonic fraternity. Aside from a widow he leaves two children, L. B. Quackenbush, a business man of this city, and Mrs. Dr. G. M. Harris. A sister also lives in Michigan. Politically Capt. Quackenbush was active in the Democratic ranks, although never hold official position. He was elected a delegate to the national convention when nominated Alton B. Parker for president at the United States.
(From The Puget Sound American, May 28, 1906) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUACKENBUSH, Sarah J. (d. 1929)

Mother of L. B. Quackenbush Dies Here Early Today.
Mrs. Sarah J. Quackenbush, one of Bellingham's sterling pioneers, who came to this city thirty-five or forty years ago with her husband, the late Captain J. L. Quackenbush, died early today at St. Joseph's hospital, which she entered four and one-half years ago, when she fell in her apartments in the Quackenbush block and broke her left leg below the hip. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. Funeral announcements will be made by the Harlow mortuary after the arrival of Mrs. Quackenbush's son, L. B. Quackenbush, now enroute from Southern California. He is expected to reach Bellingham tonight or early Wednesday.

Mrs. Quackenbush was a member of the Episcopal church. Born in New York State, she removed from there to Michigan, thence successively to San Diego, Cal., Portland, Ore., and Bellingham. Her husband, who was prominent here, died in 1906. Surviving relatives are one son, L. B. Quackenbush, of Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. G. N. Harris, wife of Dr. G. N. Harris, 2647 Park drive; one brother, in Florida, and four grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 1, 1929) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUERBACH, Everhard (d. 1907)

Everhard Querbach, aged 75 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died at St. Luke's Hospital at an early hour yesterday morning of pneumonia. Mr. Querbach's surviving relatives are his wife, who resides at Stockton, Kansas, two sons and two daughters. One of the daughters, Miss Louisa Querbach, is a nurse in the German hospital at San Francisco. Mr. Querbach had been residing with his son-in-law, H. W. Fidler, at 1517 Franklin Street. He was a private of Company I, Forty-fifth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The body lies at the undertaking establishment of W. H. Mock & Sons, in the Maple Block. It has been embalmed and may be shipped to Stockton, Kansas for interment.
(From The Morning Reveille, February 2, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUICK, Agnes E. (d. 1940)

Agnes Elizabeth Timson Quick, aged 73 years, passed away at the family home, 454 Fourteenth Street, June 20, Saturday, following a lingering illness. Mrs. Quick had been a resident of Bellingham for the past fourteen years. She is survived by four sons, William Arthur Quick, of Bellingham, Paul Timson Quick, Denver, Colo., John Timson Quick, Los Angeles, Calif., and Lieut. Quentin Timson Quick, of U. S. Army Air Force, Hamilton, Colo., and two brothers, William Timson, San Francisco, Calif., and Mark Timson of Bellingham. The remains are resting at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth. Funeral services have been tentatively set for July 15 awaiting the arrival of relatives.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 1, 1940)

QUILLEN, Ella (d. 1930)

Mrs. Ella Quillen, after a long illness, which become more serious after the death of her husband in August of land year, passed away at her home here at 10:05 Saturday night, at the age of 54 years. She was a member of the Church of God. The family have resided in Deming for the past eight years and have made many friends who deeply sympathize with them in their sad bereavement. She was the mother of thirteen children, all of whom were present to attend the last sad rites. Mrs. Quillen is survived by seven sons, Earl Quillen of Portland, Ore.; Wilbur, of Colville, Wash.; Cecil, Alvin, Guy, Gordon and William at home; six daughters, Mrs. R. L. Boren, Mrs. L. L. Cowell and Mrs. W. M. Zapp, of Deming; Mrs. R. H. Harding Castle Rock, Wash.; and Mabel and Doris; mother, Mrs. H. C. Masterson, Colville; one brother, Roy Masterson, Colville; three sisters, Mrs. C. O. Smith and Mrs. W. M. Buckley, of Colville and Mrs. Henry Jaris of California, together with 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Bellingham Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. John Fraser officiating and the remains were buried in Bayview cemetery at the side of her husband.
(From The Deming Prospector, May 23, 1930) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUIMBY, George W. (d. 1926)

Funeral services were held at Knapp's Funeral Parlors Monday afternoon for the late George W. Quimby, who died early Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Parker. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services. Captain George W. Quimby died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Parker of Lynden, at the age of 84 years, Sunday, Oct. 31st, 1926. Capt. Quimby was born at Newark, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1842, and was married to Mary Elizabeth Stevenson at Beaufort, S. C. August 1st, 1865. Capt. Quimby served 5 years and 2 months in the army during the Civil War as Private, Sargent and Captain in the 4th Ohio Infantry, 32nd Wis. Infantry and the 128 U. S. C. T. He was a prisoner of war four times, escaping each time, was a special scout from Atlanta to the Sea, under Gen. O. O. Howard, was promoted to a Captancy in the regular army for an act of bravery in carrying dispatches from Gen. O. O. Howard to Admiral Dalgren whose fleet was anchored in the mouth of the Ogeechee River. The trip was made at night in a dug-out canoe under the forts of the enemy. Capt. Quimby is survived by two daughters and three sons, Mrs. D. F. Smith, Bellingham; Mrs. W. R. Parker, Lynden; Fred of Lynden, Walter of Vancouver, B. C. and Willard of Bellingham; twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grand children. He came to Bellingham in 1898 were he lived until 1913 at which time he moved to Lynden and resided until the death of his wife in 1918. Since that time he had his home with his children. He was a member of Lynden Lodge A. F. and A. M. 56 and of C. R. Apperson Post 59 G. A. R. Bellingham.
(From The Lynden Tribune, November 4, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUIMBY, John M. (d. 1916)

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 p. m. for the late John M. Quimby, who died at St. Luke's hospital in Bellingham, following an operation. He was born Dec. 22, 1847, in Illinois. He enlisted when 17 in Co. K, 148th Regt. Illinois Infantry serving until the close of the war. He was married at Little Falls, Minn., to Lydia Becker on March 21, 1899. He came to Lynden in 1904 where he has since made his home. During his sickness he has often said his only desire to live was to care for his invalid wife who survives him. There are also three stepsons, Edward, Andy and Frank Becker and two brothers, Charles Quimby living in Everett, and Oscar living in Illinois. The Rev. Percy H. Davies officiated.
(From The Lynden Tribune, June 29, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUIMBY, Mary E. (d. 1918)

Mrs. Mary E. Quimby, wife of G. W. Quimby, died at the family residence at the age of 71 years Wednesday. Although she was an invalid for many years, death came suddenly as a result of heart failure. Mrs. Quimby was born at Savanah, Georgia Nov. 6, 1846, and was married to Captain G. W. Quimby at Beaufort, S. C. on Aug. 1, 1865. They came to South Bellingham in 1898, and lived there until four years ago, when they moved to Lynden. Mrs. Quimby is survived by her husband and six children -- Mrs. John Beck of Revelstoke, B. C., Mrs. D. F. Smith and Mrs. W. R. Parker of Lynden, Fred and Willard Quimby of Cortez Island, B. C. Funeral services will beheld from Knapp's funeral parlors at one o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Lynden cemetery.
(From The Lynden Tribune, May 9, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUINN, John (d. 1889)

QUINN, Samuel (d. 1923)

Samuel Quinn was born in Antrum, Ireland, May 2, 1837, and died in Blaine, Wash., Oct. 23, 1923, aged 86 years, 5 months and 21 days. At the age of four years he came across the ocean with his father and mother and their eight other children. He was converted when a boy of 17 and during his Christian life found a church home with the Primitive Methodists, Salvation Army, the Mennonite Brethren in Christ and for several years he has been a member of the Free Methodist church in Blaine.

He was twice married. At the decease of his first companion he was left with seven motherless children, four boys and three girls. Four are now living: Samuel of Owen Sound, Ontario, Jackson of Prince Rupert, B. C., William of Boneville, Ont., and Mrs. S. D. Collis of Black Falds, Alberta. He also leaves 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was married Dec. 25, 1901, to Ellen May Kennedy, who survives him. He also leaves many friends. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Free Methodist church, Rev. Mrs. Rozella Douglas of Mt. Vernon, former pastor of the church here, preaching the sermon from Heb. 11-13. Rev. H. V. Haslam of Bellingham, also a former pastor, and Rev. C. W. Goslow, the resident pastor, assisted in the services. The attendance was large, many friends coming from the Canadian side and other places. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 1, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

QUIRT, Charlotte (d. 1899)

The sad news reached here last week of the death of Mrs. Thomas Quirt at Kamloops, B. C., which occurred on the 8th inst. The family left here about three months ago in the hope of benefiting the health of deceased, who had been ailing for some time. Mrs. Quirt was well known here, and leaves behind her a host of friends who will sincerely sympathize with the widowed husband and motherless daughter.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 17, 1899) Submitted by site coordinator.

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