Location: Colfax Washington

Hart, Charles Henry – Obituary

Charles H. Hart, 76, veteran Spokane apartment house owner, died at a hospital here [August 24, 1950] yesterday. He was a farmer in the Thornton area at the turn of the century. He later moved to Colfax for a short time and came to Spokane in 1925. He lived in the Hart Apartments, W1621 Sixth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Colfax. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Ada, at the home; four sons, Ralph, Thornton; Ray, Gig Harbor; Roy, Tacoma, and Ira Hart, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, Oce Pointer, Spokane. The body is at Bruning’s in Colfax. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Biography of John Pattison

JOHN PATTISON. – The subject of this sketch was born in Albany, New York, in 1859, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Pattison. His father was a Union soldier during the war of the Rebellion. He lived at home until he was fourteen years old, being educated in the city public schools. In 1873 he went to Silverton, Colorado, and engaged in mining for six years with varying though reasonable success. he went from there through Arizona and New Mexico, looking for a better mining location, and spending about two years in that country, making money, but at heavy expense. He came from there to Colfax, Washington Territory, in April 1882. He worked for about two years with the construction party in building the Palouse branch of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company from Palouse Junction, on the Northern Pacific Railroad, to Colfax, being employed in the position of commissary. He secured an interest in the Colfax Hotel, and was one of the proprietors of that house for two and a half years, jointly with Joseph Ryan. He was married on the 7th of June, 1885, to Miss Mary C. Cairns, daughter of Reverend James Cairns, present pastor of the Colfax Baptist church, and financial agent of Colfax College. He sold his interest in the hotel to Mr. Ryan in August, 1886, and engaged in the real-estate,...

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Biography of Wylie A. Lauder

Among those who have been distinctly conspicuous in connection with the substantial up-building and legitimate progress of the attractive little city of Moscow, the county-seat of Latah county, very definite recognition must be given to him whose name initiates this paragraph. It was his fortune to be on the ground when the town practically had its inception, and with every advance movement he has been prominently identified, being recognized as one of the leading and most enterprising business men of the place and as one who has contributed liberally and with enthusiasm to every cause which has had as its object the growth and prosperity of Moscow. Mr. Lauder traces his ancestral line through many generations of sturdy Scottish stock, he himself being of but the second generation on American soil, since his father, William Lauder, was a native of bonnie Scotland, the fair land of “brown heather and shaggy wood.” Wylie A. Lauder is a native of Canisteo, Steuben County. New York, where he was born in July, 1857, the son of William and Mary (Cameron) Lauder, the former of whom was born in Scotland, as has already been noted, while the latter is likewise of Scottish ancestry. William Lauder came to the United States in the year 1845, locating at Duanesburg, New York, where was eventually solemnized his marriage to Miss Mary Cameron. In the year 1869...

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Schuldt, Ollie Marie Lee – Obituary

The funeral for Mrs. Elmer (Ollie Marie) Schuldt, 86 long-time resident of Colfax, was held at the L. L. Bruning Chapel Monday afternoon with the Rev. Rollin Stierwalt officiating. Burial followed in the Colfax Cemetery. Born Jan. 17, 1888, at Thera, to William and Tressa Lee, pioneers of this area, she spent her entire lifetime in the Colfax area except for a few years at The Dalles, Ore. She and her husband operated a variety store in Colfax for several years. Mrs. Schuldt was a member of the Methodist Church, Aloha Club, and Grandmothers club. She died Oct. 17 at Whitman Community Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Elmer F. Schuldt, at the home in Colfax; two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Willene) Taylor, Kennewick; and Miss Shirlee Schuldt, Colfax; and two grandchildren. [Died October 17, 1974] Contributed by: Shelli...

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Raymond, Ida Lee – Obituary

Mrs. Ida Raymond aged 49 of Kalotus who died in Colfax, Friday September 14 [1923], was buried Saturday afternoon at Colfax. Services were held at the Baptist Church at 2:30. Rev. W. P. Osgoo officiating. Mrs. Raymond was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lee, Colfax pioneers. She is survived by her husband, Ernest Raymond, her parents, three children, two brothers, and sisters, Mrs. Katie Palmer, Walla Walla, Mrs. Ollie Schuldt, The Dalles Ore., and Harvey and Louis Lee, Diamond. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Maxine Campbell – Obituary

The funeral service for Maxine C. Lee, Colfax resident, will be Friday, Aug. 6, at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of the Bruning Funeral Home with the Reverends James E. Doak and Charles Lyman officiating. Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Mrs. Lee died Aug. 2, 1993 at the Whitman Convalescent Center. She was 72. Born May 9, 1921 at Troy, Ida. to Harry and Fern Campbell, she graduated from Troy High School in 1939 and attended the University of Idaho. She married Robert (Bob) Lee at Moscow Jan. 25, 1942, and they lived in Colfax most of their fifty-one years of marriage. Mrs. Lee operated one of the first kindergartens in her home in Colfax. She was also a 16-year employee of Pioneer National Title Co., a secretary for several Colfax attorneys and the first secretary for the Council on Aging. She retired after 10 years with the Colfax office. She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was also a member of Altrua Club and had served as president. She enjoyed traveling and hobbies in the field of art. Mrs. Lee is survived by her husband Bob at the family home in Colfax; one son, Robert Eugene Lee, Bothell; her mother, Fern Campbell, Troy; two sisters, LoRayne Sherman, Boise, and JoAnn Bennett, Vancouver, Wash.; three brothers, Warren Campbell...

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Lee, Harvey – Obituary

Funeral services for Harvey Lee, 75, who died Aug. 30 [1954] at the E. W. Johnson farm home, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.,. in the Bruning Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in the Colfax Cemetery. Mr. Lee had lived in the Colfax-Diamond vicinity all his life, and served on the police force and as court bailiff. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his widow, Gertrude, at Colfax; a son, Burton Lee, Colfax; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Rose, Pullman and Mrs. Dillard Anderson, San Bernardino, Calif.; a brother, Louis Lee, Colfax.; a brother, Louis Lee, Colfax; and two sisters, Mrs. E. F. Schuldt, Colfax and Mrs. Katie Palmer, Corvallis, Ore. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Lee, Bertha Pearl Armfield – Obituary

Mrs. Bertha Pearl Lee, 58, wife of Harvey Lee, for more than 50 years a resident of the Diamond and Colfax communities, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday [October 26, 1939] at her home, N210 Mill Street, following an illness of 19 months. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church here, the Rev. Mrs. E. M. Leisher and the Rev. E. C. Newham officiating. Members of the Pythias Sisters Lodge will attend in a body. Burial will be in Colfax Cemetery. Mrs. Lee was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Armfield at Winston, N.C., and at the age of 6 came with her parents to Diamond, where she was married to Mr. Lee on October 24, 1900. With Mr. Lee, she moved to Colfax 11 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and had been active in the work of the Baptist Church. Besides her widower, she is survived by her father and mother, the latter being critically ill in a hospital in Everett at the time of her daughter’s death; one son, Burton, Colfax; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Rose, Pullman, and Mrs. J. D. Anderson, Long Beach, Calif.; two brothers, Fred Armfield, Whitehall, Mont., and Allen Armfield, Portland, and two sisters, Mrs. M. J. Williams, Seattle, and Mrs. Glen Baker, Everett. Mrs. Anderson will arrive here Saturday evening. Mrs....

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Lee, Nancy Ann Pointer – Obituary

Lee–In Stockton, September 7, 1932, Mrs. Nancy Ann Lee, widow of the late Jay Right Lee, mother of Sarah Anna Thomas of Walla Walla, Wash., Rosalie Shinkosky of Stockton, Ethel Delano of Hooper, Wash., Addie Thomas of Bremerton, Wash., Goldie Nickerson of Stockton, Jessie Day of Sacramento, Manuel Lee of Colfax, Wash., Clarence Lee of Fairfield, Wash., Jay Right Lee, Stockton; sister of William Pointer of Los Angeles, Sarah James of Dayton, Wash., Ossie Pointer of Spokane, Wash.; a native of Walla Walla, Wash., aged 65 years, 8 months, and 29 days. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services this evening (Thursday, Sept. 8), 8 o’clock, at the chapel of B. C. Wallace, 520 North Sutter Street. Remains will be shipped tomorrow evening, Friday, Sept. 9, on the 7:50 o’clock Southern Pacific train to Colfax, Wash. Interment in Colfax Cemetery. Stockton Daily Evening Record, September 8, 1932 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hart, Charles Leroy – Obituary

Charles L. Hart, 77, of 6810 South J St., a former McChord Air Force Base employee, died Friday [February 29, 1980]. Born in Colfax, Mr. Hart had resided in Tacoma since 1932. He had been a boiler plant operator at McChord and had been employed at Weyerhaeuser Co. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Steve (Michelle) Hull of Gig Harbor; two sons, Duane L. of Grey Eagle, Calif., and James A. of Bend, Ore., a brother, Ira of Santa Rosa, Calif.; five grandsons and five granddaughters. Mountain View Funeral Home is in charge. Tacoma News Tribune, March 1, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Pointer, William Mack – Obituary

William M. Pointer, 68, of 3552 SE 65th Avenue, died at his home Thursday following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Friday at 8 PM in the Bruning & Lundberg Chapel, 1521 SW Salmon Street. The body will be forwarded to Colfax, Wash., where the Elks Lodge will conduct burial services Sunday. Mr. Pointer was born in Walla Walla, Wash. He came to Oregon from Colfax in 1914 and worked for sometime as a highway engineer, having been associated with the construction of Columbia River Highway. Surviving relatives include his widow, Calanthe; a son, Robert W. Pointer, 7707 SW Canyon Road, owner of the Pointer Willamette Company, 238 NE Oregon Street, two brothers, Oce and Ed and a half brother Charles Hart, all of Spokane, Wash. Mr. Pointer was a member of The Dalles Chapter of the Elks Lodge. Oregonian, September 9, 1946 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Curtis, Albert L. – Obituary

Funeral services were held last week at Colfax for Albert LeRoy Curtis, 65, of Thornton, Wn., son of Lyman and Martha Curtis, pioneers of Ellensburg, and a nephew of the late Mrs. Rose Carver and James Curtis. Burial was at St. John. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Curtis; four daughters, Mrs. Grace Gibb of Spokane, Mrs. G. W. Bateman of Boise, Mrs. Alice Keith of Moscow and June Curtis of Spokane; three sons, Mark and Lynn of St. John, and James of Thornton; a brother, B. A. Curtis of Steptoe; and five sisters, Mrs. Inis Good of Thornton, Mrs. Lily Fox of Colfax, Mrs. Iva Witter, and Mrs. Beulah McBride of Spokane and Mrs. Lula Chestnut of St. John. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Palmer, Katie Lee – Obituary

Katie Lee Palmer, 85, Corvallis, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 1968, at a local nursing home. Private services will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Fred Knickrehm officiating at the DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Colfax Cemetery at Colfax, Washington. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Palmer to the Oregon 4-H Club Foundation for the 4-H center. These may be sent to the DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Killingsworth, Dale B. – Obituary

Dale B. Killingsworth, 51, of Madras, died Jan. 5, 2005, as the result of a car accident on Highway 97. His memorial service will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds in Madras. He was born on Dec. 31, 1953, at Colfax, Wash., to Kenneth and Margorie Beckley Killingsworth. He married his wife, Mickey, on June 26, 1976, at Halfway. Dale attended grade school at Benge, Wash. He attended junior high at Corvallis and was a graduate of Wheeler High School. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture engineering and technology from Oregon State University at Corvallis. He and his wife moved to Madras in 1978 from the Tri-Cities. He was employed by Keith Manufacturing as a sawyer and welder. He was a member of the Jefferson County Farm Bureau as well as the Jefferson County Livestock Association. He had been a Jefferson County 4-H leader for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, Mickey of Madras; his mother, Margorie Killingsworth of Washington; brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Carol Killingsworth of Spokane, Wash.; sisters and their husbands, Shirley and John McLean of Coulee City, Wash., Carol and Rick Killingsworth of Fall City, Wash., and Jeannie and Dan Gullett of Prineville; brothers-in-law, Andrew Greener of Halfway and Jack Greener of Fort Worth, Texas; mother-in-law, E.J. Greener of Halfway; nieces...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas Baker

THOMAS BAKER. – Mr. Baker was born in Bullitt county, Kentucky, in 1832, being the son of George C. and Elizabeth Miller Baker. When he was eighteen months old his parents moved to Hancock county, Illinois. He remained in that country until the spring of 1852, being employed on his father’s farm. In the spring of this year, he started with his older brother across the plains to California, and arrived in the Golden State in August, 1852. For ten years he was actively engaged in mining, and was among the number who made the stampede to the Florence mines of Idaho. For one season he dug gold there, and for the succeeding two years in the Boise basin. Changing his business to that of packing from Umatilla Landing to the mines in Idaho, and afterwards on the route from Lewiston, he spent six years to good profit. Coming to the more civilized portions of our state, he selected a home at Waitsburg, and for three years was engaged in the livery business. Subsequently he took the mail contract from Walla Walla to Pen d’Oreille Lake, a distance of 175 miles. His means of locomotion were ponies exclusively. The following year he leased the old Brown ferry on Snake river, and conducted this business until 1875, when he purchased an interest in the livery business of C.B. King, of...

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