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Filer, Martha Ann Bacus – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now After an illness of several months at her home near Twisp, Washington, Mrs. Martha Filer, died Thursday, August 25 [1913] age 73 years. Mrs. Filer was born January 8, 1840 in Illinois and when a girl moved with her parents to Texas, where in 1869 she was married to Jacob Filer. [Marriage date is incorrect. First child was born about 1862]. To this union twelve children were born, eight of whom are living; her daughters, Mrs. Jones of Twisp, Mrs. Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Manning of North Yakima, and Mrs. G. C. Charlton of this valley. Four sons Fred and Louis Filer of Twisp, John H. Filer of this city and Jacob Filer of Toppenish. In 1883 Jacob Filer, wife and family left Texas, headed for Washington. They got as far as Pendleton, Ore., where Mr. Filer, after some weeks took sick and died. [Jacob is buried in Ellensburg so this account seems to be in error.] After a few weeks, Mrs. Filer and her children gathered their all together and started for Kittitas valley. Once here, she bought the ranch now owned by J. H. Kresge near the Nanum Canyon and there reared her children to manhood and womanhood. In the early nineties Mrs. Filer sold her farm and with a part of her...

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Livingston, Ardith Maxine – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Union, Oregon Ardith Maxene Livingston, 100, of Union, died at her residence May 31. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Union. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements. Maxene Livingston was born Aug. 29, 1907, the oldest of 13 children, in Santaquin, Utah. She grew up on the family farm owned by her parents, Albert and Chloe Tietjen Greenbalgh. As the oldest child, she was very involved in rearing her brothers and sisters. She also learned to operate all of the farm equipment except the binder because that was pulled by three horses. She grew up in a time when there were very few cars, so travel and farming was done with horses. Maxene graduated from the ninth grade in Santaquin, then graduated from high school in Payson, Utah, where she met her future husband, Vaughn Livingston. After graduation, she moved to Salt Lake City, where she worked as a milliner, designing and making women’s hats. Maxene and Vaughn were married in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 28, 1926. They remained in California until the Great Depression when they moved to Provo, Utah, where Vaughn attended Brigham Young University. Upon graduation they moved to Twisp, Wash. – the beginning of a long...

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Filer, Peter Louis – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Services were held Saturday for Peter Louis Filer, Methow Valley pioneer who passed away at the age of 88 years [January 17, 1951] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ora B. Voight, Bremerton. Born April 9, 1862, in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Filer came to Washington in 1887, then but a territory. He stopped for a time in Ellensburg, coming on to Methow, where he took up a homestead on Beaver Creek and where he and his family lived for many years. Here he was engaged in cattle raising and ranching. He also was one of the first mail carriers in the valley, carrying the mail from Brewster in Silver. Mr. Filer was engaged in the grocery business in Twisp, where he was associated with Dan McAlister for many years in the partnership of Filer-McAlister. He has been active as a director of the Commercial Bank of Twisp, which position he held until last year when he resigned. He had retired from active farm life seven years ago, selling his Beaver Creek land and home in Buck Stillwell. For several years the Filers made their home in Twisp where Mrs. Filer passed away July 16, 1945 [Bertie Eudora Stone]. One son, Ernest, of Texas, preceded Mr. Filer in death. Surviving are Ora B. Voight, Bremerton; Frieda...

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Prewitt, Robert T. – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Robert T. Prewitt, pioneer of the Methow Valley passed away at 5 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15, [1946] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Maude Allen [Twisp]. Mr. Prewitt or “Bob” as he was generally known to the people of the valley was one of the early pioneers, having first come here in 1887. He moved his family and established his home 2 ½ miles north of Twisp in 1890. He was a very public spirited man, giving much time in the building of school houses, roads, and ditches. He served three terms as county commissioner during the early formation of Okanogan County. He is survived by five daughters: Mrs. T. R. Pinkerton, Cashmere; Mrs. Cora Petterson, Portland, Ore., Mrs. A. C. Lehman, and Mrs. Maude Allen, Twisp; Mrs. L. V. Ellsworth, San Francisco; and by three sons: Robert Prewitt, Seattle; C. Arthur Prewitt, Twisp; and Floyd J. Prewitt, Deer Park, Wash. Mr. Prewitt was 88 years, three months and 28 days old at time of his death. Mrs. Prewitt passed away Dec. 29, 1944. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Wendell Cone at the Methodist Church and burial was in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were A. C. Lehman, Claude Prewitt, Leon Lehman, Vernon LaMotte, Art Prewitt, and Royal Pinkerton. Mrs. J. A. Allen...

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Filer, Martha Ann Bacus – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now After an illness of several months at her home near Twisp, Washington, Mrs. Martha Filer, died Thursday, August 25 [1913] age 73 years. Mrs. Filer was born January 8, 1840 in Illinois and when a girl moved with her parents to Texas, where in 1869 she was married to Jacob Filer. [Marriage date is incorrect. First child was born about 1862]. To this union twelve children were born, eight of whom are living; her daughters, Mrs. Jones of Twisp, Mrs. Tuverson of Kellogg, Idaho, Mrs. Manning of North Yakima, and Mrs. G. C. Charlton of this valley. Four sons Fred and Louis Filer of Twisp, John H. Filer of this city and Jacob Filer of Toppenish. In 1883 Jacob Filer, wife and family left Texas, headed for Washington. They got as far as Pendleton, Ore., where Mr. Filer, after some weeks took sick and died. [Jacob is buried in Ellensburg so this account seems to be in error.] After a few weeks, Mrs. Filer and her children gathered their all together and started for Kittitas valley. Once here, she bought the ranch now owned by J. H. Kresge near the Nanum Canyon and there reared her children to manhood and womanhood. In the early nineties Mrs. Filer sold her farm and with a part of her...

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Yocom, Earl William – Obituary

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Twisp–Earl William Yocom, 49, a former resident of the Wenatchee area and late of Twisp, died in a Tacoma hospital Monday [April 26, 1965] following a brief illness. Born in Malaga, Feb. 3, 1916, he lived in the Colockum and Wenatchee areas until moving with his family to Twisp in 1931. He served in the Army during World War II and following his discharge resided in Wenatchee and Twisp. He had been in Tacoma six months. Surviving is one brother, Joe Yocom, Twisp. Services are announced by the Jones & Jones Funeral Home. [Interment Wenatchee City Cemetery] Wenatchee Daily World, April 30, 1965 Contributed by: Shelli...

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