SKAGIT VALLEY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

PO BOX 715, CONWAY, WA 98238-0715

Web site: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasvgs

 

VOLUME 14 NUMBER 4                                                                      SEPT/OCT 2001

 

MEETINGS ARE HELD THE 4TH TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 7:00 PM

SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 23

      THE MOUNT VERNON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH East 1511 Broadway

In Good Shepherd Hall

PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER: 'FINDING MAIDEN NAMES' by Laura Pemberton Sparr of the Sno-Isl. Genealogy Society and member of SVGS

PROGRAM FOR OCTOBER:  'THE MERCER GIRLS' by Peri Muhich of the Seattle Genealogy Society.  This should be interesting as on of those girls had something to do with the Lighthouses of Whidbey Island.

BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH AT 10:00 AM

OCTOBER 2-NOVEMBER 6 at Washington Federal Saving Conference Room

                                    All Members are welcome to visit the board meeting

OFFICERS

President:  PAM DENTON--------------------.360-848-0539----.------    pedenton@yahoo.com

Secretary:  IONA RANEY -------------------- 360-757-8099--------------.     ional@juno.com

Treasurer:  LORETTA MOODY --------------   360-848-0180    --------------LLM@fidalgo.net  

Past President: JOHN FISHER----------------   360-293-4986--. ------------       jrf@fidalgo.net

Would someone like to take the Vice President's chair?  It is OPEN!

BOARD ROSTER

Archivist:  Lorraine Rothenbuhler   --------------   360-856-1874------------.. --   raine@cnw.com

Education: Shirley Ijams------------------------ 360-757-6689...------------.sfijams@yahoo.com

Genealogist:  Diane Partington  ------------------ 360-336-5832 ---------------- nonie@cnw.com

Librarian:  Joan Udd----------------------------360-757-7907 --------------... jnaudd@aol.com

Membership: Donna Hinds ----------------------360-724-3882 --------------...  hinds6@aol.com

Projects:       Open

Publications: Hazel Rasar ----------------------. 360-424-6528------------------hrasar@usa.net

Publicity: Edna Bainter ------------------------.360-428-5020 ------------  bainterl@nwlink.com

Telephone: Margaret Cookson ------------------. 360-424-5642 ------------------  marg@sos.net

Newsletter: Laura Kennedy --------------------.. 360-724-5828 --------.  lkennedy@telcomplus.net

BITS AND PIECES FROM THE BOARD

Education Chairman, Shirley Ijams, is organizing genealogy classes at two Senior Centers starting in September.  Two members will investigate some new Insurance quotes.

One of the board members will write a job description or plan for a mentoring program.

 

WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS:

Pamela A. Morrow Chilton 4302 Columbia Heights Road, Longview, WA 98632                                        360-425-6729 

E-Mail:  pachilton@kalama.com. 

Phyllis Ramey Ammons PO Box 182 Clear Lake, WA 98235-0182                                 360-856-6798

E-mail: pda@valley.int.com

Sandra Kay Forst Rasmussen 23008 State Route 9 Mount Vernon, WA 98274-8050        360-445-6059

E-mail: mymimisue@aol.com

 

IN THIS EDITION:                                                 YOU CAN DATE A LETTER

Notices: SSA News                                                                      By the Stamp on the Envelope:

In Remembrance                                                            July 1885------2 cents              Nov 1917----3 cents

Web sites                                                                      July 1919------2 cents              July 1932----3 cents

My Favorite Ancestor                                                     Aug 1958------4 cents              Jan 1963----.5 cents

Ethics Code of Genealogy                                                                       May 1971----.   8 cents             Mar 1974 --10 cents

Coming Events: Family History Month                                                                   and up and up

VOL. 14 No.  4   SVGS                                      2.                                             SEPT / OCT 2001

IN MEMORIUM

 

The Society extends condolences to our members for loss of their family members:

Patricia Pleas, Muriel Neeley, Hazel Rasar, and Peggy Green.   Also, the families of Edith Clark and Mary Kelley, long time members. 


EDITH MARGARET CLARK  79, was born to Samuel and Mary (Leiding) Trussell on March 23, 1922 in Orchard, Nebraska and entered into rest on June 20, 2001, Mount Vernon, Washington following a brief illness.  Edith moved to the Skagit Valley in 1955 and lived in Sedro-Woolley for many years.  Edith worked for various nursing homes and hospitals, for the State of Washington, for 20 years, retiring in 1986.  Edith was a member of the First Christian Church of Mount Vernon, A.O.U.W., lifetime member of both Russell Sheriff Post $933 VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Orchard, Nebraska Chapter. Edith was also a past member of Riverside Grange #959, Mount Vernon, Washington.

Edith is survived by her children: Bennie L. Clark of Alger, Sandra M. Rude & husband Richard of Mount Vernon, Mary A. Ensley of Sedro-Woolley.  Sisters; Verna Woodrum  & husband Elmer of Grants Pass, Oregon, Maxine Melroy of Holdridge, Nebraska; brother, Leo Black & wife Stella of Lincoln, Nebraska; sister-in-law, Wilma Dickson of Mount Vernon.  Grandchildren; Richard Rude Jr., William Rude both of Mount Vernon, Sarah Ensley of Burlington, Samantha Ensley of Mount Vernon, Jeana Chamberlain of Bend, Oregon.   Great-grandchildren; Casey and Colby Rude of Sequim, Heather Rude of Sedro-Woolley, Emily Eacret of Burlington; other relatives Wayne Leiding & wife Kay of Mount Vernon, Karen Hinds & husband Don of Concrete; and many relatives in Oregon, Idaho and Nebraska.  Edith was pre-deceased by her husband Neil Clark in 1985, and an infant son.

Graveside service will be held at Hawthorne Memorial Park on Monday, June 25, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Gay Bruce of the 1st Christian Church of Mount Vernon will be officiating.
Full arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Mount Vernon, Washington.
MARY HAMILTON KELLEY
passed away Sunday, July 22, 2001 at the Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA.  Age 61 years, born April 3, 1940 in Sacramento, CA. The daughter of Clarence and Helen Osmer Hamilton.  Mary grew up in Sacramento, attended Sacred Heart Elementary, St. Francis High and graduated from Bishop Armstrong High School in 1957.

Mary was married to Anthony Kelley January 23, 1960, Sacred Heart Church, they  resided in Santa Clara Valley until 1976, moving to Bremerton, WA. until 1979 when they returned to Santa Clara Valley.  They moved to Rockport, WA. in 1994

She is survived by her husband and sons; Edward Kelley at the home and Andrew & wife Marci Kelley of Sedro-Woolley, WA.  Two daughters; Victoria Perris of Mountain View, CA. and Barbara Kelley of Austin, Texas.  Grandchildren; Alycia Perris, Austin Kelley, Alexis Kelley, and Bailey Kelley.  Mother, Helen Hamilton of Sacramento, brothers and their wives; Charles & Joyce Hamilton of Citrus Heights, CA. John & Andrea Hamilton of Tulsa, OK & Lawrence & Sharon Hamilton of Sparks, NV. numerous nieces and a nephew.  Mary was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Hamilton and sister, Ruth Hamilton.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, July 27, 2001 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sacramento, CA. With interment to follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.  Local arrangements under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with arrangement in Sacramento under the care of W. F. Gormley Sons Funeral Home.

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SICK & NEEDING VISITORS Gene Stender is at San Juan Rehab Center 911-21st Room 206, Anacortes, WA 98221. He would like visitors and cards. No phone calls please.

 

A BIG 'THANK YOU' TO LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS!

Many members came on Mondays during the summer to man our special project, the Burlington Library Genealogy Section.  It is really important that the library have volunteers available, as there have been several researchers using our collection. Those to specially thank are Margaret Cookson, Pam Denton, John & Shirlee Fisher, Donna Hinds, Laura Kennedy, Hazel Rasar, Iona Rainey and Lorraine Rothenbuler.

To add your name to this 'distinguished' list call Joan at 757-7907 or sign up at the next meeting.  A NEW BOOK HAS BEEN ADDED to the Library  'Graveyard Preservation Primer.' Also some new items were brought back from the National Convention in Portland, OR.

     From Joan Udd, Librarian of the Society

 

VOL. 14 NO. 4   SVGS                                    3.                                                             SEPT / OCT 2001

 

My Favorite Ancestor--..GOV--..My Father

by Shirlee Weyer Fisher

 

Born in Iowa 24 January 1892 and named in infancy: Aaron Menrath Weyer, the Aaron from his maternal grandfather, the Menrath from his paternal grandfather.  When he was about four years old his mother's older brother, Samuel Parsons, said that was just too much name for a scrawny redhead.  ' We will nickname him Governor - and call him GOV.  And so it was from age four to his death at age 84 - and beyond.  We family members still speak of GOV and his personality, sense of humor and general goodness!

GOV was a strong advocate of education - probably because he was denied that.  From my earliest days it was understood schooling was the first order of business.  There was no break; college followed high school, just as high school followed the elementary and junior high years; and my brother Dick and I knew that.  Dick finished high school in 1943 and went to do his share in WWII and did not return, as he met his death in Germany in November 1944 at age 19.

GOV was also very patriotic - proud of the ancestors who had served in the Revolutionary War; and in the Civil War - the above mentioned Aaron Parsons and Menrath Weyer both served in the infantry in the NJ Volunteers.  Aaron received a wound at the battle of Williamsburg, VA in May 1862 and carried the lead pellet near his heart for the rest of his life - he died in 1910.  My parents never recovered from the loss of their only son, but GOV was proud of Dick's service!  GOV did his share in France in WWI.

GOV left me a lot of memories and good family times.  He also left me three books that he had written in his retirement--(1) about his life and memories growing up and until WWI; (2) about his experiences in WWI; and (3) about his return from France, his marriage to my mother and up until a short time after I appeared on the scene.  He did not go any further.  I'm sure it was because he could not bring himself to write about Dick - and had he gone beyond my first two and one-half years he would have had to do that.  He was the very most important influence in my life! And though he has been gone for nearly 25 years - I miss him every day!

 

1880 Census on CD-Rom: The Society has purchased this major research tool from the LDS Church.

There are 56 CD's, the largest census to be automated.  A viewer must be installed and 20 CD's contain the National Index.  The remainder is divided by regions of  the United States, 38 states and 8 territories.  Enter a name and a search is made of over 50,000 inhabitants.  You will be instructed as to which CD will have your family.  Insert the CD with the appropriate alphabetical listing.  This program does not work with MacIntosh computers, or earlier versions before Windows 95, 4.0.

The membership is welcome to use it with a few guidelines set by the board.  Diane Partington, Society Genealogist, will be the keeper and she will do requested look-ups, or a member may take the set home for a one-week period.  Diane may be contacted at 336-5832 or E-mail nonie@cnw.com or Hazel Rasar, in Diane's absence.

 

HAVE YOU LOOKED AT OUR WEB SITE LATELY?

 http://www.rootsweb.com/~wasvgs  Researchers have been getting a great deal of use from our site.

WEB SITES: 20 million used and rare books can be accessed at   http://www.bibliofind.com

Photos on line of families, asking for help to identify them and recipes and stories are also posted.

http://www.ancientfaces.com

WEB PAGES: Are there any members who would like someone to set up a web site for them?   Are there any of our members who knows how to do that kind of job?  Would you consider donating $ 50 a site to your Society?  The person doing the work would waive the fee that would be paid to the Society instead.

Clark County Genealogy Society does this for a fund-raiser and it could be a good one for us to try.

Call this Editor if you are interested.                                                               Laura 724-5828 at Alger.

 

MEETING DATES FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR AND NEXT: 

 

GENERAL MEETINGS: SEPTEMBER 25, OCTOBER 23, & NOVEMBER 27TH

2002:  JANUARY 29, FEBRUARY 26, MARCH 26, APRIL 23, MAY 28 AND JUNE 25

 

BOARD MEETS: OCTOBER 2, NOVEMBER 6, DECEMBER 4

2002:  JANUARY 8, FEBRUARY 5, MARCH 5, APRIL 2, MAY 7 AND JUNE 25TH

Vol. 14 No. 4  SVGS                                         4.                                                             SEPT/OCT 2001

 

 'CODE OF ETHICS' for Genealogy

 

This code of ethics defines the standard used by the more experienced researcher. It also offers the important aspects of research for the novice or beginner.  A key point relates to the validity of the material, which means little if based on assumptions, best guesses, and personally unverified data, including data from books or the Internet, or from someone else's unverified data.  That verification usually requires seeing and transcribing or photocopying the original document and at a minimum requires stating the source of the copy, and from where it was obtained.   The standards that should govern the behavior of researchers concern five distinct and essential areas.

         

          (1) Findings must be based on accepted research methods;

          (2) Interaction with other researchers and record custodial staff should be cordial and facilitative;

          (3) Intellectual honesty must be impeccable;

          (4) Claims regarding both self and service must be appropriately qualified;

          (5) Research materials must be treated with care and be made available to others when possible.

        Each of these categories is elaborated in outline form.

 

I. Basis of findings

A.    Base findings upon facts or valid inferences based in fact.

B.    Accept a 'preponderance of evidence' where direct proof is not possible.

C.    Be prepared to explain your methodology.

D.    Set out fully any conflicting data and use discretion in its interpretation.

E.     Accept that conclusions are based upon a preponderance of evidence and logical extrapolations, and therefore, are never absolute.

F.     Insist upon and support, by citing sources and documentation, the 'chain of evidence' required for a given project.

G.    Maintain reasonable accuracy in recording and reporting information by placing quality over quantity.

 

II. Interaction with other researchers and custodial record staff

A.    Act with integrity, courtesy, and cooperation with fellow researchers and record staff.

B.    Support other researchers in becoming more competent.

C.    Strive to broaden and deepen your research skills.

 

III. Intellectual honesty

A.    Guard against dishonest or unethical practices.

B.    Do not represent as your own, the work of another.

C.    Never knowingly misquote a document, nor cite as authoritative a questionable source.

D.    Use whatever ethical means is available to guard against and to expose dishonest or unethical practices in research.

E.     Avoid withholding or concealing any factual data that stands contrary to your personal desires.

F.     Give full credit to sources and materials belonging to another.

G.    Observe strictly the canons of copyright law.

 

IV.  Claims regarding self or service

A.    Do not represent yourself as competent beyond your training or experience.

B.    Do not make exaggerated, misleading, or false claims about the benefits of genealogical or historic knowledge.

 

V.  Availability and care of materials

A.     Be supportive in the collection, preservation, and availability of appropriate books and records.

B.     Support making all public records accessible.

C.     Treat with greatest care and respect all public and private records and books made available to you.

D.     Return all records, books, and materials to the proper or designated place in a timely manner.

E.     Take responsibility in the preservation and care of archival and library materials.

Submitted by member John Fisher, Edited from the Daniel Boone & Frontier Families Research Association who reprinted by permission of the Genealogical and Historical Council of Sacramento Valley.

BEFORE YOU THROW OUT THAT Old Newspaper or Grandma's Go Go Boots

from the 60's Call Pat Doran, the Curator at the Museum. Their mission is to collect objects that interpret the history of Skagit County 'for all people, for all time.'  360-466-3365

VOL. 14 NO. 4   SVGS                                    5.                                                             SEPT / OCT 2001

 

OCTOBER IS FAMILY HISTORY MONTH

 

WHATCOM GENEALOGY SOCIETY presents an all-day seminar Saturday, October 6, 2001

9 am - 4 pm. at St Paul's Episcopal Church, 2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham, WA (Corner of Holly & Eldridge, Broadway and Walnut.)

 

BETTY DRESSER LEONARD & SARAH THORSON LITTLE will speak on:

1.     'ORGANIZING YOUR STUFF,'

2.    'CEMETERY & VITAL RECORDS,'

3.    'COLLECTING ORAL FAMILY HISTORIES,'

4.    'A CASE STUDY IN AMERCIAN GENEALOGY.'

 

They will have Box Lunches Noon to 1:00, made to order for $ 6 with your registration of $ 20.00 by October 1st.  The Seminar will cost $ 25 after that date.  Call Bob Witherspoon to register 360-734-9835

E-mail him RGWSPOON@aol.com

 

THE SNO-ISLE GENEALOGY SOCIETY PROGRAMS

 

OCTOBER 3rd- Margaret Riddle of the Everett Public Library 7:00 p.m. at Martha Lake Community Center.  16300 Motor Place, Lynnwood, WA. NE corner of I-5 exit  #183

NOVEMBER - Margaret Ingram from Albany, Oregon will present, 'Writing Your Family History' DECEMBER - Norman Blye will have a discussion of the 'History of Lake Washington'

JANUARY - Show & Tell

 

TAPHOPHILES are getting together for another tour of cemeteries. The series is sponsored by SIGS, Washington Cemetery Project and the Washington GenWeb, led by Kevin Fraley and Laura Sparr.  On September 15th the group will visit Marysville, Tulalip Reservation, Arlington and Sylvana, 9 cemeteries.

On October 13th they will see Stanwood and Camano Island, 8 cemeteries.  If you would like to go, just tell Laura and come dressed for tromping and the weather.  No need for reservations, so last minute is all right too. Just find out first where to meet at 10 am.  Call 425-337-2476 or e-mail LauraGNG@aol.com.

 

P.S. YOU ALREADY KNEW WHAT A TAPHOPHILE WAS, DIDN'T YOU?

(One who is interested in the study of cemeteries and gravestones)

 

STILLAGUAMISH VALLEY GENEALOGY SOCIETY October 8th will have Margaret Ingram

presenting 'Writing Your Life History.'  The library is at 20375 - 71st NE Arlington, WA. 7:00 pm

 

CLARK COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY September 29, 2001 will have an all day Fall Seminar featuring George Ott of Heritage Consulting.  "MILITARY RECORDS THROUGH THE CENTURIES' will be held at the First Congregational Church, in Bradford Hall, 1220 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA  8:30-4:00  $35.00 includes a box lunch. Mail PO Box 5249 Vancouver, WA 98668 or: Web www.ccgs-wa.org

 

TACOMA PIERCE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY October 20, 2001

 

Presents Dr. George Schweitzer to lecture 'FRONTIER RELIGION, INDIANA RESEARCH; & IRISH RESEARCH' and a question & answer session.  Held at the Tacoma Elks Lodge, 1965 Union Ave. South, Tacoma, WA.  Visit the Web site: www.rootsweb.com/~watpcgs/tpcgs.htm

 

FISKE LIBRARY is planning a Salt Lake LDS library trip January 10-19. Call for your reservation.

Call 206-328-2717 or see http://www.fiske.lib.wa.us  The Winter Olympics are held in Feb. & March.

 

CLALLAM COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY www.olypen.com/ccgs will host the

2002 - Washington State Genealogical Conference at Peninsula College June 22-23 at Port Angeles.

 

 

 

 

VOL. 14 NO. 4   SVGS                                   6.                                                  SEPT / OCT 2001

 

VETERAN RECORDS: Have you been told records you seek have been destroyed by fire in 1973?

Some 10 million duplicates of 20th century military records have been found by the Veterans Administration.  Write again to National Personnel Records, GSA 9700 Page Blvd. St. Louis, MO.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION NOTICE:

IF YOU WANT RECORDS FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION WRITE TO:

SSA GENEALOGY ATTENTION MOD 12 ET UNIT DESK, SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, WILKES BARRE DATA OPERATIONS CENTER, 1150 EAST MOUNTAIN DRIVE ROOM 264, WILKES BARRE, PA 18702-7997 

 

FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001 FOR PROCESSING REQUESTS FOR COPY:

You may pay by Credit Card, check or money order. Photocopies are 10 cents a page plus postage.

Original Application for SS card (Form SS-5) with a SS number provided------..$ 27

Original Application for SS card with SS number NOT PROVIDED   ----------.  29       

Extract of SS Number Application, SS number provided---------------------- 16     

Computer Extract of SS Number Application SS number NOT PROVIDED------. 18

Search for Info about Death of an Individual, SSN provided------------------..  16

Search for Info about Death of an Individual, SSN NOT PROVIDED------------ 18

 

FAMILYDISCOVERY. com SCAM!!!!!  Sending a check for $ 59.95 will get you zero!  A collection of 'Award Winning' databases is a group of links to free web sites.  A lifetime membership to this outfit is a real scam, so don't be tempted!

 

'OVER THERE, OVER HERE' coming soon to the Skagit County Museum------..

Everyday in America 1,500 war veterans die.  The memories of these men and women who served our country will disappear unless we make an effort to preserve their stories and recollections.  The Museum is working on an exhibit that tells the stories of our Skagit County WWII Veterans.  Memory Books are being distributed in September to record reminiscences in a journal format.  They also take artifacts, photo's and documents related to the war.  Call the Museum if you can contribute with money or contribute memories.

Phone: 360-466-3365

 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT: A site for those of you who have ancestors who settled on federal land in the states, AL, AR, FL, IL, IN, LA, OH, MI, MN, MO, MS, WI. Get the legal description after searching the Land Patents at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov then you can find the Section, Range and Township on the plat maps.

 

DIRECT DESCENDANTS OF THE 34 MEMBER 'LEWIS & CLARK' EXPEDITION:

Families  have inundated the Clatsop and Pacific County Genealogical Societies for certificates and want to be a part of the celebration.  These societies are hoping to publish a completed book by the year 2004.  Contact the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, Sharon Wodtke at 509-694-9560

or E-mail wodtke@wa-net.com

 

NOTICE:

 The Society is looking for an interested individual to maintain a supply of our publications in the storeroom.  This will involve cataloging, sending for printing and assembly with our comb binder. Contact Pam Denton or Hazel Rasar if you can help.

 

TRANSLATIONS are available locally at the Language Exchange, Inc. located at 716 East Fairhaven, Burlington, WA 98233.  Phone: 360-755-9910.  They can interpret documents and they advertise that they will translate any language.  You can mail, fax or e-mail your material and they will give you a bid on the cost, based on word-count, technical content, formatting and desired output.  They also have classes available for those wanting to learn basic languages.  They may be able to help you with those difficult documents you so eagerly searched for this summer.

 

ON THE FIRST WORKING DAY OF 2002 the UK Public Records Office plans to release the 1901 Census of England and Wales on the Internet. See the 1891 Census of the County of Norfolk at http://census.pro.gov.uk/

 

 

VOL. 14 NO. 4   SVGS                                    7.                                                             SEPT / OCT 2001

 

EXCERPTS from the SAN JUAN ISLANDER NEWSPAPER

Compiled by Donna Macy Sand, contributed and previously printed by Whatcom County Genealogical Society.  In the old days Skagit County was considered part of Whatcom.

 

Jan 14, 1897 Mrs. W. Nichols of Fairhaven, formerly of San Juan died.  M/M Nichols and daughter came here about 6 years ago and recently moved to Fairhaven so the daughter could attend school.

The infant daughter of M/M. L. C. Larson died at 6 weeks of age.

Jan 28, 1897  Charles Edward Cline has died. Born of German-Irish parentage at Danville, Illinois, July 8, 1853.  In February 1872 he went to St. Louis, MO, then to Nebraska in 1876.  In 1883 he came to the coast and settled in Lynden in 1884. He was married December 29, 1889 at Kent, to Rebecca Lanning, and has two sons.

April 29, 1897 Mr. Oscar W. Day died at home on Saturday afternoon.  He was 48 years of age.  He had two brothers: A. A. Day of Blaine, WA. and  B. A. Day of Hastings, MN.

June 17, 1897 Annie Wilson of Fairhaven, died June 9, 1897, buried at Bayview Cemetery, Whatcom, an only child.  Her parents reside between Olga and Doe Bay.

May 13, 1897 Mate Jenner, an old 49'er drowned in 'Sameahmoo' Bay near Blaine last week.  His boat capsized during a heavy wind.

July 8, 1897  Frank Shipman  drowned in the Skagit River near Mount Vernon

September 16, 1897   Badly injured on Saturday, September 4, Mr. Robert Kittles Junior. Died at St Luke's Hospital, Whatcom, on Saturday September 11, age 30 years, buried on Jones Island beside hid mother who died several years ago.  H leaves his father, 4 brothers and 1 sister.  Also a daughter of M/M O. H. Culver, at New Whatcom, died on September 11th.

December 16, 1897 married Mr. Thomas Leavell of Whatcom and Miss Minnie Fry, of East Sound, Dec. 8, 1897 by Rev. Thomas L. Dyer, at the home of her parents, M/M John N. Fry, East Sound.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AREA DESIGNATIONS;

The first 3 numbers of your SS number tells what state you were born in.  

SSN                  AREA              SSN                  AREA               SSA                  AREA

001-003             New Hampshire 004-007             Maine               008-009             Vermont

010-034             Massachusetts    035-039             Rhode Isl.         040-049             Connecticut

050-134             New York          135-158             New Jersey         159-211             Pennsylvania

212-220             Maryland          221-222             Delaware           223-231             Virginia

232-236             W. Virginia       237-246             N. Carolina       247-251             S. Carolina

252-260             Georgia             261-267             Florida             268-302             Ohio

303-317             Indiana             318-361             Illinois              362-386             Michigan

387-399             Wisconsin         400-407             Kentucky           408-415             Tennessee

416-424             Alabama           425-428             Mississippi        429-432             Arkansas

433-439             Louisiana          440-448             Oklahoma         449-467             Texas

468-477             Minnesota         478-485             Iowa                 486-500             Missouri

501-502             N. Dakota          503-504             S. Dakota          505-506             Nebraska

507-515             Kansas              516-517             Montana           518-519             Idaho

520                   Wyoming           521-524             Colorado           525                   New Mexico

526-527             Arizona             528-529             Utah                 530                   Nevada

531-539             Washington       540-544             Oregon              545-573             California

574                   Alaska              575-576             Hawaii              577-579             D. C.

580                   Virgin Isl.         581-584             Puerto Rico       585-586             Guam-Phl

586                   Am-Samoa        587                   Mississippi        700-726             Railroad Ret. Bd

SOME SCOTTISH OCCUPATIONS:  

CROWNER       Coroner                                                 HIND:   Farm laborer or ploughman

GHILLE:           Male servant                                           HAYMONGER:  Dealer in hay     

BONIFACE:      Keeper of an inn                                      HAYWARD:      Keeper of fences

CADDIE:           Boy who ran errands                                CLARK:            Clerk                

CLERK:                        Clergyman                                            GRIVE:             Farm overseer

BAILIE:            A person who looked after river fisheries      COTTER:          Tenant on a farm

ARTIFICER:      A soldier mechanic who does repairs           LOISTER:         Dyer

 

OUR SOCIETY SECRETARY IONA RANEY recommends members read the March 26th 2001 New Yorker Magazine found at the Burlington Library.  'Sorting Fact from Fiction' from your cultural family and your genetic family.  The two are often not the same.

VOL. 14 NO. 4   SVGS                                     8.                                                            SEPT / OCT 2001

DON'T FORGET TO SAVE WESTERN FAMILY BARCODES

    AND ROBERTS RED APPLE SLIPS

This Newsletter is published by the Members of SKAGIT VALLEY GENEALOGICAL Society and is distributed free of charge to members.  A non-profit organization, membership is open to all persons interested in historical research, preservation and publications of genealogical interest.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION - 2001

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ADDRESS STREET & CITY

 

 

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New Member_______                              Renewal _____________              Previous Member_________

FAMILY $ 12______                                  INDIVIDUAL $10_____                       INSTITUTION $10 _____

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