Location: Pacific County WA

Redwine, Margaret Jill – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Margaret Jill Redwine, 61, of La Grande died Aug. 10. Cornerstone Funeral Home of Estacada is in charge of arrangements. Ms. Redwine was born May 18, 1945, in Raymond, Wash. She married James Moss, and later she married Larry Davis. She was a homemaker and lived in Estacada her whole life except for the last six months Survivors include children, Tony Moss, Tom Davis, Teresa Lange and Megan Redwine; and seven grandchildren. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending Aug. 19, 2006, Published: August 17,...

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Bilyeu, Sarah Elizabeth Gatts – Obituary

Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Bilyeu, 77, of 330 Isabella Street, passed away at the Lebanon Hospital Monday evening [March 17, 1952]. Daughter of Mary and William Gatts, pioneer settlers in this area, she was born at their farm near Peterson Butte on July 13, 1874. With the exception of two years spent in Raymond, Wash., she was a lifelong resident of Lebanon and Lacomb. After her marriage to Joseph Lane Bilyeu in Lebanon, they lived in Lacomb and 30 years ago moved to Lebanon. Mr. Bilyeu died in 1943. Survivors are two sons, Amos Bilyeu, Lebanon, Ralph Bilyeu, Gates; daughters, Mrs. Beva Foster, Portland and Mrs. Britta Ludtke, Lebanon; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Vernon Gatts, Aberdeen and Hubert Gatts, Salem, and two sisters, Mr. Leona Bilderback, Corvallis and Mrs. Cora Braggs, Salem. Funeral services were held at the Huston Funeral Home in Lebanon, Thursday at 1:30 p.m., with Mrs. Lena Somers, pastor of the Church of God officiating. Interment was in the Lacomb Cemetery. Lebanon Express, March 21, 1952 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Shook, Mary Annette Leback Mrs. – Obituary

Mary Annette Shook, 79, a former Halfway resident, died Dec. 28, 2004, at Pomeroy, Wash., after a year of declining health. Her memorial service will be scheduled this spring to allow distant relatives to attend. Mary was born May 28, 1925, at Chinook, Wash. She grew up in Astoria, graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, and then taught home economics at Halfway High School. She married Robert Shook of Halfway on March 6, 1949, in Astoria. In 1951 they moved to Seattle and there raised three sons. Robert and Mary retired to Halfway in the summer of 1980 to their new house on Dawson Street. Robert died in February of 1984. Mary was diagnosed with a brain tumor in November 2000, and complications from surgery to remove the tumor prevented her from returning to her home. She spent her last years at Memory Manor Nursing Home in Pomeroy. Mary enjoyed cooking, sewing, traveling and collecting dolls. She especially enjoyed making doll clothes, which she would give to children or donate to charity fund-raisers. She was an avid volunteer, a leader with Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts, and she taught sewing classes and helped with programs for seniors citizens in Halfway and Baker City. Survivors include her brother, Capt. Warren G. Leback; her sons, Vernon William, Michael Robert, and Allen Todd; daughter-in-law, Majlis Marie Shook; granddaughter, Caitlin Jessica Shook;...

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Biography of Hon. Henry Montague Willis

Hon. Henry Montague Willis, San Bernardino, was born in Baltimore, Maryland, September 21. 1831. His ancestors were among the first English settlers of the colony of Virginia and Maryland prior to the Revolution. His father, Mr. Henry H. Willis, was a captain in the merchant marine, with whom the subject of this memoir made a number of voyages before he was twelve years of age, alternating between school and the sea. At the age of twelve he adopted a seafaring life, and during six years’ sailing the briny deep he visited the ports of the Mediterranean, England, France, Ireland, Rio Janeiro, Montevideo, Buenos Ayres, Pernambuco and Valparaiso, and rose by successive steps to full seaman, and finally to officer of the vessel. While in Rio Janeiro in 1848 as second mate of the bark Helen M. Fiedler, a fleet of clippers arrived with the first passengers for the gold fields of California. This was the first intelligence received of the discovery of gold. One of the ships of this fleet being disabled, his vessel was chartered to carry a portion of her passengers to California; and loading with such cargo as was most appropriate for the market of San Francisco, the bark started on her voyage. June 28, 1849; the vessel anchored in San Francisco harbor, having touched only at Valparaiso for supplies. Soon after his arrival the young...

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Pacific 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 Pacific County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Bay Center Cemetery Bruceport Cemetery Burke Cemetery Campbell Family Cemetery Church Road Plot Elk Creek Cemetery FOE Cemetery Frances Cemetery Giesy Family Cemetery Henry Family Cemetery Holy Family Church Cemetery Janie Soule Grave Jim’s Grave John Paulding Grave Lebam IOOF Cemetery Lum You Grave Maple Hill Cemetery Merithew Shipwreck New Bay Center Cemetery New North Cove Cemetery North Cove Pioneer Cemetery O’Connor Family Cemetery Oysterville Cemetery Palos Shipwreck Price Cemetery Riddell Street Cemetery Riverside Cemetery Salmon Creek Mill Saulsberry Graveyard Smith Family Cemetery South Bend IOOF Cemetery Stoney Point Cemetery Walville Cemetery Ward Creek Cemetery Washaway Beach Washington Cemetery Wells Grave Wilhelmina Jiskra Grave Williams Family Cemetery Wilson Family Cemetery Wirkkala Graves Following Cemeteries (hosted at Interment) Edgar Webber Grave Fletcher Hiram Grave North River Cemetery Ocean Park Cemetery Rhoades Family Cemetery Soule Family Cemetery Wilsonville Cemetery...

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Biography of J. L. Stout

J. L. STOUT. – The proprietor of the townsite of Sea View on the weather beach, a city which boasts of a population of from five to eight thousand during the summer bathing season, is from the Buckeye state, having been born in Ohio in 1824. During his boyhood his father took him to Illinois; and he passed his early life on the frontier. he came up with a generation of men whose natural force and enterprise led them into the most exalted position in the great West which their energies had developed. While in Illinois he was ever restless, moving from county to county, and in the northern part of the state learned the trade of a cooper. He was married at an early age to Miss Abigail E. Beckwith, but at his home in Marshall county his wife and children suffered greatly from malarial sickness, his two oldest children dying. Those were also hard “Democratic times” as Mr. Stout expressed it; and for a poor man it was very difficult to advance. Having heard constantly of the gold of California, he determined to come to its mines and dig the precious metal for himself. Accordingly, in 1850, he crossed the plains, starting from the Missouri with a train of oxen late in April. He reached Hangtown, or Placerville, early in August, making a phenomenally speedy trip. Cholera...

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Biography of L. A. Loomis

L.A. LOOMIS. – This is the man who, perhaps more than any other, has opened up Pacific county to the business and pleasures of the interior. The southwest corner of Washington is by no means the least of her Western counties. It does not border upon the Sound; but three deep bays – Baker’s, Shoalwater and Gray’s Harbor – all give it inlets from the sea; and the peninsula extending twenty-one miles from Cape Hancock to the entrance of Shoalwater Bay, whose sea border is known s North Beach, will always be a popular seaside resort. The proximity of Shoalwater Bay on the eastern side, whose warm, quiet waters invite boating and bathing, and whose flats are deep with oysters and the delicious exotic clam, will always be attractive to those making a summer trip to the coast. Mr. Loomis was among the first, if not the very first, to conceive of the best way to make this delightful region accessible to the people of Portland and of the interior. His efforts in this line have moved with great precision; and the success of each movement has opened the way to the next. In 1873 he put a stage line on the route from Ilwaco to Oysterville. In 1874 he organized the Ilwaco Steam Navigation Company, which in 1875, built the staunch little steamer General Canby to connect with...

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