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Biography of Daniel O. Pearson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now DANIEL O. PEARSON. – One of the most respected and honored of all of Washington’s citizens is the pioneer of Stanwood whose face looks at us from the opposite page. He is one of those whose integrity and universal kindness, as well as public spirit and business enterprise, are of the truest need in laying the foundations of a community. Mr. Pearson was born at Lowell, Massachusetts, April 11, 1846. His parents were Daniel and Susan (Brown) Pearson, who now reside near Coupville, Washington. The first removal of the family was to Salmon Falls, while Daniel was yet an infant. There they remained till he was twelve years old. Returning to Lowell, they gave the son the best of educational advantages at the High School of that city. Having a collegiate education in hope, he was already well on in the preparatory course, when the tempest of the Civil war in 1861 called him, with so many of the other boys of the nation, to her defense. Mr. Pearson was one of the one-hundred day men, enlisting as a volunteer in Company G, Sixth Massachusetts Infantry. At the expiration of his term of service, he returned home and spent his time at the painter’s trade, which he had previously learned. Soon after the close of the...

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Casey, Velma Leona Hayes – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Velma L. (Toots) Casey, 69, 105 S. Ruby, died Friday [November 24, 1978] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. She was born September 15, 1909 at Ellensburg, a daughter of the late James J. and Matilda Hayes. She first married Ed Holmes in 1926 at Wenatchee and later married Daniel Casey at Ellensburg in 1947. Both husbands preceded her in death. After her marriage to Casey, they lived on Camano Island for 15 years. They returned to Ellensburg to operate the Edison Hotel from 1952 to 1960. She was a member of the Thorp Grange. She is survived by two sons, Jack and Bill Holmes, both of Ellensburg; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Linda) Gleason, of Ellensburg; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Pat Miller, of Yakima; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Martin (Hazel) Indermuhle, of Ellensburg. She was preceded in death by three brothers, James A., George W. and Earl C. Hayes. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Donald Meekhoff will officiate and vault entombment and burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Island County, Washington Cemetery Records

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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 Island County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Bay View Cemetery Bay View Cemetery Camano Island Pioneer Cemetery Camano Lutheran Cemetery Fir Crest Cemetery Langley (Woodman) Cemetery ┬áSection B ┬áSection C Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Pioneer (Davis, Morse, O’Brien) Cemetery St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery Sunnyside (Valley View) Cemetery Part 1 Part 2...

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Biography of Col. Walter Crockett, Sr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now COL. WALTER CROCKETT, SR. – The lineal representatives of many of the distinguished families of the Atlantic states have become the builders of our own communities. Such was Colonel Crockett, who was in the line of the old Virginia family that went out West to settle in the early days of Braddock’s war. The father, Colonel Hugh, was of Norman-Irish descent, and earned his rank in the Revolutionary war. His mother, Rebecca Larton, was a Knickerbocker, born at Jersey City, New Jersey. It was near Shawsville on the upper Roanoke, whither the Colonel had gone to settle, that his son, Walter was born, January 29, 1786. The boy spent his early years in school and on his father’s plantation, and came to manhood in ample time to participate in the war of 1812. He served under Captain, afterwards Governor Floyd of Virginia. He served with distinction, and thus led the way to political preferment. He was a member of the Virginia legislature three terms, and was an elector in the electoral college which elevated Jackson to the presidential chair. He was also for several years colonel of the Montgomery militia. He as generally influential in public affairs. It was in Virginia that he was joined in marriage to Mrs. Mary Black Ross, daughter of John Black,...

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Biographical Sketch of Fred D. Cleaves

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now FRED D. CLEAVES. – Although among the young men, Mr. Cleaves has for a number of years held responsible public positions. He was born in Stockbridge, Wisconsin, in 1852, residing in that village and at Fond du Lac until ten years of age, and coming in 1864 to this coast with his father’s family. Here is one of the few cases in which we find one of the early settlers returning to the East. After a year’s residence at Whidby Island, and two years at Albany, Oregon, the elder Cleaves recrossed the plains to his old home in Wisconsin. The change gave young Fred a better opportunity for education; but upon reaching man’s estate he still remembered the Pacific coast, and gradually drifted hither. Two years he stopped in Colorado. Finally coming up to Puget Sound, he began professional work, as teacher of penmanship at White River, and in 1880 made his home at La Conner, teaching there a few years. He found more agreeable employment, however, as clerk in the store of B.L. Martin, and afterwards for L.L. Andrews. While in the latter position, he was elected on the Democratic ticket as county treasurer of Skagit county one year, and re-elected in1884. He was also appointed clerk of the district court by Judge Greene, and...

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Biographical Sketch of George E. Hartson

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GEORGE E. HARTSON. – The subject of this sketch, editor and proprietor of the Skagit News, was born in Troy, New York, in 1855. While but an infant his parents made a new home in Wisconsin, and nine years later in Iowa. In 1869 they came to California, but almost immediately continued their travels up the coast, coming to a final halt at Coupville, Washington Territory. Young Hartson accompanied them, and at this place made such good use of the public school as to be able at the age of seventeen to engage as teacher; but in 1872 he made a permanent home near Mount Vernon, Washington Territory, purchasing land a mile distant and farming, and in the interim of his new labors plying his old profession as school teacher. He was promoted by the popular voice in 1882 to the position of school superintendent of Skagit county, which he held till 1886. In 1885 he purchased the Skagit News, a paper devoted to the interests of Mount Vernon and Skagit county in particular, and to the Sound at large. With what success he has conducted it, the public already knows. In connection with his newspaper office, he accommodates the public by keeping a stock of books and stationery. He was married in 1879 to Miss...

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Biographical Sketch of John Kineth

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOHN KINETH. – This pioneer of Oregon and of Whidby Island, Washington, is a native of Bavaria, Germany, and was born in 1828. At the age of ten years he came with his parents to American, and passed his early life in Springfield, Illinois. He there obtained the practical education of the West, and learned as his resource for the livelihood the trade of a harness-maker. As early as 1849 he felt the impulse to go West. Joining a company of emigrants at Springfield, he crossed the plains, arriving at Milwaukee, Oregon, November 3d. Seeing that there was an abundance of money in circulation, he worked at his trade at Oregon City, making from ten to fifteen dollars a day. In 1851 he removed to Lafayette and opened a harness and saddle shop, the first and only one on the west side of the Willamette river, meeting with good success fitting out miners; but, his health failing, he sought a new location, making final choice of a Donation claim on Whiby Island in 1853, some two and a half miles from Coupeville. This became his home for thirty-two years; and he successfully carried on farming during all that time, becoming an influential member of the community. He took a special interest in schools, seeing the essential...

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Patterson, Lola B. Brannock Mrs. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Baker City, Oregon Lola B. Patterson, 77, a 45-year resident of Oak Harbor, Wash., and a former Baker City resident, died Oct. 23, 2003, at Providence General Medical Center in Everett, Wash., after a long illness. Her graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. There was a funeral today at Burley Funeral Chapel at Oak Harbor, Wash. Pastor Benjamin J. Norris officiated. Mrs. Patterson was born on May 10, 1926, at Baker City to Adoniram Judson Brannock and Alma E. Irvin Brannock. She was raised at Baker City where she graduated from high school. She married William C. Patterson on Jan. 5, 1950, at Boise. After living in Jacksonville, Fla., they moved to Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Wash., in 1958. Lola was a member of the Good Sam Club and AARP. She also was an active member of the Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene. Survivors include her husband, William, at home; daughter, Sandy Moody, and her husband, Alex, of Anacortes, Wash.; sons, Arnold Morin of Ontario, Terry L. Patterson, and his wife, Colleen, of Stuart, Fla., and Robert L. Patterson, and his wife, Rosemarie, of Torrance, Calif.; grandchildren, Beth Patterson of Waterbury, Conn., Shannon, Taylor and Michael Patterson, all of Stuart, Fla., Billy Patterson of Torrance, Calif., Kristy Hobson...

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Biography of Hon. Robert C. Hill

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HON. ROBERT C. HILL. – Mr. Hill, one of the most responsible men of Washington, and a pioneer of an early day, was born in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, September 14, 1829, the son of Doctor John Hill, his mother’s maiden name having been Eliza L. Davis. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to Philadelphia, and received his education at the excellent grammar and high schools of that city. He entered upon a business career as clerk in a wholesale dry-goods store in the city, and followed that occupation four years. In 1848 he removed with his parents to New Jersey. In 1850, with his father and two brothers, he came to the new empire on the Pacific shore, making the trip via Panama, and arriving in San Francisco on board the steamer New World in July. In partnership with his father he opened a lumber yard at that city, and a year later tried the fortunes and vicissitudes of life in the mines, but shortly afterwards accepted a position as manager of the ranch of his brother in Sonoma valley. Seeking for something better to the north, he arrived at Whidby Island in February, 1853, and found located there his brothers Nathaniel D. and Humphrey, who had located in the fall of 1852....

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