[1996 - 1997]
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, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.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.