Location: Yakima Washington

Biography of Hon. James B. Reavis

Much interest attaches to the life and work of an attorney such as Mr. Reavis, whose chief endeavor both privately and professionally has been to realize a high degree of public justice. He is a man whom the people feel safe in having by; for they can trust his sagacity and integrity, knowing that he is thoroughly incorruptible by any influence, corporate or otherwise. He is one of the men of whom both unscrupulous politicians and monopolies have a wholesome fear. 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 Now Glancing at his ancestry, we observe that he came honestly by these rugged qualities, being in lineal descent from among those who have subdued and civilized America. He was born in Boone county, Missouri, in 1848. His parents were Kentuckians, his grandparents Virginians, and on the maternal side were descended from the colonial Lee family of Revolutionary fame. Mr. Reavis received his education at Lexington, Kentucky, and studying law was admitted to practice at Hannibal, Missouri, in 1872. He...

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Biography of David Murray

DAVID MURRAY. – This gentleman is a well-known capitalist. He has retired from active business, and is now reaping the benefits of a life full of even and unceasing hard work. David Murray is a name that every youngster in the Kittitass valley, Washington, is familiar with. It might be well for those very same youths if they had a few of the hardships to go through that Mr. Murray did in his early life. He was born in Maine in 1831, and at the age of twenty left his home to seek his fortunes in the Golden state of California. he embarked onboard one of the sailing vessels that brought a dry dock to the Pacific coast. Rounding the “Horn” with that massive bulk in cargo was no very safe undertaking. However, reaching California, he settled at Vallejo, on San Francisco Bay; and, not having been overstocked with money upon leaving his home, he was forced to accept what work he could obtain. He did the first work that was ever done on Mare Island, where the government works and navy yard now are. After finishing his employment there, he led a life of various pursuits for a period of ten years, among which were mining, lumbering and ranching during the great Caribou gold excitement of 1862 he made his way to that field, and took up a...

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McGlothlen, Leona Erma Rich – Obituary

Mrs. Leona E. McGlothlen, 89, of 1004 S. 3rd Ave., Yakima, died Monday [May 26, 1975] in Madison Fountains Convalescent Center. Mrs. McGlothlen was born in Smith Center, Kan. She moved to Yakima when she was 10. She was married to Purdy McGlothlen when she was 19. He died in July 1937. She was the last surviving charter member of the Yakima Seventh Day Adventist Church. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Stella Hill of Yakima; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Cooke of Ellensburg and Mrs. Levina Perin of St. Maries, Idaho; a half sister, Mrs. Vern Carson of Orleans, Calif.; two grandsons; three great granddaughters and two great-great grandsons. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Uebelacker,Geneva Bronson – Obituary

Geneva Bronson, 97, of Yakima, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 1998 in Crescent Convalescent Center. She was born on June 17, 1900 to Frank and Anna (Michels) Uebelacker in Ellensburg, WA where she was raised and educated. She and her husband resided in San Jose, California, where Mrs. Bronson was a first grade teacher at Willow Glen Elementary School for many years. She has resided in Yakima for the past fifteen years. She is survived by two nephews, Don Uebelacker and wife Anna of Yakima and Bill Uebelacker and wife Jean of Milwaukee, Oregon; numerous great nieces and nephews, and her dear friend and companion, Gwen McCullough of Yakima. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry A. Bronson; three brothers; and seven sisters; including her twin sister, Alvena [Elvira] Waggoner. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 7, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Paul’s Chapel. Entombment will be in the Oak Hill Mausoleum in San Jose, CA. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Earl Patten – Obituary

Earl P. Cooke, 57, resident of Yakima for the past seven years, died in a Yakima hospital Monday [December 27] evening. He had made his home at 301 N. 26th Ave. Mr. Cooke was born in Ellensburg. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morand D. Cooke were pioneers of the Ellensburg District. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; one sister, Mrs. Laurin T. Dawes, Ellensburg, and three brothers, Lester V. of Ellensburg, Charlie P. of Ellensburg and Frank M. of Seattle. Mr. Cooke was a member of the Elks. He had previously lived in Menlo, Wash. for 19 years. He was a teacher at the time of his death was instructing veterans in farm training. Yakima Daily Republic, December 28, 1954 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Whitson, Nellie Cooke – Obituary

Mrs. Nellie R. Whitson, 78, who first came to Yakima as a child in 1865 and was a member of one of the first white families to settle in the valley, died in St. Elizabeth’s hospital last night [January 2, 1939]. She was taken to the hospital Saturday for treatment for injuries received in a fall in her home. She lived with a daughter, Mrs. George W. Clark, wife of the city commissioner, at 602 South Eighteenth Avenue. Born in Polk County, Oregon, Mrs. Whitson came to the valley with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Cooke and settled in the Moxee where the Scudder ranch is now. There were only a few other families here then, the Splawns, the Flints and the Thorpes. In 1867 the family moved to Ellensburg. Mrs. Whitson was married there to A. B. Whitson and in 1889 they returned to Yakima where she had lived ever since. Mr. Whitson died a few years ago. Mrs. Whitson’s father was the auditor of Ferguson County and was one of those instrumental in having Yakima County established. In addition to Mrs. Clark, the family includes another daughter, Doris Whitson of Yakima; two sons, Sergeant Ben W. Whitson of Yakima police department and H. C. Whitson of California; a sister, Mrs. Henry Schnebly , and a brother, Morand Cooke, both of Ellensburg. Shaw & Sons has...

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Whitson, Alexander Brandon – Obituary

A. B. Whitson Is Taken By Death-Stock Raiser and Business Man Continuous Resident in Valley for 42 years. Yakima lost another pioneer in the death this morning of A. B. Whitson [October 14, 1931], who came to the valley 60 years ago and had lived in Yakima continuously since 1889. He had been confined to the hospital for one week and was operated upon some time ago. In the 42 years he had made his home here, he had been prominently identified with community affairs. Born in Lind County, Oregon, March 4, 1855, Mr. Whitson moved with his parents to Kittitas County in 1871. With his father and his brother, the late Judge Edward Whitson, he engaged in stock raising in the upper valley for a number of years. His parents had come west in 1840. His father was Benjamin Franklin Whitson, a native of Kentucky. In 1878 Mr. Whitson was married to Nellie Cooke, who survives him. Had he lived they would have celebrated their 53rd weeding anniversary on Thanksgiving Day. For 15 years Mr. Whitson was superintendent of the local light and water system. Since that time he had devoted himself to varied business interests. He had lived in one home on North Avenue for 30 years. Mr. Whitson was a life member of the Masonic Lodge, having joined the order 45 years ago. The family includes...

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Yocom, Leota Lotta Patterson – Obituary

Leota Lotta Yocom, 72, of 718 N. Sixth Ave., Yakima, who received head injuries when she fell to pavement after being hit by a car at Third and West Yakima Avenues, Yakima, Friday morning, died Sunday [August 31, 1980] at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in 1898 in Tokio, ND [MN], to Oscar and Odessa Patterson. She and Chester Yocom were married in Wenatchee; he preceded her in death. Mrs. Yocom taught school in Malaga and received education and trained as a practical nurse in Wenatchee. She and her husband moved to Edmonds and Seattle, where she was a practical nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital. She is survived by two sons, Chester Yocom of Seattle and Lance Yocom, of Anchorage, Alaska; and three brothers, Dwain Patterson of Everett, Robert Patterson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Paul Patterson of Seattle. Yakima Herald Republic, September 1, 1980 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Cooke, Daisy Victoria Storey – Obituary

Mrs. Daisy Victoria Cooke, 78, of 410 S. 49th Ave., died Monday [September 19, 1977] in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Mrs. Cooke was born in Cumberland, Wash. Her parents, George C and Emma Storey, were Washington State pioneers. Mrs. Cooke was educated in Seattle Public Schools. On Sept. 19, 1922 she married Howard P. Cooke in Wenatchee. Today was their 55th wedding anniversary. They moved to Yakima 10 years ago from Port Orchard. She was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, served as a musician for many drill and degree teams for fraternal organizations, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 279, Cooties, Women of the Moose Post 389 in which she hild a friendship degree, Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary 2229 of Toppenish, American Legion Auxiliary Post 36. She also was a member of the National Federation of Grandmothers of America. Survivors are her husband; two sons, Clifford Cooke of Bremerton, and Howard P. Cooke Jr., of Sam Jose, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Dorothy) Hunt of Phoenix, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Goodwin of Seattle; nine grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. Yakima Herald Republic, September 20, 1977 Contributed by: Shelli...

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Fisk, Roy A. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Roy A. Fisk Passes After Heart Attack Roy A. Fisk passed away at the hospital Monday, Jan. 29, 1940. For several years he had realized that his heart was not strong and he had been careful not to over exert himself and he felt he was improving. However, he suffered a sever attack Sunday, after doing his morning chores on the old Jacob Bauer farm south of town, and he was taken to the hospital. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at two o’clock in the Christian Church. Mr. Fisk was born at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, June 25, 1882, and came west when a small boy with his parents, who located at Yakima, Wash. Mr. Fisk grew up there and was engaged in railroad train service work for several years. He was married in 1918 to Peggy DeRacy at Vancouver, Wash., and they lived in Tacoma several years where he was in business. About 12 years ago Mr. Fisk came to Enterprise to decorate the streets for a celebration, and he returned again, and then moved here in February, 1930, to a place on Alder Slope. After a few years he moved to Boise, Idaho, and then to Haines, Oregon, and returned to Enterprise last October. Mrs. Fisk survives, and there are five children: Mrs. Ralph Turner of Jerome, Idaho; Mrs. Ralph Teall and...

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Biography of Alfred Harris Hecox

Alfred Harris Hecox. One of the native sons of Allen County who are now holding official positions in the employ of the United States Government, is Alfred Harris Hecox, who since July, 1914, had served in the capacity of postmaster of the City of Iola. Mr. Hecox had had a diversified and interesting career, in which he had visited various parts of the country and engaged in a number of different occupations which have brought him in close touch with the public and at the same time had given him a broadened experience. These qualities have served him well in the discharge of his official duties and have helped to make him a popular and efficient official. Mr. Hecox is descended from English ancestors who left their native land and located in the Colony of Connecticut prior to the American War of the Revolution, and from that community the family branched out into other localities to the west and south, the branch of which Mr. Hecox is a member having found settlement in Illinois. He was born on a farm in Allen County, Kansas, October 30, 1869, and is a son of Jeremiah and Sarah (Harris) Hecox. Jeremiah Hecox was born in 1826, in Hancock County, Illinois, and was there reared and married and engaged in farming. He was past middle life when he ventured to take his place...

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Bloom, Louis R. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Louis R. Bloom Dies On His Way To South Louis R. Bloom, a native son of Wallowa valley, died at Goldendale, Washington, Wednesday, December 22, 1937. He was on his way from Yakima, where he had lived for three years, to souhtern California where Mrs. Bloom had gone a few weeks before. He was stricken with a heart attack and went to a hotel where he passed away. The body was brought to Enterprise by C.L. Booth and funeral services were held at the Booth Chapel Monday morning and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Rev. Lloyd W. Halvorson of the Presbyterian church conducted the services. Mr. Bloom was a son of R.W. Bloom, pioneer of the upper valley and was born August 19, 1885 on what is now the Wade ranch on Alder Slope. He was married to Minnie Fluke April 29, 1917, and in November, 1919, they moved to Medford. That city remained their home until three years ago when they went to Yakima. Mrs. Bloom was called to Covina, California, the last of November to help care for her mother, Mrs. L. Rest of article missing. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, Enterprise, Oregon, December 30, 1937, page 2 Contributed by: Sue Wells Transcribed by: Belva...

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Eddy, Jennie Webb – Obituary

Union, Union County, Oregon Jennie Webb Eddy, formerly of Union, recently of Yakima, Washington, died at the latter place, Tuesday, September 14, of uraemic poisoning, and was buried from the L. D. S. Church, Union, Sunday, September 17, at 1 p. m. Jennie Webb was born at Payson, Utah, December 23, 1896, and at the age of five years moved to Oregon with her parents, locating at Union, where she lived continuously until last spring. She was married June 29, 1915, to Ernest Eddy, and then moved to North Yakima, Washington, where she lived until Thursday, September 14th, when she passed a way as above noted. She leaves a husband and five-months old son of her immediate family to mourn her loss. Jennie Webb was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Webb well known residents of this county, and leaves besides six brothers and 3 sisters, all residents of the county, excepting a brother who lives in California and another who resides in the State of Washington. Mrs. Eddy was a member of the L.D.S. Church. No date given on obituary Contributed by: Larry...

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Donohue, Donald Martin – Obituary

Donald Martin Donohue, 71, of Yakima died Sunday May 5, 1991 in Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. Donohue was born in La Grande, OR on February 18, 1920 to Edward and Florence (McLachlen) Donohue. He was raised and educated in La Grande and later attended Oregon State University and the Colorado School of Mines. He served in the U. S. Air Force during WW II as a Warrant Officer. In 1950, he was married to Jacquelyn Yoho in La Grande. Mr. Donohue later moved to Richland where he lived for a time before moving to Yakima. For 17 years he was a chemical engineer employed by the Hanford Project. He was also a real estate agent with Clark Jennings and Associates Inc. until his death. He attended St. Joseph and Holy Family Catholic Churches. He is survived by seven children, Linda Calhoun of Wapato, Candy Spaet, Joe Donohue, Cheri Ahlers, Mary Glessner and Kevin Donohue all of Yakima; and Shawn Donohue of Bellevue; fourteen grandchildren; two sisters, Angela Keeler and Betty Roe, both of La Grande, OR; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacquelyn Donohue; his parents; a sister Ethel Wagner and two brothers, Bernard and Ted Donohue. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Holy Family Catholic Church, 5315 Tieton Drive. A committal service will...

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Jambura, Phyllis – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Phyllis Jambura, 1709 Foley St., died Saturday at her home following and extended illness. She was 52. Mrs. Jambura worked 17 years with the La Grande School District. She served as dean of girls at the middle and high schools, was vice principle of the high school, and was director of secondary curriculum/evaluation. Services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Steve Kliewer officiating. Private interment will follow at Grandview Cemetery. Mrs. Jambura was born on Feb. 4, 1931 in Yakima, Wash. to Philip and Carrie (Skiff) Walnum. She graduated from Pendleton High School and attended the University of Oregon and Eastern Oregon State College. She received a master’s degree from EOSC. She married John Jambura on Dec. 26, 1952 in Pendleton. Mrs. Jambura was active in numerous organizations. She was member of the Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development. Also, she was member of First United Presbyterian Church, La Grande, and was past president of P.E.O. Sisterhood. Survivors include her husband, John, of La Grande; her parents, Phil and Carrie Walnum of Pendleton; a son, Dr. John Jambura of Boise; a granddaughter, Ann Jambura of Boise; and numerous other relatives. Contributions in the memory of Mrs. Jambura may be...

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