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   [1996 - 1997]
Gloria A. Rose Hebert 28 Dec 2009
I am looking for a marriage certificate of my G. Grandmother-Florence Ella Mead who married a George Alden Poncin on 30 Oct 1901 in Centralia, Washington. My G. G. Grandfather Homer Leroy Mead died 16 Dec, 1907. Services were preformed by "the Baptist Church." He was buried on Seminary Hill. For a time he was the mayor of Centralia Washington. I'm sure she would have been married in that church. Thank you.
Betsey White 24 Nov 2009
An old friend of Barbara Jean Swanson (maiden name Bickel) has asked me to find out if Barbara has died. He last saw her ten years ago (or so). Thank you for whatever help you can offer. [Barbara Jean Bickel was listed in Central Washington University's College of Education yearbook, class of 1953.]
Brian Newell 22 Nov 2009
I am looking to find information on John (Jean) Baptiste Girard (1838 - 1903) and Margaret Ladue (1855 - 1925). John and Margaret are my maternal great-great-grandparents. Both the Ladue and Girard families seem to be early settlers in Lewis county as there are some references to them living in the Ethel area as well as in the Ethel Cemetery. I also believe Margaret Ladue is, in part, Native American. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Larry 16 Nov 2009
Interested in pictures/info on Darigold Cheese Factory in Randle. Built around 1935.
Clifford Buck England 27 Oct 2009
Looking for any information about the England family who came from Robinson Creek, Ky and/ or near by Virginia. William and Tivis came to Klicitat and Onalaska first. They went back home and convinced John(?), Rachel(?) and children to move to Klicitat in approx 1910.
Margaret Church 20 Oct 2009
I am looking for the Mother of Alice Towner that was married to Albert Irish. Any info will help greatly. Thank You.
Dann Sears 11 Oct 2009
I had a Great Uncle that lived around the Randle area. His name was Walter Churchill, sometimes spelled Churchel. His wife's name was Etta. He was also known by family and and friends as "Hook". Thank you for any information.
Karen Griffith Vincent 25 Sep 2009
Hello, I grew up in Centralia and graduated from Centralia High School in 1970 and Centralia College in 1972 and I am wondering if there is anywhere I can locate pictures and/or postcards of downtown Centralia from the 1960s and/or early 1970s. I've searched online and find many old pictures from the early 1900s, but would like some pictures around the time I was living there. If you can help me, I will REALLY appreciate it!
Kathy Sinclair 25 Sep 2009
I am looking for photos of Mrs. Catherine KITCH and relatives who lived in Lewis County (Winlock & Chehalis & ?) from the mid 1880s into the 1900s. Among them are her daughters Mary KITCH (Mrs. C.B. QUICK) & Arletta/Orletta KITCH (Mrs. Elmer Foshier) along with step-daughter Frances Ellen KITCH (Mrs. Henry METZ). My great grandmother is another step-daughter, Emma/Emeline KITCH (Mrs. George Cable). I am especially interested in any photos from the April 1898 wedding of Harry B. Quick and Hattie A. Neely that Mrs. Catherine Kitch attended. I would like such photos to compare my mother's collection, among them an undated photo of an older woman taken by a professional photographer in Chehalis (we believe it might be Catherine Kitch) and other photos tentatively labeled as Metz & Foshier. Thank you.
Laurie (Dieringer) Houlihan 21 Sep 2009
My great-grandparents, MARTIN GORZELANCYK & HEDWIG DRZERWIECKI, immigrated from Poland in 1893 to Chehalis, Lewis Co, Washington with these children:
- Bromislawa/Bernice (1887-1958) m. Antone Zaikowski
- Josefa/Josephine (1890-1976) m. Howard Baxter
- Stanislaw/Stephen (1892-1969) m. Edna Judkins
The following children of Martin & Hedwig were born in Washington:
- Andrew (1895-1975) m. Edith Winkler
- Helen (1897-1983) m. Henry Dieringer (my grandparents)
- Agnes (1902-1999) m. Jesse Ellis
I'm looking for information about where they came from in Poland and wish to make contact with any relatives.
DeLana Button 10 Sep 2009 [updated 9 Jan 2011]
I am looking for obituaries on any of these surnames of the Lewis County area. The Frelichs and the Radants were from the Winlock area, and I know that Leo Frelich's obit was printed in "The Chronicle", on or near 1969-1-9. The other families lived in or near Toledo. I already have an obituary for Sarah Ann Taylor, which was printed in "The Chehalis Bee-Nugget on 16 Mar 1928. Please contact me if you need more precise info. There were many family members of each of these surnames in the Lewis County area, and I would like as many obits as possible to acquire more family history. Thank you so much. [Editor's note: Leo Frelich's obituary has been found.]
Marianne Aarons 10 Sep 2009
I'm researching the Barr/Bär/Baer family -- in German it was spelled with an umlaut over the A, and various family members adopted various spellings as they anglicized/Americanized their surname. My GGGrandfather, Nicholas Barr, was a brother of Lawrence Barr, who lived in Centralia, 1891 - 1911, conducted a mercantile business, with his son, William Lawrence Barr as partner. Lawrence Barr was also one of the organizers of Farmers & Merchants Bank. In 1909 he wrote a family history, about his family's coming to America from Germany, which has been passed down in my family line, and which I will gladly share. In 1911 he was shot & killed by a bank robber in Centralia. Anyone else researching this family is welcome to contact me.
Carol Stephens 6 Sep 2009
I am doing some research and need a little help. I am trying to find out what happened to the original school house that was in Dryad,WA., around 1929/1930. Was it torn down and replaced by what currently exists at 127 Fifth Street, in Dryad, or was the original school building renovated and converted to what is now there? Does anyone know when the school closed and was converted to a multi family dwelling? I would also be interested in any photos of the current school from around the time period of 1945 to 1960. Any information and photos would be greatly appreciated.
Julie Bishop 26 Aug 2009
I am doing research on Dr. Laura Angst. Her family lived for years in Lewis Co. in Chehalis. She died 1963 in Seattle. Do you have anything on the Angst family? Thank you.
Debbie Jobes 2 Aug 2009
I am looking for a marriage certificate. In 1922, my husband's grandmother, Frances Evelyn Jennings, and grandfather, Orlando Emerson Howell, eloped to Centralia, Washington. They were both from Marysville, Washington. Wouldn't there be a marriage certificate in Lewis County, somewhere? Word has it that they eloped because Frances thought that it would be, "so romantic".
Linda Wohld Williams 30 Jul 2009
Looking for anyone that may have photos or any other information about the Wohld family in Lewis County. I have found on 2 pictures of my dad when he is young. Johan Conrad Wohld immigrated from Canada-he was born in Sweden. He married Lucy Dodge and they had 5 children: Paul; Everett, Dorothy, Shirley, and Doris. I am Everett's daughter. Johan's father Helge is listed on the 1930 Oakville census.
Linda Wohld Williams 30 Jul 2009
I am looking for photos or any information that someone could have on John Henry "Jack" Williams ancestors. John was born 1887 in Wisconsin d. 1957 Centralia. He married Florence Ellen Wisner b. 1900 d. 1961 Lewis County, WA. They had 3 children: Eugene, Merwin, and Thelma. His father's name was Henry Williams b. abt 1860? Wisconsin; his mother Margaret Jane Bulloe b. abt 1869 Canada and immigrated to US in 1879. (Margaret remarried George Vernier and Andrew Colleen following the marriage to Henry but I do not have specific dates). I am specifically looking for details on Henry and his ancestry. He lived in Wisconsin supposedly all his life, but I think he may have been in the military. Henry & Margaret had 4 children altogether that I know of. Clarence, who died as an infant; John Henry (above); Eva, who married a guy named Lowe and different guy named Peterson (they had only one child which was adopted named Celestine); and Everett who lived in Onalaska (I found him on the 1920 census in Lewis County) and married Myrtle Snyder. I will be heading to Utah LDS to seek more information soon, but am hoping that somebody local could possibly have pictures or other information available.
Rowena 21 Jul 2009
I am trying to find anyone who might know what happened to my grandmother in the 1930s. She disappeared fron Onalaska or near there. Her family thinks my grandfather's family killed her. My grandfather's family said she ran off, but no one has ever seen or heard from her and she never tried to see my dad who was 4 when she disappeared. Her name was Dorothy Berg, maiden name Arnold. My father was Lee Berg who died in 1951 in small plane crash in Chehalis. I have been loolking for years for info. I stopped awhile then tried again with the hope that someone might know something or have heard any stories about this. My grandfather on Dorothy's side had a private investigator look for her but found nothing. Thank you.
Judy Smoger 15 Jul 2009
I am doing genealogy research on the FERRIER, EVANS, CURTIT and CHRISTOPHER families. All migrated to Lewis County between 1870 and 1880. Lived in the Vader/Little Falls and Winlock areas. Most specifically, the Nathaniel Ferrier family. Would really appreciate any connections or information you can provide! Does anyone know what happened to the Ferrier grandchildren: Eveline, Leroy, and Anna Evans?
Patricia Baker 15 Jul 2009
I am a relative of the Baker family that lived in and about Chehalis, Wa. I am looking for any and all photos and writings and possible contributions that they may have made to their community.
Barbara Spitzner 27 Jun 2009
Does anyone know if the old pioneer cemetery on Market Street across from the Eagles had another name beside Greenwood Masonic Cemetery? I seem to recall that early records around 1918 and earlier called the cemetery "Sticklin" ?? I am not confusing the "Sticklin" with the one in Centralia. Would appreciate any info. Thank you.
Juanita 20 Jun 2009
ARUBA FANNY OLDS MANN SERGANT. Known as "Fannie". Daughter of WILLIAM and MARIETTA DAMARIS (JACKSON) OLDS. Widow of LEMUEL MANN and ISAAC SERGANT. Both died in Wisconsin. "Fannie" was born 15 Jan 1836 in Oxford, Chenango Co., NY and moved to Wisconsin. She died 27 Jan 1906 in Centralia, Lewis Co., WA. Am seeking information on "Fannie", her ancestors and descendents. Any information appreciated. [Re-post of Query# 282]
Cheryl Williams-Weaver 9 Jun 2009
I am looking for the obituary's on Floyd N Falkner born 1869 in WV, Died Dec 8, 1925 in Mossyrock, Lewis Co, WA. I believe he is buried in Doss cemetery. I am also looking for the obit on his wife Mirinda Workman Falkner. Born Apri 10, 1871, died April 19, 1964, in Longview, Cowlitz, WA.
Geri Hawk 6 Jun 2009
I am looking for Charles and Emma Livingston who lived in Morton, in the 1920's. Emma was given a child while she was in Chehalis about 1920. She raised that child, who is my father. His name was John Livingston. He graduated from Mossy Rock High School in 1932. He was also a milkman in the Morton area. If anyone can help me, I sure would appreciate it. (Update to Q402)
William Amarok 31 May 2009
I know a couple of people from the 1910 Lewis county census, Forest Precinct. They are: Albert M. Martin, Farm owner; Robert E Lee Allen, Farm laborer. They list them as being half-brothers in the census. I believe they may be just cousins. It's the second man I am looking for, Robert E. Lee Allen. If he is the right one, he was born about 1867 in either Marshall, Harrison County, Texas or McLannen County Texas. His family in Texas has been looking for him for generations. I have a picture of him and his brother, which i believe was taken before 1910. Robert's brother Virgil M. Allen used to meet up with him every couple of years. Virgil lived and operated a saloon in Nome, Alaska during the goldrush, 1898-1901. I sure appreciate it if you can help me. Thank you.
Joyce Yam 31 May 2009
I am seeking birth information for my father, Norman Sexton. His father was Lonnie Sexton and mother Fanny (Frances E. Ware); they appear in the 1910 Lewis Co. Census page 129-09A (Mineral Creek). He was involved with the Shingle Mills and helped construct them up and down the west coast (I am told) he was also a mechanic by trade. Years this would be for the birth could be 1910-1912. Thank you for any help or info you may shed in this area.
Ang Smith 31 May 2009
Searching for information on Samuel Peter Baron, wife Anna Youna and family Mary, Stanley, Walter, Joe, Frank and Nellie. All were from Chehalis area. Sam and Anna passed away in 1975 and 1986, respectively; both buried in Alpha Cemetery. Sam and Anna were born in Ukraine in 1891 and 1893. Would like to make contact with other family members.
Ted Collins 2 May 2009
Primarily searching info on Inez (Blackstone) Burnett/Samuels who lived in Morton. She was married to Paul Burnett and following his death married a Samuels (Bud), date unknown. Date of death unknown.
1 Paul BURNETT
Birth: abt 1892, Augusta, Richmond County, GA
Death: 9 Dec 1945, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington
Occ: Paper Maker
Father: John H BURNETT (1862-?)
Mother: Nancy ?
Name on Paul A. Burnett Jr's birth certificate lists his last name as Burdette. Birth Certificate also lists one other child.
Name: Paul Burnett
Death date: 09 Dec 1945
Death place: Tacoma, Pierce, Washington
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 53 years 4 months 9 days
Estimated birth year: 1892
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: Inez Burnett
Spouse: Inez BLACKSTONE
Birth: Jun 1897, Athens, Clarke County, Georgia
Death: ? , Washington
Father: Jesse Walton BLACKSTONE (1861-1952)
Mother: Emeline BLACKBURN (1870-1910)
She later married a Samuels (Bud?)
She and her husband(s) lived in Morton.
Children: Paul A. (1917-1984)
1.1 Paul A. BURNETT Jr
Birth: 10 Feb 1917, Covington, Allegany County, VA
Death: 23 May 1984, Louisville, Kentucky
Burial: Louisville, Kentucky
Mary McDonald 2 May 2009[updated 6 Apr 2013]
Does anyone remember Gloria Zimbra and Irving Senitt? In particular, any of the Zimbra family? If so, please let me know who and what you remember as I'm trying to find them. Thank you.
Sharon Frady Williams 2 May 2009
I am looking for any family of a Eugene Frady (1917-1985), son of Walter & Blanche Frady. I am his cousin from NC and I am hoping to find out info on this family. [Editor's note: according to the SSDI, Eugene Frady's last residence was Adna, Lewis Co., WA.]
Linda Beltz 8 Apr 2009
I am looking for the obituary and death of Hulda Beltz Nelson. She was in Forest, Lewis County, Washington on the 1930 census. Family stories say she died in 1931 or so. Her husband was Joseph Nelson and children were: Glenn D. Nelson, Belle Nelson, Jerry Nelson and Thomas Nelson. She was born around 1883 in Minnesota. She was the step-sister of my husband's grandpa Walter Beltz. Any help is most appreciated. Thank you.
Rodney Short 21 Mar 2009
I am looking for the family of James and Florence Short. They were both born in Virginia, James born about 1860 and Florence about 1865. They moved to Lewis County in the very early 1900's. I would like to find any documents on this family. I would love to correspond with some of their descendants. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Edith Pollitz 10 Mar 2009
My great-grandmother (Dora Epling before marriage) had a couple of siblings who moved to the Chehalis area sometime before 1910. One of them was Montaville Epling, whose wife was Jane. He was born sometime around 1878. The family lived in the Pikeville, KY/Grundy, VA area. I have recently found out that there were LOTS of people from the Appalachians who moved to Washington during that time. I'm interested in trying to find out about the Eplings who moved there and why so many people from the Appalachians moved so far west.
Betty Pearce 6 Mar 2009
I am looking for the first Husband of Clella Mae Sharp. They had 2 children John D Wilson born 30/7/1932 and Shirley Wilson. They divorced and she then married a gentleman named Westfall.
Linda Stockman 28 Feb 2009
I an new at genealogy, but I have found a conflict in information regarding my husband's family.
1910 census, Napavine Precinct, Lewis County, WA Disctrict 138-07A
Line #17 Eaton, Joseph as far as I know that information is correct
Line #18 Eaton, Ticie In previous census records she is listed as "Lizzie"
Line #19 Strakman, Roy This is my husband's grandfather. The last name should be STOCKMAN
Line #20 Strakman, Willie Last name should be STOCKMAN
Line #21 Strakman, Mary Last name should be STOCKMAN
Line #22 Strakman, Coldie Should be STOCKMAN, GOLDIE
Line #23 Strakman, Johnny Last name should be STOCKMAN The Ancestry.com 1910 census record has his first name spelled Johney. I do not have a "correct" spelling except for other census records.
According to my records and family stories the wife Lizzie Eaton was widowed on April 2, 1909. Her first husband Joseph Stockman was killed in a mine accident in Kopiah. Joseph couldn't read and was German so no one is 100% sure that STOCKMAN is the correct last name. The 1910 census from Illinois has the name as STOCKMAN.
Family members found the grave of JOSEPH STOCKMAN in either Centraliz or Chehalis. His tombstone has "U.M.W. of A" on it. He was a coal miner.
Michael McCallum 21 Feb 2009
I am looking for any information on a Ruby M. Smith who has a daughter named "Lu"....They are from the Centralia Washington area. Ruby has passed some time ago, but I would like to get in touch with her daughter.... her name is either Lucille or LuAnn..... unsure, all I know is they called her "Lu".
Lynda Stewart Mayhorn 21 Feb 2009
I am searching for information on my great aunt, Sarah Catherine Woods, who married Milburn Jackson Stiltner. My great grandmother, Nancy Woods, was Sarah's sister. I have heard family stories about a newspaper article about their trip West and that there may be a photo of them. I know they settled in Lewis County, WA and would like to connect with my cousins.
Wayne Gilbert 24 Jan 2009
Searching for info re the Ross family living in Lewis county WA in the era 1875-1920.
Sue Daniels Simmons 18 Jan 2009
Looking for info on Spencer Paxton, born abt. 1906, in Arkansas, son of Golie and Oma Brown Paxton. Believed to be in the 1930 Lewis Co., Washington census.
Cheryl Cross 18 Jan 2009
Does the valley that Deep Creek Rd, Chehalis, runs through have a name?