Location: Renton Washington

Collins, Elmer R. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Elmer R. Collins, of Republic, Wash., died on June 16, 2007, in Renton, Wash. He was 75. Mr. Collins was born in Minam to Lloyd and Irene Collins on Dec. 20, 1931. He attended schools in Enterprise and Milton Freewater. He joined the Army in 1949 and was honorably discharged in 1952 as a staff sergeant. He met and married Kathryn Ann Deaver, in Walla Walla, Wash. and they were married in 1953, where the couple lived for a few years. The couple had two daughters. In 1957, Mr. Collins was hired at the Boeing Company and settled in Renton, Wash., where he worked for 31 years. He retired from Boeing in 1987 and they moved to Republic, Wash. and lived on Curlew Lake. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodwork, and visiting with his neighbors who lived around the small lake neighborhood. He was known fondly as “Tom” to family and close friends. The couple often attended the annual Collins Family Reunions, which are held in the Wallowa area. He has several cousins, nieces, and nephews who live in Wallowa region of northeastern Oregon. Mr. Collins is survived by his wife Kathy of 54 years; daughters Linda Collins of Lake Stevens, Wash. and Pamela Marshall and husband Lance of Buckley, Wash.; brothers Harold Collins and wife Berwyn of Seattle, Wash.; David Collins and wife Toni of Nampa, Idaho;...

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Horn, Stanley Bruce – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Stanley Bruce Horn, 74, of Elgin died Nov. 19. An inurnment begins at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Elgin Cemetery with a celebration of life following at 1:45 p.m. at the Elgin Community Center. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Stanley was born May 16, 1933, to Clarence and Lillie Southard Horn in Kimball, Neb. When he was 4, his family moved to High Valley near Union, and when he was 5 or 6, they moved to Cricket Flat near the breaks of the Minam River. He spent the remainder of his childhood years there and attended Pine Grove School District. Stanley married Barbara Janet Thompson on July, 22, 1950. The couple lived in Elgin where Stanley worked at Thorn’s Box Factory. In 1951, the couple moved to Hermiston where Stanley worked at the Ordinance Depot, and in 1956, they moved to Renton, Wash., where he worked for Boeing as a riveter. Three years later, Stanley helped build the Brownlee Dam in Hells Canyon and then worked for Eastern Oregon Television in La Grande. In the 1960s, Stan entered the logging industry as a heavy equipment operator. He also worked for the Boise Cascade road crew and the Oregon state highway department. After 20 years in Elgin, the couple moved to Dallas in 1980 where Stanley logged until 1988. That year, they moved...

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Nicol, Robert W. – Obituary

Robert W. Nicol, 93, former Ellensburg resident and Wilson Creek area farmer, died Thursday in Yakima. Funeral services will be Monday, 2 P.M., at Evenson’s Chapel. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition. Nicol, Robert W. Robert W. Nicol, 93 former Ellensburg resident and Wilson Creek farmer, died Thursday, June 07, 1973 in Yakima, where he had lived for the past three years. He was born in Scotland, Feb. 1, 1880, and came to the United States in 1900. In 1901 he settled in the Colockum area where he homesteaded for many years and ran wild horses. He furnished horses for the first Ellensburg rodeo. He married Leva Blair Johnston at Ellensburg in 1922. They established a farm on Wilson Creek in 1925 and in 1942 moved to Whidby Island, where he worked as a fireman at Fort Eby, during world War II. Upon his retirement they returned to Ellensburg in 1946. Mrs. Nicol died in March, 1956. He moved to Renton several years ago, and for the past six years he has resided in convalescent homes. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Hinkle, of Madras Ore., and Mrs. Dorothy Buroker, of Renton; and stepdaughter, Mrs. Lucille Lundstrom of Ellensburg; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Services will be Monday, 2 P.M. at Evenson Chapel with Rev. A. William Dietz officiating. Burial will be at...

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Hewitt, John – Obituary

At Argo Station, August 26, 1905, John Hewitt, aged 70 years. Funeral from the Renton Episcopal church, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Friends invited to attend. Interment at the Renton Cemetery under direction of the Bonney-Watson Co. Seattle Daily Times, August 27, 1905 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Duwamish Indians

Duwamish Indians. The Duwamish tribe was located in Washington state, primarily along the Duwamish River and Seattle area. The Duwamish belonged to the Nisqually dialectic group of the coast division of the Salishan linguistic stock.

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Griffith, Paul Eugene – Obituary

Paul Eugene Griffith, 72, of Renton, Wash., died May 2, 2002, at Renton. His graveside service was at 10:30 a.m. May 8 at Tahoma National Cemetery at Kent, Wash. He was born on March 23, 1930, at Northome, Minn. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He had lived in the South County area for 45 years. He worked as a quality control inspector at The Boeing Co. and was a member of Renton United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Norma S. Griffith of Renton, Wash.; a son, Kelly Griffith of Snoqualmie, Wash.; daughters, Karen Bakken of Auburn, Wash., and Janet Frampton of Chehalis, Wash.; brothers, Ira Griffith of Baker City and Norman Griffith of Oregon; and seven grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements were under the direction of Faull-Stokes Mortuary at Renton, Wash. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 20, 2002 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Biography of Hon. George W. Tibbitts

HON. GEORGE W. TIBBITTS. – A portrait of Mr. Tibbitts is placed among the illustrations of this history. He was born in Acton, Maine, January 22, 1845, and is the son of Daniel and Mary (Witham) Tibbitts, and was the youngest in a family of fifteen children. When our subject was but one year of age, the family suffered the irreparable loss of their mother; and at the age of four years George was placed with an aunt in West Milton, New Hampshire, with whom he remained until he was fifteen years of age. He then went to Great Falls, in the same state, to do for himself. July 12, 1861, being then but sixteen years of age, he enlisted in Company F, Fourth New Hampshire Infantry, with which he served for three years. On the expiration of that time he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment, during which time he attained the rank of orderly sergeant. Mr. Tibbitts during his army life suffered the privations and hardships that caused thousands of the brave boys to succumb. On August 15, 1864, at the battle of Deep Bottom, he with thirty-eight of his company was taken prisoner and incarcerated in Libby Prison. One month later they were transferred tot he famous Belle Isle, where he remained until October, 1864. They were then sent to Saulsbury, South Carolina, where Mr....

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