This Week in Clark County
The following articles were transcribed by Holly Vonderohe from Clark County area newspapers.
For the Week of January 30, 2000:
Vancouver Independent, January 30, 1889:
Mr. A. E. JONES is contemplating the establishment of a fish wheel near the head of Lady's Island.
A brother of J. F. SCOTTON has arrived from the East and he is delighted with our spring like climate.
Mr. RUSSELL of Washougal, has sold forty acres of land, improved with prune orchard, to his son-in-law, Mr. SHEPHERD and another gentleman whose name we could not learn.
A. F. BOYER and S. S. COOK have gone to Southern Oregon to investigate some new process of drying prunes by steam. If it proves a success they will have machinery put in their dry houses this season.
The Camas Post, February 1, 1908:
Born, Tuesday night to Mr. and Mrs. Lexie SMITH, a boy.
A. MCDOWELL has sold a half interest in the Up-to Snuph barber shop to Arthur FREY of Vancouver.
Maurice OSGOOD, who has been working one of the local barber's shop, has taken a place in a Vancouver shop.
A pretty little wedding occurred at the Camas House Wednesday evening, Rev. Mark NOBLE united in marriage Mr. Edgar E. LINDSEY and Miss Ruth PICKETT, two excellent young people of this place. They left Thursday for Kangley,
Washington, where they will make their home. The evening before the wedding the friends of the bride surprised her with a china shower. Many useful and beautiful pieces of china were presented, and an enjoyable evening spent.
The Vancouver Register, February 3, 1866:
Patents have been received at this office for the Donation, claimants named below, and will be delivered to the parties entitled to receive them, upon the surrender of the duplicate donation certificate, and taking the oath of allegiance in cases where it has not already been done:
B. F. TANNER, C. C. STILES, Daniel WIGLE, A. J. MALICK, Matthew MCCLUNG, Benj. TEELE, John E. MESSENGER, P. HABER, H. J. G. MAXON, F. HABER, Charles PROUIX, G. KINDER, Arthur QUIGLEY, Hannah BURROW, Ted FLETCHER, John CALDER
(heirs of), Orland GEORGE, Wm. BRATTON, John POLLOCK, Eberhard SCHUE, Daniel
OTIS or OLIS, S. W. FISHER, W. S. BENNINGTON, Z. S. MILLER, George M. THING, J. F. SHARTLE, Lafayette DURGAN, Reuben RIGGS, H. H. STRONG, Jefferson HUFF, G. B. HUNSAKER, John TOOLEY, Ellet MURPHY, Napoleon MCGILVRY, J. D. WOODWARD, Margaret J. RICHARDS, G. W. JONES, Joseph BENNINGTON, Wm. CARROLL, Robert WALDON, Joel COFFEY, Joseph WRIGHT, T. M. COFFEY, Joel KNIGHT, B. F. OLNEY, John CAMPBELL, H. BRYNE, Lottie J. REYNOLDS, H. L. CAPLES, John BIRD, Allen TURNER, Joseph PETRAN, A. A. BREZEE, Henry VAN ALLMAN, H. S. BURLINGAME, Abraham ROBIE, William A. FRENCH.
J. M. FLETCHER, Register.
DROWNED-- A very sad accident occurred a few miles above this city a few days since. Mr. John BURK, who has been for some years residing in this or Klickitat county, and was at the time in the partial service of Mr. S. D. MAXON, was drowned while attempting to take some horses across an arm of the Columbia near one of the islands in the river. His body was recovered and on last Sunday buried in the public cemetery near Fisher's Landing. Mr. BURK was formerly in the service of the United States as a soldier. Those who knew him speak of him as a worthy and honorable man. At the time of his death he owned
a claim or farm and some other property near the mouth of the Klickitat river. His age was about 35 years. It is not known that he had any relatives
on this coast.
For the Week of February 6, 2000:
The Vancouver Independent, February 6, 1889:
At the Sister's Hospital, Vancouver, W. T., Feb. 1st, of Asthma, Martin KIRLEY, age 79, a native of Eunis Co. Clare, Ireland, and was buried from the Chapel of the House of Providence on Monday, Feb. 4th. He emigrated early in life to this country, and has been a citizen of the U. S. for over half a century. He was one of the contractors who graded the Boston & Lowell R. R., the first railroad built in New England. His relatives in Massachusetts and Iowa will be sorry to hear of his death.
Mrs. T. B. OTWELL, formerly of La Center, has made application in the Portland courts for a divorce.
John HUTH has repairs completed on his partly burned building and has resumed business again at the old stand.
Born to the wife of Arthur W. DILLON, Sunday, Jan. 27th, a 14lb boy, and now he don't care whether school keeps or not.
Vancouver Independent, February 11, 1904:
Born to Captain and Mrs. STEVENS, Monday, February 8, twin sons.
Will L. EDGAR has purchased from E. BRANDON the confectionery and cigar store
on the corner of 4th and B. streets.
J. G. WAGNER has resigned as night policeman, and Wm. BEISNER, last from Alaska, has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
Licenses to wed have been issued since last reported as follows: John H. PRETELA to Lydia S. ANDERSON; C. S. MAY to Miss Josie NORTON; Peter A. SATER to Jessie M. FERRY; W. L. ENYART to Sophia DUCHANCY.
Mrs. Margaret LEWIS, wife of J. G. LEWIS, proprietor of the "The Palm," died Tuesday morning, at her home on 7th street with tuberculosis from which she has been suffering for more than a year. Mrs. LEWIS was 27 years of age. She leaves a husband and two young children. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Baptist church.
John FLYNN died last Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. BROWN, near Fishers. He was 77 years of age and has made his home at Fishers for the past two years. He leaves six children, two of whom, Mrs. BROWN and JOHN FLYNN reside at Fishers. The remains were shipped Tuesday, to his old home in Dawn, Missouri.
The graduating class of the Vancouver High School were entertained Friday evening, by Mrs. J. W. FOSTER, in honor of Miss Laura ROBB, a member of the class. Those present were: Nellie TRUESDALE, Laura FERRELL, Ada MINTENOR, Beatrice BOEHMER, Julia SCOTT, Elva SMITH, Lura ROBB, Jane SMITH, Nellie RENSCHELLER, Wallis EASTHAM, Joe HALL, James BLAIR, Thomas REDERICK, Horace DANIELS, and Charles GILMORE
For the Week of February 13, 2000:
Vancouver Independent, February 13, 1889:
Died at her residence in Vancouver, W. T., on Sunday eve. Feb. 10th, 1889, Mrs. Hattie R. EDDINGS, aged 23 years and 4 months, beloved wife of Mr. Frank EDDINGS and daughter of Mr. Jas. T. GOSS of this city. Mrs. EDDINGS was born in the city of McLean, Illinois, on Oct. 25th 1865; she came to Vancouver with her parents in July 1879, where she grew to womanhood and married July 10th, 1884. For 15 months she has been a patient sufferer battling with that dread disease consumption, and during her long sickness not a word of complaint escaped her lips. She leaves two children, Bessie aged 3 years and
4 months and Hazel, aged 1 year 7 months, a devoted husband and a host of kind friends to mourn her loss. She was buried on Tuesday the 12th inst., The Rev. M. D. WILSON, officiating. The service of the Episcopal church was held
at the residence of the deceased and at the grave. the bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Daniel YOUNG died at Goldendale on January 16. He was one of the pioneers of Washington Territory and was one of the survivors of the Whitman massacre.
Vancouver Register, February 17, 1866:
At the Union Hotel, in Vancouver, Feb. 9, 1866, by John F. SMITH, City Recorder. Mr. Addison A. RUSSELL, of Yamhill county, Oregon to Miss Florence A. MADISON of Washington county. Also, by the same at his residence, Feb. 14th, Mr. Theodore F. BOWLBY? to Miss Sophia M. ADAMS, both of Washington county, Oregon. Also, same date by the same, at the Union Hotel, K. L. SMITH to Sarah C. TAYLOR, both of Lane county, Oregon.
Vancouver Independent, February 18, 1891:
Born, to the wife of Will DURGIN, Feb. 16th, as son; weight 9 pounds. Mother and child doing well, but the father is himself only at times.
Geo. ARMSTRONG, arrested in this city two weeks ago, charged with bigamy, was
sentenced to two years in the Oregon penitentiary.
At the annual meeting of the Fin Saw Mill Co. held on Feb. 2nd 1891, Peter ARM, John NELSON and John A. LEHTO, were elected directors for the ensuing year.
Marriages are on the wane in this county just now, the county auditor having issued but on license since our last issue, that one to Peter SNEVE and Dora OLSEN.
Mr. G. W. BLOOM started up his new saw mill four miles north of town on the Salmon creek road last Wednesday. The capacity of this mill is 25,000 feet per day.
Mr. W. D. SMITH has just completed the handsomest sail boat built in Vancouver since Captain's TROUPE'S famous sloop's time. He has christened her the "Hulda."
Died from consumption, February 12th, 1891, Agnes, beloved wife of A. L. ROSS. The funeral took place February 14th, at the residence on 8th street, and was largely attended.
For the Week of February 20, 2000:
Vancouver Independent, February 20, 1889:
Last Sunday morning James MCNEIL and James HARDING stole a lot of tools and blankets, a watch, revolver, etc., from the camp of a party of men employed at grubbing on the farm of Mr. L. T. FRANKLIN near this city, and were seen
by him carrying off the plunder. The men were arrested later in Portland by Marshal HANDY and a Portland officer, with part of the stolen property on their persons. Yesterday, the two men arrested were taken before Justice TOUSSAINT, where they were found guilty, and fined $25 and costs each.
Vancouver Register, February 24, 1866:
Feb. 19th, at the Union House, Vancouver by Rec.? K. MINES; Mrs. W. R. ANDERSON and Miss Amanda HAMILTON, all of Salem, Oregon.
List of letters remaining the Express Office, Vancouver, W. T., Feb. 20th, 1866.
ARCHILLIES, Capt. and CASH, Dr. John
ALLEN, Mr. Jack
BAKER, Miss C.
BRADY, Mrs. O. W.
BACHELDER, R. G.
BORLAND, Capt. A. J.
COSLEK?, Mr. T.
CURRY, Miss Ida
CAROUTHERS, W. O.
DOBSON, A. Thiboldt
DIXON, Mrs. R.
DARRAN, Mrs. Mrs. J. L.
DRENNIN, Mr. T.
ERNE, Mr. Jas
EATON, Mrs. W. J.
FRIENDLY, Chs. H.
FRANCE, Mrs. G. W.
FRANCE, Mrs. Dr.
GORDION, H. C.
GARELA, Mrs. Dr.
HARVEY, J. F.
HANAHEE, G. B.
KAHLIN?, Mr. T.
KENWORTH, D. W.
MCIRWIN, W. S.
MURPHY, Miss V.
MURPHY, Mrs. H.
RUTAN, Jos C.
SMITH, John H.
STEWART, J. C.
SMITH, J. M.
SUYETTE, K. O.
TAYLOR, J. S.
THOMAS, Capt. W.
Vancouver Columbian, February, 24, 1910:
FUNERAL OF MRS. M. O'KEANE
The funeral of Mrs. Mary O'KEANE, who died Sunday night was held from St. James Cathedral this morning and the burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The cause of death was pneumonia and old age.
Mrs. O'KEANE was born in Limerick county, Ireland, in 1827. She crossed the Atlantic to New York when she was about twenty years old. She came to Portland via the Isthmus of Panama in 1865 and two years later was married to John O'KEANE, and from that date to the time of her death she lived in this city, excepting one year spent in Seattle and four years spent at Tulalip,
north of Everett where Mr. O'KEANE was Indian agent.
VIEW-- Born February 15 to Mr. and Mrs. George BAKER, a seven pound boy. Mother and son doing nicely.
HEISSON--Our school teacher, Miss MONTAGUE, was confined to the house a
couple of days last week, consequently there was no school.
The first phone message from these parts was sent from Ryan & Allen's office by M. L. RYAN to N. E. ALLEN of Vancouver, on last Friday, the 18th, inst.
HARMONY--Born Feb. 22, to Mr. and Mrs. John KNOWLES, a son.
Mr. ENGLISH is building a house on the old DWYER place, preparatory to the occupancy of it by Mr. and Mrs. Robt. GARDNER, Mrs. ENGLISH'S brother and wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. COX and daughter Margaret, returned Thursday from a five month's visit in Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas and California.
Vancouver Independent, February 25, 1904:
G. W. EVANS left last Friday for the San Joaquin Valley, where he will join his wife and daughter who have taken up residence there. Mr. EVANS was accompanied by his son, Milton, who will be gone about 10 days.
The County School Superintendent has awarded diplomas of merit to the following pupils who have been neither absent nor tardy for five months:
Ernest and Mycajale? VALLEN, of District No. 35; Bengta MALMSTROM, James MORGAN and Lester FLEMING of District No. 8 and Cecil MARTIN, of District No. 12.
James J. DAVEY, a resident of Clarke county for a number of years, died at his home at Harmony, last Wednesday evening, February 17, from pneumonia. Deceased was a native of England, 47 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. The funeral was held Friday from the family residence.
August KERNS, a well-to-do farmer, died Sunday at his residence two miles north of Washougal of heart failure. When he went to bed Saturday night he was apparently in his usual good health, but during the night his heart refused in its mission, and death soon followed. Deceased was 40 years of age. He leaves a widow and three children. Funeral services were held Tuesday
from the Washougal Methodist church.
For the Week of February 27, 2000:
Vancouver Independent, February 27, 1889:
D. L. RUSSELL of Washougal was in town Monday. He has hardly recovered from his Accident of a month ago and still wears a cane and a limp in his off leg.
Alex MARTELL'S three year old child died on Monday after a short illness. This is the fifth child that has died in this family, and much sympathy is
expressed for them in this community.
Mr. T. CORBETT of Vancouver, has accepted the contract to bore an artesian well at Yakima, and will commence operations in a short time.
Mrs. R. T. COWAN is ill with pneumonia.
We learn that Mrs. BOYD, wife of Rev. BOYD, is quite sick.
J. E. C. DURGAN of Cape Horn has been confined for a fortnight with a severe cold.
Lewis HALL has bought 20 acres of prune land which he will improve and plant next fall.
Cards are out for the wedding on March 5th, of Mr. E. R. BROADWELL and Miss Clara BROWN.
Mr. EDMONDS, at Lee's landing, has sold four acres of land on the river front, to Capt. BURGY at the rate of $75 per acre.
Married, at the home of the bride's parents, on Vancouver Lake, by Rev. Wm. PROSSER, Mr. H. A. KNAPP to Miss Deborah S. WOOLF.
The Camas Post, March 2, 1917:
In the same room of the farm house on Prune Hill where just twenty-five years before, they were united in holy bonds of wedlock, Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. CHANDLER, highly esteemed residents of the vicinity, celebrated their silver
anniversary on last Saturday. In all there were about forty persons present to share in the pleasures and festivities of this auspicious event.
Mrs. N. M. FIELD played the wedding march and Rev. FIELD gave the formal wedding ceremony. Martin KALLIN acted as best man and Mrs. KALLIN as bridesmaid. The flower girls were Vera CHANDLER and Ruby MCLEAN.
After the wedding ceremony, a bountiful dinner was served by Mr. and Mrs. CHANDLER'S daughter and friends. The bride's cake, prepared by Mrs. FRANCIS, was beautifully decorated, the anniversary date being conspicuously placed on
top of the three layer creation.
Besides Mr. and Mrs. CHANDLER, those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur CHANDLER, Wm. COLE, Rachel, Florenda, Louise and Vera CHANDLER, Mr. and Mrs. M. KALLIN, Mrs. Bert FRANSETH, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. CARR and daughter, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. N. M. FIELD, Mr. and Mrs. H. JAEHNS, Mrs. E. OLSON, Mrs. W. OLSON and daughter Adeline. Mrs. J. HARTWIG and children, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. FRANSETH and son James, Ed DOHERTY, Mrs. S. DOLE, Mrs. J. OSTENSON, Mrs. D. J. FRANCIS, Mrs. Axel JENSEN, Mrs. H. MCLEAN and children, Fred JENSEN, Helen DREWFS, Rita, Harold, and Nellie VAN BUSKIRK.
Mr. and Mrs. CHANDLER were showered with numerous gifts appropriate to the occasion, and many letters of congratulation and presents were received from friends and relations who were prevented on account of the inclemency of the
weather from joining the joyous group in the celebration of this interesting anniversary event.
Vancouver Independent, March 4, 1886:
ADJUDGED INSANE--On Saturday, Sarah a daughter of John TRACY, aged about 25 years, was taken before the probate judge and decided insane. On Sunday Sheriff CLOUGH and Dr. Ella WHIPPLE started for Steilacoom with her, but were left by the train in Portland, and were compelled to return to Vancouver for a fresh start, which was taken on Monday.
AHEAD AGAIN--Vancouver poultrymen carried off many of the honors at the poultry show in Portland last week, our vicinity being represented by W. R. JOHNSON, A. & W. SMILEY, C. H. RICKER, and others. RICKER took the sweepstakes premiums and one 2d premium. A better lot of fowls cannot be found on the Pacific coast that was exhibited by the Vancouver poultrymen.
Vancouver Columbian, March 4, 1910
BORN--To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. POTTER, February 13, a baby boy. Mother and child
are doing nicely. Mrs. FOLK is the nurse in charge.
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