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Location: Snohomish County WA

Yocom, Chester Lee – Obituary

Born Dec. 31, 1892 in Ellensburg, Wash. Passed away Nov. 1, 1974 in Seattle, Wash., at the age of 81. He operated a farm at Colockum Creek outside of Wenatchee, Wash., for many years. He also served in the U.S. Army during World War I. In 1940 he moved to Alderwood Manor, and later to Edmonds, where he operated his own ranch until 1948. In March of that year, he was married to Dorothy Zoellern, and they moved to White Center a short time later. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, of Seattle; a daughter, Roberta Stanfield of Yakima; two sons, Lance P. Yocom of Glennalien, Alaska; and Chester L. Yocom of Seattle. By three stepdaughters Muriel Kelley of Bellevue; Donna Mahood, Fallbrook, Calif., and Fran MacPhee of Reston, Virginia. By one stepson, Jim Zoellern of Seattle. Also by three grandchildren and 15 step-grandchildren. At the request of the family, no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medic II of the White Center Fire Department. Seattle Times, November 2, 1974 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Conner, Lela Maude Ingersoll Cooke – Obituary

Lela M. Conner, 87, a resident of McCleary for 18 years and a previous resident of O’Brien, Oregon, died February 13 [1975] at a local hospital. She was born December 2, 1887, at Lowell, Washington, and was a member of the McCleary Grange and the American Legion Auxiliary at Kerby, Oregon. Her husband, Clyde L. Conner died August 20, 1974. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Fattig of McCleary; four sons, Edwin Cooke of Cave Junction, Ore., Gordon Cooke of Port Angeles, Ellsworth Cooke of Grants Pass, Ore., and Jim Cooke of O’Brien; three sisters, Mary Atkenson, Gladys Carter and Grace Bernard, all of Elma; a brother, Ellsworth Ingersoll of Wenatchee, 20 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Whiteside Chapel, Elma with the Rev. William Kennedy officiating. Additional services were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the Methodist Church in Cave Junction, Oregon. Burial followed in the Laurel Cemetery, Kerby, Oregon. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Ingersoll, Clara Gordon – Obituary

Mrs. E. D. Ingersoll, one of the oldest pioneers in this district and a long-time resident of the Colockum, died in Seattle this morning after an illness of several weeks. Clara Albertine Ingersoll, 78, was born March 16, 1863, at Island Gandmaner Province of New Brunswick, Dominion of Canada. She was married to E. D. Ingersoll in November of 1880, and came to the Pacific Coast , traveling by rail to San Francisco, and thence by boat to Seattle. They located at Snohomish and for many years farmed above Everett in the Snohomish Valley, and in 1895 located in Chelan County near Malaga. Later they took a homestead cabin on Colockum Creek, where she resided until a short time ago, when she went to Seattle because of failing health. She was a member of the Baptist Church and the grange. She is survived by a number of children, Mrs. J. R. Atkeson at whose home she passed away in Seattle, and E. D. Ingersoll, Jr., of Colockum Pass. Jones and Jones will announce funeral arrangements. [Wenatchee City Cemetery] Wenatchee Daily World, February 14, 1942 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Hobson, Perry W. – Obituary

Perry W. Hobson, 81, of Baker City, died July 9, 2005, after a long battle with cancer. His memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Agape Church on Highway 7. Forrest Turner and Garth Johnson will officiate. There will be a private family graveside service later at the Eagle Point Veterans Cemetery. Perry was born on Oct. 13, 1923, at Monroe, Wash., to Perry S. Hobson and Florence Edmunds. He graduated from Benson Polytechnic High School in Portland. He married Gene M. Jacoby on Aug. 21, 1942, at Vancouver, Wash. They later separated. He joined the U.S. Navy on Feb. 23, 1943, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 25, 1945, as an AMC 3rd Class, an aviation metalsmith in the Navy. He worked many years as a mechanic-fabricator but his passion was gold mining. He really loved the search for mining properties and the lure of how to get all the minerals out of the ground. He also enjoyed sailing and his church ministries. Survivors include his four children, Perry Dave Hobson of Arlington, Wash., Sandie Hobson of Battleground, Wash., Steve Hobson of Medford, and Jill Ragsdale of Hermiston; five grandchildren, Cassie Trujillo and Jeff Hobson, both of Medford; Bo Gwen Jolly of Gresham, Bonnie Kettley of Vancouver, Wash., and Jason Ragsdale of Hermiston; five great-grandchildren, Tyler and Cory Trujillo and...

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Coen, Virginia “Ginny” Bertram Mrs. – Obituary

Virginia Bertram “Ginny” Coen, 89, died Oct. 20, 2005, at her home near Baker City. Virginia’s love of the Friday night jam sessions inspired her family to have her memorial service in the format of a jam session at her home, 14803 Mill Creek Lane. The service will be on Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. All those who would like to celebrate her life with the family are welcome. There will be “open mike” opportunities for those who would like to speak. Those attending are asked to bring an appetizer or dessert if possible. Virginia Cromwell Bertram was born on Nov. 11, 1915, to George Murray Bertram and Ella Skinner Bertram at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As a young girl she cherished summers spent with her family at a summer cottage in the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. It was there that she developed a love of the natural world and the quiet rural life. After graduating from Havergal Girls School she attended the University of Toronto receiving both her bachelor’s and her master’s degrees in early childhood development. On Dec. 21, 1942, Virginia married Michael McPharlin, an American fighter pilot serving with the British Royal Air Force (RAF). She lost Michael on D-Day as he fought air battles over France. Five days later, on June 11, 1944, their daughter, Carleen Anne, was born at Toronto, Canada. Virginia...

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Zimmerman, Martha Ann Mattes Mrs. – Obituary

Martha Ann Zimmerman Teacher for 35 years Funeral services for Martha Ann Zimmerman 61, Haines, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the First Lutheran Church, Baker, with the reverend James Berentson officiating. Interment followed at the Haines Cemetery. Mrs. Zimmerman passed away in Union Wednesday, January 5. She was born December 31, 1904 at Merrill, Wisconsin. She came to Oregon from Everett, Washington some 57 years ago and has been in the Baker area for 38 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in education from Eastern Oregon College in La Grande. On December 21, 1930 she was married to Charles S. Zimmerman in Baker. She has taught approximately 53 years in Baker and Union Counties. Mrs. Zimmerman is survived by her husband, Charles Zimmerman, one son, Paul Zimmerman of Concord, Calif.; two grandchildren, Douglas and Deborah Zimmerman both of Concord; one sister, Marie Sass of Haines; three brothers, Alfred and George Mattes, both of Baker and Donald Mattes of Seattle, Wn.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a charter member of the Fist Lutheran Church in Baker and has been active in all the Women’s Organizations of the church. She has taught Church School and has participated in all the activities of the First Lutheran Church. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 1965 Contributed by: Belva...

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Acton, G. Adrian – Obituary

Baker City, Baker County, Oregon Adrian G. Acton, 87, died Jan. 9, 2005, at his home. A private memorial service will be held later this year. Adrian moved to Baker City one and one-half years ago with his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft. He was born in Marysville, Wash., and grew up in Granite Falls, Wash., with his nine brothers and sisters. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He lived in San Diego, Calif., for 40 years and retired in 1986 as a Fire Chief at North Island Naval Air Station. In his younger years he played baseball for the Padre’s semi-pro team and later became an avid golfer. He was known for his wonderful wit and love of family. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Larry Craft of Baker City; sisters, Elaine Wisdom and Eleanor Hall of Portland; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 20 nieces and nephews. Adrian was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Elsie; daughters, Gayle Artea and Dawn Lee Bjorkheim; his parents, Margaret and John; five brothers and two sisters. Memorial contributions can be made to Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814. Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, January, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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Bowerman, Lois “Larrie” Mrs. – Obituary

Halfway, Oregon Lois “Larrie” Bowerman, 82, a longtime Halfway resident, died March 11, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. Her memorial service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Lois was born Sept. 30, 1921, in the high altitude of Victor, Colo., to Washington Denver and Gwendolyn Honeycutt. She was the second-eldest of four girls. Lois received good grades in school and received her eighth-grade diploma in Spokane in 1935. However, the Great Depression had set in and she opted not to continue her education because she could not afford new clothes. Her father’s automobile business soon failed and for the next few years the family, like many others, traveled the western states looking for work. By the late 1930s things started looking up for Lois. The Honeycutts arrived in Everett, Wash., where Lois met her first love, Harold Sanders. In 1940 Lois married Harold and within the next three years gave birth to her first two children, Steve and Gail. In 1943 Harold, Lois and their two young children rejoined the Honeycutts in the secluded farming community of Pine Valley, Ore. Harold was drafted into the Navy and after his return from the South Pacific they eventually bought some land in Carson where they started construction of a home. After Harold’s accidental death in 1948 Lois met and married Jarold L....

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Wiester, Emily Irene Street Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Emily Irene Wiester, 88, of Issaquah, Wash., a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 24, 2003, at her home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Madeleine Sophie Roman Catholic Church in Bellevue, Wash. Irene was born on Jan. 26, 1915, in Prineville to Mary and Edward Street. Her parents moved to California shortly after she was born. Irene attended the University of Washington at Seattle as a freshman. There she met Harold Wiester. After graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, she returned to the Northwest in 1938 as a dietetic intern at St. Joseph’s hospital in Tacoma. Subsequently she worked at Doctor’s Hospital in Seattle. Harold and Irene were married in 1939 and had three children while they lived at Edmonds, Wash. They set out on a farming adventure to Baker City in 1951. Irene worked as a caseworker for the Department of Human Services in Baker City for 22 years before she and Harold retired. They then moved to Lake Havasu, Ariz., where they enjoyed the sun and many rounds of golf. In order to be closer to family, Irene and Harold moved back to the Seattle area in 1995. Irene was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. She belonged to the American Dietetics Association and the Baker and...

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Dern, I. Delbert – Obituary

I. Delbert Dern, 74, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, following a brief five month battle with cancer. Private interment was held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, and a family celebration was held on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lynnwood. The celebration was well attending and a fitting goodbye, with cousins from Baker City, Arlene Fulton and Delores Kissire present. Also attending were nephew and wife, Kerry and Kathy Kissire, nieces, Suzie, Cherry and hubby Dave from Forest Grove, and Flores Phelps of Tumwater, Wash. He was born December 24, 1928 in his grandparents’ home in Pendleton, and was raised on the ranch in Unity. Upon discharge from the U.S. Army, he joined his parents, who had moved to Edmonds, Wash., where he worked as an auto painter, partnered with Grant Hill in Acme Auto Rebuild in Seattle in the late 1950s and for 30 years until retirement owned and operated Maplewood Auto Paint along with Gordon VanMere, in Edmonds. Del and Sandy lived in Edmonds for 38 years before moving to Lynnwood in November 1966. Del was a member and supported the National Rifle Association, Washington Arms Collector, CCRKBA and was a firm believer in our 2nd Amendment rights. He was preceded in death by father and mother, Ralph and Evelyn Dern, brother Clayton, and baby daughter Tammy Jo. He is survived by his wife of...

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Snohomish 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 Snohomish County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) American Legion Cemetery partial Bear Creek Cemetery Darrington Cemetery G. A. R. Cemetery Surnames A-C Surnames D-G Surnames H-J Surnames K-N Surnames O-R Surnames S-Z Happy Valley Lutheran (Pleasant Valley) Cemetery Jordan Cemetery Machias Cemetery Marshland (Welsh) Cemetery Mt. Carmel Catholic (Everett Catholic, Fobes Road) Cemetery Mukilteo Pioneer Cemetery Oso Pioneer Cemetery Our Saviour Lutheran Cemetery Paradise Valley (Old Maltby) Cemetery St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Snohomish Pioneer (Pilchuck) Cemetery Woodlawn IOOF Cemetery Zion Lutheran Cemetery...

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Biography of Isaac Cathcart

ISAAC CATHCART. – In the gentleman whose name heads this brief memoir, we have a leading and worthy citizen of Snohomish county. He is one of the men whose success in life has been mainly achieved in the county in which he now lives, by the exercise of economy, industry and business integrity, guided by intelligent financial ability. He is now in affluent circumstances, though twenty years ago he was a poor man. What he has came gradually through those years as the result of correct business calculations, and not by chance or the favorable turn of Fortune’s wheel. Mr. Cathcart was born in Fermanagh county, Ireland, in 1845, and is therefore in the prime of life, being now forty-three years of age. He is the son of Issac F. and Charlott (Bushfield) Cathcart. He resided in his birthplace until nineteen years of age. He then concluded to emigrate from that ill-fated Green Isle, and came via New York to Patrolia, Canada West, where he spent the following two years. He then came to Michigan, and for eighteen months found employment in the forest of that state. At the end of that period he concluded to seek his fortune in the Golden West. Coming to Missouri, he ascended the river of that name to Fort Benton, Montana, form whence he walked to Helena, and from the latter place via...

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Biographical Sketch of George Brackett

GEORGE BRACKETT. – Mr. Brackett, whose portrait appears in this work, was born in Canada East, May 22, 1842. There he resided until eighteen years of age. He then with his parents moved to Maine, his father being a native of that state. There they lived for six years, and then moved Eu Clare, Wisconsin, and embarked in the lumber business, which he followed until December, 1869.Then George came west to Washington Territory, and first found employment in Pierce county. In 1870 he came to Seattle, and in 1872 began logging on Salmon Bay, which business he followed until 1877, when he purchased the present site of Edmunds where he now resides in a beautiful residence overlooking the Sound. In 1884, Mr. Brackett laid off the townsite of Edmunds, named in honor of the great statesman of that name. Edmunds is beautifully located in a level plateau fourteen miles north of Seattle, and is at present a thriving village, and in the near future will be an important trading point on the Sound. Besides the townsite, Mr. Brackett owns five hundred and twenty acres of valuable land adjoining the town. In 1885, on the establishment of the postoffice at Edmunds, Mr. Brackett was appointed postmaster, which position he held for several years. He is a good, responsible, reliable business man, and highly respected by all who know him. He...

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Biographical Sketch of Arthur M. Blackman

ARTHUR M. BLACKMAN. – This young gentleman, a flourishing grocer of Snohomish, is a native of Penobscot county, Maine, and was born in 1865. While he was but a boy his parents went to Michigan, living at Bay City, and four years later brought him with them to California, making their residence at Oakland, and giving their son the benefit of the excellent educational advantages of that city. In 1885 he began to seek business of his own, and found employment with Blackman Brothers, at Snohomish. He made such good use of his earnings thus acquired as to be able, at the end of eighteen months, to buy the grocery store which he now successfully conducts. His future is still before him, and seems well assured by the qualities which he is able to bring to bear upon his...

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Biographical Sketch of Levi H. Cyphers

LEVI H. CYPHERS. – Mr. Cyphers, who occupies a very prominent position in Snohomish county, having served as sheriff by the choice of the Republicans as well as democrats, is a native of the Keystone state, having been born in Monroe county, Pennsylvania, in 1849. He engaged in business at his early home, but at the age of twenty-six acted upon the belief that there were better opportunities for young men at the West. He accordingly set out for the Black Hills in the fall of 1875, with the expectation of digging gold, but, upon arriving at Cheyenne, found that miners were excluded by the Government form the region. Continuing his way westward to San Francisco, he was ready by Christmas day to embark for the northern coast, and brought his journeyings to an end at Seattle. From this point of vantage, he took a general survey of the whole Sound country, and, as the conclusion of his investigations, selected Snohomish as the site of his future home and business. since his residence there, lumbering or logging has occupied his attention. From superintendent of camps he advanced in 1880 to the operation of his own, in which he employs twenty men, and owns a tract of timber land on the Skykomish river. He is also engaged in ranching. In the fall of 1886, Mr. Cyphers was elected sheriff, and...

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