Whatcom County Obituaries

Surnames Beginning with "T"

TAITSON, Ranneveig (d. 1926)

Mrs. Ranneveig Taitson passed away at her home at Birch Bay Friday last, following a short illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Taitson was born in Iceland in 1877. She came to this country in *1900 and has lived in Blaine and vicinity for several years. One son, Skarp Taitson, is left to mourn her passing. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the Icelandic Lutheran church with Rev. H. E. Johnson in charge. Interment was made at the Enterprise cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal-Press, February 4, 1926) Submitted by site coordinator.
*1910 census says came in 1907 and surname spelled Teitson

TALMADGE, Amelia P. (d. 1903)

Amelia Powell Talmadge was born in Holland Patent, New York, February 9th, 1836. She was married in Palos, Illinois, November 8th, 1857, to William Talmadge, living for nineteen years near Elmhurst, Illinois, at which place her husband died in 1878. Two children came to this home, Alice, who died in childhood, and Ruth C. Staight, from whom she had never been separated until her freed spirit took its flight on Easter morning, April 12th, 1903, leaving the dearly beloved daughter and grandchildren sadly bereft. The sad news was telegraphed to Mr. Staight, who is at present in New York. Mrs. Talmadge moved to Lynden from the South with her daughter and family in 1887 and has lived here ever since. Those of us who have known Mrs. Talmadge during pioneer days have only tender and loving thoughts of one who was so utterly forgetful of self that to meet and talk with her was a blessing that will follow us all the days of our lives.
(From The Pacific Pilot, April 16, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

TALMAGE, Lydia E. (d. 1913)

Lydia E. Talmage, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Talmage, died at the home of the parents near Wiser Lake, on Thursday, March 20, the funeral taking place last Saturday. Miss Talmage was born at Surprise, Nebraska, on May 5, 1896 and had arrived at the age of 16 years 10 months and 15 days. She came to Whatcom county with her parents in 1903 and has during that time made many sincere friends among the people of Wiser Lake where the family resides and in Lynden. Her heart was great enough to include all mankind as bothers and sisters and her greatest pleasure was found in doing good. By her death many hearts have been saddened, as she was of a loving and noble character. Besides the parents she leaves four sisters and three brothers to mourn her death. These are Mrs. Nellie E. Dahlquist, of Walkerville, Montana; Georgia J. Russell; Josephine E., Mary L., Charles E., Herbert I., and Glenester E. Talmage of Whatcom County. The funeral services were held from the home, conducted by Rev. Herbert E. Jones, of the First M. E. Church; a large concourse of sorrowing friends attending. The remains were laid to rest in the Lynden cemetery.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 27, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

TAPLIN, John J. (d. 1920)

J. J. Taplin Killed By Falling Tree
The people of Blaine were shocked on Sunday when the news spread that J. J. Taplin, an old resident of this section, had been found dead on his place east of the city. The accident which caused his death instantly took place some time Saturday forenoon, but it was not until the next day that his absence from home was discovered and a search made for him. He was found about a quarter of a mile from his house where he had been working cutting ties for a Mr. Taylor. He had fallen a tree which fell against a maple, bending it over and breaking it. Like an experienced woodsman he stood behind another tree for protection, but a stub limb of the maple struck him on the head. From every indication death was instantaneous. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church, Rev. Squire officiating. A funeral was put off in order that Roy, a son, could arrive from Ketchikan, Alaska.

John J. Taplin was born in Indiana Nov. 28, 1856. He was married to Nora Florence Wells in Spirit Lake, Iowa, in 1885. They came west to Seattle in 1885 and to Blaine in 1890. There are left to mourn his departure the widow, two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Rand and Mrs. E. P. Thwing both of Seattle, and two sons, A. L. of Ketchikan, Alaska, and J. E. of Blaine. Also one brother and two sisters in the east. Deceased was a man of strict integrity and a hard worker. He constructed many roads in this section and also did much street grading in Blaine in earlier days. All of his public contracts were fulfilled thoroughly and with entire satisfaction. In his going, this community loses an upright citizen and one who left a legacy to his family and neighbors worthy of the highest praise.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 29, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

TAPPING, Samuel P. (d. 1923)

S. P. Tapping, prominent member of the G. A. R., once city clerk and postmaster of Fairhaven and for several months city constable, died this morning at his apartment in South Bellingham at the age of 77 years. He had been failing for the last year. The survivors are the widow and two daughters, Miss Margaret Elizabeth Tapping, a student at the State university, and Lillian R. Nordren, of Spokane. Mr. Tapping's family were with him during his illness and were at his bedside when death came. Funeral announcements will be made by Arthur C. Harlow.

Samuel Pryor Tapping was born in Peoria, Ill., March 8, 1846. He was the son of Jacob and Susan Tapping. He received his early education in the Peoria Stock school, of which his father was one of the originators and stockholders. He later entered the preparatory school of Cleveland, Ohio, from which he enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil war in the Fifth Ohio volunteers. He served throughout the war and was honorably discharged. At the close of the war he was employed in the government commissary department in the South. Moving to the west, he was extensively engaged in mining operations in Butte and Helena, later going to Idaho in charge of a general mercantile company.

Pioneer of 1890.
He was postmaster in Custer, Idaho, for a number of years. At this place he was united in marriage to Margaret Reese, July 4, 1888. With his family, Mr. Tapping came to Fairhaven in 1890 and has resided here ever since. For a number of years he was bookkeeper for the Fairhaven Light company, later was city clerk and was then appointed by President McKinley as postmaster of Fairhaven, serving as such until consolidation of Fairhaven and Whatcom. He then became superintendent of the Fairhaven postoffice. He served twenty-five years in postal service, and was relieved from service on reaching the retirement age. At the time of his death, he was employed at the city hall (as City Constable). He was a member of the C. R. Apperson post, G. A. R., Masonic lodge and I. O. O. F. and Kulshan club. He held an office in the Odd Fellows and he received the twenty-five year membership jewel from them. He was adjutant of the C. R. Apperson post. He held an office in the Masonic lodge and was secretary of the Kulshan club, holding a life membership.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 16, 1923) Submitted by site coordinator.

TARTE, James W. Capt. (d. 1933)

Early Day Mariner of Puget Sound Called by Death
Captain James W. Tarte, one of the earliest and most popular mariners on Puget Sound, who arrived at Sehome, now a part of Bellingham, July 31, 1869, died early Tuesday at his home, 1900 Dakin street. He was 83 years of age November 1, 1932, and had been ill three months. Captain Tarte, who was prominent in church and fraternal circles, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Ludlow Tarte; four sons, James Ludlow Tarte, Alameda, Cal.' Walter Tarte, San Francisco; Harold Gano Tarte, Oakland, Cal., and Bay Ludlow Tarte, Bellingham; one daughter, Mrs. N. C. Davenport, Seattle; three brothers, W. R. Tarte and William Tarte, Bellingham, and Albert Tarte, Vancouver, Wash.; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Smith, Bellingham, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The pastor, Rev. W. E. Loucks, will officiate. Whatcom Lodge No.l 151, F. & A. M. will give its burial ritual at the graveside in Bay View cemetery. Interment will be directed by the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home.
Church Worker
Captain Tarte was a member of the First Baptist church, a charter member of Knights of Pythias Lodge No. 62, Bellingham, and of Sehome Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star. He was an honorary member of Franklin Lodge No. 5, F. & A. M. of Port Gamble, joining it in 1875 and being made an honorary member later, and he also held honorary membership in the Bellingham W. C. T. U. He had been a member of the local Baptist church since 1889. Born in England in 1849, Captain Tarte came to Puget Sound in 1863. His first marine service was on a sloop that carried passengers between Victoria and Esquimalt, B. C. He remained in that district until he came to Bellingham Bay, arriving in a large canoe with his father and other members of his family.
Mate and Pilot
At Bellingham he joined the schooner General Harney. Later he was mate on the steamers Colfax, Nellis, Addie, Despatch and other vessels. He was mate and pilot on the steamer Eliza Anderson, operating to New Westminster, B. C., and he opened the Port Moody-Seattle route, using the Evangel. Subsequently he operated the Evangel between Seattle, Victoria and Port Angeles. Finally he left this route to carry the mail on the steamer Brick between New Whatcom and Blaine. One reason for Captain Tarte's popularity was his custom of entertaining a certain number of school children on a free excursion every Saturday. Captain Tarte's last command was on the steamer Bessie, of the state fisheries department, during Governor A. E. Mead's administration. He served both as captain and as deputy fish commissioner. His last active service as a mariner was as mate of the tug Daniel Kern during two trips to Clallam Bay. He was then 80 years of age.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 7, 1933) Copied by Merrily Lawson.

TARTE, John F. Capt. (d. 1905)

Wednesday night at the home of Jas. Veratt in this city Captain John F. Tarte, one of the pioneers of this section, passed away after long years of suffering with a distressing ailment. Captain Tarte was eighty years of age the 30th of last December. He was a native of London, England, coming to Victoria in 1862. He located in Whatcom county in 1871 and at Semiahmoo in 1874. He and his sons hewed out the first road around the Bay and built the first hotel at the Spit. He like many others, lost all his property in the boom. Two years ago his wife and life companion was laid at rest in the little cemetery at Enterprise and this morning at nine o'clock the remains of the deceased were taken to Pleasant Valley. Services are to be held at the Congregational Church after which the interment will take place at the Enterprise cemetery, his grave being beside his wife's. The children of the deceased are Mrs. E. J. White, of Seattle, Capt. J. W. Tarte, of Lummi Island, J. F. Tarte Jr., of Pleasant Valley, W. J. Tarte, Pleasant Valley, Capt. W. R. Tarte, of Blaine, A. A. Tarte, of Anacortes, and Mrs. W. A. Smith of Anacortes.

When another twenty-five years has glided by and Whatcom county to the foot of the mountains is one vast productive garden, when the beauties and riches of this vicinity have brought thousands and thousands of people to settle under the morning shadow of Mount Baker, and the combined resources of the earth and sea under man's enterprise have brought peace and plenty to every household, and then it is, far more than today, we will look back to the early days when Captain J. F. Tarte and other pioneers first penetrated the great pine forests of Whatcom county, and bless their memory.
(From The Blaine Journal June 30, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

TARTE, John F. (d. 1920)

John F. Tarte, one of the early settlers of this part of the county, prominent in the affairs of Blaine and vicinity for many years, and a director of the Old Settlers' Association, passed away at his home in Bellingham at four o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the age of 68 years. He was sick only about three hours. He was a member of the Custer Odd Fellows lodge and of the Encampment and canton here in Blaine. Aside from the widow he leaves two sons, Fred of Custer and James A. of Bellingham, and five daughters, Mrs. P. R. Jeffcott of Ferndale, Mrs. W. L. Wilder, Mrs. Herbert Lewis and Mrs. Hugh Ferguson of Custer and Mrs. Lloyd Nickolson of Bellingham.
(From The Blaine Journal, November 5, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

TARTE, Rebecca (d. 1903)

TAWES, John Q. (d. 1929)

John Quincy Tawes, member of one of the best known pioneer families in Whatcom county, died at his home near Ferndale this morning at the age of 59 years. He was born in Bellingham May 26, 1870, and lived in the county all his life. The widow, Mrs. Ethel Tawes, at home, a son, Glen, and a daughter, Mildred, both of Bellingham are among the surviving relatives, as well as two sisters, Mrs. Ray and Mrs. Mohrman, of Ferndale, and two daughters and a son by a former marriage. One of these daughters lives in California while the other daughter and son live at Aberdeen. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. at the George Monroe parlors at Ferndale, with Rev. Lauren Sheffer officiating. Burial will occur in Enterprise cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald July 6, 1929) Relative Brent Knott brentk49@comcast.net

TAWES, Mattie V. (d. 1955)

Mrs. Mattie V. Tawes, 84, of Rt. 4, Box 661, died in a local nursing home last Friday. A resident of Puyallup for four years, she came to the state from Missouri in 1893*, lived in Ferndale and Aberdeen before coming here. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Emily Balch, Puyallup and Mrs. Elaine Boettcher, Aberdeen, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Tuesday, the Rev. Oliver Gill officiating and burial in Woodbine.
*Mattie and John Q. Tawes were married in Ferndale Dec. 25, 1892.
(From The Puyallup Valley Tribune May 26, 1955) Relative Brent Knott brentk49@comcast.net

TAYLOR, Alden B. (d. 1912)

Death Relieves Sufferer
The death of A. B. Taylor, who has been lingering for many weeks, occurred Saturday morning at 8:15 o'clock death being caused by cancer of the stomach. The funeral services were held from the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon, R. O. P. Avery officiating. The deceased has resided in Blaine for 24 years and was one of the old timers who passed through the ups and downs of the early days through boom times and the disastrous panic of 1893. His last days on earth were marked with intense suffering, one of the characteristics of the malady from which he was afflicted.

Alden B. Taylor was born on the other side of the continent at Baring, Maine, in 1853. At the age of four years he was taken by his father with the rest of the family to the then far western state of Minnesota, which was then under territorial government. At Princeton, Minn., he grew up and took up the occupation of farming. Thirty-one years ago he married Nellie McArthur at Hancock, Minn., who followed him to Blaine with their little daughter as soon as he had located here. The deceased is survived by his wife, Nellie M. Taylor, his daughter, Mrs. Grace Mead with the two grandchildren, and his son, Arthur C. Taylor. Two older sisters also are left. Mrs. Anna McLelland of Bellingham, who was by his side during the last few weeks of his sickness, and Mrs. E. C. Wringrose of Hancock, Minn.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 20, 1912) Submitted by site coordinator.

TAYLOR, Archie E. (d. 1928)

Archie Elmer Taylor, a member of the Letter Carriers' association and of the Methodist Episcopal church at Wenatchee, died Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Althea R. Cutler, Lynden, route 2, aged 54 years. He had been ill three months. Surviving relatives aside from Mrs. Taylor are the widow, one son, Jack, of Wenatchee; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Taylor of Lynden; one sister, Mrs. Marion Ross, and one brother, W. E. Taylor, of Wenatchee. The Harlow mortuary has the body, which will be shipped this evening to Wenatchee for funeral services and interment.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 21, 1928) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

TAYLOR, Austrillia C. (d. 1936)

Widow of the late William J. Taylor, Mrs. Austrilla Candace Taylor, 1314 Twenty-fourth street, died at her home Sunday. She was 77 years of age. Mrs. Taylor came here from Winesap, Wash., nine years ago. She was a member of the Fairhaven M. E. church. The remains will be forwarded Wednesday by the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home to Wenatchee for funeral services and burial. Relatives surviving are one son, W. E. Taylor, Oroville, Wash., and two daughters, Mrs. Luther Ross, Kittitas, and Mrs. Harvey Cutler, Bellingham.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 26, 1936) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

TAYLOR, Drusilla A. (d. 1905)

Nooksack, Wash., Sept. 8. - Mrs. Henry W. Taylor died at her home here on September 6. She was born in Steuben county, New York, November 26, 1845; was married September 8, 1887, to Henry Taylor in Constantine county, New York. Her maiden name was Drusilla S. Stamp. She was buried yesterday. Today is the anniversary of her wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor removed to Nooksack nearly two years ago. The deceased leaves two sons and a daughter and grandchildren. The funeral was conducted at the late home, the Rev. Mr. Carmen officiating. Interment in the cemetery east of the city.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, September 9, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

TAYLOR, Gerald A. (d. 1943)

TAYLOR, Ida (d. 1949)

Ida Taylor, age 88, of 711 Kentucky Street, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Feb. 14. Mrs. Taylor had resided in this community for the past seven years and leaves to survive two brothers, Alvin Allen, of Bellingham, and Will Allen, of Blaine; one sister, Mrs. May Punkett [Plunkett], of Portland, Ore.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Edith M. Andrews, Centralia, Wash., and Mrs. Annie Sloan, Albuquerque, N. M. The remains are at the funeral home of Harlow-Hollingsworth.
(From The Bellingham Herald February 14, 1949) Submitted by Debbie deHoog

TAYLOR, James (d. 1908)

James Taylor, Whatcom County's oldest pioneer, died last Monday at his home near Brannin Station, at the ripe age of 80 years. Deceased was a native of New York, and came to Whatcom over a year after the arrival of Mrs. Teresa Eldridge and Mrs. Isabelle M. Edens, the present oldest pioneers in the county. Taylor held the Old Settlers' cup, which is presented each year by the Old Settlers' association year before last, being the third eligible on the list of old residents.

On October 21, 1874, he married a native Indian woman of the valley, who with step-son, John Hyatt, survive him. Coming here as a young man of 27, he engaged in the boat building business and soon became widely known as the most expert boat builder of the great Northwest. The declining years of his life have been spent in quiet on the small ranch in the valley. Few persons were more widely known throughout the length and breadth of the Northwest than "Jim" Taylor. The funeral ceremony was held at Ferndale last Wednesday and interment was had at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Note: He married Emma, the widow of John G. Hyatt Sr.
(From The Ferndale Record, July 24, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

TAYLOR, John A. J. (d. 1927)

Veteran Is Called
John A. J. Taylor, Civil War Soldier,
Dies Here Today.
John A. J. Taylor, Civil war veteran, a member of J. B. Steedman post, No. 24, G. A. R., and of the Garden Street M. E. church, died at his home, 2112 G street, early today aged 83 years, after a long illness. He came here five years ago from Kalama, Wash., where he had lived thirty-one years. Mr. Taylor enlisted with Company I, First Missouri Cavalry, in 1862, and served until the end of the war. The surviving relatives are the widow, Mrs. Cora S. Taylor; seven sons, John, Christopher, and Elmer Taylor, all of Portland, Ore.; Harvey and Charles Taylor, of Kalama; William A. Taylor, Kelso, and Harley Taylor, Bellingham; two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Davidson, Castle Rock, and Mrs. R. H. Molden, Driftwood, Oklahoma; thirty grandchildren and twenty-six great grandchildren. The remains are at the O. R. Hollingsworth funeral home. They will be shipped on Saturday afternoon to Kalama, accompanied by Mrs. Taylor. Funeral services will be held there Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. J. C. Harrison, pastor of the Centenary Wilbur M. E. church, of Portland, and former pastor of the Garden Street M. E. church, officiating. Interment will follow in Bay View cemetery.
Note: Buried I. O. O. F. cemetery Kalama, WA.
(From The Bellingham Herald, February 3, 1927) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

TAYLOR, Wilber E. (d. 1961)

A resident here for the past 15 years, Wilbur E. Taylor, 76, 1826 Grant St., died in a local hospital Wednesday after a long illness. He is survived by the widow, Juliette, at home, and several nieces ad nephews. Rev. Don Swerdfeger will conduct services at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westford Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenacres Cemetery.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 16, 1961)Submitted by Merrily Lawson

TAYLOR, William (d. 1926)

TAYLOR, William (d. 1935)

William Joshua Taylor, a retired telegraph operator, died at a local hospital early Tuesday. He was 89 years of age, had lived here eight years and was a member of the Fairhaven M. E. church. Mr. Taylor is survived by his widow, Mrs. Austrilia C. Taylor, 1314 Twenty-fourth street; one son, Wilbur E. Taylor, Oroville, Wash.; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Ross, Hay, Wash., and Mrs. Althea Cutler, Bellingham; eighteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren. The Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home has the body.
[Note: W. J. was taken to Wenatchee for burial]
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 3, 1935) Submitted by Merrily Lawson

TEFFT, Susan E. (d. 1908)

Susan Eliza Tefft, aged 44 years, died at the family residence, 1630 Iron Street, Sunday morning at 7:20 o'clock, death being due to pneumonia. Mrs. Tefft has resided in the city with her family about two years, coming here from Waterbury, Vt. She is survived by her husband, S. A. Tefft, and two sons, Albert M. and Edward S. Tefft. She also leaves two brothers, one in Chicago and the other in Vermont, and one sister, a resident of Los Angeles. Mrs. Tefft was a member of the Baptist Church, holding membership with the First Baptist Church of Chicago. She belonged to Fairhaven Temple No. 22 of the Pythian Sisters of this city. The body lies at the private receiving rooms of W. H. Mock & Sons in the Maple Block, Funeral announcements will appear later.
(From The Morning Reveille, March 17, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

TELLER, Helene (d. 1914)

Mrs. Henry Teller of Point Roberts, died suddenly last Thursday morning while visiting friends in Bellingham, from heart trouble. She was visiting and making purchases prepatory to leaving soon on a visit to her old home in Germany. She leaves a husband, six sons and two daughters, all but three sons residing at Point Roberts. The funeral was held at Bellingham Saturday afternoon and interment made in the cemetery there.
(From The Blaine Journal, March 13, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

TENNANT, Andrew (d. 1913)

Andrew Tennant, for the past twenty-four years a resident of Bellingham, and a candidate of the socialist party for election to the city school board, at the election held last Saturday, died at his home at 1328 Franklin street at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Mr. Tennant was ill at the time of the election, but his illness was not considered serious and his death is a surprise to many who did not even know of his illness. ...

Andrew Tennant, aged 71 years, passed away at the family residence at 1328 Franklin street, Friday morning at 6 o'clock, after a brief illness. Mr. Tennant has been a resident of Bellingham for more than twenty-four years, coming here from Creighton, Neb. He is a member of Bellingham lodge No. 11, Knights of Pythias, and also belonged to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, holding his membership in local No. 231, of this city. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Barbara Tennant, and two sons, J. P. and Clifford Tennant, and two daughters, Miss Leota I. Tennant and Mrs. Jessie B. Holt, all being resident of this city except the latter, whose home is at Port Angeles, Wash.; also one brother, George Tennant, at Montreal, Canada, and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Morrison, whose home is in Los Angeles, Cal. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon, December 13, at 1 o'clock, the Rev. Edwin N. Askey, pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. The body will be shipped to Seattle for cremation by Mock & Harlow, the Elk street funeral directors, Saturday afternoon at 2:40. The body will be accompanied by the two sons of the deceased. All members of the order of Knights of Pythias and the Teamsters' union have been requested to attend the funeral.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 12, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

TENNANT, Clara (d. 1903)

Mrs. Jim Yellowkanam, wife of Indian Jim, died at her home here Friday night after a few days' illness. She was about seventy-eight years of age. Besides her husband she leaves three brothers and two sisters who live on the Indian reservation. One brother, Henry, is chief of the Lummi Indians. She was an Indian princess herself. Her first husband, Rev. John Tennant, died about ten years ago. She was married to Indian Jim about two months ago. The funeral was held from the M. E. church Sunday. The relatives from the reservation attended. The remains were buried in the cemetery here beside her husband's grave. She left nearly $2,000 in her trunk besides considerable property.
(From The Pacific Pilot, December 3, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

TERRY, Jake (d. 1907)

TESHERA, Henricka R. (d. 1994)

Etta R., age 93, of 5950 Old Guide Rd., Bellingham WA, passed away April 13, 1994. She was a daughter of Norwegian immigrants Henning Dahl and Ragnit Ratvold and was born January 30, 1901 in St. Croix County, Wisconsin. Etta's father died before she was born and her mother when Etta was in the sixth grade. After living with various neighbors she rode in a railroad coach to Bellingham, an experience which she found to be extremely exciting. She married Arthur R. Teshera in Bellingham in 1921. He died in 1934, leaving her with the task of raising six children which she somehow accomplished in spite of the hardships of the great depression. After a number of years in which she earned a living through child care, she lived the last 40 years of her life with her eldest son, Bob Teshera, and his wife P. A., where she helped raise their four daughters, Renee, Andree, Stephanie, and Suzanne. Etta was also preceded in death by her son, Jim in 1966, and his wife Adele in 1976. Etta is survived also by, in addition to Bob and P. A., sons, Reverend George Teshera and his wife Beverly, Bellingham, Lee Teshera, Centralia; daughters, Barbara Elsner and her husband Henry, Brewster, WA and Shirley Gunter and her husband Bill Gunter, San Jose, CA; twenty-seven grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren. Etta devoted most of the last twenty years of her life to making braided rugs and quilts and sewing childrens' clothing, which she gave to all of the members of her extended family. Most of her family regarded her enjoyment of sewing as an important factor in her reasonably good health and ability to remain active until the last two days of her life. She was a long-time member of the Advent Christian Church, 2100 Broadway, Bellingham,where memorial services will be conducted by the Reverend Al Currier at 3:00 PM Saturday, April 16, 1994. A social hour will follow in the church recreational room. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
Submitted by Annie (Teshera) Glass

TETER, Duncan W. (d. 1913)

Dr. Duncan W. Teter, aged 73 years, passed away August 8 at a local hospital. Dr. Teter was born in Ohio in 1840 and served in the Civil war for nearly four years as a member of the Fifth Iowa Infantry. The deceased was a charter member of the C. R. Apperson post No. 59, of the G. A. R., and was also a member of the Salomon City lodge No. 105, Salomon City, Kan. Dr. Teter is survived by one daughter, Mrs. W. G. Gooch, of Twenty-fifth and Wilkins streets, South Bellingham, where he also made his home. Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon, August 11, at 2 o'clock from the parlors of A. G. Wickman, 1146 Elk street, Rev. William E. Cox, pastor of Fairhaven M. E. church, officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery, where burial service according to the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic will be conducted. The funeral car will leave from Twenty-fourth and Donovan streets at 1:30 p. m. for the convenience of relatives and friends.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 9, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

TEVELDE, Duane (d. 1985)

Funeral services for Duane TeVelde, age 22, 5359 Mosquito Lake Rd., Deming, were conducted on Wednesday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m. in Everson Christian Reformed Church, with Rev. Carl Leep officiating. Burial preceded at 9:45 a.m. in Monumenta Cemetery. Mr. TeVelde, who died as a result of a traffic accident on Sunday, July 21, was born in Minnesota on Sept. 11, 1962, and had been a county resident for the pat seventeen years. A member of Everson Christian Reformed Church, Duane was employed as a carpenter for Evergreen Builders. He was married to Ann Louise Hamilton in Everson on April 8, 1983. He is survived by his wife, Ann; a daughter, Alisha; parents, John and Elsie TeVelde of Lynden; four brothers, Chuck and Wife Michelle of Hansville, Wash., Gary, Dale and Brian, all of Lynden; a sister Darlene of Lynden; father and mother-in-law, Dennis and Patricia Hamilton of Bow; a brother-in-law, Mike Hamilton and wife Ona of Sedro Woolley; a sister-in-law, Tammy Hamilton of Bow; and two nieces Krista and Kelli. Memorials may be made to Everson Christian Reformed Church. Funeral services were under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home, Lynden.
Submitted by Debbie deHoog

THAL, Sarah K. (d. 1944)

THALLHEIMER, Icy (d. 1921)

Mrs. Icy Thallhamier (sic) passed away very suddenly Sunday evening at the Kulshan hospital after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. Thallhamier was born in Arkansas and came west when but a small child. She was the adopted daughter of Isaac Wells, of this city. Mrs. Thallhamier was 29 years of age. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, three children, Earl, 13; Bessie, 12, and Emma, 11. The funeral was held from the Advent church Tuesday afternoon. The body was laid to rest in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery.
(From The American Reveille, March 20, 1921) Copied by Merrily Lawson.

THEEL, John (d. 1904)

John Theel died at the home of his son near this city Friday morning after a week's illness with pneumonia. The funeral was held from the home Saturday afternoon. Mr. Theel was born in Germany January 24th, 1825. He came to this country with his wife and children in 1884. They lived in the states of Nebraska and Wyoming before coming to this state five years ago. Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Theel, two of whom are dead. Two of the sons live near Lynden, two of the children live in Nebraska and one child is still in Germany. Mrs. Theel died here on April 6th of this year.
(From The Pacific Pilot, July 7, 1904) Submitted by site coordinator.

THEUBET, Amy (d. 1931)

The many friends of Mrs. Fred Theubet were greatly shocked to learn of her death at the St. Joseph's hospital in Bellingham Sunday morning following a major operation from which she did not have the strength to rally. Mrs. Amy L. Theubet was born May 27, 1889 in Kansas. In 1905 she moved to Ferndale, Washington and lived in the surrounding community until 1920 when she married Fred P. Theubet and moved to Blaine, Washington. She passed away at the St. Joseph's hospital in Bellingham, Whatcom county, Washington, Sunday, September 20, 1931 at the age of 42 years and 4 months. Surviving relatives are her husband, Fred P. Theubet, one daughter, Miss Wave Crosby, one son, Glen Crosby, all of Blaine and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Ferguson, two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Johnson, Edith Clevish, two brothers, Cecil Ferguson and Jesse Ferguson, all of Bellingham. Funeral services were held in Blaine Wednesday afternoon, September 23, from the E. E. Purdy & Sons Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Floyd C. Green, pastor of the Congregational church, of Blaine, officiating, assisted with the ritualistic service of the Royal Neighbors of America. Interment took place in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery under the direction of Purdy & Sons Funeral Home.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 24, 1931) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

THIEL, Wilhelmina (d. 1928)

Henry M. Thiel Loses His Mother by Death After Long Sickness
Mrs. Wilhelmina (Grandma) Thiel, mother of Henry Thiel, vice president of Thiel & Welter, died at her home, 1234 Ellis street, Friday afternoon. She was 83 years of age and had lived here twenty-three years. She was an active church worker and was a member of the German Lutheran church at Minneapolis. Mrs. Thiel had been ill several months. Surviving relatives, aside from Henry Thiel, are three sons, Carl, in California, and Theodore and Fred, in Minneapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Doll and Mrs. Helen Black, Minneapolis; six grandchildren and one great grandchild. Homer Mark's mortuary will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 22, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

THISTLE, William T. (d. 1917)

THOMAS, Amos M. (d. 1902)

One of the saddest deaths in the history of our city occurred Wednesday morning, when A. M. Thomas passed to the great beyond. He and his brother George were engaged in cutting shingle bolts for a Ferndale company on a ranch across the river east of the city. Monday morning they were working as usual, when the tree that they had just cut fell against an old stump, breaking a large limb off which fell on Amos crushing his skull on the left side. George thought him killed and ran for assistance. The body was brought to the Williams Hotel where it was found that the young man was still alive and could walk. Drs. Ganson and Wilbur were called and an operation was performed with the hope of saving his life. After the operation he was moved to the home of Wm. Severance where all the medical aid and nursing possible was given him, but the wound was beyond healing and at 3:20 o'clock Wednesday morning the spirit of the young man took its flight. The young man's brother George and sister Mrs. W. H. Campbell, of Ferndale, were the only relatives with him at the time of his death. The funeral was held today from the sister's home and the interment at the Woodlawn cemetery, near Ferndale. The Methodist minister of Ferndale officiated.

A. M. Thomas was born in Geneseo, Ill., February 27, 1873, and came to this county last January in company with his brother. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Thomas, of Campbell, Iowa, and five brothers, David, Hiram, George, Will and Ira, and two sisters, Mrs. I. W. Day of Campbell, Iowa, and Mrs. W. H. Campbell of Ferndale, this state, besides many friends mourn his untimely death. He was a young man of good habits and well liked by all who knew him. He was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge in which he carried an insurance policy. The bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
(From The Pacific Pilot, November 13, 1902) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMAS, Gomer W. (d. 1927)

THOMAS, Jesse B. (d. 1919)

Jessie (sic) B. Thomas, aged 21 years, passed away in Seattle, Thursday evening, August 14, as a result of injuries received while working in the Skinner & Eddy shipyards. Mr. Thomas was born in Bellingham, and lived here his entire life, until his enlistment in the U. S. navy in August, 1917, and upon his release in December, 1918, entered the state university at Seattle, and has been a student there since that time. He was a graduate of the Whatcom high school and a member of the First Presbyterian church of Bellingham, and was pledged to the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the university. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Cynthia Thomas, two brothers, Arthur and Theodore, and one sister, Eleanor, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. L. W. Amey, of Joseph, Ore. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon August 17, at 3 o'clock at the chapel of Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk street, with the Rev. George Carol King, officiating, and members of the fraternity acting as honorary pallbearers, after which interment will be in Bay View abbey.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 16, 1919) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMAS, Joseph R. (d. 1911)

Old Settler Laid to Rest
The burial of Joseph R. Thomas, one of the early settlers of Blaine, took place Wednesday afternoon from Potter's undertaking parlors, after short services conducted by Rev. R. I. Case, of the Baptist church. Death came shortly after midnight Monday night at the home of his son, E. H. Thomas, in Seattle, from heart attack. Joseph R. Thomas was born at Newburgh, Pa., October 4, 1841, later spending his boyhood at Lancaster and Mechanicsburg. In 1867 he married Miss Kate Etter, of Middletown, Pa., removing to Kansas the same year. In the year 1882 he came to Blaine and resided here until 1891, later living in Bellingham and Seattle. The deceased was well known by the earlier settlers in this section who paid their last respect to his memory at the burial service. Three sons and one daughter survive him, all residing in Seattle, and all being present at the burial. They are as follows: E. H. Thomas, Harry E. Thomas, Jay R. Thomas and Mrs. Nelson Hughes. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served from 1861 to 1865 in company B, first regiment Pennsylvania reserves and company A, 152nd Pennsylvania artillery.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 12, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMAS, Kate (d. 1907)

The funeral of Mrs. J. R. Thomas was held Monday afternoon, the family arriving on the 2:00 p.m. train from Seattle with the remains for interment in Blaine cemetery. Mrs. Thomas was seventy four years of age at the time of her death. She had resided in Blaine with her family for twenty years as pioneer settlers. She was a member of the Baptist church and of the W. C. T. U. and had always been known as a consistent Christian and an ardent worker in the cause of temperance. The high esteem in which this beloved sister was held was evidenced by the rich profusion of flowers that were laid upon her casket, and by the large attendance at the service comprising the local organization of the W. C. T. U., members of the different churches and other friends from the city and vicinity.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 19, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMAS, Sylvia L. (d. 1914)

Mrs. Sylvia L. Thomas, age 38 years, passed away at the family residence, 2617 Victor street, at a late hour Wednesday, June 16, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Thomas, with her family, had resided in Bellingham for the last four years, where she had made many friends, who will deeply mourn her loss. She was a member of Mt. Baker camp No. 2855, Royal Neighbors of America, of this city. Those who survive are husband, two daughters and one son; Mr. Taylor Thomas, Francis and Imo L., and William A. Thomas, all residing at the family home. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 18th, at 2:15 o'clock p. m. from the funeral parlors of Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, with Rev. N. M. Temple, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be made in Bay View cemetery, according to the ritualistic burial service of the Royal Neighbors of America. The funeral car will leave from Eldridge avenue and Victor street at 2 o'clock for the convenience of the relatives.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 17, 1914) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMAS, Ted (d. 1895)

THOMPSON, Anderson F. (d. 1902)

THOMPSON, Anne (d. 1933)

Funeral services for Mrs. Anne Engebretson Thompson, aged 69 years, beloved wife of Martin Thompson, who passed away at the family home 913 Fifteenth street, Thursday, December 14, after an illness of five months' duration, will be held in the Cathedral chapel of the Home Mark Mortuary Sunday afternoon, December 17, at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. O. J. Ordal, pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran church, officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bow cemetery. Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of this community for the past forty-three years and was an attendant of Our Saviour's Lutheran church and a member of its Ladies' Aid society. Surviving relatives, besides her husband, are three brothers, Gilbert Engebretson, Edison; Edward Engebretson, Port Madison; Engebret Engebretson; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hansen, Seattle; Mrs. Marie Amundsen, Norway; one nephew, Hjalmar Hegg, Bellevue; six sisters (nieces?), Elnora Engebretson, Sadie Engebretson, Orpha Engebretson, Bernetta Engebretson, all of Allen; Mrs. Agnes Nelson, Seattle, and Mrs. Emma Nelson, Los Angeles, Cal. Casketbearers will be A. L. Stenvig, Ole Emerson, E. Jacobson, E. O. Tweit, John Brooten and John Lindstedt. Friends are requested to please omit flowers.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 16, 1933) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Annie (d. 1944)

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p. m. for Mrs. Annie Thompson of Everson, who passed away last Friday after a long illness. She was the sister of Mrs. J. W. Sams of Lynden. Under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home in Sumas, the final rites will be held at the Lawrence Bethany Church with the Rev. Lawrence Gudmestad of Bellingham officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery at Lawrence. She leaves to survive the husband, Knute Thompson; two daughters, Mrs. Kermit Sande of R. 2, Everson and Eunice at home; one son, Thorval, in the U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Sams of Lynden and Mrs. Carl Thompson of R. 2, Everson; two brothers, Hans Askland of Seattle and Halvor Askland of R. 2, Everson.
(From The Lynden Tribune, July 20, 1944) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Carrie (d. 1932)

THOMPSON, Charles Dixwell (d. 1938)

THOMPSON, Daniel H. (d. 1939)

The colorful life of Daniel H. Thompson was ended by death Thursday morning. One of Bellingham's three surviving members of the Grand Army of the Republic, Mr. Thompson, who would have been 100 years old had he lived until February 14, 1940, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. C. Cole, of Route 2, city. A colorful, picturesque figure who liked to recall he had served three and a half years in the Civil war and emerged without so much as a scratch, Mr. Thompson had been in failing health for some time and was unable to attend the annual encampment of the G. A. R. here last week but did participate in the Memorial Day parade.

Mr. Thompson was born in New York on February 14, 1839. He left New York with his parents and moved to Wisconsin where he enlisted in the Fifth Wisconsin infantry in May of 1861 and served until July of 1864. He was a member of the Army of the Potomac under the command of J. B. Steedman [Steadman] and went through thirteen major conflicts and a dozen or more skirmishes, the principal battles being those of Gettysburg, Fredricksburg and Williamsburg. One of his most cherished possessions was the record of his company, framed and illustrated, which listed the battles, names of the company members and call attention to the tribute paid the company by General McClellan for its work in the battle of Williamburg.

After the Civil war, Mr. Thompson homesteaded in Nebraska and came to Bellingham and Whatcom county fifty years ago. Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Homer Mark mortuary with the Rev. E. A. Wolfe officiating. Cremation will follow. The body is now resting at the Monroe funeral home in Ferndale. Mr. Thompson is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cole and Mrs. J. W. White of Norfolk, Va.; two sons, W. H. Thompson and R. L. Thompson, of Olympia; a sister, Mrs. Sabia L. Calkins of Iowa Falls, Ia.; a brother, J. M. Thompson, of Springfield, Ore., and thirteen grand children and twenty-two great grandchildren. The passing of Mr. Thompson left Alvah Peck, 96 and Daniel Nichols, 92, as the city's only surviving veterans of the Civil war.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 29, 1939) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Ellen A. (d. 1908)

Miss Ellen A. Thompson, known in Blaine for the last twenty years as "Miss Nell," died at her home on Fourth street last Monday morning at 3:45. The cause of her death was heart failure brought on by a severe attack of Lagrippe. Miss Thompson was, apparently, on the road to recovery on Sunday evening, but at three o'clock she called up Dr. and Mrs. King who found her rapidly sinking. The end came a short time later and the news rapidly spread around town and was received as a great shock to Miss Thompson's many friends.

Miss Thompson was born in Portland, Maine, sixty-eight years ago. She leaves three brothers in California and one sister, Mrs. W. A. King, in Blaine. The funeral was conducted on Tuesday afternoon from the Episcopal church by Rev. C. J. Leonard. The remains were buried in the Blaine cemetery. Miss Thompson possessed a large circle of friends in Blaine as was proven by the many beautiful floral offerings that were taken to the church from which the funeral was conducted. Miss Thompson was an artist of considerable ability, possessed a happy disposition and was always ready and willing to assist any worthy cause. Her sudden death is mourned by everybody who knew her.
(From The Blaine Journal, April 24, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Eugene A. (d. 1941)

THOMPSON, Frederick A. (d. 1901)

On last Saturday F. A. Thompson an old and respected citizen of this city passed to the great beyond. He had been a resident of this city about one year. Death was due to apoplexy. He was a brother of Mrs. W. A. King and made his home with the doctor. He was 53 years of age almost to an hour, death coming on his birthday and within one hour of the time of his birth. Deceased was a dentist by profession having practiced in California for a number of years but was compelled to give it up on account of poor health. While here he had charge of the public reading room, and in this place made a wide acquaintance to all of whom he was honored and respected. A good man and citizen, he will be missed by all. The funeral occurred Sunday from the residence of Dr. King, Rev. Dawson delivered the funeral address and paid a glowing tribute to his memory. The funeral was largely attended. After which the body was placed at rest in the Blaine cemetery.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 10, 1901) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Fred (d. 1926)

Funeral services for Fred Thompson, who drowned off Samish island about August 26, were held at the graveside in Enterprise cemetery at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. Moles had charge. The pallbearers were Walter Sundean, Albert Ferngren, Kenneth Jones, Elmer Behme, Cecil Creasey and Will Vaughn. Two selections were sung by a quartet composed of Mrs. C. R. Behme, Mrs. Will Vaughn, Mrs. Fred Tarte and Mrs. Verne Parrish. Fred had lived here many years and his tragic death touches the community deeply. His family has the sincerest sympathy of all. Surviving him are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mads Thompson; three sisters, Anne, Christine and Augusta and three brothers, Henry, Andrew and Herbert.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 14, 1926; Custer Notes) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Fred C. (d. 1938)

Fred C. Thompson died Saturday at the age of 79 years. He has been a resident of Blaine for the past six years. Services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Purdy & McKinney Chapel, Rev. W. R. Grout of Ferndale officiated, and favorite hymns were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Kagey. Burial followed in the California Creek cemetery. Mr. Thompson is survived by two sons, Terrill, of Blaine and Frank, of Bellingham, also three brothers and eight grandchildren.
(From The Blaine Journal, September 29, 1938) Submitted by John Rausch, typed by Merrily Lawson.

THOMPSON, John N. (d. 1917)

While working in the garden of his son, Stanton Thompson, 2637 Hampton place, at 10 o'clock this morning, John N. Thompson, a Civil war veteran, was stricken with apoplexy and died instantly. He was seen to fall by Mrs. Owens, a neighbor, and she hurried over to an adjoining family and a call was sent for a physician. Mr. Thompson was 78 years of age and was a member of J. B. Steedman Post No. 24, G. A. R. and of Valley lodge No. 36, I. O. O. F., of McConnellsville, O., which he joined in 1870. In the war he served in company I, 186th regiment, Ohio infantry. At the time of his death he was a member of Garden Street Methodist Episcopal church. He is survived by five sons and five daughters. Funeral announcements will be made by Arthur C. Harlow.
John N. Thompson, a resident of this city for a number of years, passed away very suddenly this morning, March 21, at the home of his son, Stanton Thompson, 2637 Hampton place. At the time of his death Mr. Thompson was a member of Valley lodge No. 36, of McConnelsville, O., I. O. O. F.; J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R., of this city, and the Garden Street Methodist Episcopal church, of this city. Mr. Thompson leaves to survive five daughters, Mrs. Mary Dunway, Zanesville, O.; Mrs. Addie Carmody, of Sargent, Neb.; Mrs. Carrie Patton, of Rosalia, Wash., and Miss Cora Thompson, of this city; and five sons, Eugene Thompson and Stanton Thompson, of this city; John Thompson and Mason L. Thompson, of Pendleton, Ore., and Allie G. Thompson, of Central City, Neb. Funeral announcements will be made later by Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk street.
(From The Bellingham Herald, March 21, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Lillian E. (d. 2001)

Lillian Evangeline Thompson, 92, a lifetime resident of Bellingham, died Christmas morning, December 25th, 2001. She was born November 22, 1909 to Victor Jensen and Ella (Knutsen) Jensen in the historic Sehome Hill neighborhood at her grandparents home on Jersey Street. She was raised in that same district at 1001 Key Street along with her sister, Evelyn Jensen Cox and brothers Tillman, Howard and Victor Jensen who have all proceeded her in death. On Feb. 14, 1932 she married E. Arvid Thompson and had been married 64 years at the time of Arvid's death in 1996. Lillian and Arvid shared a love of gardening which began during WW II when they planted their first Victory garden and continued until shortly before Arvid's passing. Lillian was an avid and knowledgeable plantswoman who continued to grow beautiful flowers which she shared with friends and family. She was a lifetime member of Central Lutheran Church where her family were among the founding members. She taught Sunday School, was an original member of Priscilla Circle and also sewed quilts for many years with the Mission Quilting Group.

She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Young of Bellingham, Karen and husband Gary Chapin of Ashland, Oregon; eight grand children; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. They will all miss her sweetness, generosity, her beautiful smile and her fabulous root beer floats. Services will be held at Central Lutheran Church on Saturday Dec. 29th at 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 28, 2001)

THOMPSON, Louisa (d. 1897)

Louisa Thompson, mother of Mrs. W. A. King and Mrs. (sic) Nell Thompson, died at her home in this city on June 5th, 1897, at the advanced age of 86 years. Mrs. Thompson had been suffering for a long time with rheumatism of the heart. The deceased had resided with her daughter in Blaine since 1888. Before coming to Blaine she resided in Hawaii where a son is now living. Another son, Frank B. a civil engineer, and a resident of Blaine in '89 and '90 lives in California. Rev. Mr. Jukes of Whatcom, conducted the funeral services at the residence of Mrs. King. A large body of our people were in attendance at the funeral and burial of the deceased.

Mrs. Thompson was well-known and beloved by the people of Blaine, and the Journal is expressing the sentiment of everybody in our little community when it extends to Mrs. King and Miss Thompson and other relatives of the deceased, its profound sympathy for them in their sacred hour of grief over the loss of their dearest friend on earth. Looking over the great span of years that have run their course since the deceased was a child on her mother's knee, one is amazed at the wonderful historical events that have occurred since then. Since she was born down in the good old state of Maine, a new empire has blossomed forth on the Pacific coast. Volumes could be written about the progress of science and commerce since her natal day. She has seen the greatest portion of the grandest country since time began.

Mrs. Thompson survived her husband by about ten years. He was with her in Hawaii, and while there met with an accident that resulted fatally. In the closing hours of her life she was anxious to see her absent sons; when the glamour of death was stealing about her couch she imagined she heard their voices and footsteps.
(From The Blaine Journal, June 11, 1897) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Mary (d. 1920)

Mrs. Mary Thompson, for 30 years a resident of this section, passed away Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Palmer, at Drayton, at the ripe age of 86 years. Funeral services were held at the Palmer home Monday afternoon, Rev. G. F. Pollock officiating, and interment made in the Blaine cemetery. Miss Mary Payne was born at New Commers Town, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1833. In 1852 she was united in marriage to Reese Thompson, who passed beyond at Blaine 26 years ago. To this union 11 children were born. In 1857 they moved to Wisconsin and in 1889 the family came to Washington, where the deceased has made her home since. Those who are left to mourn her departure from this life are five daughters, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The daughters are Mrs. Jennie Palmer, Mrs. Alma Goodwin and Miss Cora Thompson of Drayton, Mrs. Ella York of Tacoma, and Mrs. Belle Cassel of Eau Galle, Wis. Deceased has been a member of the Methodist church for the past 52 years.
(From The Blaine Journal May 14, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Rees (d. 1894)

THOMPSON, Robert (d. 1915)

Nooksack Valley Pioneer Passes
On Wednesday morning May 26 the death of Robert Thompson occurred at the family home in Everson, death being due to apoplexy. Robert Thompson was born at Perth, Ont. May 18, 1856. Twenty-two years ago Mr. Thompson with his family moved to Whatcom county where he has since resided, the most of that time being passed at the present home of the family. Besides the widow Mr. Thompson leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. Funeral services to be held this (Friday) afternoon from the home.
(From The Nooksack Reporter May 28, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMPSON, Samuel E. (d. 1916)

THOMPSON, Susan (d. 1913)

Mrs. Susan Thompson, aged 65 years, passed away at the family home, 2226 B street, Sunday, October 19, after an illness of but a few weeks. Mrs. Thompson, with her family, has resided in Bellingham for the past six years, where she has made a large circle of acquaintances, who will mourn her loss. She was a member of the Trinity Methodist church and is survived by her husband, J. N. Thompson; five sons and five daughters - A. E. and S. F. Thompson; Miss Cora Thompson and Mrs. J. G. Estes, of Bellingham; Mason Thompson, of Farmington, Wash.; Mrs. J. A. Patton, Rosalia, Wash.; John K. Thompson, Lynden, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Dunaway, Crooksville, Ohio; Mrs. Addie Carmady, Sargeant, Neb.; A. G. Thompson, of Central City, Neb.; also one brother, A. F. Cohagen, Zanesville, O. The remains are being cared for at the home by Undertaker Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, October 20, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

THOMSEN, Gudbjorg GuĂ°laug (d. 1920)

Gudbjorg Gudlang (sic), wife of E. G. Thomsen, passed away at 1:30 a. m. Monday of this week after a long illness. She was 37 years, three months and 14 days old. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o'clock at the Lutheran church, Rev. Pollock officiating. Deceased was born in Iceland, Feb. 28, 1883. In 1901 she came to Canada and was married there in 1906, coming to Blaine in 1911. She is survived by a husband, three children, a daughter aged 10, and two sons aged 13 years and 16 months, a father, Ejolfur Oddson of this city, three brothers, Sigurdur and Einar Oddson of this city, and Valdimar Oddson of Seattle, and three sisters, Mrs. Th. Thorsteinson of Ruskin, B. C., Mrs. Stephen Johnson of Winnipeg, Man. and Mrs. S. Johnson of Blaine.
(From The Blaine Journal June 18, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

THORDARSON, Johanna (d. 1918)

Johanna, wife of M. Thordarson, the grocer, passed away on Saturday, May 11th, at the Sedro-Woolley hospital. She had been in very poor health for the past three and a half years, during which time everything possible was done to restore her health. The funeral services were held in the Icelandic Lutheran church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Sig. Olafsson officiating. The church was filled with sympathizing friends of the deceased and the family. The deceased was born in Iceland Sept. 28, 1873. She emigrated to Canada in 1895 and was married to M. Thordarson in December, 1901, coming to Blaine the following year. Besides the husband, seven children are left, also two sisters, Mrs. A. Kristjanson of Alberta, and Mrs. Dennison of Swan River, Manitoba. She was a faithful wife and mother. The family has the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
(From The Blaine Journal, May 17, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

THORLAKSON, Magnus C. (d. 1944)

Magnus C. Thorlakson, 73, of Ferndale, master mechanic for the Bloedel Donovan Mills, died at a local hospital Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. after being crushed beneath the wheel of a fuel truck at the waterfront cargo mill in the late afternoon. Thorlakson was a veteran employe of the company. The master mechanic was overseeing construction work beneath the fuel bunkers in the mill at the time of the accident. He was out of the driver's vision, fellow workers said, and apparently did not hear or see the truck backing up. Garrett t. Neevel, the truck driver, was absolved of blame by company officials. Thorlakson was familiarly known to hundred of mill workers as "Mac." Starting work with the Bloedel Donovan Mills in March, 1914, as a millwright, Mr. Thorlakson was soon advanced to head millwright and later to master mechanic. John McMahon, superintendent of the mills, paid this tribute to Mr. Thorlakson Wednesday: "He was one of the best. In the thirty years we worked together I never had a dispute with him."

Mr. and Mrs. Thorlakson observed their golden wedding anniversary with a reception at the Garden Street Methodist church several months ago. Surviving relatives are the widow, Hilda, at the family home; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Volkart and Mrs. Florence Lungreen, both of Everett; three sons, Benjamin, of Vancouver, B. C., Ross, of Bellingham, and Granville, of Longview; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted from the Monroe funeral home in Ferndale Friday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Cross officiating. Interment will be in Greenacres.      Image
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 15, 1944)

THORNER, John (d. 1904)

THORNTON, August W. (d. 1924)

THRALL, Franklin W. (d. 1918)

The death of F. W. Thrall of Drayton Sunday night came as a shock to most of the friends and neighbors of the family in this vicinity, who did not realize that his condition was so serious. Mr. Thrall was taken to St. Luke's hospital in Bellingham about two weeks ago suffering from hemorrhages. These continued at intervals and prevented the physicians from diagnosing the case. Death was caused from either cancer or ulcers of the stomach or bowels. The members of the family, however, realized that his condition was serious and that the end was not far distant, as did also the deceased who remained calm and made several final requests. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church here, of which he was a member, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Long officiating. Interment was made in the Enterprise cemetery.

Franklin Warren Thrall was born in Albion, Marshall county, Iowa, March 31, 1858, and was therefore 60 years, one month and 26 days old. On May 13, 1888 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane Hopkins at Washington, Indiana. About fifteen years ago they came from east of the mountains in this state and settled on the little farm at the head of Drayton Harbor. The deceased is survived by a wife, two daughters - Mrs. Artie M. German, of Bellingham, and Mrs. Frances M. Geischer of Birch Bay - one son - Verne H. Thrall, now of Bremerton - and three brothers - Charles Thrall of Toppenish, Wash., Walter D. Thrall of Wilbur, Wash., and Jason T. Thrall of Krupp, Wash. Mr. Thrall was a man of quiet habits and temperament. His kindly disposition shown out in his life and made him loved and respected by all. One was impressed with the conviction that he endeavored his best to live up to in his professions as a follower of the meek and lowly Nazarene.

[Notice on June 14 - He was born in Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa, and taught school until 1902, when he came to the coast and became active in agriculture, which work he was engaged in at the time of his death.]
(From The Blaine Journal May 31, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

THRELKELD, Clarence D. (d. 1946)

Clarence D. Threlkeld, for thirty-nine years proprietor of the Sanitarium Baths in the Hotel Leopold building, passed away Friday morning at his home, 2728 McLeod road. He was 60 years old. His death was sudden, occurring after a few hours' illness. Graduate of the famous but now extinct Battle Creek, Mich., Sanitarium, Mr. Threlkeld and his wife, who also was a graduate of the sanitarium, took over the baths February 15, 1907, which had been established four years previously by Dr. A. Q. Shryock. In 1913 the establishment was enlarged and removed from the original location on State street to the present quarters.

Mr. Threlkeld was born January 24, 1886, in Liberty Center, Ia. He came to Bellingham in order to go into business on the West coast. He was a senior elder in the Seventh Day Adventist church. Surviving beside his wife, Mrs. Carrie R. Threlkeld, at home, are two daughters, Mrs. Isabell Wolff and Mrs. Geraldine Smith, both residing in Log Beach, Calif.; one son, Russell D. Threlkeld, of Dinuba, Calif.; four grandchildren; a brother, Merle E. Threlkeld, of Bellingham; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Edgerton, of Mukilteo, and his mother, Mrs. Eliza A. Threlkeld, of this city. The remains rest at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 26, 1946) Submitted by Linda Purvis

THURSTON, Franklin H. (d. 1908)

Franklin Howard Thurston, aged 84 years, a Civil War veteran, died at the residence of his son, Frank H. Thurston, 1409 Girard Street, last night at 10:30 o'clock. Mr. Thurston came here two months ago from Pipestone, Minn., and has been making his home with his son. Besides the son residing in this city, Mr. Thurston is survived by a son, Chester M. Thurston, who lives at Vancouver, Washington. Mr. Thurston enlisted in Battery L, First Minnesota heavy artillery during the War of the Rebellion, and served throughout the war. He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, belonging to Simon Mix Post, No. 95, Department of Minnesota. The body of the veteran lies at the private reception room of W. H. Mock & Sons in the Maple Block. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(From The Morning Reveille, December 5, 1908) Submitted by site coordinator.

THURSTON, May (d. 1917)

Mrs. May Thurston, wife of H. Thurston of Excelsior, passed from her suffering last Sunday morning. With her end came a sense of great relief to the members of the family and the friends, for she had been an intense sufferer for months. Rarely has there been an instance of such suffering borne with such patience as she displayed. Friends and those about her were amazed at her fortitude and cheerfulness during all the months of her sickness. The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the home, Rev. J. Fletcher Long of the M. E. church officiating, and interment made in the Blaine cemetery.

May Hess was born in Unionville, Michigan, May 28, 1872. In 1887 she was married to Edward McClurg. To this union three children were born, two of which, both sons, survive, Noble J. and Claude C. McClurg. In 1900 she was married to Mr. Horton J. Thurston in Escanaba, Michigan. To this union one child was born, Glen Thurston. In the same year - 1900 - they moved to Washington where they have resided since. In the death of Mrs. Thurston the neighbors feel that they have been bereaved as well as the family for she was a kindly Christian woman, who, like the Master she served, went about doing good.
(From The Blaine Journal July 6, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

THUM, Myron C. (d. 1892)

TIERNEY, George W. (d. 1907)

George William Tierney, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tierney, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Pennington in this city at 1:30 last Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted on Monday at 2:00 p.m. and the little body was buried in the Blaine cemetery. Sunday afternoon little George was helping his grandfather make some cider. They returned to the DEWEY House about six o'clock and Mrs. Pennington found her grandson had caught a cold. She at once took measures to break up the cold and wrapping the boy in a blanket put him to sleep. The little fellow was restless the greater part of the night and at about four o'clock Sunday morning his grandparents thought it best to call a doctor. This was done and Mr. and Mrs. Tierney, who were at Drayton, were notified and came over at once. Shortly after noon the boy's sickness took a turn for the worse and at 1:30 death came. The cause given by the attending physicians is acute indigestion. He would have been five years old in December and his parents and grandparents have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their bereavement.
(From The Blaine Journal, October 18, 1907) Submitted by site coordinator.

TIFFANY, Allen W. (d. 1903)

A. W. Tiffany, a pioneer and highly respected citizen of Ferndale, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, February 17, 1903. Mr. Tiffany leaves many warm and sincere friends who mourn his demise. He had resided at Ferndale since 1888 and enjoyed a wide acquaintance in this county. He was about 76 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Tiffany was a native of Peru, Massachusetts, where he was born July 8, 1827. The funeral services were held last Wednesday from the Ferndale M. E. church, of which he was a member, Revs. Kallgren and Atwood officiating. Mr. Tiffany served this county as a member of the territorial legislature.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 27, 1903) Submitted by site coordinator.

TIFFANY, Eliza H. (d. 1910)

Mrs. Eliza H. Tiffany, wife of the late L. W. Tiffany, died suddenly at 4 a. m. Monday, Nov. 14th. Death is supposed to have resulted from heart trouble, superinduced by a slight attack of the lagrippe. The funeral services took place from the Methodist Church last Wednesday at 2 p. m., Rev. Moles officiating, and the interment was at the Enterprise Cemetery, alongside of the husband who preceded her. The services were largely attended, as deceased was well known and highly respected throughout the county.

Miss Eliza H. Pierce was born in the state of New York on Dec. 12, 1831. In the year 1852 she was married to L. W. Tiffany and soon thereafter removed with her husband to this state locating near Ferndale. He husband died about five years ago. Geo. Tiffany and Mrs. Jackson are the children who survive her. Deceased lived a life of devotion and duty. Believing always that God would take care of the consequences, Duty was her creed, and faith and devotion to country and to her fireside were always with her. During life's long journey of seventy-nine years, many of which she spent in pioneer life, others as a devoted mother while her husband were serving the country in the Civil War, her conduct was always that of a noble, good woman, who endeared herself to all. In after years she suffered much; often passing into the shadows, to rally again with hope restored, until suddenly the light faded and finally went out. The family is bowed in grief; friends bereft; words of sympathy seem cold and harsh; but may God bless the weary soul that has at last found peace and rest.
(From The Ferndale Record, November 18, 1910) Submitted by site coordinator.

TILBURY, Susan (d. 1916)

Mrs. Susan Tilbury died at the home of her son, Mr. Fred Tilbury, Monday forenoon, Jan. 17th at the age of 81 years. The funeral services were held from the M. E. church Wednesday. Interment was made in the Nooksack cemetery. Death came to Grandma Tilbury without sickness or pain. She had been in frail health for a number of years but able to be about and do many acts of kindness. Many are the Nooksack brides that cherish one of Grandma Tilbury's quilts among their most prized gifts. Sunday night Mrs. Tilbury suffered from an attack of the heart, such as she was subject to, it soon passed however but Monday morning she said she would lie in bed and rest awhile, members of the family went to her several times during the morning but found her resting, until just before her death they were alarmed at her deep breathing, the family were hastily summoned but Grandma had passed to the great beyond.

Susan Ginger was born at Lacy Green, Eng. July 18, 1834, was married to James Tilbury about fifty two years ago. They came to America in the spring of 1873, settling in Kansas where Mr. Tilbury died in 1897. Twelve years ago Mrs. Tilbury came to Washington with the family and resided in or near Nooksack until her death. Mrs. Tilbury was the mother of two children, Mrs. D. Ginger and Mr. Fred Tilbury both of this place.
(From The Nooksack Reporter January 21, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOBIASSEN, Abraham (d. 1911)

Another of Lynden's old settlers has joined the silent majority. Abraham Tobiassen departed from the earth plane to a higher realm on last Friday morning, November 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Worthen, in this city. Born in Tromsoe, Norway, on March 20, 1823, of a sturdy ancestry he soon developed that progressive and independent feeling which ever afterward marked his life. He came to this country in 1864, first settling in Iowa. In 1882 he came to Washington with his youngest son and settled in Whatcom county near Lynden which ever after was his home. Mrs. Tobiassen and the younger children following him in 1890, after he had prepared a comfortable home for them.

Two weeks ago, last Sunday, although in sufficient good health to pay a visit to some friends he had a slight attack of paralysis and three days thereafter he became helpless and was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Worthen, in this city, where everything possible was done for him to the end. Six children were the result of a happy and contented married life, five sons and one daughter. Two of the sons are dead, A. T. having been buried from Lynden about a year ago. Mrs. Tobiassen died eleven years ago, while on a trip to the eastern states. The oldest son, A. O. resides at Lake Mills, Iowa. Theordore, another son, lives four and a half miles out of Lynden, Christ at Grand Forks, B. C., and the daughter, Mrs. Geo. Worthen at Lynden, a resident of Lynden. The funeral was held from Odd Fellow's hall last Sunday, Mr. C. E. Cline delivering the funeral oration. Abraham Tobiassen possessed great natural powers, a firm will and tireless energy. His ideas were broad, and comprehensive and his tastes simple. He care little for the pomp and circumstance of life. He loved justice and practiced mercy. He was helpful to the weak, generous to the afflicted and true to his obligations. He was an honest, sincere and manly man.
(From The Lynden Tribune, November 16, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOBIASSEN, Adrian T. (d. 1909)

Adrian T. Tobiassen died in California March 20. The body was buried in the Lynden cemetery with honors by the Delta grange, Saturday. Mr. Tobiassen had been sick for a long time and most of his relatives and friends had given up his recovery. He, however, never gave up. He believed he was going to get well. About two years ago he was accompanied to California by Jacob Loretz where he went believing the change would cure him. They arrived there Monday and he died Saturday.

Mr. Tobiassen was 49-years of age. He was born in Norway to [blank] with his parents in 1864, where he lived in Tama county for 20-years. [blank] leaving Iowa he took up a homestead in Nebraska where he lived for [blank] years. He came to this part of the west from Nebraska. Here be bought 40-acres from his father, four and a half miles northwest of Lynden on which he has since made his home. Mr. Tobiassen was unmarried. He was always popular with his neighbors and acquaintances. In 1897 he was member of the state legislature, and [blank] years he was secretary of home school board, refusing to be a candidate the last time on account of his poor health. He was a well read man and thinker. He has always been identified with any and all movements that he believed was for the uplifting of his fellow farmers. He was a prominent member of the grange and was formerly a prominent worker in the farmer's alliance. He has also been identified with one or more labor movements. The body was met in Bellingham by some of his friends. The funeral while under the auspices of the Delta grange was held in the Lynden grange hall. Rev. Case preached the funeral sermon, and the impressive grange program was carried out at the cemetery. Besides his large circle of friends Mr. Tobiassen leaves as mourners his aged father, A. Tobiassen, whose 86th birthday was the same day on which his son died; a sister, Mrs. George Worthen; a brother T. H. Tobiassen of this place, and a brother, Anthony O. Tobiassen, of Draper, S. D. and still another brother, C. M. Tobiassen, of Grand Falls, B. C.
(From The Lynden Tribune, April 1, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

TODD, John (d. 1917)

Nooksack Valley lost another pioneer this week when John Todd died at his home in Everson. His death followed a stroke of paralysis, suffered several weeks ago. John Todd was born in England 62 years ago, coming to America at the age of twenty-four, he found his way to the coast ten years later, settling on a ranch south of town soon after. Eight years ago he moved to Everson, where he lived until his death, Monday, April 2. A widow, two daughters, Mrs. Fisher, of Bremerton and Mrs. Iverson, of Everson and one son, George Todd, of Everson, survive him. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday.
(From The Nooksack Reporter April 6, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOLES, S. Elizabeth (d. 1906)

S. Elizabeth Toles, 67 years of age, wife of Wallace M. Toles, of 1205 Donovan avenue, died at the family residence last evening at 7:16 o'clock of acute indigestion. The death of Mrs. Toles comes as a great shock to her friends here. She had been enjoying her usual good health until two hours before her demise occurred. She had been engaged in the performance of her household duties during the day, and had been feeling unusually well until suddenly stricken with the illness which caused her death. A physician was hastily summoned to her bedside when the gravity of her condition became apparent, but his efforts to save her life were without avail. Mrs. Toles has resided with her family in this city for sixteen years. She was a prominent member of the First Presbyterian church on the south side. The surviving relatives residing here are her widowed husband and a daughter, Miss Ada L. Toles. Two sons live in the State of Michigan, and a son and daughter reside at Walla Walla, this state. The absent children have been advised of their mother's death, and it is expected they will be here to attend the funeral. The body lies at the reception rooms of the W. H. Mock & Sons in the Slade block. The funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald March 27, 1906) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

TOLFORD, Edward J. (d. 1917)

E. J. Tolford, an early settler of Blaine, was stricken with a paraletic stroke while sleeping early Wednesday morning and had passed into the great beyond before a doctor could be summoned. Mrs. Tolford was awakened about four o'clock by his heavy breathing and being unable to arouse him, went to a neighbor's for assistance. When they returned his spirit had fled and he lay as if in peaceful slumber. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the M. E. church at 2:30, Rev. Long, the pastor, officiating, and interment made in Blaine cemetery.

Edward James Tolford was born Oct. 9, 1841, and would have been 76 years of age his next birthday. He came to the United States when he was 12 years old. May 30, 1873, he was married to Miss Oracy Breed of Neilsville, Wis. They lived in Wisconsin until 1889 when they moved to Port Angeles, Wash., and in 1891 moved to Blaine, where they have since resided. During all of his life he followed logging, lumbering and fishing. Of massive frame and strong constitution, he was a hard worker up until the last summons and on the morning of his death he had figured on going to work. He leaves to mourn the passing before of a kind husband and loving father, a wife, Mrs. Oracy Tolford, a son, Harold J. Tolford, and two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Stage of Blaine, and Mrs. Frankie Hunter of Seattle. He had six brothers and five sisters of which two brothers are still living, namely, George, who lives in Boston, and Frank, who lives in San Francisco. The faithful wife and children have universal sympathy in their grief but should take some consolation from the fact that their loved one was called just as he had desired to be called.
(From The Blaine Journal September 7, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOMS, Michael (d. 1920)

Michael Tones (sic), aged 73 years, passed away at an early hour Wednesday afternoon, June 16, at the family home, 1543 Humboldt street. Mr. Tones [Toms] had been a resident of Bellingham for the past two years, coming here from Sheridan, Wyo. He leaves to survive him his widow, Mrs. Catherine R. Tones [Toms]; six sons, Floyd E., Reuben M., Paul E. and Preston G. at the family home, and Cyrus and Emmett L., of Sheridan, Wyo.; three daughters, Miss Catherine M. and Miss Oleatha, at the family home, and Mrs. May Duncan, of Winifred, Kan. Mr. Tones [Toms] was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in Company L, First regular P.W.B. cavalry, Maryland volunteers, from the 31st day of March, 1864, to June 28, 1865. he was at the time of his death a member of John Schuler post No. 67, of Sheridan, Wyo. The body is being cared for at the home by Arthur C. Harlow, who will make funeral announcements later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, June 17 1920) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

TORBENSON, Carl (d. 1925)

Carl Torbenson, who served with Company C, Fifteenth Wisconsin regiment, as a corporal in the Civil war and who was a member of J. B. Steedman post No. 24, G. A. R., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. P. Weber, 1811 D street, Sunday morning, aged 82 years. Mr. Torbenson was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran church and had lived here eighteen years. The surviving relatives are one son, A. M. Torbenson, Seattle; four daughters, Mrs. P. P. Lee, Mrs. P. P. Andreas and Mrs. H. P. Weber of this city and Mrs. A. J. Thompson of Conrad, Mont.; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p. m. at Arthur C. Harlow's mortuary, with the Rev. J. Torval Norby officiating. Interment will occur in Bay View cemetery beside the remains of Mr. Torbenson's wife, who died here April 19, 1925.
(From The Bellingham Herald, July 20, 1925) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOWNSEND, Elizabeth (d. 1909)

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth J. Townsend occurred at her home Wednesday evening of diabetes. She has been very low for some time past and very little hopes were entertained for her recovery. Mrs. Townsend was born in Iowa county, Wisconsin, Jan. 30, 1854; departed from this life July 14th, 1909; was married to C. H. Townsend Aug. 3, 1872. To this union were born nine children, seven of whom are living - two preceding her to the better world. As a wife and mother she was kind and affectionate; as a neighbor she was always ready to help those in trouble. She had been a patient sufferer for nearly two years and died trusting in her Saviour. The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Mennonite church, the Rev. Barbazat and Clos officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Mt. View cemetery.
(From The Ferndale Record, July 23, 1909) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOWNSEND, Helen M. (d. 1911)

The death of Mrs. William S. Townsend, who recently came to Blaine, occurred on Tuesday evening, the funeral services taking place at the Boblett home on Thursday. She was born in Cleveland, O., in March, 1843, her maiden name being Helen Maria Wilcox, the daughter of a sea captain. In Oswego, N.Y., she married Irwin Taylor, who died some eighteen years ago. To them were born three children, one of whom still survives, Mrs. Clara Blake of Chicago. She has one brother in Cleveland, O., and a sister in Akron, O. The deceased was married about six months ago to William S. Townsend, of Ithica, Mich., but now of Blaine. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The services were conducted by Rev. C. B. Seely.
(From The Blaine Journal, December 22, 1911) Submitted by site coordinator.

TOZIER, Wilfred J. (d. 1903)

TRAPMAN, James (d. 1917)

Funeral services were held last Monday at the Methodist Church for the late James Trapman, who passed away August 23 at Redmond, Oregon. Many friends attended the services which where conducted by the Rev. Paul Ashby. Mr. Trapman was born in the province of Zealand, in the Netherlands, on Nov. 13, 1857. He was married in 1880, and was the father of eight children, two of whom, Mrs. Will Galbraith of Oregon, and Mrs. Will Lauckart of Lynden survive him. In his early married life he came to America, and settled first in Milwaukee, removing from there a few years later to Oshkosh, Wisc. He lived there until he came to Lynden in February, 1898. Here he made his home until the end, with the exception of parts of the last few years, which were spent in Oregon where he had business interests.
(From The Lynden Tribune, September 6, 1917) Submitted by site coordinator.

TREADWAY, William H. (d. 1915)

W. H. Treadway passed away Sunday in Bellingham at the age of seventy-nine. Funeral services were held from the family residence Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Paul Ashby officiating. Mr. Treadway was operated on last week and seemed to be recovering when he was stricken with pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, a brother in California, one in Minnesota, and two adopted daughters, Mrs. Linda Farley, of Minnesota, and Mrs. Minnie Wheeler, of Lynden. Mr. Treadway was born in Kingston, Ontario, Feb. 10, 1836. As a lad, he came to Ohio, and later moved to Wisconsin. He came to Lynden seven years ago. His fine character and many good deeds won him friends among young and old, who join with the family in mourning his loss.
(From The Lynden Tribune, March 4, 1915) Submitted by site coordinator.

TREDE, Jessie (d. 1927)

Mrs. Jessie Bowie Trede, wife of J. H. Trede, Clencairn apartments, North Commercial street, died at 4 a. m. today at Dr. Coffee's surgical hospital in Portland, Ore., where she underwent an operation last Tuesday. She was about 69 years of age. Funeral services will be held in Bellingham at a time to be announced the new Bingham funeral home, 210 Prospect street. Mrs. Trede was born in Scotland and had lived in the United States about forty-three years, of which twenty-three years were spent in Bellingham. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Aftermath club and was president of the Heather club. Surviving relatives aside from the husband, are a sister, Mrs. A. S. Drummond, of Tacoma; five nieces and two nephews living in Portland and Salt Lake City.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 8, 1927) Submitted by site coordinator.

TRELFORD, Eva C. (d. 1932)

Mrs. Eva C. Trelford, wife of Arthur Trelford, of Lynden, chief of the border patrol, United States customs service, died at a local hospital today, aged 61 years. She had been ill since November 25. She had lived at Lynden ten years. Mrs. Trelford was a member of the Episcopal church. Surviving relatives aside from the husband, are one brother, Walter Clouter, Idaho City, Idaho, and two sisters, Mrs. Peter Rude, Centerville, Idaho, and Mrs. Harry Strimp, Glen's Ferry, Idaho. Funeral services will be held at the Harlow-Hollingsworth funeral home at 3 p.m. Saturday, December 10. Rev. T. DeWitt Tanner, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, will officiate. Cremation will follow.
(From The Bellingham Herald, December 6, 1932)

TRIMBLE, Alonzo F. (d. 1935)

TRIPLETT, Levi M. (d. 1928)

After an illness of more than six months Levi M. Triplett, well known and highly esteemed citizen of this locality, passed away at a Bellingham hospital Tuesday morning, March 20, 1928. Mr. Triplett was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and was employed at the time of his death by the Hoff & Pinkey Timber Co., east of Deming. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Triplett; four sons, Percy, Irvin, Norman and Arley; three daughters, Lorna, Sylvia and Alta, all at the family home near Deming; one brother James Triplett, Lynden, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Walsh, Portland, Oregon, and Mrs. Cora Lining, Everson. Funeral services were held Thursday March 22, from the Pentecostal church at Bellingham, Rev. R. D. Streyffler officiating. Interment followed in the family plot at Lynden cemetery.
(From The Deming Prospector, March 23, 1928) Submitted by site coordinator.

TROMBLEY, John L. (d. 1905)

John L. Trombley, aged 59 years, died at his residence, 1519 Humboldt street, yesterday at 9:45 a. m., the cause of death being tuberculosis, from which he had been a sufferer fro the past seven months. Mr. Trombley came from Bay City, Michigan, to this city four years ago. He is survived by his widow, a son, Dr. J. E. Trombley, of Lorain, Ohio, and two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Kanall and Mrs. Henry W. Parrott, both residing here. Three brothers and a sister also survive the dead man. Charles M. Trombley, one of the brothers, lives in this city. The sister, Mrs. P. A. Collins, of Bay City, Mich., reached the bedside of her brother before his demise. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.
(From The Bellingham Reveille, September 5, 1905) Submitted by site coordinator.

TROOST, Helen (d. 1934)

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Troost, wife of the late John Troost, who passed away at her home in Seattle Saturday, were held Tuesday at the Axlund Funeral Home. Burial was in the Monumenta Cemetery. The Rev. George Hankamp, pastor of the First Reformed Church, officiated at the final services. Mrs. Troost was summoned suddenly and her death came as a shock to her many friends in all parts of the Lynden district. She had been in poor health for a long time. Born in The Netherlands on September 16, 1863, Mrs. Troost was brought to the United States by her parents at the age of five years. She was married to Mr. Troost in Michigan, and the family later moved to Oak Harbor, Washington. In 1898, they came to Lynden, and made their home in this district until five years ago, when they moved to Seattle. Mrs. Troost was 70 years, ten months and twenty-six days old. She was highly respected throughout the Lynden district, and had scores of friends here. Burial was made beside the grave of her husband, who passed away in December. Surviving relatives include two sons, Charles and Jack Troost of Lynden; three daughters, Mrs. Geo. Leake of Lynden, Jane and Bertha Troost of Seattle; one brother, John Bovendam of the Lynden district; and one sister, Mrs. Gerrit Van Dyk of Oak Harbor.
(From The Lynden Tribune, August 16, 1934) Submitted by site coordinator.

TRUCHON, J. Ernest (d. 1918)

J. E. Truchon, aged 54 years, passed away at a local hospital at a late hour Friday evening, August 9, as a the result of injuries received at his lumber camp about a week ago. Mr. Truchon had lived in Bellingham for a number of years and leaves many friends who will deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. He leaves to survive him, his widow, two daughters, Mrs. H. E. Doane, of Seattle, and Miss Diana Truchon, of this city, and two sons, Herbert and Louis, also of this city; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Truchon; seven sisters and five brothers, of the Province of Quebec. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption and of the Order of Maccabees. The body is being cared for at the home, 2219 Iron street, from which place the funeral cortege will proceed by automobile to the Church of the Assumption, where funeral services will be conducted Monday morning at 9 o'clock, with the Rev. Father Barrett officiating. Interment will be made in the family plot in Bay View cemetery, under the direction of Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk street.
(From The Bellingham Herald, August 10, 1918)

TRUE, George (d. 1920)

George True, Civil War veteran and pioneer of the Lynden district, passed away Tuesday morning at the family home on Fifth Street, following a serious illness of several days. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the residence by the Rev. E. C. Downing, and at the Lynden Cemetery. George True was born in Edgewood, Iowa, on Nov. 13, 1845. He was married in 1865 to Miss Lily Elizabeth Parker at Prairie City, Iowa. He served with the Fourth Iowa Cavalry during the four years of the war, and moved in 1880 to California. In April, 1889, Mr. and Mrs. True came to Lynden. Mr. True was a member of the G. A. R. post of Lynden. Besides the widow, he is survived by two sons, Charles of Bellingham and Le Roy of Everett.
(From The Lynden Tribune, August 5, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

TUBBS, Emery L. (d. 1921)

Prominent Walla Walla Odd Fellow Is Summoned Here. Emery L. Tubbs, well known resident of Walla Walla, where he lived twelve years, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Taylor, 1446 Iron street, at the age of 67 years, after eighteen months' residence in Bellingham. Mr. Tubbs was a member of Samaritan lodge No. 52, I. O. O. F., of Spokane and was a past noble grand. Mr. Tubbs was born in Pennsylvania, later moving to Minnesota, where he married Miss Evelyn Marie Pace. He came to Washington more than thirty years ago, settling at Spokane and later removing to Walla Walla, where Mrs. Tubbs died March 12, 1920. The survivors are three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Taylor, Bellingham; Mrs. Nella Davidson, Burpee, Idaho, and Mrs. E. E. Snootz, Dayton, Wash.; also five grandsons, one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. The body, now in the care of Arthur C. Harlow, will be shipped to Walla Walla this evening, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Taylor. Interment will be made there in the I. O. O. F. cemetery beside the body of Mrs. Tubbs.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 23, 1921)

TUCK, Mrs. D. E. (d. 1889)

The Eventful Life of a Pioneer Woman Drawn to a Close. At their pleasant farm home on the western border of this city the useful life of Mrs. D. E. TUCK ended last Monday morning at 2 o'clock. Death was caused by pneumonia. At the time of her demise, deceased was about 63 years of age; over thirty years of which time had been spent in this county. Away back in 1854 Mrs. Tuck settled on the Bay where she died, being then the second-white woman in this county, Mrs. Eldridge being first.

A few years later the soldiers came to establish old Fort Bellingham, and by order of the government they forcible (sic) ejected Mrs. Tuck from her home and marched her from the farm, destroyed her buildings, erected their barracks, walled in the grounds, built the necessary houses for the new fort and floated the flag of the brace and the free high over all. The great strong arm of the U. S. Army had won the first victory on Bellingham Bay? by force of arms had deposed a woman from her home. But she did not allow the matter to rest but securing the services of Mr. Whitworth, of Seattle, obtained possession of her farm again after a long struggle, by giving one third of it to the lawyers. Then came the downfall of these brave soldiers and their fort, and Mrs. Tuck again came into possession of her home, where she died at peace with the world. This good pioneer woman left a husband and daughter, Mrs. Frank, and two adopted children to mourn her loss. On Wednesday she was buried on the old farm, and now rests on the soil which by early struggles she so dearly earned. Sleeping on a sunny spot overlooking the beautiful Bay, where in life she loved to watch the changing scenes of cloud and sea, and listen to the murmur of the waves upon the shore, she is beyond the reach of fleeting joys and sorrows.
(From The Bellingham Bay Reveille, March 22, 1889) Submitted by Donna Sand.

TUCKER, Arletta Emma (d. 1933)

Mrs. Morris Tucker, 26, died suddenly Sunday while visiting at the home of a *neighbor. Arletta Emma Tucker was born to Adam and Alice Rauch of Deming, WA, in Bellingham on August 8, 1906. She is survived by her husband Morris and a daughter Yolonda in Deming, WA; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rauch of Deming, five sisters Mrs. Clyde Jones of Alki, Mrs. Marie Clark of Portland, Mrs. Walter Young of Aberdeen, Mrs. Gertrude McComas of Anacortes, and Mrs. Lester Martin of Bellingham. Two brothers Stanley and Henry Rauch of Bellingham. Funeral services will be Wednesday 1:30 p.m. at Gillies mortuary in Sumas. Interment will be at Lynden Cemetery. *Mr. & Mrs. Young
Submitted by John Rauch

TUCKER, Eliza (d. 1924)

TUCKER, Joseph R. (d. 1922)

Joseph R. Tucker, aged 77 years, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday evening, November 14, after an illness of about two months’ duration. Mr. Tucker had been a resident of Bellingham for the past three years and was a member of the First regiment of Oregon cavalry volunteers, and of the Grand Army of the Republic. He enlisted in the Union army January 27, 1862, in Oregon and served throughout the war, being mustered out at Vancouver Barracks in 1865. Surviving at a daughter, Mrs. Jane Wear, of Burlington, and four sons, W. B. Tucker, of Oakland, Cal.; Frank Tucker, of Idaho; Alta Tucker, of Ellensburg, and James Tucker, of Seattle. The body is being cared for at the mortuary home of Arthur C. Harlow, Forest at Holly, and funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, November 15, 1922) Submitted by Merrily Lawson.

TURNER, James (d. 1916)

James Turner, proprietor of the Bellingham Marble and Granite Works, of this city, passed away at his home, 1803 J street, at an early hour Friday, March 24, after a brief illness at the age of 71 years. Mr. Turner had resided in Bellingham for the past thirteen years, where he has made a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will deeply mourn his loss. He was a member of the First Methodist church and is survived by Mrs. Turner, one daughter and two sons, Mrs. F. E. Wyman and James R. Turner, of Bellingham, and Dr. E. E. Turner, of Seattle; also six grandchildren. 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, March 24, 1916) Submitted by site coordinator.

TUTTLE, Christian (d. 1902)

TWEIT, Andrew E. (d. 1928)

Andrew E. Tweit, a native of Bellingham and an employe (sic) of the Pacific American Fisheries, died today at a local hospital after ten months' illness, aged 33 years. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Tweit, 2505 McKenzie avenue; one son, Vernon; one daughter, Jeanne; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Tweit, Bellingham; three sisters, Helen, Agnes, and Clara, city, and three brothers, Olaf and Norman, Bellingham, and Roy, of St. John's, Wash. The Bingham funeral home will make the funeral announcements.
(From The Bellingham Herald, September 19, 1928)

TWILLIGEAR, Samuel C. H. (d. 1920)

The death of Samuel C. H. Twilligear at the age of 75 years occurred this morning at the home of his son, B. L. Twilligear 2737 Pacific street. Mr. Twilligear had been a resident of this city for the past seven years, coming here to pass his declining days with his son. His illness had been prolonged for several months. Five sons survive Mr. Twilligear, A. N. and E., of Cassville, Mo.; B. P., of Pocatello, Idaho; Henry, of Seattle, and B. L., of this city. One daughter, Mrs. M. C. Ragsdale, resides at Ellensburg, Wash. There are eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The deceased was a member of the Ellensburg lodge of F. & A. M. and of the J. B. Steedman post of the G. A. R. of this city. The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Arthur C. Harlow funeral parlors.
(From The Bellingham Herald, January 20, 1920) Submitted by site coordinator.

TWISS, Julia A. (d. 1918)

Mrs. Julia A. Twiss, aged 54 years, passed away at the family residence at Laurel, Wash., on the early morning of Friday, May 10, after an illness of about four years. Mrs. Twiss, with her family, had resided at the place of death for the past nine years, where she has many friends who will deeply mourn her loss. She was a member of the Methodist church of Laurel and is survived by her husband, Willard E. Twiss; one daughter, Mrs. Leroy K. Guy, Laurel; two brothers and two sisters, C. C. Green, Bellingham, A. E. Green, Belvidere, Neb.; Mrs. C. A. Miles, Moorelin, Okla. and Miss Lillian Green, of Geneva, Neb. The remains are being cared for at the funeral parlors of Harry O. Bingham, 1319 Dock street, Bellingham. Funeral announcements will be made later.
(From The Bellingham Herald, May 10, 1918) Submitted by site coordinator.

TYBERG, Hans C. (d. 1913)

Hans C. Tyberg was born June 24, 1843, in Denmark, and died in Lynden, July 5th. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the I. O. O. F. Hall, Rev. Jones delivering a short sermon which was followed by the Odd Fellows' burial service at the Lynden cemetery.
(From The Lynden Tribune, July 10, 1913) Submitted by site coordinator.

TYRRELL, Luke (d. 1938)

Luke Tyrrell, 28, former Sumas resident and son of George Tyrell of Sumas, died Saturday morning in Arlington after a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday in Arlington, and the body was brought to Sumas for burial in the family plot in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. George Tyrrell was in Arlington at the time of his son's death, as Luke's condition had been serious for some time. Luke Tyrrell was born in Sumas and spent his early years here. For several years he was employed in grocery store in Arlington, and about eighteen months ago he purchased a grocery store at Granite Falls. Besides his father, he is survived by his widow and infant daughter; a sister, Mrs. Ralph Collins of Darrington, and four brothers, George, Alfred and Lloyd in California, and Jim of Arlington, who are now visiting in Sumas for a few days.
(From The Deming Prospector, November 28, 1938) Submitted by site coordinator.

TYRRELL, Luke F. (d. 1974)

LYNDEN - Funeral services for Luke F. Tyrell, 100, of Sumas will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Sumas Advent Christian Church. Burial will be in Sumas Cemetery under the direction of Gillies Funeral Home. He died Wednesday. Mr. Tyrrell moved to Whatcom County in 1888 and was a retired farmer. Survivors include a son, Ernest of Sumas; daughters Mrs. Martha Woolf of Seattle, Mrs. Lilly Brown of Sumas and Mrs. Ella Wolfrum of Seattle; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
(From The Bellingham Herald, April 18, 1974) Submitted by Karolyn Simpson

TYSON, Obed O. (d. 1896)

In Blaine, Washington, Friday, February 7th of hemorrhage of the lungs, Obed O. Tyson aged 26 years. Deceased was a brother of Mrs. Laura B. Wilson and Miss Dora Tyson of Blaine, born in Lehigh, Iowa, October 26, 1869. He first came to Blaine in April, 1890, since which time he has visited California and Iowa in search of health, without avail. In his death the city of Blaine has lost a good citizen, his sisters a loving brother and all who were acquainted with him a true friend. Of a genial, generous disposition, he made and kept friends wherever he went, and will be sincerely mourned by a large circle. He was interred in the Blaine cemetery, on Sunday, February 9th, the services being held at the residence of R. A. Wilson by Rev. J. W. White. There was a large attendance.
(From The Blaine Journal, February 14, 1896) Submitted by site coordinator.

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