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FAMILY HISTORY AND PHOTOS

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Cowlitz County Biographies Multiple contributors  
1905 Fourth of July parade - "Rebecca Float" Photo of a float from the 1905 Fourth of July parade, including Jan's grandmother (Edna Poland) and great-aunt (Ethel Patterson). Jan Redelsperger
Anderson family Several photos of Suze's Anderson ancestors, of Clark Co., WA and Cowlitz Co., WA. Suze E. Hammond
Booth and Whitney families Photos of B. L. and Minerva (Hollander) Booth (Nancy's grandparents) and Whitney families Nancy Hicks
Bryant family Photo of Thomas and Laura (Hunley) Bryant Kathy Jo Bryant
Bush Genealogy Information on the Bush family of Cowlitz Co. Christine L. Hammond
Carter family Photos and stories about Tracey's grandparents (William Benjamin "Bill" and Elizabeth Euceba (Hiles) Carter) and parents (Marion Allen and Beatrice (Adams) Carter). Tracey R. Carter Dunlap
Christina (Stock) Carroll Biography and photo June Carroll
Clark family Family of Walter Alexander and Fannie (Hawkins) Clark. Mary Hazelett
Cooley Family Family of Thomas Jefferson Cooley of Mendocino Co., CA and Cowlitz Co., WA. Clyde Senger
Catherine (Jones) Davolt Photo of Catherine (Jones) Davolt Betty Jane Chinn
Charles Henry Davolt family Photo of Charles Henry Davolt and family Betty Jane Chinn
William L. S. Davolt family Photo of William L. S. and Catherine (Jones) Davolt Betty Jane Chinn
William L. S. Davolt family Photo of the children of William L. S. and Catherine (Jones) Davolt Betty Jane Chinn
Dennis and Estella (Shanklin) Flatt
(currently unavailable - trying to locate new URL)
I have a newsclipping found in my grandmothers bible for the 70 anniversary of Dennis S. Flatt and Estella Shanklin of Cowlitz County WA. This was in the paper Feb. 5, 1970 . According to the artical Dennis Flatt was a breakman for my grandfather's (Clarence Alfred Taylor) logging company. (Located offsite). Linda Henson (Mullins)
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Freeman This newspaper clipping describes the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration for Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Freeman, of Longview, WA. "As far as I know I am not related to this family but this article was found in my grandmothers, Nellie Aileen Dixon (Mullins/Taylor), bible after her death. The article seems to be from about 1966." Linda Henson (Mullins)
Galloway family Photo of David and Elizabeth (Johnson) Galloway Jack Hillman
CHILDHOOD MEMORIES of Annetta "Netta" Sophia Parsons Geil 1902 - 1977 Annetta Parson Geil's recollections of her childhood, focusing primarily on the Parsons family in Cowlitz Co. Rita K. Cobb Balch
Jeanne Marie Elizabeth Ann Giem Photo of Jeanne Marie Elizabeth Ann (Giem) Bryant, and her grade school class at Kessler School Kathy Jo Bryant
Harrison family * Photo and newspaper clipping showing James Richard Harrison with his record-setting Chinook salmon, caught in either 1934 or 1935.

* Death certificate and obituary for John William Harrison (1858-1930)

Cathy Cadd
Hopper family of Kelso, WA Photos of the family of Logan William and Leona Elizabeth (Beaston) Hopper. Family names include: Campbell, Croy, Hewitt. Penni (Campbell) Huff
Hoven - Quinn - Rouw Families The Hovens migrated from Ontario, Canada and Michigan, USA to Cowlitz Co., Washington, via Oklahoma, New Mexico and Oregon. Many of their descendants now live in British Columbia. Sandi Farmer
Harry Darby Huntington Information and photos relating to the Jubilee for "Uncle" Harry Darby Huntington, held in 1949 Betty Jane Chinn
Hutchinson family Photos of Grant and Eliza (Jantzen) Hutchinson and their family Cathy Larkins
Hutchinson Genealogy Information on the Hutchinson family in Cowlitz Co. and Grays Harbor Co., WA (Located offsite) Cathy Larkins
Lapham and Mallory families Information on Lapham and Mallory families who settled in the Castle Rock, WA area. Mallory Smith
F. Clark Lewis Campaign ad for F. Clark Lewis, running for mayor of Longview. Don & Doreen (Kisch) Gillogly
John Frank Merrill Photos of John Frank Merrill, a police officer with the Kelso Police Department. Includes a photo of other officers in the department. Robert Merrill
Newkirk family Photos of Woodland-area families, including Burton Newkirk (Sandra's grandfather) Sandy Philpott
Ostrander and Kelso Mystery People Photos of friends and neighbors of the STOVER family, from the Ostrander and Kelso areas of Cowlitz County. Can you identify any of these people? Jean Morrison
Parsons family Photos of the Parsons family of Stella, Cowlitz Co. - descendants of Sidney Stanhope Parsons, who emigrated from Illinois to Stella with his three sons, William, Leverett and Harry. Rita Kay
Harry A. Parsons This article featuring Harry A. Parsons was published as "Columbia River Country Personalities", by Richard Spiro, in 1971 Rita K. Cobb Balch
Polands and Pattersons - Washington Hotel, 1914 Photo of George and Edna (Doble) Poland, William Clarence and Ethel (Doble) Patterson and staff in front of the Washington Hotel in Kelso, 1914. Jan Redelsperger
Rouw family Family of George ? and Emma ROUW. Sandi would like to learn George's surname. Part of Sandi's Hoven - Quinn - Rouw database. Sandi Farmer
Capt. T. Hugo Storm Transcription of newspaper article on Capt. T. Hugo Storm, resident of Tower, Cowlitz Co., WA. Barry Gates
Strong family Several photos of the family of Solomon C. and Amelia (Thiel) Strong, of Woodland, Cowlitz Co., WA (married 7 Oct 1879). Suze E. Hammond
Letters written by Jacob Tippery to his daughter. Jacob Tippery was an early pioneer in the Silver Lake/Toutle area. Linda Smith
Williams family Photos of Ezra George and Blanche Pearl (Stockman) Williams Carolynne Fries
David Wilma database Information on Wilma, Dorn, Flood and Fisk families (located offsite). David Wilma

 

COWLITZ COUNTY LANDMARKS

LOCATION DESCRIPTION CONTRIBUTOR
Columbia River Longview Bridge   Nancy Hicks
Longview-Rainer Bridge Taken shortly before it was completed. Don & Doreen (Kisch) Gillogly
Lake Sacajawea 3 photos of the lake, taken at different time periods Nancy Hicks
Longview points of interest   Nancy Hicks
Longview Y.M.C.A.   Don & Doreen (Kisch) Gillogly
Mt. St. Helens and Spirit Lake Photo from early 1900s Carolynne Fries
Mt. St. Helens View from 1971 (9 years before the eruption) Nancy Hicks
Touttle Ranger Station Photo from early 1900s Carolynne Fries

 

COWLITZ COUNTY SCHOOLS

TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTRIBUTOR
Abernethy School, 1919 Photo of Abernethy School, taken shortly after its completion in 1919. The school was commissioned by the Wisconsin Logging and Timber Co. Loreen Wells
Castle Rock School Photo of several teachers from Castle Rock School Carolynne Fries
Castle Rock School Photo of a boys' sports team from 1907-1908 Carolynne Fries
Kelso School, 1905 Photo of Kelso School students, taken in 1905 Jan Redelsperger
Little Mountain Public School District No. 78, 1915 Photos of the five students and their teacher, Miss Byrdee Ethel Poland, from the 1914-1915 school year. Jan Redelsperger
Ostrander School 1958 reunion of alumni from the class of 1893-1894 June Carroll
R. A. Long High School yearbook Several photos from the 1941 yearbook Nancy Hicks
Wallace School, Kelso, Dec. 1913 First and second grade students in Miss Murphy's class at Wallace School. Julie Robinson
Wallace School, Kelso, ca 1940 Students (possibly 2nd graders) from Wallace School in Kelso, taken about 1940. June Carroll

 

COWLITZ COUNTY OCCUPATIONS

TITLE DESCRIPTION CONTRIBUTOR
Canby Life Savers Photo of the Canby Life Savers, who were stationed at the mouth of the Columbia River until the Coast Guard took over. Don & Doreen (Kisch) Gillogly
Long Bell Factory day rip saw crew Group photo of employees of the Long Bell Factory, taken in 1941. Don & Doreen (Kisch) Gillogly
Oak Point Piling and Lumber Company Photo taken in 1917. Barbara Troen


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