Location: Klickitat County WA

Chilluckittequaw Tribe

Chilluckittequaw Indians (Chilû’ktkwa). A Chinookan tribe formerly living on the north side of Columbia river in Klickitat and Skamania counties, Washington, from about 10 miles below the Dalles to the neighborhood of the Cascades. In 1806 Lewis and Clark estimated their number at 2,400. According to Mooney a remnant of the tribe lived near the mouth of White Salmon river until 1880, when they removed to the Cascades, where a few still resided in 1895. The Smackshop were a subtribe. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start...

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Klickitat 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 Klickitat County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Horseshoe Bend Cemetery Juniper Canyon Cemetery Linder Cemetery Mt. Adams Cemetery Number 6 Cemetery White Salmon Pioneer Cemetery Woodland Cemetery Lone Pine Cemetery (hosted at Interment)...

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Biography of Hon. R. O. Dunbar

HON. R.O. DUNBAR. – It is not always an enviable distinction to be made eminent for political preferments. The exceptions are in the cities where office is held as the currency of political services, and as the opportunity for public plunder. In the smaller communities, however, where personal acquaintance extends to all citizens, and an honest public spirit precludes fraud, one may well feel pride in that confidence of his friends in his ability and probity which selects him as a public servant. Preferment at the suffrage of the citizens of a place like Goldendale, noted for its correct sentiment and love of cleanliness, would therefore be gratifying. Mr. Dunbar has been an office holder of this kind for many years. His political sphere is, however, by no means confined to the town of Goldendale, as he has represented the county of Klikitat in the territorial council, and during one session served that body as speaker. He has served upon important committees, and has introduced important legislative measures. He has been attorney for that district, embracing Klikitat, Yakima, Skamania and Clarke counties, and as a prominent Republican has long been before the party as a probable candidate for delegate to Congress. Mr. Dunbar was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, in 1845. He crossed the plains when but one year old, enduring the trip bravely. His parents christened him Ralph...

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Hooker, William Guy “Bill” – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon William Guy “Bill” Hooker, 92, of Union, died Dec. 24, 2002, at his home. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Union Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Peters of the Union United Methodist Church will officiate. Mr. Hooker was born Jan. 15, 1910, at Cleveland, Wash., to Joseph J. Hooker and Emma Selinda Fletcher Hooker. At the age of 2 he moved to Asotin, Wash., where he grew up and attended public school. Bill married Frances Harriet Wilsey on March 23, 1932, at Goldendale, Wash. Bill and his wife lived at Lewiston, Idaho, for a year before moving to Pondosa where he worked for the mill for 21 years. In 1945, Bill and his family moved to Union where he went to work for the Forest Service. He loved hunting and fishing. Mr. Hooker had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh and joke around. He was very close to his family and will be missed by all who knew him. Mr. Hooker was preceded in death by his brothers, John J. Hooker, and his wife, Mabel, and Eugene Lyman Hooker and his wife, Opal Almira Hooker; a sister, Pearl Moore; half sister, Blanche Clark; half brothers, Frank Johnson and Charlie Johnson; and son-in-law, Aaron Ringer. Survivors include his wife of Union; daughter, Norma J. Ringer of La Grande; son...

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Sampson, Gerald Weston “Sam” – Obituary

Gerald Weston “Sam” Sampson, 72, of Baker City, died of kidney disease on June 8, 2006, at his home. Burial will be at Husum, Wash. Sam was born on Dec. 5, 1933, to Claude and Rachel Rowland Sampson at White Salmon, Wash. He was a 1951 graduate of Washougal High School at Washougal, Wash. Sam enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 2, 1953, and served during the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge from the Army on Sept. 22, 1959. After the service, he worked for an Oregon trucking company as a dispatcher and terminal manager. Sam and Molliann Nagel were married on Dec. 20, 1968, at Washougal, Wash. Sam and his family loved to fish whenever they got a chance. They also enjoyed bird watching, camping and traveling in the trailer. He was a proud member of Cape Horn Post American Legion. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Loren, Wayne and Earl. Survivors include his wife, Molly; a brother, three daughters and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, BakerCity, Oregon, June 16, 2006 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Thomas Johnson

THOMAS JOHNSON. – The gentleman whose name appears above belongs to three towns on the east slope of the Cascades, – Goldendale, Ellensburgh and Cle-Elum; and it may almost be said that in the course of their development these three towns belong to him. At least, he has been a leading and constructive spirit in them. He is a native of Canada, where he was born in 1839, and came to this coast in search of the golden fleece at Caribou in 1862. The Province, however, detained him but a year; and he came down to Rockland opposite The Dalles, employing himself in running the ferry across the Columbia. Going to Canada in 1866, he married Miss Connell, and after his return to his Rockland home made a number of rapid shifts. all of which advanced him on the road to fortune. He operated the ferry a year, was in the cattle business on the Klikitat two years, and bought sixteen hundred acres of land near Rockland and farmed three years. Going now to the site of Goldendale with the autocratic license of the king or frontiersman, he laid out the city, built the first store, built a gristmill, and followed this with a sawmill. In 1880 he established the bank. With the construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad towards the Cascade Mountains, he went to Ellensburgh, reaching that...

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Williams, Ellen Planer Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ellen Williams, 80, a longtime Baker City resident, died May 27, 2002, at Meadowbrook Place in the presence of her family. There will be a celebration of Ellen’s life beginning at 2 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor John Goodyear of the Baker Valley Church of Christ will officiate. There will be a reception afterward at the Elkhorn Athletic Club, 1243 Second St. Ellen was born on March 21, 1922, at Minot, N.D., to Millie Gaslin and Orville Planer. Ellen grew up at The Dalles. She graduated from The Dalles High School in 1940 where she first developed her lifelong passion for art. Ellen married Henry L. “Snoose” Williams in 1940 at Goldendale, Wash. They moved to Baker City in 1944. They had six children: Harry Williams, Dana Williams Endicott, George Williams, Beth Williams, Terry Williams and Jerry Williams. Ellen was an accomplished artist and teacher and served as the first president of Crossroads Arts Center. Her paintings hang at the Oregon Trail Regional Museum, the Baker County Public Library, the Sumpter Junction and in many local homes and businesses. In 1983, Ellen donated “Crossing the Powder” to the Oregon Trail Museum, a painting that later was photographed and distributed as a postcard, with the proceeds dedicated to the museum. Ellen’s artistic legacy endures in her students, family, children...

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Van Gaasbeck, Florence Gladys Thompson Mrs. – Obituary

Florence Gladys Van Gaasbeck 81, a longtime Arlington resident, died Jan. 17, 2002, at a foster care home in Baker City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Baker Valley Christian Assembly will officiate. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Arlington Cemetery. Visitations will be until 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mrs. Van Gaasbeck was born on June 28, 1920, at Rufus to Glen and Jean Mathieson Thompson. She received her education at the Rufus Public School. She married Clark Van Gaasbeck on March 27, 1939, at Goldendale, Wash. She was very active in music and was in several bands playing both the piano and the saxophone. Florence was very active in the Eastern Star and in the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed painting, and doing various arts and crafts. Florence and Clark enjoyed camping and fishing, especially with their children and grandchildren. They were wheat ranchers for many years until leasing the ranch out in the 1960s. Survivors include her brother, Jim Thompson of Gillette, Wyo.; a daughter, Betty Carr of Portland; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Judy Van Gaasbeck of Baker City; grandchildren, Melinda Plaschka and Chaundra Carr of Portland, Tina Carpenter of Boise, and Brad Van Gaasbeck and Andy Van Gaasbeck of Baker City; great-grandchildren, Rachel Carr, Brandy...

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Creighton, Michael Henry – Obituary

Michael Henry Creighton, 66, a former Baker City resident, died Jan. 12, 2008, at his home at Goldendale, Wash., with his family members by his side. His memorial service was Jan. 18 at the Goldendale American Legion Club. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, his memory be honored with a hug for a friend. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Creighton graduated from The Dalles High School and continued his education by graduating from Perry Tech at Yakima, Wash., and Bates Tech at Tacoma, Wash. He raised his family at Baker City and later moved to Goldendale, Wash. Michael worked at the Columbia Aluminum plant until the mid-1980s when he retired. He was a member of the American Legion, the GMA and the Elks Lodge. Mr. Creighton’s passion was his ’48 Jeep Willy (Ol’ Alice). He participated in the Rubicon Trail Jeep Jamborees for several years. Michael appreciated his friends in Goldendale; they were a big part of his life. Survivors include his children, Vince Creighton, Janet Wilson and Susan Taber, all of Pasco, Wash., Skeeter Creighton of Kenai, Alaska and Duke Creighton of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Carol Gardner of Dufur; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His wife Janice died in 2003. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 23, 2008 Transcribed by: Belva...

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