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Lucas, Emma A. Bean – Obituary

Mrs. Emma A. Lucas, 67, pioneer resident of Aberdeen and prominent worker in the Order of Eastern Star, died last night [May 24, 1928] at the family residence, 1701 West First Street following a several weeks’ illness. Mrs. Lucas was the widow of the late M. E. [Marshall Edward] Lucas and had lived in Aberdeen for more than 30 years. Mrs. Lucas was born in Junction City, Oregon, and came to Grays Harbor shortly after graduating from the University of Oregon. Soon after her arrival here, she became identified with Eastern Star work, and had served as secretary of Rhododendron Chapter for the past 20 years. She also served a term as Worthy Matron of the Aberdeen Chapter. She is survived by one daughter, Miss Julia A. Lucas, Aberdeen; five brothers, Federal Judge R. S. Bean, Portland; J. R. Bean, Portland; Dr. J. W. Bean, Ventura, California; L. E. Bean, Salem, Oregon, and C. O. Bean, Raymond; and by a sister, Mrs. W. W. Pope, Ventura. Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the Elerding Chapel. Rev. Charles McDermoth will officiate and interment will be in Fern Hill Cemetery. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct ritualistic services at the graveside. Contributed by: Shelli...

Curtis, Elmira Dorothea Champ – Obituary

Mrs. Elmira Curtis, 61, a resident of Aberdeen for the past 12 years, died last night [November 26] at a local hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Curtis was born in Winlock. She made her home here at 513 West Curtis Street and had been employed in various Harbor restaurants. Surviving are sons, Norman Curtis, Winlock, and Glen and Vern Curtis, both of Aberdeen, daughters, Mrs. Lois Audette, Aberdeen, and Mrs. Dorothy Cabibi, Terra Bella, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Mae Olsen, Aberdeen; Mrs. Florence Leland, Seattle; Mrs. Godine McCoy, San Francisco, and Mrs. Geraldine Folkins, Fairfield, Wash.; brothers, Clifford and Jay Champ, both of Tacoma; 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Winlock [Cemetery]. Aberdeen Daily World, November 27, 1954 Contributed by: Shelli...

Champ, Elvira ‘Ella’ Ackley – Obituary

Mrs. Ella A. Champ, 73, resident here for 30 years, died Saturday night at a local hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Champ was born at Hillsboro, Oregon, and had resided for a time at Winlock before coming to Aberdeen. The family home is at 308 West Market Street. Surviving are her husband, Willis Champ, at the residence, two sons, Clifford Champ, Tacoma, and Jay C. Champ, Aberdeen; daughters, Mrs. Elmira Curtis, Aberdeen; Mrs. Mae Olsen, Aberdeen; Mrs. Retha Lonquest, Portland; Mrs. Florence Leland, Seattle; Mrs. Goldie McCoy, San Francisco, and Mrs. Geraldine Folkins, Spokane; sisters, Miss Jennie Ackley, Winlock, and Mrs. Carrie McCloud, Chehalis; brothers, Byron Ackley, Winlock; George Ackley, Yakima, and Rodney Ackley, Seattle; five grandchildren who will act as pallbearers and several great grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in Elerding Chapel with the Rev. C. E. Kingsley officiating. Interment will follow in Fern Hill Cemetery. Aberdeen Daily World, March 3, 1947 Contributed by: Shelli...

Champ, Charles Darwin – Obituary

Charles Champ, 36, known among Harbor loggers as “Big Charlie,” dropped dead at the door of the cookhouse of Camp 10, Humptulips Logging Company, immediately after the evening meal at the camp yesterday. Death was ascribed to heart trouble. Champ had engaged in woods work in the Harbor country for the last 10 years, coming here then from Winlock. His mother and brothers and sisters reside in Winlock. A nephew lives in Hoquiam, and an uncle, Willis, resides in Aberdeen. The body is at the local Whiteside parlors pending completion of funeral arrangements. [Interment Winlock Cemetery, Lewis Co.] Aberdeen Daily World, Front Page, August 9, 1922 Contributed by: Shelli...

Conner, Lela Maude Ingersoll Cooke – Obituary

Lela M. Conner, 87, a resident of McCleary for 18 years and a previous resident of O’Brien, Oregon, died February 13 [1975] at a local hospital. She was born December 2, 1887, at Lowell, Washington, and was a member of the McCleary Grange and the American Legion Auxiliary at Kerby, Oregon. Her husband, Clyde L. Conner died August 20, 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Fattig of McCleary; four sons, Edwin Cooke of Cave Junction, Ore., Gordon Cooke of Port Angeles, Ellsworth Cooke of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jim Cooke of O’Brien; three sisters, Mary Atkenson, Gladys Carter and Grace Bernard, all of Elma; a brother, Ellsworth Ingersoll of Wenatchee, 20 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Whiteside Chapel, Elma with the Rev. William Kennedy officiating. Additional services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Methodist Church in Cave Junction, Oregon. Burial followed in the Laurel Cemetery, Kerby, Oregon. Contributed by: Shelli...

Long, Frank E. – Obituary

Frank E. Long, the grandson of Baker County pioneers, died Saturday, Dec. 9th in Hoquiam Hospital in Hoquiam Wash., where he lived. The funeral was Monday at 11 a.m. in Hoquiam. Mr. Long was born July 2, 1913, in Haines, to William and Amy Long. His grandparents were Alonzo and Julia Ann Long. Survivors include four sisters, Pearl Thrasher and Doris Colton of Baker; Daisy Elliott of Haines, and Opal Blank of Butte Montana., four brothers, Garnet, Lewis, and Harry all of Baker, and Glen of Pendleton. Several nieces and nephrews. Mr. Long was preceded in death by his wife Irene. Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December, 1978 Contributed by: Belva...

Jewett, Joe – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Joe Jewett, 93, of La Grande, died Feb. 19, 2005. He was born May 13, 1911 in Helena, Montana to George and Alice Geary Jewett. His memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in La Grande. Visitations will be until 4 p.m. today at Loveland Funeral Chapel. Joe was raised at Winston, Mont. He went to electrical school in Chicago, and graduated after one year. He returned to Aberdeen, Wash., to finish his high school education as an adult. He worked about 1 year before deciding to go to college and into the ministry. He attended Whitman College at Walla Walla, Wash., for one year. In September 1935 he started preaching at Montesano, Wash. There he married Helen Fry on September 28, 1935. Joe graduated with a bachelor of theology degree and a bachelor of oratory degree from the Northwest Christian College at Eugene. He worked his way through college by starting a new congregation at a Christian Church in Florence until 1938. Joe and Helen moved to Enid, Okla., for graduate work. He preached at Fairview Christian Church in Sandcreek, Okla., until 1940 where he earned his masters of arts degree and bachelor of divinity. In 1941, he moved to Milton-Freewater, and preached at the Christian Church until 1946. Joe and Helen made their home in Heppner for two years while he preached at the Christian Church. They moved to Baker City and preached at the First Christian Church for more than 21 years. Joe then moved to Enterprise and ministered at the Christian Church from 1969...

Gray’s Harbor County, Washington Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted At Gray’s Harbor County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Elma Catholic (St. Joseph) Cemetery Johns River Cemetery Old Schafer Homestead Cemetery St. Paul Catholic Cemetery Satsop Cemetery Sharon (Ford Prairie) Cemetery Vesta (North River) Cemetery Pioneer Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

Biographical Sketch of Samuel Benn

SAMUEL BENN. – There is a certain keenness amounting almost to prescience which enables a man to locate a successful town. The laws of a city’s development are so peculiar that few are able to make much of the riddle. Nevertheless some seem to know where to locate a townsite, and where to invest in real estate. It is a business instinct. Mr. Benn is one of these persons. He is the founder of Aberdeen. He was born in New York City, and, as a youth, learned the carpenter’s trade. In 1856 he came to San Francisco, and mined and built dams and flumes in Tuolumne county three years. His purpose to return home was changed by reports of the wealth and beauty of Washington Territory, whither he came in 1859, and settled at Milburn on the Chehalis. Here he lived nine years, clearing up a farm, – an arduous but eminently useful job. In 1867 he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land from the government and some four hundred more from Reuben Redman on the present site of Aberdeen, and in 1884 laid out the city, selling lots and improving the property. For three years subsequently he was occupied with farming, and in conducting the Washingtonian Cannery. He has now, however, retired from business, excepting such as is required by his property interests, which are extensive. His capital of one hundred dollars which he brought into the territory has become a handsome fortune. Mr. Benn was the first sheriff of Chehalis county, and has since held the office of assessor, county commissioner, and member of the...

Biography of George Harvey Emerson

GEORGE HARVEY EMERSON. – It is ever with peculiar interest that we observe the career of one who has been a soldier of the union. It was noticed that in the England of 1670, if any man was an exceptionally industrious and sober mechanic or man of business, it usually proved that he was an old soldier of Oliver Cromwell. In much the same way the severe discipline and the exercise of elf-devotion in our great war educated the soldier and prepared him for large and difficult enterprises. The subject of this sketch was born in Chester, New Hampshire, in 1846, but while a boy went with his parents to Chelsea, Massachusetts. He had the best of educational advantages, graduating from the High School in 1864. Though still so young, the necessities of his country led him to enlist in the army, in which he served eleven months with credit. On being mustered out, he returned home and entered Harvard College, where he remained one year. The opportunities of the great West began to prove attractive to him, however; and pushing out to Leavenworth Kansas, he joined a train of ox-teams bound for New Mexico. From that most ancient part of our domain he found his way through Arizona to California. There he secured a position with Simpson Bros, and by them was sent to North Bend, Coos county, Oregon, and later was given charge of the sawmill at Gardner, Douglas county, where he remained till 1881, excepting three years spent at San Jose, California. A trip to Gray’s Harbor, Washington Territory, in 1875 had led Mr. Emerson to...
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