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Patricia Daugherty 2 Dec 2005
I'm looking for anyone who may remember my gradnparents and their children in Centralia, 1938. Grandparents' names are Oscar Lawrence Cazier, Olive Mae Cazier. Children's names are:
John Truman Cazier
Wanda Angeline Cazier
Oscar Lawrence Cazier Jr.
Inez Mae Cazier
David Arnull Cazier.
Olive divorced Oscar and Married Walter Simmons, so the kids may have been going by the last name of Simmons.

Does anyone have any written history or pictures of the old Galvin School in Centralia? Thank you for any help or advice.


Sharon Estrada 18 Nov 2005
My Dear Friends in Lewis County, I have been looking for my grandfather for 35 years. do believe I have found him in Randle, Lewis Co. The 1930 census says he is married to a women by the name of Ollie McMillan. His name is William J. McMillan, he was a Dentist. The 1930 census says he owns his home and that he is a Fur Farmer. I am 61 years old and I am not just doing genealogy, I am looking for my older siblings and my TWIN. Is there anyone who would be so kind to help me? I would be so grateful, Sharon. P S William J. McMillan b. 1882 or 84 in colorado, d. Aug. 4th, 1946 in Aberdeen Wa. He had no #SS number. Thank you so much.


Kathy Donell 16 Nov 2005
I'm searching for information on the children of Samuel Washington Moore and Sarah Virginia Moore. Samuel was born in 1848 in WV , died 1923 in Dryad, WA. Sarah was born 1855 in WV, and died 1949 in Dryad, WA. Three of their sons that I know moved from WV to WA were George, Sim and Obe. Any information on this family will be appreciated.


Kay Counts 16 Nov 2005
I'm looking for any information on Esther (also known as Hattie) McCutcheon. She was born in 1871 in Canada. I have census on her am looking for a marriage record around 1910-1913. I don't know where she is buried or death date either. Last known address: 501 S. Oak, Centralia, WA. I'm also looking for a marriage record of Sabina Bartlett who married a Alvia B. MacDonald March 29th, 1913. Not sure if in Washington or not - might be in Centralia area or Chelan. Esther (above) married a Charles I. Gochnour. Charles was from Pennsylvania and I'm not sure where he is buried as well. Any information at all would be great help!! Thank you.


Mary Jane Fox 19 Oct 2005
My grandparents, William and Mary Fox, lived in Pe Ell during the mid 1920's. They moved from Aberdeen/Hoquiam area to Pe Ell so Grandpa could work in the lumber mill. I'm trying to track down name of mill and more exact dates. Any help will be very much appreciated.


Janet Goodwin 11 Oct 2005
Am looking for any information on Camp McDonald out of Pe Ell back in 1950-1959. It was a logging camp for Weyerhaeuser. I need pictures if possible. Thank you.


Hal Bern 23 Sep 2005
Thomas Peacock is alive in the 1920 Chehalis, WA Census and his wife, Mary, is listed as a widow in the 1930 Census. When did he die?


Marian Franklin 30 Aug 2005

I'm researching the John D. Berry family of Osage Co., MO. He had 5 sons. Three sons served in the Union Army during the Civil War and then emigrated to Lewis Co., WA before 1880. Another son was killed in the Civil War and the youngest son emigrated to Kitsap Co., WA before 1885. The Lewis Co. sons were:

  1. Lt. James Tate Berry (wife Alida Winston), children Amy A. Berry m. Thomas Dobson, John C. Berry m. Anna Zenkner and Timothy R. Berry
  2. Sgt. Robert Mitchell Berry (wife Sara Jane Hull), children Mary and Margaret both died in childhood, James W. Berry, Annie Berry m. Bell?, Jessie Ellen Berry m. Frederick Ernest Miller, John Berry, Robert Mitchell Berry and a daughter.
  3. John D. Berry, Jr. (wife Margaret Alexander) children Margaret Julia M. Berry, James A. Berry, John C. Berry and Eva Grace Berry.

Some of the younger stayed in Lewis Co. and I've found a few in the censuses but would like to find all the descendents of this Berry family.


Jayne McCarley 30 Aug 2005
I am hoping to locate more of the descendents of Alfred L. and Mary Elizabeth ALLISON. They settled on a homestead on Cowlitz Prairie in 1870. Their Children are:

  1. George R. ALLISON m. Rhoda E. DECIUS (my line)

  2. Charles DeWitt ALLISON m. Olivia Ida KELLER
    known children: Bertha, Olivia and Grace. I think that Olivia may have married a OYLER? Need to find descendents!!
  3. John William ALLISON m. Katherine BOONE
    Known children: Estelle and Daniel Boone ALLISON and 1 known descendent

  4. Estina Bell ALLLISON m. Edward HOPKINS
    Known children:
    i. Jennie Harriett Louise HOPKINS m. Robert BURROWS
    ii. Etta Marjie HOPKINS m. Henry Frederick Johnson
    iii. Dillon Fayette HOPKINS m. Cleo BAXTER
    iv. Anna Edna H. HOPKINS
    Need to find descendents!!
  5. Thomas Francis ALLISON "Brick" m. Daisy Mae Smith FLETCHER
    Known Children:
    i. Ray Thomas ALLISON (known descendents)
    ii. Eva ALLISON
  6. James ALLISON m. Essie Blanche TAYLOR
    Known children:
    i. Clarence James ALLISON (had contact with granddaughter Betty Jane Edmundson, but have lost her. HELP?
    ii. Clifford ALLISON
    iii. Earl Norman ALLISON m. Delores INMAN
    (Any relation to Jess Inman that married Maude BICKELL????.)
    iv. Ralph Leroy ALLISON m. Delores Mae SCOTT
    Need to find descendnts!!
  7. Junia Etta m. Benjamin Francis THAYER
    Known Children:
    i. Cassie THAYER
    ii. Janette THAYER
    Need to find descendents!!
  8. Clara Jane ALLISON m. (1) Mack LAFOUNTAIN
    Known Children:
    i. Charles LAFOUNTAIN
    ii. Hilda LAFOUNTAIN
    iii. Daisy LAFOUNTAIN
    Clara married (2) Edward MIDDAUGH
    iii. John MIDDAUGH
    Need to find descendents!!
  9. Henry m. Abbie Jane GARRETT
    Known Children
    i. Inez ALLISON
    ii. Walter ALLISON
    iii. Helen ALLISON
    iv. Violet ALLISON
    v. Melvin ALLISON
    vi. Alvin ALLISON
    Need to find descendents!!


Alice Harrison 10 Aug 2005
My great great uncle, William Wilson Broshears married Mary Miller and had two children, Fred and Mary. They lived in Winlock, Lewis County, Washington. They are listed in the 1880 census: William age 26, Mary age 22, Fred age 2 and Mary age 1/12. William drowned in a mill pond. I would like to know what became of Mary and the two children. Would also like to know who Mary's parents were.


Vickie Alicea 31 Jul 2005

Found my Great Grandfather Earl E. Pier family and more info than I expected. However, now looking for Earl's wife Lura E. (Anderson) Pier's father Thomas Anderson's wife. He is in the 1930 Federal Census Washington, Lewis Co, Forest Precinct widow age 73 living with Earl,Lura and their children in the household.

Secondly, also looking for my Great Grandfather Edward Richardson's (1866-1927 Forest Grove Cemetary) father. Have from Census Edward born in WV, father born WV and mother born WV and Edward found in all US census from 1900-1920 and haven't been able to go any further back.

Would appreciate any information. [Update to earlier query]


Mary Walters 24 Jul 2005
I am researching my great grandparents John Johnson and his wife Christina both from Sweden. Steen, Elsie (Helen) my grandmother, Esther and Otto were four of their seven children still living with them. Linda Josefina died in 1905 having drown in the Cowlitz River. I am still trying to locate their eldest daughter, Christina Elisabeth (Berta) b.1/24/1880, d.1932 and John Elmer b.3/9/1884 d.1933.


Tracy Kramer 17 Jul 2005
Oliver H. Joy, signer of WA state Constitution, most likely married to Mary J. Joy, had a son named Oliver Joy born in California. Believe this Oliver H. Joy to be my great-grandmother's uncle (her name was Irene Sullivan Westenfelder). My father said that a man by the last name of Joy, who was his great-uncle, helped to develop the constitutions of CA, OR, and WA. Believe he was living in Lewis County in the 1880's. My Grandma Rene lived in Twin Falls, Idaho for many years and died in Pocatello, Idaho.


Kristy Ward Cooper 18 Mar 1998 (updated 8 Jul 2005)
WARD / FRENCH / SHARP / WATERS / MITCHELL: My direct line is Ward the other lines are names that were in the family by way of marriage. From the letters I have they all appear to have come from Va. Not sure of dates. One 1934 letter talks about a male Mitchell and wife getting their S.S. The age of the couple seemed to be 70s or 80s. Do any of these name mean any thing to anyone?


Rick Reed 30 Jun 2005
I am not directly related to this family but have an interest in them. Samuel Lawrence married Grace (Gracie) Sawyer [found in the 1910 Pe Ell Census]. Grace was the daughter of Benjamin Sawyer and Adeline Lina House. Benjamin was the brother of my GG Grandmother Millie Mariah Sawyer Newman. Samuel and Grace had at least two sons, Walter Lawrence and John Morton Lawrence. Walter was born about 1906. I have a picture of Walter with his Great Grandfather Wesley House.. this picture was sent to Benjamin's mother, Sarah Pearcy Sawyer in Keighly, KS in 1910. I inherited Sarah's and Milie's pictures and am trying to make sense of them by going through the census records.


Mari Bill 22 Jun 2005
I am looking for descendants of my Allison and Lambert family orginally from West Virginia. Justina and John Lamberts' children were living with Uncle Robert Crockett Allison in Mossyrock, Wa. in 1906. Willis, Nora, Grace, Annie, Nellie. In 1930 two boys Robert L and Norman Stuart were living with Robt Crockett Allison. Can't locate descendants of Nora, Grace or Annie, or Stuarts. Nora married James Kelly Baker and had Lois and a son. Any information about these people would be most welcome.


Wanda Tackett 18 Jun 2005
Searching for information on Philip and Mary E HENRY. They are living in Lewis Co WA in 1930. Both were born in MO. Mary's maiden name may have been ANDREWS.


Edith Bryan 5 Jun 2005
Looking for Iva GREEN and children Ivan, Mary, Margaret, and another daughter. I found Iva and Frank H. GREEN in the 1910 census for Winlock, Lewis, WA. In the 1920 census Iva was without Frank but it listed four children. My Grandmother was a sister to Frank, her name was Grace Ethel GREEN-HELMS. Lived in Parke County, IN. She died in 1967 in Vermillion County, IN. I am researching the GREEN and HELMS family. Would like to receive any information on this family. As far as I know, after the death of Frank the family returned to Winlock, Lewis, WA and did not keep in contact with any families in IN.


Dan Killebrew Fri., April 7, 2000 (updated 4 May 2005)
I have some photos of Cowlitz Prairie residents I'd like to see their families have. The names are HINKLEY, WOOD or WOODS, and KRAUSE. They were neighbors to my grandparents, Bob and Eva Richter in the 30's and 40's.


Carma Miller Swaney 14 Apr 2005
I am a descenant of Ephraim & Jennie Miller, who came to Lewis Co. about 1900. I have 4 Miller families, in Lewis Co. in 1900. I would be more than happy to volunteer for the Miller surname list. I have material on this family to 1747.


Cheryl Davis 31 Mar 2005
Interested in learning more about these surnames: RUSSELL (in particular, Richard Russell) and MARTIN (in particular, John Martin).


Jeanette Thurber 18 Jun 1999 (Updated 19 Mar 2005)
Looking for information about Gelanie (Jelania) GREEN b.March 1874 in Harlan Co., KY, m. Patton ROGERS b. May 1862, VA. My grandfather, Jocephas GREEN (brother of Gelanie) moved to Little Falls (later Vader) Lewis Co., WA in 1905 because of the lumber industry. Other members of the GREEN family also moved, as well as KING and LYTTLE families. They had a store, hotel and saw mill in Little Falls. I don't know when Gelanie and Patton Rogers and their three children moved. My grandfather moved back to Kentucky in March 1913. We think everyone else moved back too, except, Gelanie and Patton ROGERS. The 1900 census shows that the 3 children were Margret b. May 1891, Green Y. b. March 1893, and Peter b. March 1895, all in KY. Info from family says they were Margaret, Tip and Babe, possibly nicknames for the boys. Tip ROGERS married Carlie SMITH and they had Frances and Marguerite. Frances ROGERS married Joe DERKACHT and they had a son Donald. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Vickie Alicea 13 Mar 2005
Searching for my grandmother BEULAH PIER's family; Her father was Earl Everett Pier and her mother Lura Elsie Anderson. My grandmother was married to John Steinberger. I have some info to update and know I have relatives. I lived with my grandmother when I was fifteen yrs old in Salem, OR.


Amy Ryan 4 Mar 2005
I am looking for information on Adam GEISEL. I have an estimated birth date of 1870 in Germany. I have an obituary for his brother, Fred (d. 26 Sep. 1963) that says Adam was living in Centralia, Washington, at the time. Family notes indicate that Adam died the same year, but I have no idea how accurate that is. Any information would be extremely helpful. Thank you.


Robert Wilson 25 Feb 2005
We are looking for information on my great grandfather FRANK H GREEN who was married to my grandmother IVA MAY BENEDICT. After his death (Frank's) in around 1917-1918 in Clinton, Indiana, Iva came home to Lewis County, Winlock township Wa. She married a William Erckenbrack. We need any information at all. Iva's parents were John Wallen Benedict and Mary Elizabeth Bennett. No Information is known on GGrandpa Frank. We would like to know marriage dates, family anything.


Kari Kandoll 18 Feb 2005
We are looking for information on Ira F. Surber (and family) who had a newspaper in PeEll and Grays River, Wahkiakum County, Washington. The Wahkiakum Co. Forum later became the Grays River Builder when Alta Meserve took over after Ira's death. Surber is in the 1930 Census in Pe Ell and is buried in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Pe Ell.

Wahkiakum Co. Forum, Vol. III, June 8, 1934
Grays River, Washington
(The month does not appear to be correct, see below)
Ira F. Surber, Editor

"Ira F. Surber Dies in Pe Ell
Owner and Editor of Forum Succumbs in Pe Ell From Heart Disease

Ira F. Surber, veteran editor and printer, died at his home in Pe Ell, Sunday July 28, where he had gone when he became unable to continue his work last week. Mr. Surber was born in Iowa 55 years ago May 15, here he spent his boyhood. While still in his teens he moved to North Dakota where at the age of 20 years he entered the newspaper business which he continued until his death. Several years ago he moved his family to Pe Ell. Here he owned the Tribune for some years until October 1932 when he came here and founded this newspaper. He was a member of the Grange and ... Service club. He will sorely miss by his many friends here, extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

Mr. Surber is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel Surber, and three children, Mrs. W. Senior, Trinidad; Richard and Barbara Ann of Pe Ell; a brother R. G. Surber and a stepmother Mrs. Mary Bradshaw of Pe Ell, one brother in Honolulu and another in California."


Melissa 16 Feb 2005
I am trying to get info on where Ernest Braack is buried at the Fern Hill cemetery outside of Raymond - I can't seem to find his burial site. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


Betsy Rose 16 Feb 2005
I am researching my husband's family tree, in particular the following families in Lewis County: Greenberry and Mirah Mitchem came to Washington State about 1905. Ribern Workman and family came to Washinton at the same time. Crockett Rose, Mitchell Rose, and families came at the same time.


Clifford England 16 Feb 2005
Looking for Orvile England, wife, siblings and parent information. Looking for Christian Jorgensen, wife, siblings and parent information.

Breain Lincoln-Briggs 14 Nov 2004
I am looking for information about my dad whose name was Trent Leon Lincoln. He died April 30,1998. I am also looking for any newspaper articles that were in regards to him. He was in a car accident in Centraila on April 30, 1998. I would very much appriciate it if you are able to find anything for me. Thank You.


Marcel H. Dubeau 25 Oct 2004
Re Louis Dubeau born about 1835, married to Isabella Cotnoir on ??-may-1862 on Cowlitz Prairie, W.T.. They had 12 children. I live in North Bay, Ontario, and I am doing family research to find as many Dubeau as I can that connects with my line, which is TOUSSAINT DUBEAU who came to Canada from France in 1663. I have been emailing people in Alaska, Washington about this particular person and have found some information, but still looking for PARENTS of Louis Dubeau in question. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.


Roger Woodruff 15 Oct 2004
Looking for any information on William Lincoln Sloan. His wife, Alice E. Sloan burried at Pe Ell Feb.20, 1918. Any help appreciated.


Joyce McClain 4 Oct 2004
I am researching the family of Joseph C. and Mary (Mihr) Ries. I had found the marriage record of Joseph C. Ries and Mary Mier and the record said her name was Mihr. Since then I have found that the other members of her family all spelled the name MIER. Joseph C. (1863-1944) and Mary T. (1861-1939) are buried in the Fern Hill Cemetery, Chehalis. Joseph and Mary were born in Canada, married in Mecosta Co., MI in 1883 and moved to Washington State sometime between 1910 and 1920. In the 1920 census of Skamania Co., WA Joseph A. Ries (father of Joseph) was living with his son and daughter-in-law and was 87 years of age. Where and when did Joseph A. Ries die? Would like to exchange information with others who are researching the Ries family.


Nancy Jane Turney 4 Oct 2004
Nancy Jane (Rose) Hook moved to Centralia, Wa by 1916/1918. She was divorced from her husband Dr. Henry C. Hook in Hutchinson, Ks. Why did she move to Centralia, Wa? anyone who knew is gone. I have pictures of this house in my collections. Nancy Jane died 16 Dec 1940 and buried 18 Dec 1940 at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery in Centralia, Wa. I have never been to the cemetery since I live in Oklahoma. I know my grandmother--Ila Hook (Ila was a granddaugther to Nancy Jane) attended school at Centralia--I have a paper on perfect attendance or something like that. I do know when her youngest daugther died in 1994 in Alaska--Virgie Chloe Dove--she was cremated and her ashes were brought to Centralia and buried beside her mother. So someone knows where Nancy Jane is buried. Nancy Jane is my 2 gt grandmother--I was named for her. Thank you for any help.


B. McLain 4 Oct 2004
Benston (sometimes listed as Benson). Adam was listed as far back as the 1847 census. He was often not on the census later, but lived in the area until his death when he was buried in Pioneer Cemetary near George Bush who was his friend. [Ed's note: Adam Benston is listed in the 1847 Tax list, 1850 Census, 1851 Census for Lewis County.]


Rob Bates 16 Sep 2004
I am looking for a photo of what I believe to be the Cantwell Home, probably built around 1900. The home was a three story Victorian located near the intersection of Ferrier St. and McGlaughlin St. just south of Winlock. I last walked through the home,(abandoned at the time), around 1964. I recall marble fireplaces and high ceilings. It appeared to have been be a magnificent home in its day. Please contact me if you know where I might find a photograph of this home. Thank you.


Thomas Sanders 10 Apr 2001 (Updated 14 Sep 2004)
Searching for William and Hester Benedict both born in Wisconsin, moved to Lewis Co., around 1915. Had a daughter named Maggie Viola Benedict who married Jesse A. Stacey in 1915 and married Columbus Deweese in 1929. Maggie was my great-grandmother. Want to know if there was any other children ?


Donna Marie 3 Aug 2000 (updated 3 Sep 2004)
If any one is interested in the Schmit, Smith, Nail, Rambo, Matthew and Miller (and some of the others related to these) surnames of Napavine, WA, I have some information that I am more than willing to share. The Schmits have been long time residents of the area and have many ancestors and relatives there. I would love to hear from any descendents of other branches of the family. Hope to hear from you,


William Helwig 29 Aug 2004
My great grandfather was Albert Helwig, an immigrant from Germany (I believe the city was "Kolberg" in Eastern Prussia) who came to the U.S. with his wife and daughter in the 1880s. He had been a professor, so the family legend has it, and came to the Centralia-Chehalis area and worked in the sawmills. Eventually he served in the management of a sawmill in Pe Ell because he could speak English, German and Polish.

He and his wife had five more children in the United States. Originally his name had been spelled "Hellwig" but they changed it at some point to "Helwig". His oldest two sons, Otto and Albert both served in the U.S. Army during and after World War I as interpreters. The youngest son, Arthur Helwig, was my grandfather.

Arthur's son Donald Helwig, currently of Longview, Washington is my father. I live in Salem, Oregon.

I have visited the graves of Albert and his wife Fredia in Pe Ell. The town has two cemeteries, and he and his wife's graves are next to one another in the (if memory serves) northwestern quadrant of the Polish/German Catholic cemetery. His gravestone reads Albert Hellwig, is shaped like a log and has an International Woodmen of the World reference on it.

I would love to be able to find out more about both Pe Ell and my family.


Sandy Berglund
I am trying to find any possible descendants of Grace Hunter. She was born in Wisconsin the daughter of John Gibbs Coburn. According to the 1930 censes she was widowed and living in Lewis County Washington. She was possibly a teacher. Any help would be appreciated.


Tom Richardson 11 Jul 2004
Searching for information and relatives of Harry R. Bartlett, resident of Centralia 1921-1973. Harry was born to Samuel S. Bartlett and Adelia (Bacon) Bartlett in Porterville, Tulare County, CA on December 7, 1900. Harry's siblings were: Hazel, Marjorie, Elsie, Harriet, Esther, Fred, Virgil, and Ernest. Harry died in Centralia in June 1973. I have information to share.


Marilyn Wright Powers
My Gore and Wright family are listed in the 1910 census for Ethel (Gore) and Salkum (Wright). I would like to be able to locate the homesteads of Hollis & Mary E. Gore and George & Mary E. Wright. It might be a bit confusing but three of the children of the Wright's married three of the children of the Gore's. 1. Del/Bertha Wright; 2. Walter/Maude Wright; 3. John E./Alta Gore. I am also interested in the Towner's (and there were several) that lived in Lewis County as that was Mary Evelline Gore's maiden name. (Follow-up to query#89).


Rose 26 Jun 2004
Am looking for any information about the Tauscher family. Lived in the North Fork area in Lewis Co., WA.


Juanita O'Shea 15 Jun 2004
I am looking for imformation on a Raymond Burts, who was a Centralia resident. Looking for his death date.


Kathy Gavin 10 Jun 2004
I have been trying to locate a Obituary for a family menber who is buried in the Packwod cemetery. Her name is Viola Tuttle, she was born May 9, 1899 and died May 10, 1908. Would appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you.


A. Lang 26 May 2004
I found a listing for a Leon Loy, married to a Kwasnicki, originally from Paltinossa, Bukovina. I am also related to some Loy's and Kwasnicki's from Paltinossa and am looking for any additional information relating to them that I can find.


Susan Call 18 May 2004
I was doing a search for genealogy for my family and came across the Centralia High School 1924 class commencement program that you had posted. Harold Zurfluh is on my family tree. I was wondering if you know whether anyone is still around that may remember him and his story. Any information or connections you may be able to offer would be appreciated.


Lois Repoz 18 May 2004
I'm researching the Backman family of George John Fake Backman and his father Charles (maybe John) Backman of New York. George John Fake Backman b. 1819 in New York married Clara Elizabeth Hargrove in 1849 in Illinois. Led a wagon train to California in 1850 and again in 1852 (elected captain for the this trip). Came to the Washington Territory in 1859 and in 1860 moved family to Cheiatchie Prarie (Lewis Co.) I know about George John Fake Backman but I need his death record (died 6-14-1902 in Clark Co.) and would like information on his father.


Janette Welch 19 Apr 2004
I am wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the Primitive Baptist group who used to meet at Riffe. My grandfather went to these meetings which lasted several days. I think he attended during the 1920's or 1930's. Anything would be of a help to me. Thank you.


Jim Chandler 15 Apr 2004
Andrew J. Hopkins b. 1855 TN; m. Sarah Ellen Callahan; b. 1861;m. Oct. 1884 Howell Co., MO.; Sarah E. is on the 1920 Randle, Lewis Co. census with two children, and another living next door. Children were Maude b. 1887, Otto b. 1888, Arena E. b. 1890, Walter S. b. 1894, Robert M. b. 1901, Calvin E. b. 1898 and Charles H. b. 1896 - any help greatly appreciated.


Cathy Larkins 31 Mar 2004
I am searching for a connection of my Irvin W Urquhart born 1882 OR. Married Eliza Jantzen Hutchinson 4 Mar 1908. They had two children Irvin A and Winona. They divorced abt 1923 and Irvin W remarried Della. I do not know who his parents were. But something tells me he may be related to the Urquhart clan from Lewis County and buried at Fern Hill Cemetery Chehalis. Irvin W worked at Urquhart Logging and I have a few photos. Would someone be willing to send me a copy of obit for James Urquhart 1821-1901 or any obit from any of the Urquharts buried at Fern Hill. I thank you much for your help.


Rick Rumpel 28 Mar 2004
Surnames: AST, AUST, BURROWS, HEHN, HOGENSON, KERTH, KOENIG, MOCK, RUMPEL, TODD, YANZ, ZACHMANN. Looking for any and all information on the above surnames. I am related through the Rumpel line.


Jill Harrington 25 Mar 2004
Looking for: McNulty, Wilber A and wife, Dora D. McNulty. Children: Wilber Jr., Lawrence D., and Kathryn M. Anyone having any info. about this family, please contact me.


Maria Bedell 7 Mar 2004
I am looking for Dell Fred VanOrnum. He was born in Lewis County, Washington. His birthday is June 26, 1889. He married Minnie Myrtle Armstrong. They got married August 22, 1896. If you have any information on this please email me. Thank you.


Kristi C. Barnes & Suzanne Brown 7 Mar 2004
Looking for info. about or descendants of Lawrence Barr who lived in Centralia about 1891-1911. His older brother George Barr was my 2gg father. Hoping to obtain a copy of Lawrence's account of the Barr family's immigration from Bavaria to the U.S.


Gladys Edwards 27 Jan 2004
Cowlitz Praairie grade school and Cemetery: There was a grade school on Cowlitz Prairie up until the early 1940's when it closed down. I went to grade school there in the late 1920's and early 1930's. There was a cemetery on the grounds. I would like information about where the records of this school are, when the buildings were built and what happened to the graves in the cemetery after closing the school and selling the land.


Wanda Harward 25 Jan 2004
I have been told my maternal great-grandparents BAILEY had lived in Centralia, Washington at one time. Here is there basic information, but much more detail can be seen on line.

Great-Grandfather: George A (Americus) Bailey, b. 5/25/1868; d. 5/9/1958 0r 1938. married Margarette Grisby (Grigsby), b. 1897; d. 1958; her parents - Dr. John L Grigsby and Rebecca Hurst. Children:
1) George Eston Bailey (my grandfather)
2) Emmet Bailey
3) Linnie Bailey
4) Jack Bailey
5) Katherine Bailey
6) Nancy Bailey
7) Frank Bailey
Thank you for any information you can provide. I am especially interested in knowing if there are any relatives remaining in Washington.


Bill Wilson 16 Jan 2004

The Alfred Wilson in the 1910 Verndale Census is the brother of my grandfather, John Jackson Wilson. He left West Virginia with his wife, Catherine Norman Wilson who was my grandmother Rachel Norman Wilson's sister. The two brothers Wilson married Norman sisters. Alfred and Catherine moved to Lewis County, Washington along with or before or after Henry B. Norman and Louisa Cornell Norman moved there from West Virginia. Alfred is on the 1910 census. Henry & Louisa also had another daughter, sister to Rachel and Catherine, whose name was Alcinda (or Fanny) and who was married to Frank Roff who also migrated to Lewis County.

The daughter of Alfred and Catherine Norman Wilson is Hellen, who married Alderson Blankenship and also migrated to Lewis county, Wash. The Blankenships had several children: Opal Connor, Alden (became superintendent of schools), Alfred, Delia, Allen, Albert - Blankenships. The father, Alderson B. was a sheriff and had a dairy farm. I knew him as they visited New Jersey and W. Virginia a few times.

I last heard from Opal Connor many years ago. She may be deceased now.

I was looking for Louisa Cornell's lineage but it may be in West Virginia and not Lewis County.


Mike Quinn 3 Dec 2003
I am looking for information on Fred Bartlett. Fred's father's name was Sam and sister Hazel. Fred was born around 1913 and may have died in WWII. Fred lived with his family on Belcher road in Ajlune near Mossyrock around 1934-35.


Betty Baker 26 Nov 2003
The Hotsko's I am looking for live or lived in the Chehalis area. I have a lot of history on the family from a cookbook that was made, am looking for updates or more history or stories on the family, I am doing the Genealogy on all. Would love hearing from family members. My father was Mike Sholtys.


Walter Kruse 8 Oct 2003
Looking for the date my grandmother, Josephine Schmitz, died. I have been told it was sometime in 1900. She is buried in the cemetery at St. Francis Xavier Mission but there is no date on her headstone. Also interested in any information about her daughter, Marie Schmitz.


Helen M. Risk 26 Sep 2003
I would like information on Simon Scott, who was my grandfather. I am especially interested in who he was married to at the time my father, Bert Scott, was born. I think Bert was born around 1905 or 1906. I want to learn the name of my grandmother. Thanks so much for any help you can give me.


Robert Phillips 31 Aug 2003
Would like information on Phillips' who came to Lewis County from Kentucky in the 1880's.


Bev May 18 Aug 2003
Looking for burial information on Husband's Aunt Helen Bruce (Webber) Johnson. Passed away mid 1990's.


Pat Johnson 17 Aug 2003
I'm attempting a reply to a MIKE COOK who posted on this list in 2000 (a long time ago!) regarding his Stillman/Crandall family history. If anyone knows his new email address, please let me know. Thank you.


Eugene Ruthstrom 14 Aug 2003
I am in search of where my grandfather, August Elmer Ruthstrom, is buried. He died I believe in 1925 Pe Ell WA. August Elmer Ruthstrom's son, Harry Olaf Ruthstrom and his wife Madge Ruthstrom were also of Pe Ell. They had two daughters: Ruth Ruthstrom and Ruth Margerete Ruthstrom, all of Pe Ell. The male Ruthstroms worked for the McCormick Lumber Company in the early 1920s at town near Pe Ell. Thank you.


Susan Mae (Watts) Wolfer 13 Aug 2003
I am looking for any information as to the identification of my birth parents. I was born at the Centralia hospital August 6. 1959, and was adopted out five days later. My adopted parents were Porter D. Watts and Alice A. (Spraker) Watts. We left the Lewis County area in the fall of 1963. Please send any information.


Katerine Johnson 4 Aug 2003
I'm just beginning research on my family in Winlock and nearby areas. My grandparents were Emma Carns Bunting and Robert Henry Bunting who lived in Winlock until 1939. Her parents were Elizabeth Caroline Snow and Elijah Carns. Elizabeth's parents were Margaret Elizabeth Laymance Snow and Joseph Snow. I would love to have any information that anyone would share.


Arlene Hansen 2 Aug 2003
I am looking for the location of "Skukus Creek." My great-grandmother Sarah Belle's (Cogdill)'s brother was killed by a falling tree on Skukus Creek. I haven't been able to figure out where it is, nor have any of my relatives. His name was Gilbert Frost, born between 1866-1870, and died at age 12 years. His parents were Elijah and Jane Green Frost.

I am also looking for the date and place of death of Elijah Frost. Elijah Frost, father of Sarah Belle Frost Cogdill, lived in Newaukum in 1878 with his wife and children. In the 1889 Pierce County Assessors Census, Jane and children were living in Tacoma, but no Elijah. Nobody seems to know when or where he died, but on 1900 census record, Jane was living with Sarah Belle and is listed as widow. I can't find his death anywhere.


B. J. May 2 Aug 2003
Looking for info on family. W.E. Cox. Sarah Cox, Fannie Pitcher-Cox(?), Oscar Cox, Mae Cox-Smith, twin of Oscar. Esp. looking for Obit of Newton J. Webber of Napavine, beaten to death by best friend in 1956.


Yvonne 2 Aug 2003
CHEVALIER, SPENCER: I'm trying to find my fiancee's relatives. He's lost contact with his sister, as well as his two sons. They live(d) in the Chehalis and Centralia area. He'd love to reconnect with them. We live in Pennsylvania.


Gloria Kiddy 23 July 2003
I am the great granddaughter of ALONZO B DILLENBAUGH who lived in Chehalis or Centralia around 1853-late 1800's. Alonzo died in 1902 but not in Lewis Co. He was a signer on the Monticello Convention Memorial of 1852. I would greatly appreciate any information you might provide me and/or where I might go next to find information about this pioneer.


Linda W. Brian 20 July 2003
I am seeking information on Robert W. WADDLE and his wife, Estelle, who appear on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for Skookumchuck, Lewis County. Also their son Robert C. WADDLE, born there in 1912.


Christie 23 Jun 2003
Any information on Frank Miller owner of the Winlock Laundry(1908) in Lewis Co. WA. Married to Alphilda Miller, daughter Jennie Miller born in 1904. Jennie Miller married Lloyd Raught. Chehalis City, WA.


Bob Overstreet 19 Jun 2003
My father was born in Bedford Co VA in 1905, and moved with his family to Lewis county when only four months old. Five of his brothers were born in Lewis county. I have been very involved in the Bedford VA Rootsweb group and the Overstreet one. I will be most happy to help anyone that might have an interest in the Overstreet family line, or the Bedford VA area.


Ken Kothe 19 Jun 2003
MICKEL, Arthur Dale d Dec. 1966 He is buried in Centralia. Can someone find the cemetery for me - please? Is his wife Ethel buried with him? Thanks so much. Ken Kothe, Iowa.


Mary M. Lam 17 Jun 2003
I am looking for the grave of my great grandmother Sarah Jane Mawhirter Challender. She was buried August 14, 1935 in Chehalis, Washington. According to her obituary services were held at the Fissel-Reynolds Chapel in Centralia. I thought she was buried in the Sunset Claquato Cemetery, however, today June 16 the caretaker could not find her in his records. Her first husband and daughter are buried in Fern Hill Cemetery. Does anyone know if the Fissel-Reynolds Chapel in Centralia is still in business, but under another name. The first Mrs. Challender is buried in the Sunset Claquato Cemetery. In my great grandmother's obituary one of her daughters is listed as Mrs. Herman Bechley of Centralia, Mrs. Roy Challender of Chehalis and Mrs. Mabel James of Roy. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I live in LaConner, Washington and do not get down to the Chehalis are often.


Joseph Robert (Bob) Salzer 3 Jun 2003
Looking for any Salzer's in Lewis County.


Jim Borthen 25 May 2003
Jim is researching the LARGE family of Lewis Co., and is particularly interested in any information on Abraham LARGE.


Karen Barlow 22 May 2003
Edna Bodwell Browning died in Lewis County on 3 Aug 1893. Would appreciate any info or descendants. Thank you.


Linnea Henderson Denis 5 May 2003
I am looking for marriage information on James Sammy Henderson and Jessie Ethel Henderson. Any other information is appreciated. Sammy or Sam worked for the Lewis Co Road dept and a dairy around Mossy Rock around 1930-1933. Any school attendance information from 1910-1940 on the following would be appreciated.
Harold Alvin Henderson
Alonzo Sam Henderson
Ethel Jessie Henderson
Lois Clare Henderson
Grant Irwin Henderson
Howard James or James Howard Henderson


Linda Lepper 8 Apr 2003
Linda contributed the following query regarding Ellen LEPPER, who is found in the 1910 Skookumchuck census with her mother-in-law, Elmina SABIN. "This is my husband's great-aunt, and the Elmina Sabin is his great-grandmother. The family is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery next to the Ipe's. Elmina had been married to Adam Lepper who died as a young man in Mesopotamia, Ohio and she later married the Sabin in Iowa. Is there someone who could help me with some possible obits in your area. Franklin Dwight Lepper died just before the census was taken in 1910, he is the husband to Ellen. Also I have not been able to find a death cert on Elmina but know she is buried next to her son. There were some fires in funeral homes and records were lost so assume they were lost before they were filed with the state. I do believe Elmina died between 1910-1915. Ellen is found in Portland around 1915 and her death occurred about then and Elmina was not with her in Portland so I am assuming Ellen moved to Portland after her mother-in-law died. I am hoping there was possibly an obit on her and will pay for help. Thank you in advance."


Stanley Drewelow 28 Mar 2003
I recently discovered that my Grandmother's Father, George A. Eastland lived and worked in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington Territory. Correspondence he wrote is dated from 1869 to 1885. I can not find any record of his moving or death. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. [Ed. note: Stanley contributed two letters from George A. Eastland - from 1869 and 1885].


Kristi A. Milanowski 23 Mar 2003
I have been researching the Bukovina Germans who came to this country in the 1800's and am interested in any information on the Kellers. Recently, I have become aware of a Friedrich Keller who immigrated from Illischestie, Austria, around the same time as Michael and Katherina Keller. Michael and Katherina were my Great Grandparents and are buried in the cemetery in Boistfort, WA. To the best of my knowledge, Friedrich went to Brazil and I am wondering if anyone knows what happened to him and his heirs/family. I have read Mary Lee Rose's account of "The Bukovina Germans Living in Lewis County Washington" and found it incredibly informative and interesting. I nearly fell off my chair when I found the web site. I look forward to hearing from anyone who can shed some light on this mystery. Also, anyone who has stories to share of the other Kellers. Thank You,


Shirley 28 Jan 2003
I came across an obituary of my Great Grandfather, Francis Dean and in that it said that he held public office in Lewis Co. I would very much like to know more about that. Any oither information would be helpful also.


Iris 27 Jan 2003
My great-aunt was Josephine Lindamae (Haws) Dooms. She was born October 6, 1885 in Mountain Grove, Missouri. She was living in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington in the 1950's. I'm looking for any information on her. I believe that she was buried in Centralia. Her husband was Thomas M. Dooms.


Lori FOUNTAIN descendent 26 Jan 2003
I am searching for information regarding my paternal ggrandfather John Wilson Parr. I have the information from the website but was hoping I could gather more infor from others with possible ties to this family. John Wilson Parr and Ida Inman. Was involved in law enforcement throughout the county. 1910 Census living in Centrailia, they had several children.


Mari Bill 26 Jan 2003
Looking for cousins/descendants or information about the children of James Kelley Baker and Nora Lambert Baker. They had two children, Harold Baker b. 1912, d. abt 1930; Lois b. 1914. Salkum, Washington. She married a Mr. Sherman. Nora Lambert was daughter of Justina Allison and John W Lambert from Wharncliffe, W.Va. Nora and three siblings are living with her uncle Robt. Crocket Allison in Lewis County in 1910. Justina and my Ggrandmother "Doskie" Allison were sisters. Mitchell Awarden and James Hatfield were their uncles that also came west from W.Va., with brothers Mitchell Awarden Allison and Robert Crockett Allison. Having terrible luck trying to find cousins. Many brick walls. Does anyone know what happened to Justina and John W. Lambert? They disappeared. Why were four of their children with uncle in Mossyrock in 1910? Many ????? Any help is appreciated. (See also her earlier query)


Tammy Kozisek Eliel 21 Jan 2003
I am looking for my 1/2 brother my Mother, Dorie Kozisek Bennett, and his father, Vern Bennet, gave up for adoption in 1965, born at the Centralia Hospital. I do not have a birth date. He was adopted out through an attorney in Centralia. He contacted my mother 10 years ago but did not see her or leave his phone number. Please help if you have any information.


Kathy Kerr 21 Jan 2003

John George Dunlap and wife Mrs. Rae (Sansburn) Dunlap.
John George Dunlap was one of 13 or 14 children, born in Ireland. J. G. (as he was known) and his wife Rae Sansburn settled in Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington for a short period of time before going to Pe Ell. J.G. had a General Merchandise store, which actually burned down in 1926. Then he and his son, Lee operated the first bank in Pe Ell. The bank went under in 1929 and he suffered great losses. He never worked again. After his death he was cremated and his ashes spread in the wooded area around Pe Ell. On June 8, 1903, John George Dunlap purchased Lot 5, Block 5 in the Old Pe Ell Cemetery.
1910 - 1911 Abstracts from Lewis County Directories show him with dry goods, furniture, stoves, ranges, tinware, carpets, hardware and building material. Sadie L. is listed as a clerk for J.G. Dunlap.
1914 - 1915 lists John G. and Ray S, dry goods, $2,340 value.
1917 - 1918 lists him and Ray S dry goods $2,340 value again.
1922 - 1923 lists he and Ray general merchandise valued at $6,860.
1927 - 1928 lists he and Ray President of Pe Ell State Bank. Their daughter Margaret is listed also.
1931 - 1932 lists E. Lee and Fannie M, then John G. and Ray S. and Margaret as a student.
1941 - 1942 lists John and Ray living at 1361 1st St. in Pe Ell.
The 1910 census for Pe Ell, Lewis County shows John age 50 and Mrs. Ray Dunlap age 45 and children' Sadie age 18, Lee age 11, and Margaret age 1. John and Rae have been married 19 years. She had 4 children, three of whom are still living.
1920 Pe Ell, Lewis County census shows John G. Dunlap age 69, wife Rachel age 55, son Edward age 21, and daughter Margurate age 11. He immigrated to the US in 1870 with his father. They lived on 6th Ave in Pe Ell and were the 183 dwelling visited by the census taker. He is listed as a merchant. Both his parents were Irish as was he. Rachel's parents were listed as Canadian and Irish. (SD 3, ED 152, Sheet 8B). She wrote articles for the Chehalis Bee Nugget; She was a self liberated woman. She taught herself to type through a correspondence course and then became the Pe Ell Correspondant for the Chehalis "B Nugget", the local newspaper. Rae and J. G. had lived in Pe Ell for 47 years at the time of her death.

Robert and Lovina (Sansburn) Ross of Cloquato:
Marriage Reg# 9880 - 1892, Robert Ross, 20, res. Fullerton Twp., born Fullerton Twp., bachelor, farmer, parents Edward Ross and Sarah Ross married Lovina Sansburn, 20, res. St. Mary's, born Blanshard Twp., parents William Sansburn and Margaret Moore Sansburn. Wit: Robert Sansburn of St. Mary's and Mary (Weller) Sansburn of St. Mary's. Took place 13 Apr 1892 in St. Mary's, Perth Co., Ontario. (St. Mary's, Fullerton Twp. and Blanshard Twp. all in Perth Co.)
She (Kate) had family relatives whose names were Lawrence & Dorothy Aust. They lived on a dairy farm in Curtis, WA (on Wildwood Road). Their sons were Ralph and Philip Aust . Another bit of information I was able to retrieve on Robert Ross was the name of two of his pallbears, Melvin Wilson (brother-in-law) and his son Douglas Wilson. I am trying to locate the parents of Kate whose maiden name may have actually been Wilson and her marriage date to Robert Ross. I think her first husband's name may have been Frank Aust and that he died, so she then married Robert Ross. Also, Kate had a daughter Alice.


Celeste Chandler 15 Jan 2003
Searching for any burial records at Winlock Cemetary for either my GGF Vandon Roland Houghton OR his wife, my GGM; Mabel Pearl(Ryel) Houghton. I have just received thier DC's from Oregon State, and both are listed to be buried at Winlock Cemetary, in Winlock, WA.
Vandon Houghton died: 11/12/56 in St. Helens, OR
Mabel Pearl died: 8/17/76
NOTE: Mabels Buriel notation: Buriel Removal I expect maybe she and Vandon may have been removed and transferred, and will try and locate the Coleman-Rushing Funeral home in St. Helens, OR for for further information. There are a couple of headstones at the cemetary that are turned upside down, and could possibly be these folks' headstones.
BTW:Vandon's occupation was both as a barber, and as a mortician which were not an unusual combination for employment I have been told. I would appreciate any direction or suggestions folks familiar to this area might offer. Thanks so much.


Denton C. Sansom 11 Mar 1999
Riley Sansom, s/o John R. Sansom, Sr., married Sarah Cline and records indicate that Riley Sansom died in Chehalis, WA, 4/6/1905. They had 10 children. One of Rilay and Sarah Sansom's dau was Armenta, born 12 Dec 1852 in Logan Co., VA/WV and died 10 Apr 1910 in Sandus, Montana. She married 30 Jan 1867 Henry S. Canada/Kennedy b. 18 Oct 1849 in Logan Co WV and died 10 Apr 1910 in Logan Co., WV. Armenta/Henry S. Kennedy children lst two were born in WV; 3rd-4th children were born in Kingston, Minnesota and 5th and 6th children were born in Eagle Bend, Minnesota.
Hiram Sansom, b, aft 1830 went west about, or aft 1850. No additional information is available to me for Hiram. (This is an update to Query #24.)


Denton C. Sansom 14 Apr 1997
SANSOM - I am searching for records on Riley and Sarah (Clevenger) Cline. Riley b. ca. 1832(VA) s/o John and Elizabeth (Davidson) Sansom(VA). He died 4/6/1905 in Chehalis, WA. issue: Sarah, Areminta, Levi, Hannah, Margaret (she was living w/Daniel Whitt in the Logan 1880 census), Frances, William R., Mary A., and Andrew Sansom. Anything in Chehalis, WA area pertaining to Riley and wife Sarah. Of particular interest is Riley Sansom's parents if listed in any of the marriage or death records. Children may have listed their grandparents in records in WA. Denton C. Sansom, Rt 5, Box 1690, Elizabethton, TN 37643-9358. The name of Riley Sansom would be of great assistance to me. Thank you, dentons@usit.net.


Terri Henderson 9 Jan 2003
I am looking for family on my fathers side. My grandmother Delta Kerns was born in Centralia in 1910 to Nellie May Kerns (Frost). Then soon moved to Olympia. My grandmother, Delta had 2 brothers, Vernal and Bill. She also had 1 sister, Bertha but died as a small infant. Anyone that has any information please let me know. My grandmother died at the age of 26, my dad Edwin Ray Kerns was only 8 years old. So I am very interested in anything I can find out. Thank you very much for your help. (I can also be reached at terhenderson@comcast.net or purple_hearts066@hotmail.com)


Mari Bill 5 Jan 2003
My GGgrandfather James Paris Allison moved to Mossyrock around 1900 with his wife Anna Hatfield, his son Robert Crockett and Mitchell Awarden, one daughter, and two of my GGrandmothers children. I have discovered that GGgramps'and other family are buried in the Klickitat cemetery. I will be traveling to Washington in the summer and would be interested in knowing if there are any ancestors of this family in the area, or any pictures of them in any museums, etc. Did they own property? They came west from West Virginia with Hatfield relatives and neighbors. Would love to know anything about them. Please contact me if there is any info about the Allisons or Hatfields, or where I might check for historical data. Thank You very much.

Beverly H. Hill Dec. 16, 2002
Guy Dann, his wife Orra Dann and his mother Angeline Jane Sheller Dann all resided in Centralia at different times between 1900 and 1930. Guy and Orra are buried in Centralia, although both died in Port Angeles, Washington. Guy Dann is reported to have been a bank teller while in Centralia. I would appreciate any information on any of the above while they were in Centralia. Thank you.


Joseph Hull Dec. 10, 2002
Oscar F. HULL (b. 17 Jan 1850 Onondaga Co. NY; m. 8 Nov 1868 New Hampton, Chickasaw, IA; d. 11 Sep 1899, Pe Ell, Lewis WA) and Lydia Sweetland "Liddie" CASSIDY (b. 27 Mar 1856 IA; d. 1 Sep 1910, Tacoma, Pierce, WA) had 6 children; William Adrian HULL (b. 30 Nov 1869, Janesville, Blackhawk, IA, m. Alma Ida CASSADAY 15 Jun 1905 Tacoma, d. 5 Mar 1925, South Bend, Pacific, WA), Alvin Lawrence HULL (b. 12 Dec 1871, Vermillion, Clay, SD; m. Ruth Elizabeth HARLAN Hull Pearsall 27 Sep 1898 Centralia, Lewis; d. 20 Apr 1901 McCormick, Lewis), Grace M. "Gracie" HULL Carson (b. 14 Jun 1880 Whitman? Co, WA; m. John Calhoun "Cal" CARSON 10 Mar 1897 Pe Ell; d. 19 Mar 1909 Scio, Linn, OR), Glenn Octave HULL (b. 27 Oct 1881 Whitman? Co, WA; m. Velma Leona WELLER ?; d. 1 Feb 1959 Chehalis, Lewis), George Hazzard? Hull (b. Mar 1882 Pine City, Whitman, WA; m. Blanche Ella JEFFRIES 15 Aug 1908 Walville, Lewis; d. May 1928?) and finally Oscar V. HULL (b. Mar 1896 Pe Ell; m. Jennie B. RICHARDSON 25 Apr 1917 Lewis Co; d. ????). Write

Joseph Hull, 11718 Corliss Ave N, Seattle WA 98133.


Don Conner Nov. 14, 2002
Searching for descendants of, or information on, Stephen F. Hylton and Elza Noah Hylton. Both were born in Floyd County, VA., and moved westward around 1900. My grandfather was their brother and the only one who stayed in VA. Stephen F. born 12-24-1869, died 3-9-1956, buried in Forest Gardens, but I do not know what city cemetery is in. Elza Noah born 2-25-1868, died 6-10-43, buried in Mountain View Cemetery...again do not know locations of cemetery. Both brothers have been confirmed as living in Centralia, WA, in 1917.


Juanita Smith Nov. 10, 2002
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 county, New York and moved to Wisconsin. She died 27 Jan 1906 in Centralia, Lewis county, Washington. Am seeking information on "Fannie", her ancestors and descendents. Any information appreciated.


Scott McQuigg Nov. 3, 2002
I am descendant of the McQuigg/Balfour lines of the Ethel and Cowlitz precinct census listings of 1910. Miner McQuigg was my great grandfather, and his eldest son, Henry was my grandfather. On the Balfour side, Hannah Weatherby-Balfour was my great-great grandmother. She was married to Patrick Fergueson Balfour, and lived on the upper Cowlitz River, in what is now the Salkum, Wa. mailing district. I am attempting reasearch on the following names from the Cowlitz/Ethel areas: McQuigg, Balfour, Spencer, and Hefley families. As listed in the 1910 census, the McQuigg's and the Balfours are inter-related, as are the Spencer's and Hefley families, all from that area between the early 1880's to present, where there are still McQuigg's living today (my grandmother who is now 91 and my father, in his mid-50's). If you have, or know anyone that has information about any of these families, I would appreciate this note being forwarded to them. I am of the Miner H. McQuigg / Adelaide Victoria Balfour-McQuigg family, who had Henry McQuigg. He married Clarice Louise Spencer (still living...Henry deceased in 1979) who's parents were Tracy (Trace) Spencer and Anna Hefley-Spencer. The deceased listed are all in Salkum/Mt. Hope cemetary, St. Francis Catholic Mission Cemetery, as well as the Winlock Cemetery. Am just getting started into all of this, but have a lot of info in some areas, and very little in others. Thank you in advance for your time and for any help you can offer.


Judi Bruce Oct. 20, 2002
I'm looking for information on my ggrandfather Joseph Eaton and his son Joseph E. Eaton. Joseph Eaton came from Illinois and Joseph E. was born in Washington. I'm especially looking for the cemetery they were buried in. If anyone has any information, I would appreciate it. Thanks.


Jeri Erion Oct. 9, 2002
Seeking information on The Centralia Bottling Company, Centralia Washington, when did it exist and when did it close? Also, what did they bottle ? Any information would be helpful.


Ann King Kent Sept. 25, 2002
I'm searching for my greataunt, Daisy A. Pierson Sanders, born October 20, 1884 in North Carolina. Daisy and husband, Lensy Sanders spent time in Washington State between 1910-1912 working the logging camps. They moved back to NC after that. A great misfortune happened and Lensy sent Daisy away and she was only seen one more time by her children. We think she may have returned to Washington State near Longview or Chehalis and possibly married to a man by the name of "Black". Daisy's daughter is now in her mid 90s and would like to have some closure in what happened to her mother. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Claire Marie Grant Sept. 24, 2002
I am searching in the Chehalis WA area for the burial place of a distant cousin, as well as any other information on this family. Lovina SANSBURN & her husband, Robert ROSS;
1 Lovina Sansburn b: September 19, 1871 St. Mary's Ontario Ca.
.. +Robert ROSS m: April 13, 1892 in St. Mary's, Perth Co., On. Ca.
Thank-you in advance for any/all help. Claire Marie Grant, Sioux Falls South Dakota.


Karyn Davies Sept. 22, 2002
I am looking for any info on my gr.gr.gr.grandmother - Emma Blankenship, maiden name Harris, who married Marion Blankenship around 1880 in either MO or TX, came to Lewis county around 1890. Marion disapeared while going on horseback to Walla Walla and was never heard from again, although the horse supposedly returned home. Emma then married Joseph Somerville 2/19/1898. Joseph died 1902, Emma then married someone named "Sykes" - spelling possibly incorrect. Emma was a camp cook in Napavine and Rainier. She had a daughter named Cora (married Roy Persall), and sons named Arthur and Frank. Emma is buried in Centralia WA (not sure where though).


Janet Cosgrove Sept. 20, 2002
Searching for descendants of: Neils/Rasmine Peterson & their children, Lilly Peterson, Alfred Peterson, Christian Peterson wife Ethel Leonard, Matilda (Peterson) & husband Carl Nelson, Jacob Peterson & wife Rachel. Also descendants of Petra (Peterson) & husband Hans Jensen and any of their children: Clara (Jensen) & Oscar Backman, James Jensen & wife Elsie Summerfield, Lilly (Jensen) & Theodor Meixiner, Agnes Jensen, Ella (Jensen) & LaViere Fuchs, Evelyn (Jensen) & Henry Schmidt, Anna (Jensen) & Christian Nielsen, Pearl (Jensen) & Fred Veness & Tom Elliott.


Muffy Thurs., Sept. 19, 2002
Can anyone do a lookup for Marshall Estill Carey (wife Nora) in the 1920 or 1930 census for Lewis Co., Washington? Thank you!


Renee Sanders Mon., Sept. 2, 2002
I am trying to find the adoption info for my grandmother Lula May Saxsmith born in Manitoba, CN. She was adopted by Harry and Mary Parker of Lewis Co, WA. Lula May was born in 1900 and died in 1922 in Lewis Co, WA. She was adopted about 1910 or 1911 in Lewis Co, WA. oAny help would be appreciated I have hit a brick wall. Thank you.


Tom Hayes Sun., Sept. 1, 2002
I am trying to track down any information on the following Clement names that were in Ethel, Lewis County, WA in 1920:

James B - head 1854-1935
Martha - wife 1868-?
James L - son 1887-?
Carrie J - wife 1887-1973
Arthur A - son 1891-1970
Enda M - wife 1888-?
James B was born in NY, was married in MN, then moved west. James L and Arthur were the only two children of James B and Martha to live to adulthood. James B was last living in Ethel. Carrie was last living in Waunch Prairie. Arthur was last living in Newaukum. I don't have any other information on this family. If anyone is researching or has information, I'd appreciate it.


Sherry Parmentier (Workman) Tues., Aug. 27, 2002
Sherry is researching the family of Flavel and Vina (Lane) WORKMAN - please see her Query for more information.


Patrick Irish Fri., Aug. 2, 2002
There is an old family story that says one of my grandfathers may have founded Centralia. Does anyone have any information?


Sandy Arrowsmith Fri., Aug. 2, 2002
I'm looking for ANY info on my grandfather's family. His name was George W. (Weldon) Clemons. His father James M. Clemons. My mother remembers visiting uncle John and aunt Addy Clemons, aunts Lissie and Edie (not sure if their last names are Clemons) in Centralia during the early 1940's. James and Hazel Clemons lived in either Lewis or Thurston county in the mid 1920's.


Mel King Tues., July 30, 2002
I'm looking for the Thomas SANDERS that wrote the April 10, 2001 query for William and Hester BENEDICT. Thomas's email address on the query doesn't work. I have some BENEDICT information for Thomas and would like to exchange info.


Davy Taylor Fri., July 19, 2002
My name is Davy A. Taylor. My father, James Arthur Taylor, Jr., is shown on my birth certificate as being 31 years old as of my birth in 1957, and was born in Winlock, Washington. He was in the Army-Air Corps for a while, then worked for Boeing a while - thats all I know of him, can anyone help me find news of him or other family ? Any records ? Thanks !


Conny Green Fri., July 19, 2002
Seeking descendants of the Spencer children who were "adopted" by the foster parents Mr. & Mrs. Smith Honeywell of Centralia, WA, abt March 1900. Their natural parents were Arletta Rice, d. March 1900 bur. Verndale, Wadena co., MN and R. A. Spencer who was living in Staples, Todd co., MN at time of "adoption." There was a son Stephen Leonard Spencer who took the name Hulett Harold Honeywell, b. 1 Jan 1900. He had several sisters: Blance, d. 1896; Hattie Bell, b. 1893, m. Max Alisch; Ollie Dell b 1895, m. W. G. Becker; Julia b. Aug 19, 1898.


Julie Hendricks Mon., July 8, 2002
My cousin, Gerald Jasmer, died in Centralia in 1996. I am looking for his sister, Marilla, but do not know her married name. She would have been born in the 1920's. I believe she once lived at Chehalis. Their parents were Rhinehold Jasmer and Pearl Norton who were originally from Minnesota. Pearl (born in 1900) was my mother's first cousin.


Karen Johnson Fri., July 5, 2002
CAVENESS family: I'm looking for info on the Caveness family which resided in Centralia in the early 1900's. Clyde Clarence Caveness was b. 1887, d. 1967 in Centralia, and came to Centralia in 1908 to go into business with his uncle, Alfred W. Caveness. They had "The New York Store" in downtown Centralia. Apparently there was another relative, John Caveness, who built the Caveness "mansion" still standing on Caveness Drive, near the Mountain View Cemetery. I'm doing research on the stagecoach days of southwest Washington, and the Caveness house was reportedly a stage stop around 1899. The City of Centralia has been given the harness-drying tower that was used to dry harnesses of the horses that pulled the stages. We will move the tower to Borst Park and restore it. I'd really appreciate any info verifying that John Caveness built the house, and that it was used as a stage stop.


Robert Brunk Mon., July 1, 2002
(Follow-up to Query#249): Would like all information on the following: Henry Brunk, John H. Brunk, Albert Guy Brunk, Doris Douge Kjelland, Nellie Brunk Douge.


Dean Bogar Sat., June 29, 2002
Looking for any information on John Wickliffe Bogar family. Came to Lewis county about 1900 from Pike county, Ky. Also Monterville Mills family that came out from Ky. about 1910.


Darlene Mon., June 17, 2002
I'am looking for Otis and Beula Hill, They are buried in Winlock, Lewis Co. Washington. Beula "Duncan" Hill is my grandmother's twin sister, her date of birth is 6-28-1904 Mckinney Collin Co. TX. I believe that she passed away after 1986-87 in Winlock. Also they have another sister that is buried in Winlock - Byrlee "Duncan" Allenbaugh. If anyone has access to the cemetery records please let me know where to find them. Thanks.


Cheryl Wilder Wed., June 5, 2002
I am looking for a birthplace for Mckendra (Mckenzie, Mack) Powell. He was born somewhere in Ohio abt 1859 and died in Lewis county Washington, abt 1934. He was a wagon master. He married Clara May Wilcox about 1890. She was born in Lake Mills Iowa about 1870 and died 1956 in Lewis county Washington. They had children: Isaac, Chauncey, John, Elmer, Samuel and Sarepta (Wilson). If you have any info on any Powell line that was born in Ohio, please contact me. Thanks, Cheryl Wilder in Westfir, Oregon.


Cheryl Brady Thurs., May 30, 2002
Looking for info on John Arrowsmith and family. They lived in Hanaford, Lewis Co, WA in early 1900's. John is listed on the 1910 census as a 56 year old farmer, wife's name appears to be Lyla. Children are: Lylie (Lyla), Cecil and Bessie. In the 1920 census, Millie is given as name of head of household and is a widow. John was from England and Lyla/Millie was born in Pennsylvania. Children all born in Washington. Bessie was my grandmother. Any info gladly welcome.


Suzie Grieve Wed., May 29, 2002
Looking for information on James L Holbrook, spouse Charlotte Gooddel Holbrook. Their children were Annie, Lelia, Lorie, Phoebe, Mary, Joel, Elsie, Edie, and possibly Don. They were listed in the 1910 Census for Skookumchuck precinct.


Kory Franken Fri., May 24, 2002
I am searching for information about my Great-Grandparents, Ira C. and Elizabeth Davis Hakes. They moved to Lewis County prior to 1915 from Wyoming. Ira died in Lewis county in 1938, and Lizzie died in Lewis County in 1942. He is buried in the Silver Creek Cemetery and she is buried in the Claquato Cemetery. Any information about them, but particularly parentage for Ira, is of interest to me.


Craig Jones Tues., May 14, 2002
I am seeking information about Hank and Minnie (GISCH) Andrews. Minnie was born in 1884 in New Holstein, Wisconsin and died January 9, 1959 in Centralia, Washington, she was in Wisconsin, single in 1910. Know nothing about Hank Andrews, may have been a telephone lineman. Any help would be most appreciated. Does anyone know if Centrailia newspapers are on microfilm in library in Centrailia?


Ed McNulty Sun., May 12, 2002
I am looking for information on the Jackson Prairie school that was located near Mary's Corner. My Grand Father was on the School Board for over fifty years and they closed soon after his death in 1963. His name was Henery G. Lucas and he was chairman of the school board for most of the fifty years he served on the board. I have a news paper article from about 1960 that lists him as holding the record in the State of Washington for serving the longest on a school board. If you have any information on the school or anything to do with my Grand Father, please let me know. Thank you.


Dona English Fri., April 12, 2002
I recently found my grandfather's brother in the 1920 census for Lewis County in Skookumchuck. (I found some information indicating this town no longer exists.) His name is Seth Upton born 1870 in Ohio. In the census with him are his wife Florence age 42(44) born in Illinois, and children Mary age 18 Ella age 12 Fred age 10, all born in Oregan and George age 8 born in Washington. Would be very happy to share the information I have on the Upton family. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Sandy Goss Tues., April 9, 2002
I am looking for information on my Great Uncle and Great Aunt. Harvey L. Carter and family. I know that he lived in Lewis County for a great time. He died Sept. 1 1938 and is buried in the Toledo City Cemetery. Also his sister Phebe A Carter Partch. She married William A. Partch and lived in Lewis County. She died Aug 8, 1930 and is also buried in the Toledo City Cemetery. I believe William died April 5, 1948. If someone could help me I would be most grateful for any help on these two families. Also would like obits for these people. Thanks in advance.


David A. Elliott Sat., March 30, 2002
I am searching for family of Neils & Mary Paulsen who were living at 1303 Main Street, Chehalis, Washington in 1928. Neils was the brother of my Great Grandfather Frederick Paulsen (1888-1954). Frederick Paulsen was born in Esbjerg, Denmark. He came to Australia around 1915 and settled in Newcastle, NSW. I know little about Neils but in 1928 his wife (Mary) sent a photo of herself to my Grandmother Hannah Dawson (nee Paulsen) (1919-1999). I have placed this photo on the internet along with the greeting and addresses on the envelope. The links are below.

  • Photo of Mary Paulsen
  • Christmas greeting on back of photo from Mary Paulsen
  • Front of envelope address to my grandmother (dated 10 Dec, 1928)
  • Back of Envelope with Mary Paulsen's address

  • Betsy Scott Thurs., March 21, 2002
    Seeking information regarding family of Oliver H. JOY, b 1831, d 1901 in Chehalis, WA. Married Mary Jane Counts b 1838, d 1926, Chehalis. Children: Charles, Malinda, Harriett, Susan, Olive, William, George, Mary, Oliver, and Benjamin. I have Herald Stout's book on the Tong/Tongue family; I'm hoping to find out about Oliver Joy's background and ancestry, and also possibly more about his life in Lewis County. The family lived in California and came to Washington around 1877. Thanks!


    Robert Brunk Sun., March 17, 2002
    In 1903 my great-great-grandfather, Henry Brunk, moved himself and some of his family to Lewis County. One of that group would be John H. Brunk, his son and my great-grand-father. John H. Brunk was a brother to Fred Brunk, longtime resident who died in Lewis Co. Douge was married name of Henry's daughter Nellie, who was married to John Douge. Wright was the name of a woman who had been married to John Brunk's son, Guy, who was my grandfather. Nicholas Brunk was somewhere in WA, and is buried in Sumner. He is Henry's brother. Will welcome information or contact with relatives!

    Carol Fri., March 15, 2002
    I am looking for maiden name of Jane Bishop, wife of Henry Bishop married in Ohio and came to Chehalis between 1880 and 1888. Jane is buried in the Fern Hill Cemetery with death date of 1888. Any info will be appreciated. Thank you.


    Alice Nance Sat., March 9, 2002
    I need information on anyone having a connection with NOVEL MILLER who was born in Indiana, moved to Oklahoma with his parents when he was small. Both parents died while he was still young. He ended up in Lewis Co. WA, two known daughters, BEVERLY & SHIRLEY.


    John Krayenborg Tues., Feb. 26, 2002
    My grandparents are buired in Sticklin Greenwood Cemetery & I am interested in information for family genealogy as I don't have much to go on. John Wesley Spencer was born in 1863 & died in 1950. His wife Addie was born in 1872 & died in 1957. If anyone has any information to share with me, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    George Hanson Sat., Feb. 9, 2002
    Related mainly to Edlunds and Hughs around Kosmos and Morton.
    Grandmother: Rosie Maiden:Edlund, Hugh
    Grandfather: Herman Hugh
    Great grandfather: Fred Edlund
    Uncle: George Hugh
    Mother: Josephine (Lila) Maiden:Hugh, Hanson


    Madaline Campbell Thurs., Feb. 7, 2002
    I have been doing the family history on the Campbells and researching Dr. Robert Hugh Campbell of Vader, Lewis Co., WA. He born 6 Dec 1869 at Marble Mountain, Inverness County, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (Ed. note: his biography is posted on the Lewis Co. GenWeb site). I am looking any more information about him, his wife Jessie and their two children Donald J. Campbell who was to have died in 1925 and his brother Robert E. Campbell who was at least married two times, the first wife unknown and the second wife Jeannie. Robert E. Campbell and Jeannie had at least one daughter Mary. I know they named a road after Dr. Robert Campbell. Additional information would be greatly appreciated.


    Mary M. Lam Fri., Jan. 4, 2002
    I am researching James and Sarah MAWHIRTER. They are found in the 1910 Newaukum Census, pgs. 141-08A and 141-08B. James and Sarah are my great grandparents, and they are also found in the 1885 Census, Cooper Township, Stafford County, Kansas and 1895 Census, St. John's Township, Stafford County, Kansas. James Mawhirter and daughter, Jennie Mawhirter, are buried in Fern Hill Cemetery in Chehalis, Washington. I am searching for information on the marriage of Sarah Jane Mawhirter, widow, to Stacey Challender, late in 1911 or later. Sarah Mawhirter's daughter, Nannie Mawhirter, married Ray Challender. It appears that after Sarah's husband, James Mawhirter died, she married her daughter's father-in-law, Stac(e)y Challender. James Mawhirter is buried in Fern Hill Cemetery, Chehalis, next to his daughter, Jennie Mawhirter. Sarah and James Mawhirter are my great grandparents. I do not have Sarah's maiden name.


    Harry Mills Tues., Jan. 1, 2002
    Trying to find out about my ancestors. The Mills' came from Webster Springs, W. Va. in 1902. Coleman's and Riffe's came from I think W. Va. also in the 1890's. The town of Riffe was named for my great-grandfather Floyd L. Riffe. Would really appreciate any help you give me. Not having much luck in my research. Thank you very much.

    Sandy Sat., Dec. 29, 2001
    I am looking for Harry Edwin Town. We do not know this person but he would be my husband's grandfather. This is the grand total of what we know: Harry Edwin Town is supposed to be his full name. b. Centralia, WA (Lewis County ?) no year listed - according to my sister-in-law from something she saw in a newspaper article. I have not seen it. I use the formula of a new generation every 20 years to estimate a birth of a parent. I'm looking at 1870's (if age 20-30 or early 1880's if he was the average age of 18-20 when he married. However, Emma was about 26 at her marriage. Harry married 21 Sep 1897 in ?? to Emma Alice Owen b. 1871 Carlinville, IL. Dau of Ephrem L. Owen - I have his tree. My husband knew this grandmother but not the grandfather. My husband remembers his father going to the Chicago, IL area to see him just before he died in 1950-1963 time-frame. Two children were born to this marriage: Burr Town in 1901 in Spirit Lake, IA and a Dorothea? b. probably IA. but she is not on the 1910 census for Spirit Lake, IA and could be from the second marriage. Emma and Burr are on the 1910 census IA. A second marriage for Emma produced another son with a Wellemeyer living in the area. We knew that son and his son. That is the extend of my knowledge. We do not know if Harry married a second time. I assume he probably did. I could be wrong.


    Sandi Stringer Fri., Dec. 28, 2001
    Seeking information on Calvin Walker Hobbs (b. 2-27-1852; d. 1925) and wife Lydia Ann Johnson (b. 8-26-1856; d. 10-6-1934). They moved from Il. to North Dakota abt.1909 and then moved from N.D. to Chehalis, Wa. abt. 1923. Four of their married children also moved to the same area: Gertie Hobbs Pettys, Hattie Hobbs Wenner, Myrtie Hobbs Wenner, & Samuel Hobbs. My grandfather Walter Raymond Hobbs was also a son of Calvin Walker but he stayed in North Dakota. Obituary of Calvin Walker Hobbs states that Gertie lived in Chehalis, Myrtie & Samuel lived in Doty & Hattie lived in Centralia. Any cousins out there?!


    Marlena Vega Sat., Oct. 13, 2001
    I'm looking for descendents and relatives of John STEINBERGER and Glenore LEACH. The 1910 census shows John STEINBERGER, son of Joseph living on Third Street in Toledo, WA. Joseph was a hotel keeper. Glenore Leach Steinberger (Glennie) is my second cousin. I know Glenore married a John Steinberger and this is a leap of faith that the one she married is the same one from the census. His age is in the right range.


    Diane Carter Sun., Sept. 23, 2001
    My Shuler relatives moved to Mossyrock from Missouri/Oklahoma c. 1899. Wm. Taylor Shuler & wife, Hattie (Sumner). Ch: Minnie Lulu m. 1. Wm. John Graham & 2. John Thos. Doss; Julia Ann Gertrude Shuler (stayed in Missouri); Sylvia; Russell; Taylor, Jr. m. Charlotte Roseann Flynn; Daniel Edwin Shuler m. ??? & was killed in a bus/logging truck accident along with a son of his, need info; Maud May Shuler m. James Preson Metzker; & Harry Shuler. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.


    Marlena Vega Fri., Sept. 21, 2001
    Looking for my great uncle's family. William Harvey Leach was from Iowa; married Vena Paxton in 1905. She was from Nebraska. He was in the police department in Toledo, WA in the 1930's. They had 5 children during the period 1907 to 1925. My grandfather, Frank stayed with them for a time in the early 1930's.


    James Milton McElfresh Sept. 6, 2001
    I am looking for any info. on some lost relatives: Josephus I McELfresh married to Pauline E. Packwood Oct. 21, 1882 Lewis co. And Socrates Scipio McElfresh married to Eva E. McElfresh Dec. 26, 1880 Lewis co. Any info. on this elusive family will be appreciated. Socrates had 160 acres in Vancouver WA. at one time, rumor has it their was indian blood which as you know in those days was a taboo. Thank you for your assistance folks.


    Darlene Mullen Tues., Aug. 1, 2001
    "Mitchell Awarden Hatfield." Born 02/1848..Logan Co.,WV. Death: 09/1930.. Mossyrock, WA. Parents: Joseph B.Hatfield. Nancy Evans. Sib. Ferrell.. Amy.. Ali.. Jane.. Mary.. Sarilda.. David..Lydia..and James. James was my husbands' Great Grandfather. Valentine "Wall" Sr. Hatfield, and Ephriam Hatfield were James Grand and GG. Grandparents.Any information on "Mitchell A. Hatfield," would be appreciated.

    Follow up (Jan. 7, 2003): Will the descendant of Mitchell A. Hatfield who got in touch with me, please do so again? I lost your e-mail address.


    Jan Clausen Sun., July 29, 2001
    Searching for infomation on MARIE LOUISE CLAUSEN Cook of Chehalis, WA. Born 30 December 1896 in Minneapolis, MN to Carl & Petrea Clausen. Married ? Cook of Chehalis, WA. Died 19 September 1979 in Chehalis WA.


    Nancy Tues., July 17, 2001
    I am looking for the Borst family. Joseph Borst is my gg uncle. His Brother David is my gg grandfather. His son David married Mary Elizabeth Colver. They had Nancy Ann Borst McVey, and David and Augusta. Mary Elizabeth, David's Wife, moved to Centralia, Lewis County. I have a lot of info. But many holes also. Thanks for any help you can give. No info is too small.


    Katherine Kerr Sun., July 15, 2001
    I am looking for information on CE or Edgar C. ROGERS. He was born ca. 1858-1860. On July 22, 1898 he married to Katherine (Kate) SANSBURN in PeEll. At that time Edgar was the Northern Pacific Railroad Agent at PeEll. He had a brother Carl, who came from Maryville, MO. in 1898 for a visit and was planning on staying in the area. Mrs. Roger's sister Rae DUNLAP, wrote PeEll news for the Bee Nugget. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    David Scranton Wed., July 4, 2001
    My great-grandfather, C. Henrey ("Harry") Scranton, was said to have owned a lumber company, most likely in Lewis County, and the company is said to have failed in the Great Depression. Does anyone know how I might find more information on him or the company?


    Betty Chillington Fri., June 29, 2001
    I am looking for information on the family of Hyram Francis and wife Annie Donehue LAUGHLIN family, and Ed STACKHOUSE and Nora STACKHOUSE (children of Annie from a previous marriage. The moved to Vader, Lewis County, Washington, between 1888 and 1894. Other children of H F and Annie Laughlin: Selina, Anna, Oliver, Dewey and Fred LAUGHLIN. Please contact me if you have information on this family. I will be happy to share what I have. I am working on ANNIE DONEHUE'S line.


    Erma Downey Hadduck Fri., May 18, 2001
    Would like information on Elijah T. McPherson and Laura Ann Adams McPherson. About all I know is that Laura passed away March 7, 1953 in Mineral, Lewis County, WA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Ruby Sweet Sun., April 22, 2001
    Marks, Myron married Aug 25, 1910 in Lewis County, Washington, Bertha L. Scheelke b Oct 1892 in Lewis Co., Washington. Would like to contact others researching this family.


    Ruby Sweet Sun., April 22, 2001
    Johnson/Johnston, Archie b 1873/74 in Oregon, married in Lewis County, Washington Clive A. Scheelke (Jones) in 1903. Had Children: Ruth B Jones born 1902, Mandy M Johnson b 1905, Bertha B Johnson b 1906, Guy Johnson b 1908 and Violet June Johnson b May 2, 1910. The mother, Clive Scheelke Jones Johnson died Nov 2, 1910 and is buried at Washington Lawn Cemetery, Centralia, Washington. Would like to contact anyone researching this line of our family. Thank you.


    Roger McCumber Sun., April 22, 2001
    I'm looking for information on the NOAH family of Lewis County. Jacob NOAH b abt 1848 married Almira Catherine McCUMBER 7 Nov 1870 in Douglas Co., OR. Jacob died in 1877 leaving Almira with 3 children, George, Jacob, & Emma. She remarried Joseph NOAH abt 1880. (Unsure of relationship of Jacob & Joseph.) They had 3 children, Maggie, Creed, & Josie. Almira died 9 Feb 1899 in Portland. Joseph then married Ora Rhodes of Boistfort and they moved to Castle Rock. oseph was killed in a logging accident near Castle Rock. He and Almira are buried at Winlock. I'd be happy to share what info I have.


    Dan Elliott Thurs., April 19, 2001
    SAVAGE: I'm trying to find information on Collins Charles Savage, born in Wildwood, WA, Lewis County on 2 June 1892. Wildwood and Lewis County don't appear to exist any more. He grew up in McCall Idaho, and later moved to San Diego and married Edith Gertrude Cahalan, Daughter to Emmett Lee Cahalan, the namesake for Emmett Idaho. Collins had one brother named Lou, and two sisters, one named Plooma, I don't know the other. It was said that their father abandoned the family when Collins was 9 years old. I would like to know what his father and mother's names were, and their parents etc.


    Diana Housden Clevenger Sunday, April 8, 2001
    I'm trying to find information on a James Housden who was born and died same day on Jan 9, 1957. His parents were Clifford and Bonnie Housden. We believe he was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Centralia, WA. I am trying to locate an obiturary for James and information on his mother. His father was killed in June of 1957 and all we know about his mother is that her first name was Bonnie. If there is any way you could help or direct me I would much appreciate your time.


    Janis Warne Tuesday, March 27, 2001
    I am searching for information on the families of Joel O. WARNE; William S. WARNE who lived in Winlock, Lewis Co. Washington from the late 1890's to ?. Joel and a son Henry were both pharmacists. Joel had six children, Edward, Henry, Wilbert, Winnie, Myrtle, and another child I do not have a name for. They are listed in the 1910 Census. Any help would be appreciated.


    Barbara Krogh Sunday, March 25, 2001
    Looking for information on Emma Louise (Clark) Blaisdell and Everett Winfield Blaisdell. Lived in the Mossyrock area. Soc Sec lists death dates as 1979 and 1974 respectively, but no other information available. They had children: Robert, Raymond, Ruby, Richard. Any information on this family would be appreciated.


    Sandra Carter Saturday, March 24, 2001
    I am looking for any WEIGEL family members from Lewis Co. I have searched the main cemeteries around Morton and Randall which is where the census said they were. They married into the ROCKWOOD family and I found several of them but no WEIGEL. Thanks for any help I get.


    Mary Houser Saturday, March 24, 2001
    I am trying to find some information on the town of Forest, Washington. My mother lived on a farm there from 1921-to WW II. She lived there with her three brothers and parents. The parents names were Ell Bert and Minnie Conn, children-Ell Roy, Clarence and Jesse and Letha. They lived on Middle Fork Road (a road named after the middle fork of the Neuwaukum River which joined the Chehalis River SW of Chehalis. They went to a two-room school for grade school in Forest, and had to walk to hwy 99 to catch the school bus to Chehalis for high school. My uncle Jesse, who is 81 years old has been giving me all kinds of information. My grandfather, Ell Bert Conn was a rural mail carrier on Rural Route 3. Any more information I can get would be greatly appreciated or just point me in a direction. I am in Portland, Oregon so don't really have the access I would like to visit the area, so all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for all your help.


    Linda Friday, March 8, 2001
    I am searching for information on the Przybyslki family of PeEll, Lewis County. Stanley and Anastasia moved to PeEll sometime after 1909, they are listed in the 1920 PeEll Census records. Their daughter Pelagia "Pallie" married Andrew Kasnick. Son John never married or had children. John also at some time owned a Tavern in PeEll. Their daughter, Lottie married Russell Grout. The name spelling was changed by John to Prebilski. Anastasia was the sister to my gg grandmother Maryanna Banach Kotowski. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    Linda Friday, February 2, 2001
    I am searching for information about Andrew Kotowski and Mary Anna Banach Kotowski, they moved to Pe Ell about 1899. They had three children Pelagia "Pallie", Lottie, and Martha. Mary had a sister come to the US and am searching for her married name. I don't have her first name either. I am also researching the Frank Novak Family, all I have is his wife name as Anna. And finally I am searching for any information on the Kasnick family. Andrew, husband, Pallie, wife and children Alfred, Edward and Edith. All of the above families are found on the 1910 and 1920 Lewis county census records. Thanks for the help.


    Sharon Fitzpatrick Friday, February 2, 2001
    I am looking for information on my husband's father, Elmer Grant Fitzpatrick. According to my husband's birth certificate, Elmer was born in Swofford, Washington 1/28/1904. I do not believe that Elmer's parents were in the Swofford area very long. His mother Margaret Cameline Moody was in Watauga County, NC in the 1900 census. She was born in Beaver Dam, Watauga, NC 11/7/1883. His father, Will Fitzpatrick was born in Calaveras County, CA 9/30/1872. I have no idea why they were in Swofford when Elmer was born. They left Swofford fairly soon after Elmer's birth. I believe they went by covered wagon to Grant's Pass, Oregon and Bakersfield, California before stopping in Arizona where Elmer's younger sisters were born: Ula Mae was born 2/9/1906 and Ruby Estil was born 6/15/1911. The family later went on to Las Cruces, New Mexico. I would love to find out more about them while they were in Washington State. Thanks for any help that anyone can provide.


    Richard White Friday, February 2, 2001
    THOMAS HARDIN /Wife ROSIE , 3 son's Freeman, Comfort, Joseph. Located in 1910 Cencus ,Sulphur Creek precinct. Thomas had son Comfort who came from KY with him. Would l appreciate any information on this family. I have not been able to bring up any information IE, Birth, service, Marriage records. DOES ANY of THIS RING any BELLS. Thank You, in advance for any direction or help.


    Dennis Boswell Saturday, January 6, 2001
    I would to post a query for a relative of mine who was born in Lewis County ca. 1886-1887. Her name is Dorothy May Boswell. From her daughter's CA birth certificate, I learned that Dorothy May Boswell was age 31 in 1918 and was born in Chehalis (spelled "Chalis" on the birth certificate), State of Washington. That would suggest a birth year in Chehalis, Lewis County of 1886-1887. I am trying to identify Dorothy May Boswell's mother and father. From family tradition alone, I am told her father was one George Charles Boswell and her mother might have had the given name of Leila or Lelli with a maiden name of Lind or Lang.


    Traci-Ann Felts Thursday, January 4, 2001
    I am looking for information on the name Dluhosh in Alpha Prairie, Lewis Co. Bertha Wilma Dluhosh Griel (born 13 Feb 1892, died 27 June 1993), her parents were William (?) and Catherine Dluhosh. I have been told that she came to the US from Hamburg Germany when she was 19. I would love to find her maiden name. Also I am searching for the parents of William Dluhosh. I understand that they were a prominent family in the now Onalaska area in the 1920s.