[1996 - 1997]
Rocky Nelson Sunday, December 10, 2000
I am looking for Gordon Althauser, son of Charles and Alma Althauser. Charlie and Alma lived in Mossyrock in the mid 60's to early 70's then moved to Centralia and then to Alaska. They are related to the Lawyer Althauser in Centralia. Their son Gordon was my best friend. I think Charlie passed away and Alma moved to Ellensburg, Wa.
Hope Benedict Thursday, November 30, 2000
Am looking for information on Lloyd and Edna (Miller) Benedict who lived just outside Centralia, WA for sure in 1927. Lloyd was born 10/1898 and Edna was born 12/1899 - I just don't know where and to whom. Perhaps they will be in the 1920 census. I believe they had two children - Alfred Richard (Or Richard Alfred) and Lloyd Richard. Any information would be appreciated.
Susan Lynn Chase Monday, November 20, 2000
My great Uncle and Aunt were Ezra LeRoy and Sarah Ellen Whisler. They are buried at Greenwood Memorial Park in Centralia. Susan (Susie) Whisler is supposed to be buried near by. Maybe her husband (Alfred) and sister Lydia Whisler too. I need all the info on Susan and Alfred I can get. Also some where in Lewis county is buried the girls' brother, Michael R. Hamilton and wife. Need wife's info.
Janie Bishop Campbell Monday, November 20, 2000
I'm looking for my GGGGrandmother's cemetery and gravesite. Her name was Kiziah Bishop Jones. She came across the US from KY in 1845 with her husband Gabriel Jones. She died in 1860 and was burried on the Cowlitz Prairie/Bush Prairie. Do you have lists for either of these places? Thank you.
Marjorie Tittle Fri., October 27, 2000
Am looking for information about the family of Francis (Frank) Marion Yeager and wife Amelia Patterson. Frank was born in Oxford, KS in 1847, died in Centralia, Lewis Co., WA in 1946. They had 10 children. Frank was the son of Joseph Yeager & Mary? of Oxford, KS. Would love to have any information about this family.
Kay Thurs., October 26, 2000
I'm searching for information on Edward Charles Schultz. I found an entry in the Polk Directory for 1914 - 1915, McCormick.
Whitney McMahan Fri., October 20, 2000
I am looking for information on my great great-grandparents Joseph F. and Josephine (Edwards) McMahan. They settled their family in the Swafford Ponds (Mossyrock) area. Anyone have any information on this family I would love hearing from you.
Cindy Greear Sun., October 15, 2000
Wondering if it would be possible to get newspaper obituaries from the years 1929 - 1945? Specifically looking for obits on 3 people who died during these years....Isaac Elbert GREEAR, William Freeland GREEAR, and Elvira BANNER GREEAR. All 3 are buried at the Napavine Cemetery. I do have actual dates of death.
Sharon Fri., October 13, 2000
I am looking for information on my g grandfather, Joseph Wymer. I was told he once lived in Centralia or thereabout. He came to WA around 1900 and probably worked in the logging business. He was born in Wood Co., OH in 1861 and moved to MI then to WA. I know he lived at least till 1936. I heard he had some children after moving to WA. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Love hearing from you.
David Houpt Tues., October 10, 2000
Looking for family of James Houpt b. May 19 1908 d. June 18 1995 who lived in Winlock, Lewis Co. WA. Looking for ties to my family line.
Marti Bobertz Tues., October 3, 2000
Would like to contact descendants of Justin Edgar Becker (1855 NY--1940 Centralia WA) and his wife Irene Jane St. Clair (1861 WI --1917 Winlock WA). Children are: Lillian Mary Becker (1880 WI--1971 Centralia) m: William Howard Weaver; Martin Edgar Becker (1882 WI--1905 Lewis Co) m Lottie Belle Crocker; William Albert Becker (1884 WI--1935 Oakland CA) m Edith Adra Baxter; Bion Huntley Becker (1886 WI--1926 Chehalis WA m Stella Farmer; Lester D. Becker (1895 Cowlitz WA - 1980 Sandy WA) m Florence Mabel Wilhelm; Mabel L (Becker) Davis (1899 Cowlitz WA--1946 St. Helen's OR) m Charles Davis; Irene Becker (1902 WA -?); Cecil Allen Becker (1903 Winlock WA--1942 Chehalis WA). Thanks, Marti Bobertz, 888 226 9753 toll free.
Mel King Tues., September 12, 2000
I need information on the LEURQUIN family. Antoine came to the Bremer area before 1895. Hubert came around 1902. They owned the 80 to 120 acres in Bremer, just across the Tilton River where the old foot suspension bridge used to stand. I have a lot of information about the SCHMITT family. They were in the Harmony and Bremer area after 1892 and were: Thomas S., Anna Marie, and the children: Catherine, William, Henry, Thomas, Otto, John, Christina, Annie L., Mary, Rose and Lilly. Anybody want to know about them?
Sharon Neem Fri., September 8, 2000
Dorothy BARNES, c. 1900, Centralia. I have two photographs of a young girl, with the name Dorothy BARNES on the back, taken c. 1900 Centralia, WA. I also have a photo of her as a young woman in 1922 by a photography studio by the name of Bachrach on the East coast of the U.S. Anyone proving a relationship is welcome to them.
John M. BENEDICT, c. 1900, Centralia, WA. I have a couple items of interest for anyone proving a relationship to J. M. BENEDICT who lived in Centralia, WA from 1889 to his deat in Nov. 1923. He had three children: John M., Jr., C.C., and Edith.
May Eliza BROWN, c. 1898, WA State. I have a wedding announcement for a May Eliza BROWN and William P. MANNING dated Sept. 8, 1898, Centralia, WA. If you can prove a relationship, you can have it.
Mildred & Marie CHRISTENSEN, c. 1909, Centralia, WA. I have numerous girlhood photographs of sisters Mildred and Marie CHRISTENSEN taken in Centralia, WA c. 1900. I also have a wedding photograph of Mildred marrying a Fred VEEVERS in 1954, probably a second marriage. If anyone can prove a relationship, you are welcome to them.
J.A. FIELDS, c. 1895, Centralia, WA. I have a couple photographs taken c. 1895 for anyone proving a relationship to a Mrs. J.A. FIELDS, or a Lillie FIELDS of Centralia, WA. Mrs. J.A. is middle age and Lillie a young woman when the photographs were taken.
J.B. or Ruby FRYE, c. 1900, Centralia, WA. I have a couple items of interest for anyone proving a relationship to a J.B. FRYE, or a Miss Ruby Blanche FRYE who were of Centralia, WA c. 1900.
Mary HUNTLEY/SEARS, early 1900's, Centralia, WA. I have a number of items referring to a Mary HUNTLEY who was raised by a SEARS family of Centralia, WA. She married Otto LEE Oct. 12, 1922 in Seattle. I also have a photo of two of their children, Robert and Charles John LEE. Anyone proving a relationship is welcome to the items.
Fritz KLOEPPER, c. 1920, Centralia/Seattle. I have a wonderful signed photograph of a Fritz KLOEPPER which belonged to my mother-in-law, Eulalie KAHLER (1893-1977) who grew up in Centralia, WA. She also lived in Seattle during the 1920's and 30's. He is not a relation of ours, and I would like to find a proper home for the photo.
Lelia LANDRUM, c. 1905, Centralia, WA. I have a girlhood photo of a Lelia LANDRUM taken c. 1905, Centralia, WA. If you can prove a relationship, you are welcome to it.
Edythe Lola MACHEN, c. 1908, Centralia, WA. I have a 1908 Centralia H.S. graduation announcement and "calling card" for an Edythe Lola MACHEN. If you can prove a relationship, you are welcome to them.
William P. MANNING, c. 1898, Centralia, WA. I have an item of interest for anyone proving a relationship to William P. MANNING, who married May Eliza BROWN Sept. 8, 1898 in Centralia, WA.
Minnie D. RODMAN, early 1900's, Centralia, WA. I have a "calling card" that belonged to Minnie D. RODMAN, early 1900's, Centralia, WA. If anyone knoiws of her, you can have it.
C. Loyle ROGERS, 1908, Centralia, WA. I have a 1908 Centralia H.S. graduation announcement and "calling card" for C. Loyle ROGERS. If you can prove a relationship, you can have them.
Arthur G. SEARS, c. 1922, Centralia/Seattle, WA. I have several items of interest for anyone proving a relationship to Arthur G. SEARS or his niece Mary HUNTLEY. I believe they may also have lived in Centralia, WA at one time.
Carlton I. SEARS, 1908, Centralia, WA. I have a 1908 Centralia H.S. graduation announcement and a "signature card" for a Carlton I. SEARS. Anyone proving a relationship is welcome to them.
Lizette Doris TREAT, c. 1908, Centralia, WA. I have a 1908 Centralia H.S. graduation announcement and a "calling card" for Lizette Doris TREAT. If anyone knows of her, you are welcome to it.
Skip Romine Thurs., August 3, 2000
Looking for information on a Catherine Barr, listed in Mary Ellen Tyre's 1936 Obit as being a sister and living in Chehalis, WA. Mary Ellen was the daughter of J.J. and Mary Kendall/Kendell. Any information about Catherine or her family, PLEASE e-mail me. Thank you.
Patricia R. Price Thurs., August 3, 2000
We are attempting to locate further information on our Great-Uncle who we understand moved to/died and is buried in Lewis County...... Our information says he moved to Chehalis Washington. His name is Samuel Ayre Price Born November 10, 1876 in Illinois, his parents are Josiah R. and Jennette C. Hutchinson Price. Any help or location of where he is buried and dates would be wonderful. Thank you..... Patricia R. Price, Flemming Iowa.
Duane Crimmins Thurs., August 3, 2000
Looking for any info on the following: WALLACE Nelson ROBERTS (b. 2/27/1861, OR - d. 2/17/1933, Toledo, Lewis Co, WA) MARTHA J. (LAYTON) ROBERTS (b. 11/11/1878, Lewis Co, WA - d. 8/27/1915, Toledo, WA). Both are buried in Warren, OR (near Saint Helens, OR.)
Leslie Smith Thurs., August 3, 2000
My husband's Great Aunt was Lucy Joy CLAUNCH. Lucy Joy CLAUNCH; born Feb 1890 in Texas; died 6 Oct 1951 in Centralia, Lewis, Washington; married between 1906-1917 Jerome Joseph or Joseph Jerome BUTTERFIELD; died after 1926.
Lucy and Jerome had 6 children that I've found:
1. Merla Lorena BUTTERFIELD; born 17 Jan 1917 in Lewis County, Washington
2. Melvin Jerome BUTTERFIELD; born 27 Jul 1918 in Lewis County, Washington
3. Wilber Wayne BUTTERFIELD; born 6 Aug 1920 in Lewis County, Washington
4. Helen Josephine BUTTERFIELD; born 25 Aug 1923 in Lewis County, Washington
5. Norman Dale BUTTERFIELD; born 28 Jul 1925 in Lewis County, Washington
6. Leta Nadine BUTTERFIELD; born 18 Mar 1927 in Lewis County, Washington
Lucy later married Mr. HINDERMAN between 1941-1950. Lucy's sister also married a BUTTERFIELD. I assume they were brothers. Leora Albert CLAUNCH; born 13 Dec 1892 in Texas; died 29 Jun 1969 in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington; married between 1908-1914 Willis Wyman BUTTERFIELD; born 14 Jun 1887; died 14 Sep 1976 in Cowlitz County, Washington. I would love to hear from anyone who can help me out on this line.
Mike Cook Thurs., August 3, 2000
My third great-grandfather, Henry Reynolds STILLMAN, and his wife, Charlotte (PALMITER), arrived in Lewis County with their two children in mid 1853. He was one of the founders of Boistfort. In 1863, he built the first sawmill there. His son, Jay, nine years old when he arrived in Lewis Co., later became editor of the "Boistfort Chronicle." While at that newspaper, he published in it a series of articles taken from the journal he kept while on the year+ wagon train journey from Lima, Wisconsin. I would very much like to locate these articles. Neither the Lewis County Historical Museum nor the Washington State Archives have ever heard of this newspaper. Has anyone out there heard of it? Henry's daughter, Eunice Ann, married Frederick Andrew "F.A.." CLARKE on December 1, 1854, seven weeks short of her fifteenth birthday. Theirs was the fifth marriage recorded in Lewis Co. In 1852, F.A.. was one of the 44 delegates to the second territorial convention in Monticello. Henry's sister, Sally, and her husband, Paul CRANDALL, also came out on the same wagon train. Their family unit totaled eleven members. Other co-emigrants were a family of four headed by a Mr. A. GOODRICH, and a three member party under the name of Dr. STILLMAN. While this doctor had to be a blood relative of Jay's, he only refers to him in this informal manner. If anybody has information on these people, the sawmill, the newspaper, or the articles; please contact me. Thank you!
Joyce Wallace Thurs., August 3, 2000
I posted in September 1999 (see query #163) concerning Pharis Begley and his wife Polly Moore who were believed to be in Lewis Co. WA. I found them here in 1910. I also found Phariis's death in 1915, and Polly living with a daughter and son-in-law in 1290. The family, Alonzo Parks, wife Dolly, and children Talmadge, Leroy, Ruth and Marion lived in Auburn WA and Polly Begley lived with them. I find in the SSDI records a Leroy Parks b. 1908 who died in Gig Harbour WA in 1989. I would appreciate very much being contacted by any descendants of the Parks family. Dolly Moore (Clay) Parks was my grandmother's first cousin. Polly (Moore) Begley was my great-grandfather's sister.
Lewis Co. WA 1910 Census:
Dryad Precinct (page 330) HH 45/45
Begley, Pharis H; Head; M, W, 53, M2 (second marriage?), 20 (years married); Born in KY, both parents born in KY, English (language spoken?), Contractor (occupation), Builder (industry?), OA (works on "own account", not an employee), reads and writes english, Rents, House (versus farm).
Polly, Wife, F, W, 47, M2, 20 (years married), 3 (children), 3 (still living), self and parents all born in KY, speaks english.
Washington State, King County, Auburn Precinct 5, enumeration district 6, page 29, line 77, living at a house Alonzo is renting;
Alonzo M. Parks, age 59, born in Kansas, parents born in Ohio, working as a blacksmith.
Dollie, wife, age 36, self and parents born in Kentucky.
Talmadge, son, age 12, attended school, born in Washington.
LeRoy, son, age 10, attended school, born in Washington.
Ruth, daughter, age 8, attended school, born in Washington.
Marion, daughter, age 3 months, born in Washington.
Polly Bagley, mother-in-law, age 58, widow, self and parents born in Kentucky.
Social Security Death Index shows a Leroy Parks d. in Gig Harbour, Kitsap Co. WA in 1989. Polly Moore and Dolly Moore Parks' family would like to locate them.
George J. Plautz Jr. Thurs., August 3, 2000
I am researching the Maurin/Movrin family of Lewis County. John Maurin married Anna Jerman (Yerman) in Chehalis around 1890. They had several children of which two lived to adulthood. They were Joseph and Edward Maurin. The others all died in childbirth or near to that time. They were: Johnny 1893, Frankie, 1896, Anna, 1898, and Rudolf, 1903, died 1914. I have not been able to determine their exact dates of birth or marriage. Does anyone have knowledge of the birth records in Chehalis? I understand they are pretty daunting, wondered if anyone had searched through them. Also have checked St. Joseph RC Church records and have not found anything. Thanks for any assistance.
Jim Beiswanger Thurs., August 3, 2000
I am doing family research on the Huffman's of Southern Michigan. I find that Emma Huffman married Ezra Mabee in Hillsdale County of Michigan on 6/2/1907. At that time, Ezra was age 30 and Emma was 25. Sometime after that, they moved to Centralia, Washington and there is where the trail stops. I am looking for birth dates on both along with death dates, death locations, and burial locations. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Address: 4922 Martha Dr. Jackson, MI 49201.
Cindy Greear Mon., May 29, 2000
I am trying to find details about the life of ISAAC E. GREEAR, who moved to Chehalis area around 1903. I think he may have come from Virginia with the HAMILTON family. Would be interested in any history books of the area that might mention Isaac and family. He is buried in the Napavine Cemetery. Thanks.
"shurre" Wednesday, May 19, 2000
Searching any and all connections to the McCash family of Centraila area and of Michigan Hill in Thurston Co.
Phillip M. Heavner Saturday, May 6, 2000
LYDA, Thomas B. (1878? NC - 1918 WA) According to the information I have, one of my great-grandmother's brothers, Thomas B. LYDA, died in Winlock, WA in 1918. The source gave the town as Winglock (no such town). He was a logger, and in 1915, was foreman of a crew working in Clatskanie, Columbia Co., OR. Follow-up (6/16/00): Thomas did live in Winlock, WA. He is buried there. He was married, Grace, and had 4 children. Of his children, one son and a daughter-in-law (wife of the youngest son) are still living. I've actually spoken with her.
Peggy B. Perazzo Tues., May 2, 2000
I am seeking information on my great uncle and his wife, George Paris and Martha Emily (WALLACE) SEARS. They moved from Yolo County, California about 1884 with Martha's family to a farm on Winston Creek, Lewis Co., WA. Their children were Ella J. (SEARS) SEVERNS; John SEARS; Ruby (SEARS) BARTON; Belle (SEARS) CASSIDY; Maude (SEARS) PLANT; Mabel SEARS; Pearl D. (SEARS) CLAMPITT, KENNEDY; George L. SEARS; Grace E. (SEARS) FINSTAD; Veda V. (SEARS) YAW. I am descended from Albert B. and Augusta (RUGGLES) SEARS who lived in Yolo County, CA. Both George and Albert SEARS were the sons of Fielding Thomas and Elizabeth Cross (PARIS) SEARS who came to Yolo County, CA, in 1874 from Warren Co., Kentucky. I have information on the California Sears, the Kentucky Sears, and George Sears' family and would be glad to share.
Kim Harper Mon., Feb. 21, 2000
Looking for Grace Warring b8-4-1871 d 1937; m to Lewis extine 1892; came from Minn lived on Cowlitz Prarie then moved to Chehalis; her father C.V, Warring.
Jean Marshall Fri., Feb. 11, 2000
Hello, I am searching for any information on CERKAN/CERKANOWICZ in the PE ELL area. My grandfather Bolleck Cerkan married a Francis ? and Valentena HOMINSKI PIVONI. Any relatives or just anyone who has heard of them please contact me.
Denise Koos Wed., Jan. 26, 2000
Hi! I'm looking for a marriage record for Mabel Ellen Anderson & Herman Thomsen in the mid-1930's in Lewis County. Do you have an index for this??? Thanks.
Mary Kulp Tues., Jan. 25, 2000
PRICE /GARDNER / MELESKI / PHILLIPS: I am looking for any information regarding relatives with these names. My mother was Betty Mae Gardner and was born in Centralia in 1938. Her mother was Elma Estelle Price, also born in Centralia in 1912. She was married to Jack Gardner. I'd love more information about him, anything. My great grandmother lived in Centralia, Lewis County. She was born in 1890 and died in 1978. Her husband was George Daniel Price. I don't know anything about him either. His father was George Meleski. George Daniel Price changed his from Meleski. His parents immigrated here inthe late 1800's from Poland. They were August and Agnes Meleski. Phillips was my great grandmothers maiden name. Haven't found a connection to her parents yet either. I'd appreciate any help I can get. I live in Pennsylvania and it's not easy getting info via long distance.
Cecil Sherlie Fri., Jan. 21, 2000
I am interested in contacting anyone who might be researching the SCHERLIE name or any deriveration of it. Such as Shirley, Shirlie. The family came from Norway to Minnisota and North Dakota and then west to Washington where I was born.
Jeanne Ostnes Fri., Jan. 14, 2000
Hello, I am searching for the surnames of SNOW, TOY, HENDERSON, CARNS, MORGAN and ISAACSON. The families were in the Winlock, Lewis County and Chehalis/Grays Harbour Counties in the late 1880's through 1920's for sure and even later on some of the lines. The SNOW and CARNS families were homesteading near Ainsley just south of Winlock. The HENDERSON, TOY, MORGAN families were in Winlock. The ISAACSON family had a farm across the valley >from the SNOW and CARNS homesteads. Thanks for any help.