CIVIL WAR VETERANS PROJECT
OBITUARIES - PAGE FOUR


ELISHA NYE

Snohomish Eye
3-12-1896

Elisha NYE, father of Mrs. George W. HEAD, died this morning at 7:30 after an illness of nearly four weeks. Mr. NYE was born in Cayuga county, New York, near Albany August 11, 1823. He leaves two children, Mrs. HEAD, of this city and a son living at Little Falls, Mn. Deceased was an old soldier, having served in Co. L., 4th regiment of Minnesota heavy artillery. The funeral and burial will be held tomorrow (Sunday) under the auspices of Morton Post, G.A.R. the Funeral wervices will be held at Mr. Heads home on Glen street near Fourth, at 2 o'clock.

Elisha NYE served in 1st Mn Heavy Art. Co."L" and requested pension on 7-17-1890 Cert#596919 from Mn. and was in the 1890 CWV census Morrison Co, Parker Twp.Mn.


JOHN R. PATRICK

Snohomish Eye
2-1-1901

Wednesday afternoon, J.R. PATRICK, who lives near the E. & M.C. depot had been across the river in his buggy to Larama's place on the Lowell road and was on his way home when he met Morgan Williams and stopped to talk with him. During the conversation Mr. PATRICK ceased talking in the midst of a sentence, and Mr. Williams spoke to him again, but received no answer. Upon investigation it was found that Mr. PATRICK was dead in his buggy. S.E. Miller chanced to be passing with his team a few minutes later and brought the news to town. Coroner Bakeman was notified and immediately went and took charge of the remains, which were brought to Mr. PATRICK's residence. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m., from the Methodist church.

Mr. PATRICK has resided in Snohomish about seven years and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a veteran of the war of the Rebellion and a member of the G.A.R. post of this city. Deceased leaves a family of four sons and a daughter.

Served as 52nd Pa. Inf. Co."H"

1900 Snohomish County Census
John PATRICK b/12-1838 Pa
Patence b/10-1842 Pa (1843-1905)
Art b/10-1869 Pa
Lewis b/8-1873 Pa (1874-1957)
Roy W. b/2-1878 Pa (1878-1918
Mary E. b/10-1879 Pa
Gladys b/4-1885 Pa


DAVID POOLE

Everett Daily Herald
7-2-1902

David POOLE of Granite Falls was killed by a plunging horse yesterday, while endeavoring to hold it by a halter strap. The animal reared, dashed over him, and injured him so severaly that he died shortly afterward. Coroner Bakeman was notified but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest. The deceased was an elderly man.

Snohomish County Death Record
David POOLE age 64 b/NY died 7-1-1902 father noted as John POOLE and mother Dorcas CONGDEN
Charles S. POOLE age 32 b/NY died 6-1-1900 father David POOLE mother Jennie FOX

David L. POOLE served in 1st NY Cavalry in Co."K" from 2-6-1864 to 6-27-1865 and his rank when discharged was 2nd Liet. He was 25 years old at time of enlistment at New York City, NY. He was a member of William Hall Post G.A.R. of Granite Falls, Washington. He mustered out as David S. POOLE. He is buried at Granite Falls Cemetery.


JOHN F. PRESCOTT

Snohomish County Tribune
8-25-1911

John F. PRESCOTT died at his family residence on Ave. E, the first of the week. He was born in New Hampshire 72 years ago. He fought four years in the Civil war on the Union side. He has resided in Snohomish about 10 years, and leaves four children, Mrs. PRESCOTT, Mrs. ANNIS and John and Albert PRESCOTT. The funeral was held Tuesday at 3:30 from the family residence. Rev. A.B. Van Zante officiated.

Interment in the G.A.R. cemetery.
PRESCOTT, John F. no info. (Co. E. 12th N.H. Inf.)
PRESCOTT, Mary J. 1838-1907 (Wife of J.F. PRESCOTT)
PRESCOTT, Mabel 1872/1960 (THYGESEN)
PRESCOTT, John 4/24/1860-8/21/1924
PRESCOTT, Linda 3/23/1867-3/26/1915 (Wife of John PRESCOTT)


GEORGE A. PUTNAM

Everett Daily Herald
5-3-1920

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT SON'S HOME
George A. PUTNAM, aged 81 years and nine month, died last night at 7 o'clock at the home of his son, Dr. J. T. PUTNAM, on the Lake Stevens road. He had been in failing health for some time, although he was able to be outdoors as late as last Monday. Funeral services were planned for this afternoon, in charge of Purdy & Sons, Snohomish undertakers, with interment in the G.A.R. cemetery at Snohomish.

Mr. PUTNAM was a veteran of the of the Civil war, having served in the lower Mississippi valley with the Second Colorado cavalry regiment. He was also a member of the New Hampshire legislature for a term, and was a clerk in the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, navy yard and for 11 years town clerk of Andover, Massachusetts. In addition to Dr. PUTNAM, the deceased is survived by another son, George H. PUTNAM, of Vineland, New Jersey, and six grandchildren. He had lived in this vicinity for about eight years.


L. C. RUBLE

Everett Daily Herald
1-3-1920

SNOHOMISH-Jan. 3- while holding a telephone conversation with Lew Paramore, L.C. RUBLE, of Snohomish, was suddenly stricken with death at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. Doctors have not decided what caused his death, whether heart failure or paralysis. Paramore noted nothing unusual, except that RUBLE stopped talking suddenly, but when Mrs. RUBLE retuned to her home at noon she found her husband, who was seemingly in the best of health when she left him in the morning, lying on the floor dead, with the telephone receiver dangling on its wire.

RUBLE was a civil war veteran, was prominent in the activities of the G.A.R. and was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. He was 68 years old, and up to the time of his death, enjoyed good health. He leaves a widow, five sons and two daughters, Frank RUBLE, one of the sons is connected with the Everett Commercial club. All the children are grown, and all but Frank RUBLE live in other parts of the country. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock form the Snohomish Methodist church, under the auspices of the G.A.R. Interment will be at the G.A.R. cemetery at Snohomish.

RUBLE was commander of the Snohomish Morton Post No. 10 of the G.A.R., and also held the position of secretary of the G.A.R. cemetery. He served throughout the entire war, being but a lad when it began. He took part in many of the important conflicts, fighting at the battle of Nashville


DARIUS SEELY

Everett Daily Herald
1922

Darius SEELY, 83 years old, G.A.R. member died at 1"30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at his home 418 Glen street. He had been ill for some days but had planned to attend the Easter service at the church in the evening. Mrs. SEELY attended the morning service and had finished telling him of the meeting when Mr. SEELY attempted to rise from his chair. He fell over dead.

Mr. SEELY was born in Belfast N.Y. He was a member of Company Merrill Horse Michigan cavalry and was in the service during the entire four years of the Civil war as a private. He came to Lewis county in this state 42 yeara ago and nineteen years ago he came to Snohomish. He is survived by his wife, and by four children, sons, L.H. SEELY of Seattle, The Rev. C.P. SEELY of Oakesville; George A. SEELY of Grants Pass, Oreg; a daughter Mrs. Lillian FIZER, Cario, Alberta.

The funeral service will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church in Snohomish. Burial will be in the G.A.R. cemetery. The body is in charge of Purdy & Sons.

1910 Snohomish Co. Census
Darius SEELY age 71 married twice 26 yr. b/Ny
Catherine 57 married twice 26 yrs no child b/Ny

1920 Census
Darius SEELY age 80 b/Ny
Kathryn 63 b/NY

Snohomish GAR Cemetery
SEELY, Harriet B. 6/11/1846-5/5/1903 (Wife)
SEELY, Darius 1839-1922 (Co. 11 2nd Cav. Mo. Husband)
SEELY Kathryn 1855-1952 (Wife of Darius SEELY


JAMES R. SEWARD

Everett Daily Herald
11-8-1917

James R. SEWARD, aged 77, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of the G.A.R., was almost instantly killed this morning by a south bound Great Northern freight train on the upper track a few feet south of the Bond street passenger station. He was a first cousin of Secretary William H. SEWARD, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska.

Mr. SEWARD came to Everett last month from Louisville, Ky., accompanied by his wife, to make his home with his daughters, Mrs. Edward MINOR and Mrs. Albert ARMSTRONG, at 3718 Wetmore ave.

This morning, knowing that Mrs. MINOR was coming from Whidby island on the launch, Alvarene, the elderly man walked from his daughter's home to the waterfront and met his death. There were no eye-witnesses to the tragedy. The manner in which James R. SEWARD died is largely conjecture, reports Coroner A.R. Maulsby and Great Northern railroad men, who believe the man evidently thought the train was coming on the lower track and could not avoid the through freight when he finally realized it was almost upon him. His head was fractured and he received other injuries when hurled from the right-of-way. While the aged man was endeavoring to find his daughter, she had landed and, with her husband, sought the father.

"We came here not long ago," said Edward Minor, "for the purpose of making a home for Mr. and Mrs. SEWARD, the daughters, Albert ARMSTRONG and myself, believing we should live together. I am a mechanic by trade and ARMSTRONG is a rail road construction man, but we have been in the wood business here. Father's hearing was keen and he was an active man."

Mrs. SEWARD, the widow, the two daughters previously mentioned, and Mrs. Ray D. BARTON, of Seattle, a third daughter, are members of the family. James R. SEWARD was born in Bowling Green, Ky. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.


O. P. SILVEY

Everett Daily Herald
1-20-1912

O.P. SILVEY, at one time connected with the Everett police department, died at his home at Red Crossing, on the Snohomish interurban, at 7 o'clock this morning. Mr. SILVEY was born in Ohio in 1844. He entered into the United States service January 11, 1862, as a musician in Company D, Forty-eighth Indiana volunteers, and was mustered out July 15, 1865, having served three years and six months. The deceased lived in Everett and Snohomish county for many years and was well known. The funeral service will be held at his late residence at Red Crossing at 2 o'clock p.m. tomorrow. Parties wishing to attend should take the 1 o'clock car from the interurban station. The funeral service will be in charge of John Buford Post No. 89.


GEORGE SIMMONS

Everett Daily Herald
5-3-1905

CIVIL WAR VETERAN
COLVILLE, May 3- The remains of George SIMMONS, who was found dead in his cabin near Addy, were brought to Colville and interred in the public cemetery. SIMMONS was an old soldier, and all that is know of him is that he came here from Maine ten years ago. He has no relatives here, but left a family in the east. He was about 60 year of age. Last Monday he was in Colville to see the United States court commissioner about making final proof on his homestead. On his way home he secured a team at the Addy livery stable. The team was found in his barn. SIMMONS was found on his bed, face downward, lifeless, Friday. While the impression first given out was that he committed suicide by strychnine poisoning, investigation by the sheriff went to show that he died a natural death. He had about $15 in money in his pockets. He had been given somewhat to drink, and it is thought he smothered to death.


BURTON SMITH

Everett Daily Herald
1915

The funeral of Burton SMITH, the G.A.R. veteran who died at Bremerton Wednesday will be held at Bakeman & Purdy's chapel tomorrow at 12:40 o'clock. Interment will be at 12:40 o'clock. Interment will be made in the local G.A.R. cemetery.

Snohomish G.A.R. Cemetery
SMITH, Burton no info. (Co. F. 11 Minn Inf.)buried 12-26-1915
SMITH,Harvey no info.(Co. B. WA. Inf. Spanish American War)

1900 Snohomish County Census
Burton SMITH b/4-1832 Canada came to US 1844
Susan b/7-1835 Me. married 44 yrs 14 chld 6 living
Harvey son b/12-1879 Mn single day laborer


CHARLES JAY SMITH

Snohomish Eye
12-6-1895

Mr. C. Jay SMITH died at the residence of Mrs. Ida Curtiss Wednesday afternoon in the 50th year of his age, after an illness of several weeks, but only until the last week confined to his bed.

Mr. SMITH was born in Chicago, and came to this county in December, 1890. He did clerical work at the auditor's office under Mr. Ruff and again under Mr. Swerdfiger, and when Mr. Leque was elected, accepted the position of first deputy. In the spring of 1893, in company with E.A. Strong he formed the abstract company of SMITH & Strong.

He was a member of Co. B, 4th Wis. Cavalry, and served through the entire war. He was a member of Alec Rickey Post, Hersey, Wis., (St Croix Co.) and represented that Post at the National encampment in San Francisco.

In personal life, Mr. SMITH was a quiet, unassuming gentleman, and had a host of friends, who mourn his demise. The funeral will be held at the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock, and the body will be laid to rest in Woodlawn.

Pension date was 7-17-1890 Cert#721128 Wi. Charles Jay SMITH
Mother Lucretia applied for pension 7-27-1896 Cert#27510 from Wi.


GEORGE B. SMITH

OBITUARY 4-10-1923
Post #10 Snohomish

It becomes our sad duty to chronicle the passing away of comrade with whom we have long been associated. Comrade George D. SMITH passed over into the border land from his home in Snohomish, April 10, 1923. Having been a pioneer in the early Territorial days of our State, and County he knew much of the privations and hardships incidental to the conversions of a forest into a home. He had the courage to undertake and accomplish this task. Although he quit the farm a number of years ago he did not realize his efforts to be a useful citizen as he engaged in various kinds of occupations while health would permit.

At our country’s call he offered his service, enlisting in the 1st Ia. Cav. Co. H. At the organization of Morton Post #10 January 24, 1884 he became a charter member, and during the thirty-nine years since that time has occupied various official positions in our post. For the past several years, and up to the time of his death he was Post Chaplain and also Patriotic Instructor.

While we miss our comrade, whose place is vacant, our thoughts are carried back to these days of fearful reality, of intense suffering, of heroic patriotism and supreme sacrifice for the perpetuity of our country, one and undivided. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Sister SMITH, who through the many years, has shared the toils, the privations, the hardships, and the sorrows, as well as the blessings and days of their comradeship in life’s journey, and we extend our sympathies to the daughter and family who mourn the lose of one dearly beloved.

It is ordered by O.P. Morton Post in regular meeting assembled, this 28th day of April, 1923, that a copy hereof be handed to sister SMITH, and also that a copy be placed with our Post Records, and that our Post Charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days in memory of our departed comrade.
C.H. Enos Adj. O. Blake Comm.

Snohomish G.A.R. Cemetery
SMITH, Sarah L. 1853-1942
SMITH, George D. 1840-1923 (Co. H. 1st Ia. Cav.)
SMITH, Bertie 1874-1877


WILLIAM STEVENS

Everett Daily Herald
10-15-1913

The funeral of William STEVENS, who died Sunday evening, will be held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. R.M. Pratt conducting the service. Interment in the G.A.R. cemetery.

Mr. STEVENS, who was 80 years old, born in Green, Maine, and came to this state from California in 1879 and has lived in Snohomish 4 years. He was a member of the G.A.R., under whose auspices the funeral will be held. He leaves two brothers Thomas STEVENS, of Green, Maine, and Attorney C.P. STEVENS, of Benecia, Ca. Six children A.F. STEVENS, of Silver City, Idaho; H.M. STEVENS, of Silver City; Eugene STEVENS, of Snohomish; Mrs. O.I. PRINCE, of Boulder, Co. ; Mrs. G.W. CRANE, of Falls Church, Virginia; Mrs. Mary S. BAKER, of Everett, and 21 grandchildren, among whom are Helen PRINCE, of Everett, and Mabel JUSTICE, who has been living with Mr. STEVENS, and six great-grandchildren, survive him.


JOHN STAFFORD

Everett Daily Herald
6-6-1904

John STAFFORD, a pioneer of this county, was found dead in his room yesterday in the Rainier View hotel, where he had been stopping since Friday. Coroner Bakeman examined the remains and decided that heart failure was the cuase of his death and that an inquest was not necessary. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 1:30, the body being taken direct from the undertaking parlors to the G.A.R. cemetery, where the local G.A.R. post will conduct burial services.

John STAFFORD was born in Kentucky sixty-eight years ago. He came of an old Virginia family, a branch of which removed to the Bourbon state. During the civil war he fought with the Fourteenth Ky. volunteer infantry. He came to this county twenty years of more ago, and built up a home on STAFFORDs Island. So far as known he leaves no relatives in this state.

Snohomish GAR Cemetery
STAFFORD, John d-6/5/1904-age 68yrs (Co. G. 14th Ky. Inf.)

Snohomish County Death Record
John STAFFORD 68 yrs b/Ky died 6-5-1904 father John STAFFORD


E. M. STRETTER

Everett Daily Herald
4-23-1914

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES ON WAY HOME
E.H. STRETTER, of 2505 Grand ave., yesterday received word of the death of his father, Ray STRETTER, who left Everett for his home in Michigan last Sunday. He died at 3 p.m. yesterday near Savanna, Illinois, only a few hours ride from his home. He was in feeble health when he left here and was accompanied by his wife and a son. The elder Mr. STRETTER had been in Washington about a year visiting relatives. He was 68 years old and a civil war veteran, having served for almost the entire four years of the war.


WILLIAM TOWNDROW

Everett Daily Herald
6-10-1903

Dr. TOWNDROW, who passed away at the Everett hospital yesterday, was for the last fifteen years a resident of Snohomish. During the first ten year of his stay here he practiced medicine, but the wieight of years caused him at last to abandon a profession which he had followed from boyhood to ripe old age.

Dr. TOWNDROW was born in England eighty years ago, so he was one of the oldest of the many old men of this community. His early youth was spent in the mother country but the first years of budding manhood found him on a United States man-of-war filling the position of hospital steward. When the civil war broke out he was among the men who enlisted to fight for the union of his adopted country. In 1862 he went to the front with Ninth Minnesota Infantry and was mustered out after fourteen months service. Later he organized a company and again went to the front as a surgeon in the regiment to which this comany was assigned.

After the war Dr. TOWNDROW practiced medicine for a number of years in San Francisco from which city he came here in 1888. He was an honorary member of the local G.A.R. post and it will be under the solemn service of that organization that he will be laid to rest in G.A.R. cemetery at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

1889 Snohomish Co. Census
Wm.M. Toundrow age 68 male white Doctor Single b/England

Snohomish County Death Record
William Trundrow age 80 yrs b/England died 6-9-1903


LEVI VAUGHN

Everett Daily Herald
11-2-1918

Levi VAUGHN, aged 80, died this morning at Home Acres. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. from John F. Jerread’s chapel. Interment will take place in the G.A.R. cemetery near Snohomish.

Snohomish GAR Cemetery
VAUGHN, C.E. no info.
VAUGHN, Levi no info. (co. 35th NY Inf.)


HENRY WACKTER

Everett Daily Herald
5-20-1912

Henry WACKTER, Sr., aged 80, died an early hour this morning at the home of his son, Henry WACKTER, 1917 Oakes avenue, leaving, besides his widow, two daughters and one son, residing in Michigan, two sons, Edward, residing in Ballard, and Henry, who lives in this city.

Mr. WACKTER was a member of John Buford Post No 89, G.A.R., and Ladies of the G.A.R. He enlisted in the Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Kate in 1863, and was honorable discharged in September 1865, later following a captain’s life on Lake Superior. He came to Everett twenty-two years ago.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock from the Bayside Catholic church, Rev. Father Saidon officiating, interment to follow in the GAR cemetery. Services at the grave will be under the auspices of the G.A.R. The funeral car will be in waiting at Nineteenth and Colby at 8”30 a.m. The ladies of the GAR will hold services at the residence at 8:15 a.m.

Snohomish GAR Cemetery
WACKTER, Henry no info. (U.S. Navy)


EDGAR WILLOUGHBY

Everett Daily Herald
3-23-1903

Edgar WILLOUGHBY, a veteran of the Civil war, died early this morning in the city lock-up. WILLOUGHBY was picked up Saturday by the police and lodged in jail. When arrested he was in the rear of the Bank saloon. He went along witht the officers with little difficulty and seemed in a very jovial mood. Yesterday his intoxication had worn off and he was rather despondent and complained of not feeling well. Dr. Newcomb was summoned and prescribed for him. He found that WILLOUGHBY was suffering from a general collaspse as a result of his spree, and that his heart seemed affected. Last night WILLOUGHBY began to grow worse and died early this morning. The body has been taken to the undertaking rooms of Jerread & Co. and will be held untill word is received from his wife. The latter is believed to reside in Bucoda, Washington, and the news of her husband's death has been telegraphed her; in case she should not be located, the remains will be cared for by the local post of the G.A.R.

WILLOUGHBY lived in Everett and Snohomish for a number of years. He had been employed around many barns here, and at one time worked at the Merchant hotel. He received a pension from the govermment.


W. A. WILSON

THE EVERETT DAILY HERALD, under the column Snohomish, titled W. A. WILSON DIES

W. A. WILSON, the venerable bridge tender, who for many long years has had charge of the Snohomish River bridge, died at 3:45 o'clock this morning after a long illness. He was born in Massachusetts almost 75 years ago and for 21 years resided in this city.

For a long time he was identified with the police force of this city, and for about 15 years had charge of the Snohomish wagon bridge and was a deputy sheriff. He leaves a large family of children and grandchildren to mourn his loss. He was a strong, vigorous old man until about two years ago, when his son Grant WILSON was fatally injured in a shooting in Aberdeen; and within the same period his wife died. After her death Mr. WILSON talked continually of the short time he would be living. He made careful preparation for his funeral and seemed to take pride in the fact that the Fateral Order of Eagles, of which he was an honarary member, would attend his funeral.

The funeral service will be held in Eagle's hall under the aspices of Snohomish Aerie No. 195, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body will be buried in G.A. R. Cemetery by the side of his wife, who was his helpmate for fifty years.


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