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Kathryn Fernandez 27 Oct 2013
-- Lizzie Rice and her son Ed Rice are listed on the 1900 WA state census with my Great Grandmother Rosella Blanche Leabo Rice and a baby daughter Edith. Lizzie and son Ed disappear after this census. Rosella (or Blanche) returns to Oregon with two daughters, Edith and Leona, and is listed as McCumber on the 1910 census in Ollala, OR. I have profiled her life and her daughters after 1900.
The mystery is Lizzie (Elizabeth? Eliza?) and great grandfather Ed RICE. To date, no records in Pierce or Thurston County nor cemetery records have offered a key. The origin of Lizzie's parents (NC and Tenn.) are difficult to trace as I do not have her maiden surname.
Lyn Brown Farris 10 Mar 2013
-- Looking for a "Freeman Whitcomb Brown" who died around 1916. He was one of the first teachers in Olympia, WA. We saw a historical marker in 1977 with his name on it and cannot recall where in Washington it was located. Any help any one can give in finding more information regarding this person and the roadside marker would be very much appreciated. He was also an early surveyor in the Chelan area. He was my great-uncle and my father was named for him.
Celeste Smith 7 Aug 2012
HAWK / DALEY
-- We have been trying desperately to find & make contact with Frank C Daley & Rickie L Daley they are the sons of Helen May (Hawk) Daley and Edward S Daley. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
Kathryn Fernandez 30 Jun 2012
-- I'm researching Lizzie/Melissa Rice (Elizabeth Fairfield) and her son Edward R. Rice. They are listed on the 1900 census in Olympia City, Thurston County and "disappear" after this census. My great grandmother Rosella Blanche Leabo was married to Ed Rice at this time - her story continues but we have lost great great grandmother and great grandfather! Land records or birth records for their two daughters (Edith and Leona) would also be helpful. Thanks.
Dianna from Australia 25 Jun 2012
-- I'm doing research into William Henry FULLER who is the son of
Christopher FULLER (b Co. Armstrong Dec 19, 1855) and Arabella FYE. William Henry was b Sep 28, 1874 Cleveland OH died November, 30, 1954 St. Peters Hospital in Olympia. He was cremated and buried in Montana. William was married to Marie Jennie COLLIER, she died Sept 8, 1949 in Olympia. I'm hoping to make contact with others researching this family as we are still trying to find the origins/parents of William Henry's grandfather, Henry FULLER, of Armstrong Co., PA, and Cleveland OH. Thanks.
Jewell 25 Jun 2012
-- I am currently researching the CHAUDOIN family line. Does anyone have a copy of the obit of Judith Paula Tjossem Bricker, born April 17, 1938 and died in Olympia, WA, Aug. 5, 2003. She is the grandaughter of Singleton Elvis Chaudoin -- the family I am researching. Thanks.
Donna Landschoot 25 Jun 2012
-- I´m looking for information about William C.McGuire who died Oct 5, 1925 at Grand Mound, Thurston, Washington. He and his wife Ellen (d.25, May, 1945) are buried in the Grand Mound Cemetery. Thanks.
Maija Kerkelä 26 Mar 2012
-- I´m looking for information about sailor/labourer David RAVOLINE alias RAVOLAINE born 1888 or 1889 in Finland. He immigrated in the year 1909 and was staying in Thurston County according to the 1910 US Federal Census. He was mentioned in two addresses. One with family Benjamin T. Wagley,(wife Calie J. Wagley and child Crace M. Wagley) Grand Mound, Thurston Co, Washington. The other address Aberdeen Ward 4, Chehalis Co, Washington with 10 single males. I´m very grateful for any information sent this way.
Kevin Boers 26 Mar 2012
-- I have several LONGMIRE connections: Amy Effiah (Effie)Robbins /Joseph LONGMIRE, Jr. (Joseph,George), Helen Robbins Shincke / John LONGMIRE (James,George), Ellen THORNTON / John LONGMIRE (James,George), William SHINCKE / Anna LONGMIRE (John,James,George), Celia TAYLOR / Omar LONGMIRE (William,James,George). Would like to exchange information with anyone connected to this family.
Kevin Boers 26 Mar 2012
-- Researching family of James ROBBINS (1845-1913) and Phoebe Holliday/Halliday (1850-1822). They came to Thurston County about 1887. They had 10 Children: Rose (Married Herbert DODGE), Amy Effiah "Effie" (Married Joseph LONGMIRE, Jr.), Sylvia (Married Millard THORNTON), Charles, John, George, Mary (married Leon SWAFFORD), James, Lillie (Married Frank HANNAFORD)and Frederick (Married Anna BIGELOW). Would like to exchange information with anyone connected to this family.
Kevin Boers 26 Mar 2012
-- Hellena ROBBINS (1853-1944) married William SHINCKE (1849-1916)in Nebraska and they moved to the South Bay area of Olympia about 1878(Shincke road bears their name and originally ended at their house at the present location of 46th Avenue to 56th Avenue & Shincke Rd to the Rail Road Tracks). They had 11 children: Mabel (married Everett Clinton THORNTON), Julia, Olive, William (Married Anna LONGMIRE), Alice (Married Francis CALVIN), Ida, Benjamin (married Elizabeth DREBIS), Edwin, Bertam (Married Margaret O'BRIEN), Nora, Helen (Married Adolph MAITLAND). Helena ROBBINS later married John Albert LONGMIRE. Would like to exchange information with anyone connected to this family.
Kevin Boers 26 Mar 2012
-- Researching the family of Richard THORNTON (1827-1872) and Eliza HOLCOMB(1838- aft 1889). Moved to Thurston County from Polk County, OR about 1869. 8 Children all born in Oregon: Ellen (Married John A. LONGMIRE), Cornelius Chester, Millard (Married Sylvia ROBBINS), Rosetta (Married Isaac TAYLOR), Everett (Married Mabel SHINCKE), Ulysses, Howard & Dora (Married Edward DIAMOND). Would like to exchange information with anyone connected to this family.
Sherry Kaseberg, Director 30 Sep 2011
-- Sherman-Case Bible
Bible: Chas. T. SHERMAN m. Miss Lydia CASE, both of Thurston County, Wash. Terr. 16 Dec. 1885, by A.S. Yantis, J.P. and witnessed by John D. Yantis and Jessie Martin Jr. Found in the Mr. and Mrs. Chesser house in Baker County many years ago when it was sold. Temporarily in custody of the Sherman County Historical Museum in Moro, Oregon until a family connection is made. --
Jan Wallace 27 Sep 2011
-- Seeking info on the family of William C. and Sadie (maybe Sarah ) A. Reed that appear on the 1920 Thurston Co., Wa. census. Wm. C. Reed b. Dec 29, 1881 CO. d. bet 1920-1930 Thurston Co. as he does not appear on the 1930 census. Sadie A. Reed b. abt. 1881 NE appears on the 1930 Thurston Co. census as a widow. Known children all born in Wa.: Lillie/Leila/Lula b. abt. 1908, Grace Ellen b. May 30, 1909 Chehalis Co., and Mildred Laura/Leona b. May 27, 1911 Chehalis Co. Wa. birth records indicate that Sadie's maiden name was Hickman. Also enumerated in the 1930 Thurston Co. census with Sadie was John J. Banta b. 1853 Indiana enumerated as 'step-father'. John J. Banta d. May 8, 1933 in Olympia and is buried in the Pioneer Cem., Lewis Co., Wa. Interested in any info on these folks, especially John J. Banta's family tie to Sadie.
Nancy 11 Aug 2011
-- Searching for descendents and info for William Kindred who died in Thurston Co. in 1910.
Sharon O'Dell 11 Aug 2011
-- My mother, Alice Elizabeth Watson was born on 15th July, 1919 in Olympia, Washington. I am looking for information on her and her family during the time they lived in Thurston County, Washington. I know absolutely nothing about her family! I am now trying to piece together my family history on her side. All I remember as a kid was that Uncle Frank and Grandpa lived with us until they passed away when I was still a small child. I have no idea who they were.
For whatever reasons, my parents never shared our family history with myself and my brother. Knowing more about her and her family would give me a feeling of “roots” that go deeper than my own personal roots which started in Will County, Illinois in 1958.
Thank you for any help you might provide to set me on the right path!
Judy Anderson 17 June 2011
-- Looking for information on the Churchill family. I know there is a road right out of Tenino named Churchill Rd. As a young child I was taken up there and shown the homestead, in which I remember the house. I believe, but not sure, my great-grandfather was named Gladstone Churchill, and I know that my grandfather was Thomas Churchill. My mother was Phyliss Churchill daugther to Thomas. I know that my grandfather and some others are buried between Bucoda and Tenino. What I need to know is was Thomas Churchill's father Gladstone, and who was his wife? I was told she was Native American, but I can't find a name or where she is buried?
Bill Laituri 5 Mar 2011
-- Looking for information on R. A. or Mary (HIRVELA) GAISELL. Mary was born 28 Mar 1888 in Handcock, Michigan, and died in Olympia on 19 Nov 1925. She is buried in the Masonic Cemetery. Also seek info on Ed or William HIRVELA, Mary's brothers. They were in the Olympia area for a while. Thank you!
Mark Devors 27 Apr 2011
-- Looking for information on Elizabeth Devors, who died approx 1924 in Olympia, Washington. She was married to George Washington Devors, who died in Freewater, Oregon, in 1932. They had 3 children: Henry Devors, Ettie Johnson, and Ida Knapp. They were married in Missouri or Arkansas. Thank you!
Alice Radcliff 20 Feb 2011
-- Looking for information on the Lacey Children's Farm and the Children of John/Jack and Gertie/Gertrude (Patton) Bush. That being: Ray, David, Margaret, and Lucille Bush. The Children's Farm in Lacey existed from 1918 - 1932, when it burned down. The Bush family lived in Pierce and Thurston Co's from about 1923 - 1946 when John/Jack bush died. I know there is family in and around Seattle/Tacoma still. Any help, information, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Sharen Durler Pflughoeft 7 Jan 2011
-- Need an obituary for Viola Adella Gill, wife of Edwin S Gill: Per the Washington Death Certicates 1907-1960 Vol U Page 185, died August 28, 1922 at Chambers Prairie, Thurston County, Washington, F-Ezra Messenger, Spouse-Major E.S. Gill. She is buried at Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater at Block 10 Row 37 Lot West Half of 5. I'm also interested in finding out anything I can on her daughter Margaret E Gill born about 1904 in Washington (assuming King or Thurston County, but have not been able to verify). Any help, information, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
d & j 18 Oct 2010
-- My information lists Edward A Lavicka (my uncle) as Washington State born 25 Oct 1890. I have an original Thurston Co. tax receipt issued to J Lavicka on 26 March 1891, paid by A. Raiuey (?). It was sec.--, lot #11, twp-block# 17 in McElroydsnw 2nd add to Bucoda. It has a personal note in the side column by L.F. Ulausc. It is receipt #2500 for taxes for 1890. Any ideas or help on the location of this land would be most welcome. Thank you.
PJ 18 Oct 2010
BUSH, GASTON, SUTCLIFFE
-- Looking for information on any children known to have been born from the marriage of George William GASTON (son of George & Mandana Isabelle "Belle" BUSH) and either his 1st wife Eva Maude Richardson or his 2nd wife, a "Mrs. Foxwell" (sorry, that's all I could find). Also, any info on children born to George William Gaston's sister Annie Belle Gaston, who married a Robert SUTCLIFFE. Thank you.
Robert Burns 18 May 2010
BURNS, ACORN, BAKER
-- Robert R. BURNS had a sister, Irma ACORN, who lived in Olympia in the late 40s and into the early 50s. I believe Robert was born in Ohio, and grew up there. Irma's husband was Milton Acorn. He was a dentist in the Olympia area. They had a son, Sherwood Acorn, who was an attorney in the Olympia area. Robert Burns had another sister, Bess BAKER, who lived in Chewelah during that time. Her husband was Herb Baker. Any additional information on these families would be appreciated.
Dorothy Ann 17 Mar 2010
-- Amanda Rogers CORLISS was my great great grandmother. I am trying to find out where she is buried. She was living with Alvira and Hiram YOUNG, her daughter and son-in-law, in Lake Co, Michigan for the 1880 census. Hiram was a member on the Olympia Volunteer Reserve in July 1898. They lived in East Olympia. Hiram Young died in 1900 and Alvira in 1926 and are buried in Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater, but I have no information about the death or burial of Amanda Rogers Corliss. I would appreciate any information.
Marlene Mendonca 19 Jan 2010
-- I am looking for a singer/songwriter/playwright, Blanche Irbe Kofoed
(Bremner) who lived in Washington between 1898 - 1909. She was noted in the Morning Olympian for her performances at "The Olympian Theatre" and she was president of the "St. Cecilia's Ladies' Choral Society".
I'm interested in any information on: Blanche Irbe Kofoed, the St. Cecilia's Ladies' Choral Society and anything on Bremner's participation in the Olympian theatre. I would be
very grateful for any help.
Teresa Drew 28 Dec 2009
-- I am looking for any information about my fathers ancestors. His name was William Robert Sapp Sr. he was born in Centralia WA on 01 Jan 1914, but lived in Olympia. He passed away on 14 Sep 2002. Please contact me if you have any info. Thank you.
Michelle Zenner 28 Dec 2009
-- In addition to researching the surname ZENNER I am looking for the following information.
I would like photographs of the Zenner building (1925 telephone office) in Tenino, WA., if it exists today or if anyone has historical photographs of John "Cap" Zenner, publisher of the Tenino newspaper c. 1920's. I am also looking for information about "Cap's" business partnerships with E. L. Boardman and L. W. Miller in dealings in Tenino, WA and Alaska.
I would also be interested in finding out what other newspapers "Cap" Zenner worked for on the Washington or Pacific coast as his obituary suggests, in addition to looking for examples of his printings from the Washington State Printers office prior to 1919 if any are publicly, available.
Mary Deane 23 May 2009
-- I am looking for any information or photos on Lyman R. Jones who died 18 Mar 1922 in Thurston, Washington and his wife, Mary Lovina Bardorff who died 16 Sep 1935 in Tumwater,Thurston County,Washington. Their children were Marvelle Statire Jones Otis and Emma Hellen Jones Hosch. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jim Brewer 12 Apr 2009
-- I am searching for information on Sarah Ann (Brewer) Bacon, b. 27 Dec 1818, daughter of John Brewer and Elvira Alexander of Murfreesboro, Arkansas. Sarah Ann was married to John D Bacon in 1844 in Arkansas. In 1910 she was 85 years old and living in Rochester. She must have died shortly after. Would like to hear from anyone who might have information on her date of death or her family.
Also researching the Brewer surname. My gg grandparents, William A Brewer and Margaret Isabelle Scott, took the Oregon Trail to the Willamette valley in 1853. Wm died in 1859 and Margaret Isabelle removed her family to Ground Mound in 1860. She later married Henry L Palmiter who was killed in a mining accident. In 1868 she married Judge John G Sparks of Olympia and remained there until her death in 1913. Some of her children John Manning Brewer, James Henry Brewer remained in the area and farmed. Evangeline married C B Mann of Olympia. Mary Lucinda married Edward Harris and lived in Boistfort.
Terry McGourty 15 Jan 2009
-- I am trying to locate a birth or baptismal record for my grandfather, Jonathan McGourty, who was born in Tono, Washington in 1906 or 1907. His father was Patrick McGourty (a coal miner) and his mother was Agnes McGourty (nee McMillan). He was one of the youngest of a family of 11 children. His siblings were Rose, Mary, Ellen, Katherine, Margaret, Robert, James, Edward, Frances, and Patrick. I am especially interested in his full name and any other names/dates that might appear in the records. I would appreciate any city or church contact information where I might be able to track down these old records, or contact with any other family members who might have information. Thank you.
Sharon Sims 24 Oct 2008
-- I am looking for information on birth 1927? and death 1930 ? of Hubert Harris. Birth 1932? and death 1932 ?of Peggy Harris. These are brother and sister. Would like to fill in genealogy. Father Harland G Harris and Mother Dorothy M Harris.
Dianne Allee 20 Oct 2008
-- I am looking for information on Asher Sargent and his son nelson. Asher was born in Maryland i believe and came west on the first wagon train over the Cassicades Mountains in 1853. Any info. would be appreciated.
John Brassfield 2 Jun 2008
East Olympia Elementary School
-- From near the end of WWII until 1951, I attended East Olympia
Elementary School. I'm looking for anyone who might have a picture of the school taken during that time. Prior to about 1949, that school was only three rooms with outside toilets. It was then expanded to
it's present size.
We lived in the East Olympia store. Living quarters were beside and
above the store. I'm also looking for any pictures of that structure
during the 1944-1951 time frame.
Ron Stebbins 2 Jun 2008
-- Looking for any information on a Elmer J. Nelson, who lived in
Wenatchee, WA, and was assistant director of State of WA Institutions, 1948-57.
Jen Baldwin 2 Jun 2008
-- Looking for any information on the BROWN family that lived in Tenino from 1922-1927. 18 Year old Percy (Pete) Brown was killed in Tenino in a vehicle / train accident in 1927 or 1928. The family participated in a legal battle and eventually settled with the railroad, probably Northern Pacific. We are looking for any records relating to the family, the accident, or burial of Percy Brown.
Tony and Pam 18 Jan 2008
-- I am looking for information on a John Ritson family who is listed in the 1892 Thurston Washington census. John is my gg grandfather. John and Margaret moved to Washington from Jackson Michigan and then back to Michigan where they are listed in the 1900 census. He was a Coal Miner, I guess that was the reason for the move? While in Washington they had two children. Vincent Jackson Ritson born September 7, 1890 and Josephine "Josie" M. Ritson born April 28, 1889. Their other children were Joseph and Daniel. Daniel is my grandfather. I am puzzled as to why they moved to Washington?? I would like to know if their is any record for the birth of Vincent Jackson Ritson and Josephine Ritson in Thurston Washington. Anyone with information on this family please contact me.
Sandra McBride 18 Jan 2008
-- I have been trying for years to find out exactly where my grandfather Elias Seymore Eakle was buried. I have his death certificate, which isn't a very good copy, but he died Nov 12, 1921 and now after all these years, it looks like he may have been cremated. I would like to find this out for sure, and see who took the remains. Who would have done a cremation in 1921? It looks like the undertaking company was in Olympia, as the signature has the name J (maybe Jean), T Mills. and under date of burial it shows 15 Nov 1921.
Gordon Manary 9 Jan 2008
-- Looking for information on a Harvey Clayton Manary who registered for World War 1 draft. He was born on Oct 4, 1898 and was a car loader at dock, Beaver Creek Lumber Co. in Thurston Co. I would like to know if he was married and who his parents were.
SCon111111@aol.com 9 Jan 2008
-- Looking for the whereabouts of my mother, June Huston. Daughter of Alvin C Huston and Pearl Leonard. She was born in Tono, Wa, June 26, 1920. Did not receive a given name until Feb of 1921. She passed in the 80's in CA. But I cannot find where she was from her birth until she married my father.(Otto Lane Willis) from Prosser, WA. The Hustons and the Leonards lived in Lewis and Thurston counties at least from the year of 1900. The Hustons moved from Oregon. Were there any childrens homes around there during that time? How would I find out who they were and how to get records? I have searched the census records for her and all the Hustons and Leonards, finding them but not her.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
SCon111111@aol.com 11 Nov 2007
-- Looking for Daniel Webster Leonard, b 1853-1857 NY. Both parents b NY. Married Elsie Higgins in 1889, but do not know where. Children: Opal, Pearl, Ruby. Lived in Thurston and Lewis counties. Have found them in census but lost him. Daughter, Pearl, said he died Aug 10, 1929. (can't find that either.) Thanks so much.
Nancy Reeves 9 Nov 2007
-- I have a great grandfather that supposedly came to Olympia about 1862 before he settled on Whidbey Island in 1870. He was a sea captain and sailed various vessels around the Puget Sound area. He was supposed to have gone to Olympia and been a hotel keeper or in the hotel business for a short period of time. I am interested in finding out if this family lore was true. I have done a lot of research on my own and also early family members have done reseach. His full name was Jonathan Pinkham Adams, born about 1830, and died in Oak Harbor, WA, in 1902. He was originally from Newcastle, Lincoln Co, ME, and owned the schooners Lottie
and the Mary Parker
both build in Utsalady in 1868-1876 . He was nearly 50 years when he married in 1878.
Will 7 Oct 2007
-- I am looking for Frank Shanty(ie) who worked for a Paper Mill in spring of 1921. Prior to then in 1918 he was at one in Oregon City, OR. A son also was with him for a while.
Frank Shanty(ie) was 42 in 1921 when (as sent to his wife in NY), a message that he died in a car accident was sent to her with no ex-planation where, how, or other. He also was thought to have posibly partisipated in Union Strikes maybe as a Strike Breaker. This leads to reason to believe that there was some other than a car accident that caused his death due to the nature of the mesage recieved by the wife. He was burried in the Cemetery at Camas, Clark Co., Washington. A picture of the
grave had been sent in the past to the descendants. If anyone can check the Archived Newspaper's of Wa. area, possibly, in Clark Co, maybe, Vancouver, Camas ( if there was one?),or Archived in Olympia, Wa. for an article ref. to his death in spring of 1921. It would be most welcome to have a copy w/ dates, place etc. of this accident and the obituary of this man, Frank Shanty(ie) age 42.
Please scan and send or ask for address to send to.
Carol Ellefson 3 Sep 2007
-- I am looking for family information on Lena Ganfield, death 26 Feb 1924, buried Odd Fellows Cemetery. Married to William Ganfield. A child of William and Lena (Olson) Ganfield named Clarence Howard, was baptised in the Lone Rock Norwegian Lutheran church June 30, 1899. I have reason to believe that Lena is the daughter of Magnild and Hermund Olson, who settled in Lone Rock township, Moody County SD in 1877. Magnild died in 1881, Hermund remarried and moved to Minnesota, taking the boys with him, but daughter Oline (Lena) had married. Any connection with family would be much appreciated.
Gareth 15 Aug 2007
-- I am looking for any relatives of Carol D CAIN nee METTER. Carol was born 25th Dec 1919 in Thurston County to William Webster METTER and Alice HARRIES, Alice was born in Cardiff, Wales in the United Kingdom and she was the sister of my Gt Nan, she married William in Cardiff, Wales prior to Alice emigrating with her new husband to the United States.
Carol died in 18th July 1994 a year before my Gt Nan and I know they were in constant contact as I have photographs (colour and black and white) of Carol and her Mother Alice in the State of Washington, we also have an old phone book with Carols address and phone details. At the time of her death Carol last place of residence was 98516 Olympia, Thurston, Washington.
If anyone knows of any relatives please can you contact me as I would like to get our families back in contact again after such a long absence. It will also help me complete another branch of my Family history.
Doug Sinrud 6 July 2007
-- Looking for any information on the Thomas T. Dalan family. This family of 11 (nine children) were in the So. Union pct for the 1930 federal census & Thomas was killed, while walking along the Yelm McKenna Hiway on August 16, 1953. At that time only some of his children are mentioned. I am assuming his wife Julia died prior to that time, in Thurston Co. Thomas’ story is in the Nisqually Valley News dated Aug 20, 1953 p.1. I also assume he was a 20 year resident of Yelm, based on the news story.
I am looking for the location of the Mountain View Cemetery & also weather any other members of this family are buried of married in the area.
The Dalan surname is peculiar to Thomas & his siblings so any Dalan info in Thurston Co. is relevant.
Jim 28 June 2007
-- Seeking information about my third Great grandfather, Joesph H Cleaves. He was living in Thurston Co. WA in 1870-71. Can not find him after then, and before 1880. I think he must have moved, or died, and I'm looking for when he died. Month, Day & Year? Any help in this matter would be most appreciated.
Ann Baltulis 12 June 2007
-- Seeking information about Helen REBSCH FARRINGER, a graduate of the Medcentre College of Nursing in 1931. Mrs. Farringer died March 17, 2006, leaving two sons Ronald and David. I am interested in knowing if Mrs. Farringer was the daughter of Benjamin and Kitty (Knowles) Rebsch. My name is Ann Rokeby (changed from Rebsch by Benjamin's brother Samuel in 1914) Baltulis and Mrs. Farringer would have been my grandfather's first cousin. Benjamin Rebsch was born and married in India.
Howard Berglund 6 June 2007
-- Seeking information about the circumstances of Gosta B. Berglund, an Olympia resident believed to have been killed in a mill accident sometime between 1910 and 1912. He is listed in the 1910 census. His wife and children then move to Seattle, where she describes herself as a widow in the city directory of 1911-12. The peculiar thing is that a family story is that his death was a result of a mill accident. However, there is no death record for him, none at all in Washington, - and he worked as bookkeeper and salesman, but apparently never as a mill worker. It would be good to know what became of him.
Marilyn Sergi 27 May 2007
-- I am researching the SANDERS surname in Thurston Co. Hattie Sanders lived around Olympia and Westport in the late 1880-1900's. She is buried in Mabton, WA, but apparently there is no headstone with any dates. The dates I have are not confirmed but fairly firm through family lore. Hattie (SMITH/DRAKE) SANDERS b 11 Aug 1853, d 18 Nov 1934. I would like to obtain a marriage certificate copy if possible, with her SANDERS husband, whose name I am not certain of. It could be Edgar, Edson, or Edwin. She was previously married and widowed by Charles E. DRAKE, in Michigan. I am not certain when she arrived in Washington State. I do know she and Mr. Sanders had at least one child together, Grace Sanders.
Helen Kearney 21 May 2007
-- I am looking for death information on George B. Klink who died in Thurston county on 17 Oct 1937 in Olympia, WA, at age 76. Also his wife Barbara who died 15 Aug 1937 at age 65 in Olympia. Can anyone furnish obits or cemetery locations?
Alma and Keith Kirchgesler 13 May 2007
-- I am looking for a ROGERS family in Thurston County. Mother was adopted back in 1937, her parents were Emma and Joe Rodgers. All she has to go with is that she was born in South Bend, Washington, or Thurston county. Any help or knowledge of this Rodgers family would be appreciated. My Mom is 70 now, so the chances of her finding any real siblings alive are very slim,
but she wants to find out who she is and where she comes from. We have alot of cancer on our side of family. Please contact.
Diane Goodboe 7 May 2007
-- Looking for information on Milton Oliver MCCLELLAN, b 1 Mar 1881/1885 in Troy, Doniphan Co, KS, m 24 Dec 1913 to Martha Sarah POLLMAN. One child was reportedly born of this marriage, after which Milton abandoned Martha. She subsequently married a man by the name of BURLINGAME with whom she had another child. There is no further online information for Milton that I can find. His parents: William Henry MCCLELLAN and Martha Jane (CURTIS) MCCLELLAN.
Milton Oliver MCCLELLAN was the sixth child and his mother may have died at his birth or soon after. I have been unable to find any vital records for this family in KS. After the death of Martha, the family moved to OR. Mary (Mollie) Isabelle MCCLELLAN married a man named Dodge and moved to the San Diego, CA area. Milton is listed in the 1910 Federal census as living in Tenino, WA in a boarding house. He may have been a bartender. The rest of the family stayed in or near the Oregon City, OR area.
In the Oregon City newspapers carrying the obituary for William Henry MCCLELLAN in 1924 there is no mention of Milton. His four sisters are mentioned as is a brother, whose name is given in one account as Norman and in another as simply N.C. Both obits mention this man as having disappeared in WW I, presumeably in the fighting. One says he enlisted in Farr, CO. Although not on current maps, there was a Farr, CO in Weld County at the time of WW I. I have been unable to find any enlistment cards or records for a Norman or N.C. MCCLELLAN.
I am wondering if Milton changed his name and enlisted to run away from his marriage. Or if possibly he only claimed to have done so. No one now living remembers him or any mention of a brother named Norman or N.C. even though I have relatives who remember all the MCCLELLAN sisters as well as William Henry, their father. Any help appreciated.
Chris Dunn 24 Feb 2007
-- I am doing research on the James Foglesong (1814-1889) and Mary J. Woodell Foglesong (1814 – 1904) family of Lewis and Thurston Counties. I have quite a lot of information on this family; however, I’m looking to update it with more recent information if possible. Areas of interests are around Rochester and Gates in Thurston County.
Gareth 2 Feb 2007
-- Looking for the family of William Webster METTER and Alice M METTER nee HARRIES. William and Alice married in Cardiff, Wales 1st March 1919, William was a yeoman aboard the USS President Grant and they both went back to Thurston County 22nd Sep 1919.
Alice is the Sister of my Gt Grandmother Margaret WEBB nee HARRIES, she was the eldest daughter of Edward Charles HARRIES a Cabinet Maker and was born in 1896 Missouri when her father and mother emigrated. However, Edward, his wife Susan and there two daughters returned to Wales c1900.
William and Alice had the following children: Carol Doreen b c1920, Lawrence ‘Larry’ born c 1921 and Robert ‘Bobbie’ born c1924. I have the 1930 US Federal Census for this family as they were living in Olympia, Washington with William as a Farmer, but I’m wondering if anyone can help with this family after 1930 i.e. Weddings, Deaths, Births. Any help will be much appreciated.
Greg and Linda Rahman 29 Jan 2007
-- Looking for any information about an orphanage that would have existed in Grand Mound around 1912. We were told it may have been torn down around 1930. We want to know where the records on resident children were sent…hopefully where they are currently housed. The residents we are looking for would have been four girls with the surname of Rahman.
Nikki Nickell 6 Jan 2007
-- Looking for any information on Charles LOWN and sister Hattie LOWN; unsure of Hattie's marital state, but she may be Hetty BUCK. They were born in Kansas and are mentioned in their sister's, Jenny Esther LOWN MONTGOMERY obituary:
Obituary, Frankfort, Marshall County, KS, "Daily Index," Thurs, 15 Oct 1942,.....
..."Her last sister, Hattie, died at Olympia, Washington, last Thursday (8 Oct 1942). One brother, Charles Lown, also of Olympia, survives."
They would have been niece and nephew to my greatgreatgrandmother, Emelia MONTGOMERY RICHWINE.
Michelle 24 Nov 2006
-- I am seeking information on my biological mother. I was adopted at the age of fourteen in 1986. I have had news that my mother has passed away. I would like information on where she died and when. Her name is Linda Collette. She had many health and mental issues and was well known with DSHS. Please any information would be of value.
Dan Jezeski 12 Nov 2006
-- I'm in search of information on Charles LOWERY and his wife Cynthia E. of Rochester, WA. I've been researching the LOWERY line for sometime and lost them in Washburn, Clark County, Wisconsin around 1910. I've recently found a newspaper clipping of Charles son William holding a picnic for his parents visiting them from Rocester, WA in 1925. At that time Charles was 79 years old, and his wife 75. Charles was born in Tenn., and his wife in Indiana. Any information on them would be greatly appreciated.
Mitzi Hutcherson 15 Oct 2006
-- I am seeking any information, including an obituary if possible, for Merle Mabry who lived in Turnwater, and died 26 Jun 1985. He was buried in the Olympic Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He moved to Thurston county from Oklahoma sometime after 1950. Any mention of his first wife Evie, who was a first cousin to my mom, would be appreciated.
Vincent Wirkman 15 Oct 2006
-- I am looking for information regarding the Wirkman family. They lived
in Rochester and had two children died that I have only limited information on. The children were Mary (died at less than 1 year of age) and Runar (died as a young adult in an automobile accident). I am
also looking for information regarding the marriage of my grandfather Matt Wirkman to my grandmother Maria (Rymbacca). The marriage may have taken place in Seattle.
Janet M. DiMaria 10 Sep 2006
-- I am researching the FLEMING family who emigrated to the state of Washington in the early 1900's. They orginally settled in Yakima, but I believe Irvin Fleming who was born in 1905, Yorkshire, England may have died in Olympia, Thurston in 1993. I am hoping that someone might be able to help me locate other family members.
Bill in Maryland 10 Sep 2006
-- I'm looking for information on Robert M. WARREN. He was born in California on February 26, 1902 and probably died in October, 1982. I have a picture of him in a security
guard's uniform standing in front of the Continental Can Company, probably in Washington, possibly in Thurston County. Robert Warren married my grandmother, Anna Laura Dillon, on January 4, 1936 and they were divorced on October 20, 1938. I have not checked any census records on Robert. Any info at all would be appreciated. Does anyone have him in their family tree?
Betty 10 Sep 2006
-- I'm looking for information on my ggrandfather Arthur BENNER, who was married to Debra Keesler and then to Katie. They had five children born in Thurston Co. He was a mailman.
Nancy & Dean Adams 10 Sep 2006
-- I'm searching for the grave of my Aunt who died in Olympia, Thurston Co., WA. on March 1983. Her name is Cora May (Whitmarsh) KERSTETTER. She was born in Kansas on Jan. 10, 1910 to Julius & Ida May Whitmarsh.
Patricia Frey 10 Jul 2006
SMITH, GREEN, WEGLEY
-- Alta Green Smith was born to Joseph P. Green and Susanna Wegley in 1866 (her obit states 25 April 1866.) I would like to confirm her place of birth--either Ohio or Pennsylvania. Joseph Green and his family moved from Pennsylvania to Minnesota about 1888. I would also like to connect with any descendants to compare information on Joseph Green (Alta's father) who immigrated from Italy as a child. Joseph is our "mystery man" and since Alta was their oldest living child (the oldest--Agnes was probably her name--died at around 16 months of age) I am hoping that she may have passed on information to her children. My direct ancestor is Alta's brother, Albert, and he stayed in Minnesota all his life.
Alta married Charles Smith in Pennsylvania around 1883. Alta's children that I know of are: Everett Lavern, Clem, Alpha Gertrude, Leland, Edna, Bertha, Delbert. I believe that Alta and Charles and at least some of the children moved to Washington in the late 1920's or early 1930's. Alpha, Clem, and Everett Lavern died in Olympia but I am not sure where the other children were.
Anatole J. Martin 10 Jul 2006
-- I am looking for the descendants of James Rush, s/o James Rush & Mary Kelly. He married Clothilde Marie Martin, d/o Francois Martin & Eulalie Elisabeth Petit, on 10 Jan 1882 in St Anne Catholic Church, Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana. Soon after their marriage they moved to Olympia, WA. Both are said to have died in Olympia.
Denise Blacklaw 7 May 2006
-- I am trying to locate Jack Lowell Jones born in Wenatchee WA in 1923. Married to Helen May Trainer in the 1960s. She died in 1967 in Kennewick WA. He may be living in Thurston Co. Would love to locate some additional half-siblings. If you have any information please email me. Thank you!
Lowell Crawford 3 May 2006
-- I am researching the Crawford family of Olympia. My uncle was Sam L. Crawford II, radio announcer and employee of KGY for 38 years. I have exact information on almost everyone in the
family except my grandmother, Mabel MacArthur Crawford, who died in Olympia in 1945. She was staying at the Olympia Hotel after her husband died. I am trying to find her exact date of birth and date of death. Thanks for any help.
Ted Cook 3 May 2006
-- Herbstritt, Jack, d Mar 1984 Olympia. Would like correspondence with family.
Julie VamderWall 3 May 2006
-- Looking for information on Hattie (Harriet) Leach Lathrop, married to Marvin Lathrop. Marvin died in 1909 and Hattie died in 1928.
Bryan King 3 May 2006
-- Looking for information on the family of Roy L Clark, who lived in Thurston County in the 1920's and 1930's. At the time he was a Mill Worker. Roy was born in Nabraska in 1881, and married Laura Elizabeth Myers. Their children were Albert J b. 1913, Phoebe H b. 1916, Elizabeth J b. 1919, and Gladys M b. 1922. All the children were born in Washington State.
Becky Rodgers 3 May 2006
-- Looking for an obit for John W. Brunson. I believe he was born 2 Sep 1914 in Missouri and died 14 Jan 1999 in Montana or Washington. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
3 May 2006
-- Looking for information regarding the death date of Harriet Corning Dodge Conant. My
last information on her is from the 1930 US Federal Census for Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, where Harriet was living with her daughter, Charlotte or Carlotta Conant Van Eaton, her son-in-law
Charles J. Van Eaton, and her grandchildren, Helen and Kathryn at 709 Franklin. She was 87 in 1930, so she probably died before 1940. I'd appreciate any assistance you could give me.
3 May 2006
-- Looking for information regarding grave site and possible marriage and children of Robert WATSON. His last residence was Olympia, and he died Nov. 17, 1992.
3 May 2006
-- Looking for information regarding grave site and husband of Helen (Watson) HILTY. Her last residence was Olympia, and I believe her son lived there also. She divorced early in marriage and died in September 1979.
Travis F. 3 May 2006
-- Looking for information about Francis C. Fosnacht, who lived in Rochester, Thurston County, Washington from 1933 to May, 1968. Who is wife was, the names of his children.
Wendel Melrose 3 May 2006
-- Looking for information about Milton Hadley, Ada M. Hadley and sons, Frank and Don.
Milton and Don are listed on page 102A, line 32 & 34, Tenino Town twhshp, Thurston Co., WA
1910 US Census. Milton was 45 yrs of age and Don, his son, was 23 yrs old. I did not find Ada
or Frank. They came from Keokuk Co., Iowa sometime after 1885 to Washington state.
Kathy Runyan 3 May 2006
-- Looking for surviving children of Cora and Lonnie Johnson, they are both buried at Odd fellows Cemetry. Cora was born 1908 and died July 22, 1973 in Olympia, Lonnie died Jun 3 1981 in Olympia. Thank you for any help you can give.
Peggy Clark Rogers 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for information on my ggrandparents;
Charles and Clarabelle Bean. They resided in the Tumwater area and believed to come here from Minnesota. Charles passed away in 1930, Clarabelle in the early 50's. I know of one daughter, Ethel Bean, who passed away in 1952.
email@example.com 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for information on Marie Emma Riechert who died 1968 in Thurston Co, WA.
Farrel Thomas 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for information on my great-great grandfather Thomas Russell of Tenino. He was the founder of the Tenino Stone Quarry. He immigrated from Scotland as a stone mason. The Tenino house still exists on main street near the quarry. My grandmother Laura Russell Thomas was born in that house around 1900. Her husband was Seth Thomas.
Lyn Farris 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for a "Freeman Whitcomb Brown" who died around 1916. And who is thought to have been one of the first teachers in Olympia, WA. We saw a historical marker in 1977 with his name on it and cannot recall where in Washington it was located. Any help any one can give in finding more information regarding this person would be very much appreciated.
Vickie (Richardson) Alicea 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for relatives to Edward J. and Eliza Richardson. Their children are Gracie, Wilbur H., Charles, Flora L., "Rey/Ray" and Emery S. My grandfather is "Rey/Ray" Richardson; he died when my father was only 7 or 8 years old and 15 years before I was born. "Rey/Ray", Edward, Eliza, Charles and Wilbur are all buried in the Forest Grove Cemetary, Tenino, WA. My grandfather's given name is Monte Rey Richardson. I have other information to share.
Kathie Lipscomb 22 Oct 2005
-- Looking for information on Jeremiah K Smith born 13 Nov 1826 in West Sparta, Livingston Co, New York and Jesse Smith b June 1828/1829 in West Sparta. They were brothers. They are buried in Tenino/Forest Grove Cemetery near Bucoda. Jeremiah is listed as prison guard there on the 1880 Census. Any information would be helpful.
Daphne Daifas 17 Oct 2005
-- John W. Born in Ontario, Canada in 1883, butcher, married Ada Florence [last name unknown]. Lived in Lewis and Thurston counties. Any information appreciated.
GREERMAC@aol.com 17 Oct 2005
DOMNING, GREENLEE, KLEIN, NEWTON
-- A former Vancouver resident, Margaret I. NEWTON, 83, died Dec. 22, 1994, in an Olympia nursing home of pneumonia after a long illness. She was born Sept. 29, 1911, in Bremerton, WA, and had worked from 1964 to 1987 in Vancouver. She had a daughter, Judy KLEIN of Olympia; two sons, Steve of Vancouver and Don of Renton; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Her husband, George, died in 1987. There was a private memorial Mass at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Olumpia Dec 26, and she was buried at Olympic Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Tumwater, WA.
I believe that at least Judy and Don were the decendent's children by Donald/Donnelly GREENLEE, b 23 Aug 1915, St Croix Falls, Polk Co, WI, d 24 Mar 1999, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson Co, CO, married to Margaret Isabel DOMNING 4 Nov 1936 at Milbank, Grant Co, SD, DIVORCED (date unknown). Second husband, George H. NEWTON was b 29 May 1906 and d 17 FEb 1987 in Vancouver, Clark Co, WA. Would like to know more about other family members.
Jean Evens 4 Jul 2005
-- The 1900 U.S. Census and the 1910 U.S. Census for Thurston County list Edward R. Robinson (b. Abt. 1867), wife Ellen, daughter Eunice, son Robert, and daughter Lucy. The 1900 U.S. Census for Thurston County list Edward Robinson(b. Abt.1825), wife Martha. I believe Edward R. and Edward are son and father, respectively. I am searching for more information and the dates of death for both.
Ann Johnson 13 Apr 2005
-- The name that I am researching is the Rose Family that migrated from Germany. The father's name is Alexander Rose, and the name I am related to is Edward Rose from Minnesota. If anyone has any information on the family, I would like it. Thank you.
Judy Bray 13 Apr 2005
-- I am looking for information on siblings of Walter Oscar BRAY. He had a son, Benton Daniel Bray born and died in Thurston. Walter was born 2-17-1900 in Pawnee Co, Ohio and died 12-28-1981 in Anacortes, Skagit Co, Washington. Walter was married to Pearlee Ida Gertrude Smith in Olympia, Thurston Co, Washington. They had 9 children. Benton Daniel Bray, Lawrence Walter, Estella Aladene, Frances Marcella, Phyllis Adella, Alice Othella, Nellie Louise, Lyle Rodney and Lloyd Bray.
Donna Lange 13 Apr 2005
-- I am looking for children of Herman W. STRUCK who died 08 Feb 1966. There are four on the 1900 census. I would also like info for William M. STRUCK who died 22 Jan 1942. These two gentlemen came from Barum, Hanover, Germany. Herman married in Reedsburg, Wisconsin to Maria Niebuhr who died between 1884 and 1900 in Washington. I have found the gentlemen buried in the IOOF cemetery in Olympia, but not Maria.
G Moreland 13 Apr 2005
-- I am looking for family members Logan, Raymond, Hershel and Junior Stockton who lived in Olympia in 1978. Brother Marvin was my ex-husband's father.
Jeff Loftin 13 Apr 2005
-- I am looking for information about the Behnke family who lived in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington, from before 1962 through 1972. The father's name is Walter F. Behnke (b. Nov 1888 / d. Abt. 02 May 1969), the mother is Gertude Ellen McEvoy Behnke (b. 29 Jul 1888 / d. Abt. 1972). They had at least two children: Walter G. Behnke (b. Abt. 1912) and Margarette L. Behnke (b. Abt. 1913). I would especially appreciate any obit.'s / directory information or information about living relatives in the area. Thank you in advance.
William Hampton Adams 13 Apr 2005
-- Martha Angeline FREELAND. Daughter of Benjamin Freeland, Jr. and Mary Ann Clark Archer. Born on Jun 9, 1840 in Spencer, Owen Co., IN. Martha Angeline died in probably Long Beach, CA aft 1910. She came to Linn Co., Oregon in 1853 with her parents and eight siblings. She adopted her brother Benjamin¹s daughter, Mabel Eudora Freeland. On Aug 18, 1863 when Martha Angeline was 23, she married A.C. FAIRCHILD. They had one child: Eunice C. FAIRCHILD born on Apr 3, 1872 in Olympia, Thurston Co., WA. Eunice C. died in Salem, OR on Jun 11, 1890; she was 18. This family moved from Oregon to Washington and back to Oregon before ending in California. I would like to contact family researchers for more information on this family.
William Hampton Adams 13 Apr 2005
NYE, FREELAND, SCOMMONIN
-- Clara A. NYE. Born on Nov 26, 1856 in Brownsville, OR. Daughter of Sarah Richardson FREELAND and Charles H. NYE. On Sep 12, 1892 when Clara A. was 35, she married George M. SCOMMONIN in Tumwater, Thurston Co., WA. Possibly her parents and siblings moved to this area too. Her siblings were Benjamin NYE b. 1857, Edward NYE b. 1858, Mary Elizabeth NYE b. 1860, Charles Wesley NYE b. 1863 d. 1906 in Adams Co., and Alice Sarah NYE b. 1865. I would like to contact anyone research the NYE family who can provide me with more information.
Janice A. Levingston,
County of Kern, Property Management 13 Apr 2005
-- Harold E. Rickard - Died in 2001, in Thurston County, WA. Owns partial
interest in property in Kern County, CA, which we are trying to purchase. We are looking for heirs.
Lorene 13 Apr 2005
-- Seeking survivors of Josephine Straley who died 24 Jan 2002. Tried to obtain obit and was told there wasn't one. Would like to know the cemetery and mortuary.
Buddy Mitchell 27 Feb 2005
-- Oliver Abraham Jernigan appears on the 1920 Grays Harbor County Census with wife Pauline. He was born in Alabama in 1893. She was born c1898 in Wisconsin. I believe she is the Pauline Jernigan that died in 1989 in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington.
Does anyone have any information on this Jernigan family?
Junel Davidsen 27 Feb 2005
-- I am looking for further information about Julia Armstrong, a half-breed
who was living with the Sargent family in Thurston Co, WA. She shows on the territorial census up to about 1880 when she appears in Mason County with the Olsen family. I am wondering if the Sargent family may have stories about her.
Patti Ensor 27 Feb 2005
-- I am looking for the obituaries of Thomas J. "T. J." Anders who died 20 June 1909 and his wife Viola H. Anders who died 21 May 1918, both in Thurston Co. Both are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Tumwater. T. J. Anders was one of the first Washington State Supreme Court Justices, being elected from Walla Walla in 1889. He served from Nov. 11, 1889 through Jan. 10, 1905 and was Chief Justice Nov. 11, 1889-Jan. 9, 1893. I would also like the obituaries of their known children including Orley Hull Anders, died 20 May 1891; William H. Anders, died 12 November 1925 (wife's name may have been Mary); and Mary Anders who married a "Mr. Bowen".
2 Jan 2005
-- I am looking for information on Amanda Trich. She was known to be in Seattle Washington in 1942, and in Olympia Washington in July 1952. Believe she was in a hospital in Port Townsend. Believe to have died between July 1952 and March 1958. Any information on her would be greatly appreciated. Her
maiden name was Amanda Demars/Demers, from NY. She had a daughter Mary and a sister Julia.
2 Jan 2005
-- I am looking for information on Claude Jackson Chambers born Feb 1, 1880, died July 5, 1934. Others in the family were Walter, Thomas, Harold & Burnard Chambers. Ran the Chambers Packing Company. Daughter Gloria, son Hal. Second wife Mary "Kate" Chambers. His mother was Elizabeth Brown and his father was Andrew J. Chambers.
2 Jan 2005
-- I am looking for information on Benjamin F. Kendrick born Nov. 24 1894. He put in 36 years with the Post Office in Olympia, Washington starting in 1919. Served in France during WWI with an infantry company. His parents homesteaded on Harstine Island in 1887. He lived at 823 Glass Avenue.
2 Jan 2005
-- I am looking for the marriage date of my uncle and his wife. His name was Earl Wilfred Flagg, born 1882 Grundy County MO. About 1900 he moved west and settled in Tenino, Thurston County, WA.
I think he worked as an engineer on a logging railroad there. He was married in Tenino, to Martha L. She was born 1886 in Michigan. I have no maiden name or other information for her.
They had to have been married before 1919 because they left Tenino that year for Chicago Illinois where he learned the watch maker and jewelers trade. Later they moved to Kelso where he opened Flagg's Jewelry. Both of them and their children, are buried in Kelso.
12 Dec 2004
-- Would like information on Albert Foster and Marion Foster. They moved to Olympia in June of 1870. He died on 4/20/1880 in Olympia. Any info would be greatly appreciated, burial site, census info. May have had one son named William J Foster. They came from Randolph County Illinois. He is reported to have worked in a Livery Stable.
12 Dec 2004
-- Would like information on Earl J. Wright, born Washington Nov 28, 1910. Died Sept 19 1987 Thurston County, Olympia, WA. Wife Marie M. Daughter Kathy Denise married 3-25, 1983.
Looking to make contact regarding ancestor Nellie M. Smith & Bertha M. Smith. Genealogy gets muddy around 1920-1930. Any information would be appreciated. Nellie M. Smith is my Great-grandmother.
18 Nov 2004
-- I am seeking information on the family of John W. and Susan MYATT. They came to Thruston Co. WA sometime between the 1900 and 1910 census as they are in MO on the 1900 census but in Thurston Co on the 1910. Children of John and Susan MYATT were: Robert B., Nellie A., Katie M., Edith M., Ada A., George W., Maude E., and Guy Richard. The John MYATT family are found on the 1910/20/30 census in Thurston Co. WA and most of the family are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Any information on any of the above would be appreciated.
12 Sep 2004
-- Would like information on James Hill and Joan (Hively) Hill. James is supposed to be buired in Tahoma National Cemetery in Washington. He died: Sept 23,1988 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilition Center in Tumwater (Thurston Co) Washingon.
12 Sep 2004
-- Would like information on Gladys Shattuck 1925 - 21 April 2001. Last residence was Yelm in Thurston County. It's possible that she was living in Rainier WA in the year 2000. I would appreciate knowing if she was the daughter of Melvin and Veronica Olson of WA. She is listed on the 1930 census as their dtr.. Would she and her husband have any surviving children?
22 Aug 2004
-- I am seeking anyone with information on JOAN CAROL JAMES, who married and took the last name GOFF. She grew up in Olympia in the 1940s and 50s and died in 1991. If you knew her or went to school with her at Olympia High School (class of 1950) please e-mail me. I am doing research to write a book. Thank you.
18 Aug 2004
-- I am seeking any family members or people who knew MARY KATHARINE COUNTRYMAN. She lived at Panorama City in Lacey after retiring from state employment in Medical Lake. She was an only child and was never married. I have a "treasure trove" of her belongings, including old tin type family photos. Please contact me. My name is Arlee Volz. Thank you.
15 Oct 2006
--Looking for the "Tumwater Turners" that came from Howell Co., Missouri. The Turners from Lacey were some of ours, but not the South Bay Turners. James Harrison Turner arrived in 1900, followed by John, Reverend David, Andrew, Ben, sisters Mary Taylor and Nancy Counts/Stanbrough and their Dad and Mother Reverend William Haden (Hade) and Louisa Turner. Both Hade and David served the First Baptist Church in Tumwater. Hade being one of the first ministers.
17 Apr 2004
--Looking for the burial place of Benjamin Tanner (B. T.; B. F.; B. J.) OLNEY (1848-1864). Supposedly buried "in Olympia," no record found in the posted listings. Possibly in a plot owned by his sister Emily (OLNEY) FRENCH and her husband, for whom again no listings found. He d. 4 Nov 1864 off Cape Flattery when his schooner capsized. His son Hiram J. was also a Thurston county resident but probably still a minor child in Emily's custody though later (1866) he took up lot 1, sect. 8, T18N R2W, wherever that is.
Mrs. Bobbie Shorey
17 Apr 2004
--Trying to find the SHOREY family who immigrated to Washington from Maine or N Y in late 1880's as writing a book and want to include this line.
19 Feb 2004
--I am trying to find out some information regarding my grandfather. His name was Isabelle Samuel Sharp and he lived in Little Rock Washington. He was married to Ruth and they had 5 kids. My dad's name is Jesse Sharp and he still has one sister living in Centralia. Her name is Clella Westfall. Neither one of them can tell me anything about their dad. He died September 1952 and is buried in the Oddfellow Cemetery in Tumwater. I was hoping to find an obituary article that might tell me at least were he was born and some of his family name. I have spent a lot of time researching, but my difficulties are his first name seems to always just pop up things regarding women and the last name of Sharp is very common.
19 Feb 2004
--Looking for information on Alanson Warren, born abt 1810 in NY. He was in the WA Territory on the 1880 census, along with three of his adult sons.
19 Feb 2004
--Looking for information on Jennie Parsons, Nisqually Indian 1880 or prior. She is my ancestor and I would like to know more about her.
19 Feb 2004
--Looking for information on Arthur Marion Benner. He was born in Nebraska - married Deborah Keesler in 1902 in Thurston County, and lived in Olympia. He died in 1955 and his wife died in 1926. They had five children.
29 July 2003
--Searching for information on Edward E. McConnell and his wife Emily (Barrett) McConnell who lived at Yelm Station, WA. in the 1890s. Edward and his wife Emily later moved and settled in the Methow Valley, Okanogan County, in North Central Washington State. Edward died in 1915 and Emily died in the early 1920s. Both buried at Beaver Creek Cemetery south of Twisp, WA.
29 July 2003
--I am looking for information on the last name of DAVIS. My grandmother was born in Grand Mound, WA 9-23-1895. Her father's name was FRANK DAVIS and her mother's name was NELLIE. Her name was FLO DAVIS. Her sister went by the name of FRANK DAVIS. Either she or her sister had a twin that was killed in a horse riding accident. Thanks for any help.
29 July 2003
--I am looking for information on grandfather Doyle Dennis Scott bn 12/18/1917 in Miles Cit MT, per SS last known residence was Olympia, Thurston Co, WA. He passed away in 1985. Divorced from Rose Ellen Tully in 1945. No family contact after that date.
29 July 2003
--I am looking for information on William J. and Nellie Brown MORAN. They lived in Yelm in the late 1920's and early 1930's. They had 4 daughters...Elaine, Shirley, Eloise and Peggy. ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
29 July 2003
--I am looking for information on Harold Arthur "Jack" SEAGRAVES.
His wife was Rose Marie Seagraves. He was know as a wrestler and zoo man at the circuses and carnivals around town. They owned the chartreuse chateau service station on old Hwy 99 near Offit Lake since 1951.
The address for the service station was route 5 box 342 (by the rail road crossing. I am doing research for my sister. This is her grandfather. Harold died in Olympia, WA. I have little information to go on - who his dad was or anything. Harold had a step son, Thomas Ross, and a brother named Samuel Seagraves. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Bobbie White Miller
29 July 2003
--I am looking for anyone researching Columbus H. Buffington and his wife Olla White Buffington. He is the son of Asa and Caroline Ellen Buffington of MO. Columbus H. was born August 1879 in MO and died in Little Rock, WA; however I have conflicting info on his death date. The date I had was April 9, 1941 but I found a Columbus H. Buffington in the Masonic Mem. Park August 4, 1941. His wife's parents were H. Tillman H. and Mary E. White. Mary is also supposed to have died and is buried in Little Rock, but I don't know where. Any help on this family would be greatly appreciated.
29 July 2003
--I am looking for information on my father's aunt, Iris Irene (Simonton) Showen, who died in Thurston County, WA on 29 Oct 1965. My dad says he remembers taking a trip to visit her in Olympia in 1964, which was the only time in his life he had met her. Aunt Iris had 3 children - Albert (b. 7 Mar 1921), Edna (b. 8 Jul 1919), and Micki (b. ca. 1922). I know nothing about Albert's existence, except that he definitely lived to adulthood. Edna was married to Dale Lance, and the SSDI says they both died in Olympia in 2001. I don't know if they had any children. Micki was married to Frank Larson, and I know they had at least one child. I once saw a picture of Aunt Iris with Micki and a baby, and the picture was dated 1961. Much of the information I have on them is what Irises brother, Jim, gave me in 1997. Uncle Jim didn't know Aunt Iris very well, because she was 22 and married when he was born. I don't know any of these people, or if they're even still living. My father and I are both only children, and are very interested in connecting with our cousins. Any help or tidbits of information are greatly appreciated.
29 July 2003
--Searching for the descendants of EVERETT BENNETT born April 1906 and died Aug 1973
in Thurston County where he lived for most of his adult life according to his Social Security
"Death Residence Localities". Everett was the son of Walter Bennett and Ada Bennett (nee Spear) aand had a sister EUNICE EVERETT but not sure if she had any connection with Thurston County.
18 May 2003
--Seeking information on a Melvin Everts who, according to the SSDI,
lived in Olympia at his death in 1967. Am related through his mother and
would like info on his siblings and parents. I have pictures and info to
18 May 2003
--Seeking information on a Corwin Spenser Wellman who was born in Olympia,WA on 15 May 1875 to a Mark and Virginia Wellman. As I now live in Australia it is hard for me to get the information that I would have driven to Olympia to get. So anyone that can be of help please let me know.
Steven Excell 3 Apr 2003
--Seeking information re Jack ELDER, who married Etha Iantha Crowe. Jack Elder's Father was a Thurston County Commissioner, in Olympia, Washington. Would love to exchange info with anyone who has information about this ELDER family of Thurston County.
Betty Lang 16 Mar 2003
--I'm looking for information on my ggrandfather's family and his marriage to May Stewart. GGgrandfather: George Washington Miller married Manila Ann Harper in Portland, Oregon June 2, 1853.
Their children all born in Thurston County: Mary G., b 1853; Thomas G., b 1855; Letitia K., b 1857; Benjamin Franklin, b 1859, d 1929 Winlock, Washington; Abraham Lincoln, b 1865; George Washington, b 1866; Will S., b 1867; Manila, b 1869; Kate, b 1871. The next child, Edward b: 1875 was born in Klickitat County.
George Washington Miller next married a woman by the name of Sarah. Their children are: Rue, b 1880 Klickitat Co; Ada, b 1882 Klickitat Co; Harry, b 1885 Wasco Co, Oregon; Blanch, b abt 1890 Dalles, Oregon; Hazel, b abt 1896 Dalles, Oregon.
I am specifically trying to locate information on his marriage to May Stewart. I have no location or date. They were divorced prior to 1898. No record of that either. Three daughters: Bessie (don't know where she was born), Allie (born in Goldendale Feb 24, 1888 - can't find birth record) and Maud Lola (cant find birth record). Bessie died very young and is buried in Hood River, Or. Allie died April 6, 1962 Reno, Nevada. Maud Lola (Kelly) died September 1904 Wadsworth, Nevada. My mother Lola was the daughter of Maud Lola who died at my mother's birth. Maud Lola was 20 years old when she died. Maud Lola was married to a Loring Kelly. I can find no record of their marriage but they were married in Washington state.
I am trying to fill in some birth/marriage gaps - but would be interested in getting info on George Washington Miller and his wife, Manila. They lived in Grand Mound and think that's where all the Thurston County children were born. Maybe someone has already done a family tree on this Miller family - which certainly was large and there must be hundreds of descendents. Any help will be appreciated.
Dave Waddell 16 Mar 2003
--I'm looking for information on Waddle, Lewis or Louis N. - b 1828, d 1899, and buried in Thurston County I.O.O.F cemetery. I wish to share family information on the Waddle family that came to Thurston County from Arkansas via Pennsylvania. Louis came to Thurston Co after 1883 from Lonoke Arkansas. He was probably born Butler county Pa.
Wilma Cowan 8 Mar 2003
--I'm looking for information on William "Bill" Milne born in Oklahoma April 14, 1899 and died in Olympia, Jan, 1983. He married Buna Center in Ok. They had two sons that I know of, William Milne, Jr. who died in Olympia Jan. 21, 1994 and Richard Arlin Milne. Any info regarding this family would be very much appeciated.
Julie Bishop 25 Feb 2003
--I'm looking for descendants of Charles Ashley Jones (my greatgrandfather) buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Tumwater. He died Jan 14, 1936. His wife was Florence Jones, died 1944. His son was Charles Everett Jones b. 1892 d. 1959 (my grandfather). His daughter LeDora Jones Bishop (my mother).
There were many Jones' living in Tumwater in the 1970's but many of them now are in the same cemetery. Would like to make contact with any cousins.
LaVina Quam 11 Feb 2003
--The 1880 US Census lists James N Sumpter living in the household of Joseph Longmire in Thurston Co,WA. James was married to Joseph Longmire's daughter Sarah/Sally. James is the son of William and Jane Rice Sumpter. I believe James had two children: Joseph and Fanny. I would appreciate any help in locating information regarding this family.
Kelly K Pierson 17 Jan 2003
BERSOS, DENT, SNYDER
--I am seeking information about my relatives who grew up at Black lake: Dick Snyder,Marie Bersos, The Dent family please email me.
Larry Ogden 15 Jan 2003
--I am seeking information about MAUDIE A. YATES, born abt. 1907. Married to E. Lawrence
or Lawrence E. YATES, born abt 1907 in Kansas. Maudie shows up in the Thurston pages on Ancestry.com. Thanks.
14 Dec 2002
--I am seeking information about the Steffens family. John C. Steffens born in Wisconsin and died in Yelm sometime before 1934. (A few years before, I am guessing.) His wife was Lucinda Dowden ,born in Indiana and died in Tacoma. Their children were Clinton, born 1877; Sylvania, born 1884 in Wisconsin; and Jesse Roy, born in 1891. I think they came from Wisconsin to Yelm around 1885-1920.
Charles D Fay
30 Nov 2002
--I am seeking information about Charles Talcott, Olympia
jeweler, who I believe died 19 December 1939. He was married to Alice L.
Fay of Lewis County (1860-1890).
Pat Miller 30 Nov 2002
--I am looking for information and descendants on the Tabor Families of
Tumwater, Thurston Co., WA. They moved from Pottersville, Howell Co., MO in
1902. Were supposed to have been very well known in Tumwater. My grandfather,
Clarence Tabor is the one I am trying to find information on. He married my
grandmother, Lillian Ruebenack in Feb. 1919. Had 2 daughters, my mother -
Elaine and her sister, Geraldine. Never met Geraldine, she married a Floyd
Campbell and had at least 2 daughters. Clarence and Lillian divorced in
Seattle, in Oct. 1926. I do have info on the ancestors of Clarence, but
nothing on him. Would greatly appreciate it if anyone might know whatever
happened to him. He was born about 1898 in Pottersville, MO. His parents
were Benjamin F. & Ida E. (Wadley) Tabor, his grandparents were Thomas E. and
Sarah E. (Long) Tabor. I have alot on ancestory, but also looking for any
descendants of this family. Have met a couple on line, and been in touch with
them, but none had info on Clarence.
Jim Roberts 30 Nov 2002
--I am looking for information on Marion Renals Stuart (1896-1965) that married Carrol Aubrey (1900-June1967) in 1916 in Browning, Montana and moved to the Seattle area during WWII.
Their son Carroll Jr. died August 21, 1992 in Olympia, Washington. Carrol, Sr. died in Renton. I've searched local cemetery listings and obits, but to no avail. Marion is the grandmother I have been searching for. I would appreciate any information or direction.
Jackie 30 Nov 2002
--I am looking for relatives of Walter and Louise Frank. Died in Thurston Co. WA
Also would like copies of their obits. Walter died 8/14/1997 and Louise died 6/1976 Olympia, Thurston Co. WA Thanks. Appreciate any help.
Edmund White 30 Nov 2002
WHITE, THOMAS, KELLY
--I am looking for any info on the following surnames White, Thomas, Kelly Families around the Patterson lake area.
Janet Partlow 30 Nov 2002
EUBANKS, PARTLOW, PATTERSON, STREETS
--I am researching these family lines in Thurston County. James Eubanks settled near Bucoda around 1890. Henry and Ellen Partlow came to Olympia 1909. Ralph Streets came to Olympia in 1902. Silas Patterson settled near Roy in 1890. Happy to share with other researchers.
Martha Johnson 30 Nov 2002
--I am searching for Draynon or Draynan Lee Johnson information. He would
have been my father in law. He passed away late 70s? Lee was born in Prentis County MS.
DelRay Sannes 30 Nov 2002
--Would like to contact anyone who knew or was related to Agnetha (Thompson) Jacobson of Olympia. She passed away May 16, 2002 and was the only identified member of a large North Dakota branch of the family. In addition to the North Dakota branch, there are a number of branches in Canada and a large branch in Minnesota. Family roots have also been discovered in Southern Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
Linda Haney 31 Oct 2002
--Looking for information on Frederico Hiram Young and his wife Alvira (Corliss) Young. Family has a letter postmarked 1923 from Olympia. Seeking to find out if for a fact
they lived in Olympia, their family, if they died in Thurston County.
Also looking for information on Amanda Corliss, the mother of Alvira (Corliss) Young. Born 1806 in
NY. Last resided with her daughter and son-in-law perhaps in Olympia in 1920's.
Martha Johnson 12 Oct 2002
--Looking for information on Draynon or Draynan Johnson, who went by his middle name of Lee. He was married to a woman named Lucille and she had a son named Steve from a pevious marriage. She was from the Olympia WA area orginally, I am told. Also told she was the Executive Secy to the Mayor of Olympia. Time frame is 1960 thru the 70s. Some say place of birth was Tallahasse FL, which is not correct. He was born in Prentis County, MS.
Charlotte Thurston 10 Sep 2002
--I would like to correspond with anyone with Thurston surname or connections, if some of your family members migrated to Washington from those early Thurstons in New England or Virginia. 'Til then. Charlotte Thurston
Sylvia Douglass 22 Apr 2002
--Looking for information on the Caldwell line that lived in Olympia, Thurston Co, WA.
Samuel Benedict Caldwell was living there during the 1920 census, but died in California in the 1950's.
His son Arch, who was born in 1904, died in Olympia April 15, 1994. Samuel's father was the brother of my gr grandfather, and I have quite a bit of information to share with his descendants.
Carolyn J. Goetz 22 Apr 2002
--My Edwards family moved to Washington state in the early 1900's. They are
listed in my grandfather Roy's Edwards obit as living in the Olympia, Washington area. Here is the little info that I have on the family; from the 1900 Federal Census of the Town of Rock Falls, Lincoln County, Wisconsin (Merrill once known as Jenny or Jenny Bull Falls)
John (Sr.) was born in England in December 1848, age 51 in 1900 ;immigrated to the US in 1865. He is listed as being a Stone Mason; he also owned a farm and was involved in logging. His wife is listed as Anna C born in May 1849 in New York, age 51 in 1900; her father was born in Ireland and her mother in England. John and Anna were married 27 years on the 1900 census and had nine children,
six of whom were still living in 1900.
Their children were:
Robert born January 1879, age 21 in 1900 was born in Iowa (?) and worked as a day laborer.
Roy born January 1879, age 21 in 1900 was born in Iowa (?) and worked as a day laborer. (My grandfather, stayed in Wisconsin)
John born October 1880, age 19 in 1900 was born in Iowa (?) and worked as a farm laborer.
Eva born February 1882 , age 18 in 1900 was born in Iowa (?) and worked as a servant. (Eva married an Eric Ericson(Erickson) and had a son Everett.
Martha (Mattie) born January 1883, age 17 in 1900 was born in Wisconsin and worked as a servant.
Arthur another brother not listed on the 1900census.
I do not have any info on the three children who died prior to 1900.
We would like to find relatives who might know more Edwards family history.
Evelyn Huff 22 Apr 2002
--John W. Flint married ? According to family stories she died in childbirth, the baby died also and was buried on a farm at South Bay. John married second Sylvia Irene Snyder daughter of Louis A and Lucinda "Kate" (Endicott) Snyder b 3 Jan 1897.
Children: Jack W b 4 Jan 1919, Jewel Hope b 8 Jul 1917, Guy b 4 Dec 1920, Joyce b 14 April 1923, Genevieve Opal b 11 Oct 1928, Jeannette b 19 Dec 1925, Glenn Wesley, Jimmy Lewis b 24 Mar 1940.
The marriage index at the Thurston County Courthouse shows a John W Flint marrying Mabel Fox. Would anyone have any information on this first marriage? It does not show a marriage record for John and Sylvia Irene.
Joyce Smith 4 Apr 2002
--My husband, Walter Smith's mother, Hilda Briggs, came to Washington State in 1924 from England. Her older 1/2 brother, EARNEST DOLPHIN had come to America earlier. His wife, Clara and himself had no children. Earnest died about 1946. I am looking for information about Earnest and Clara. Hilda married Warren Smith in 1925. They eventually moved to california. If you have information, I would appreciate your help.
Polly 9 Mar 2002
--Looking for any information on David Burntrager and his family. He came to Olympia in the 1850's or 60's.
T.Duane Wilson 10 Feb 2002
--Researching the Wilson surname. My father, Theron Glenn Wilson came to Olympia with his parents Cloudsley Emmerson Wilson and Minnie Alice Harsen and his brother Vern Wilson, and sisters Bessie (Moon), Gertrude (Canning) and Gladys (Neeese) in 1902.
I would be willing to share any information I have.
I also have information on the Parsons surname. My mother, Birdie Lavinia Parsons, who was born in Kalama, WA in 1897 came to Olympia in ~ 1919 along with her sister Rena Parsons. I would also be willing to share the Parsons information.
Katherine Leidy 12 Nov 2001
BROWER, LEIDY, CUMMINGS
--Looking for information on Lois Cummings BROWER, born 20 March 1915 (not sure where, perhaps Kansas or Washington?), died 13 February 1997 in Olympia, Washington. She was the daughter of Nellie LEIDY and Thomas CUMMINGS. I was told that Lois and her husband John BROWER once owned a hardware store in the Seattle/Kent area. I am also hoping that her children have information on Leidy and Cummings family histories. I would very much like to hear from any descendants of Lois and John Brower, or anyone who knew them.
Ninsen Res 8 Oct 2001
--I am looking for decendants after Iver Sherven, who immigrated from Hafslo, Norway to USA in 1898. He was a carpenter. He lived in Spokane, WA, in 1915, but died in Olympia, Thurston co., in 1932. He also had a sister, Kari Johanne, who immigrated in 1915. She travelled with her brother Iver, and probably she travelled with him to Spokane. She was born 6th of November 1892. Greatful for any information!!
Millie Alexander 8 Oct 2001
--Seeking info on Isaac "Ike" SERGEANT and Sylvia Emily EDGBERT - Isaac and Sylvia Sergeant were from Illinois after 1861 and Isaac died 03 Dec 1890 at Olympia, Thurston Co., Washington. Sylvia died 25 Apr 1932, Shelton, Mason Co. Washington. They had 7 children, only 2 are known: Robert C. Sergeant, died 22 Oct 1938, buried at IOOF Cemetery, Olympia, Thurston, WA and Phillip Sergeant, died 07 Oct 1976 at Tacoma, Pierce, WA. If anyone knows this family, please contact me. Thank you.
G Riendeau 27 Aug 2001
--Looking for my brother Henry Peredo...son of Vivian Delores Predmore. He was adopted out in Thurston County in around 1968.
Meredith Mills 18 Aug 2001
--Looking for any information on the Elder family. Alfred R. Elder b. Aug. 16, 1806 KY; m. Martha P. Ross Jan. 15, 1828 IL. They moved to Oregon in 1848 and to Olympia in 1864 where Alfred was Indian Agent. Alfred d. 1882 Olympia; Martha d. 1868 Olympia.
Their children are:
James T. b. May 2, 1830 Springfield, IL;
Matthew b. abt. 1833;
Dorothy b. abt 1836;
Maria Cecelia b. Dec. 6, 1840;
Martha b. abt. 1844;
Helen b. abt. 1848;
Alfred R. Jr. b. 1853.
James T. Elder m. Parrilla Bowman April 29, 1859 Monmouth, OR. They moved to Olympia in 1866 where James was Indian Agent until 1868. James d. 1903 in Tacoma. Their children are:
Edwin H. b. 1860;
Helen b. 1866;
Richard R. b.abt. 1869;
Wm. b. abt. 1874;
Mary Gertrude b. 1878.
I hope someone recognizes this family! Thank you for any help.
Buck Osmer 17 July 2001
--Looking for any information on Vera Amanda Longmire. She was born 1908 in Yelm. Her Father was Ottis James Longmire, also born in Yelm on 28 Feb 1887. He died 16 July 1927 in Yelm. I am her Grandson. Any information would be helpful. Thank You.
Jennifer Rods 11 July 2001
--Robert MACK was a police chief in Olympia for two or three terms. Was he the father of
Mark D. MACK? If you know this family please email me.
Irene 19 Jun 2001
--Seeking information on Alex Thomas HAYDEN, my Great Grandfather. Are there any more Haydens around the area. He married Kathryn Chilcot.
Harlene Soper Brown 22 May 2001
--Seeking information on brother's, Fred and Henry (Harry) MOULTON who were
living in Olympia (THURSTON) in 1928 when their sister, Susan B. MOULTON HUNTINGTON died in Cowlitz County, Washington. The MOULTON family were in Cowlitz Co. by 1880. I don't know when Fred and Henry moved north or if other family members did also. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Georgia Cedeno 22 May 2001
--Looking for the names of Anne M. Monk's parents. The census informs
both were born in Scotland. Anne Monk was:
Born: Nov. 12, 1845, in Selma, AL.
Married: May 7, 1874, in Olympia, Thurston Co., WA, to Ross Shoecraft.
Died: June 13, 1924, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.
Mary Kienapple 22 May 2001
--Looking for information on a John KIENAPPEL (or Kienapple) who
lived in Olympia, Washington Territory in 1880-81 and harvested timberland
for a living. Thank you.
Chris. Barnes 5 May 2001
--Looking for information/descendants of Hattie FINN INGERSOLL who was living in
Nisqually, Thurston CO. in 1941, year of her mother's death in Seattle.
Janie Byers Hill 5 May 2001
--Looking for information on my great-grandmother, Alice I. McCAFFERTY born in Tumwater on 5-16-1867. She married John E. BYERS on November 12, 1883 and I assume in Washington State. She died on May 15, 1930 in the Vancouver Hospital in Washougal, WA. I have no other family information so anything would be geatly appreciated!
Floyd Ridout 16 Mar 2001
--Looking for information on my Great Aunt Sadie (HARRIS) KOTICK. Any information on her or her husband Frank KOTICK would be a great assistance in my family research. Sadie Kotick was my mother's aunt. Sadie, Frank and their daughter Hazel KOTICK are listed in the 1910 Thurston County Census. Sadie is living in Tacoma, WA by 1936. Her parents Joseph HARRIS died in 1911 and Sarah (TURMAN) HARRIS died 1896 both are buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Tumwater,WA.
Earline Johnson 16 Feb 2001
--I'm seeking information on Mary Elizabeth JONES LYNCH who was born in
Georgia in 1867 and died in or around Tumwater WA in 1959 at the age of
91 years. She is buried in the Masonic Memorial Park cemetery.
Shirley Skadan-Smith 21 Oct 2000
--Looking for family history on my greatgrandfather, Charles DAWLEY, who relocated to Olympia from Royalton,MN in the early 1900's.
Peter Gunn 25 Sep 2000
--Looking for info on the MANFREDI family, who we believe came to Yelm from Calabria in Italy sometime in the 1880's or 1890's. Rocco MANFREDI and his wife Pasquelina CRENZIS (?) had at least six children:
Mike, born 18 Aug 1895, died Oct 1975 in Washington state
Antonio "Toney", born 15 Dec 1899, died in Oct 1975 in Springfield, Oregon
Mike was married twice, and his first wife Mary died in the influenza
epidemic of 1918. Frank suffered from polio. Pete may have been born
in Italy. Santo is said to have had two children by a wife Mary
Julia MANFREDI is my great-grandmother, who married Nicolo
SCARIMBOLO. At least some of their children were born in Yelm. If
there is any information on that family as well (which may be listed as
Scarim, rather than Scarimbolo), I'd be very interested. Their children
were Gino, Joe, Dorothy, Helen, William, and Katherine -- theough I'm
not sure if those were the names on their birth certificates. The
family later moved down to Portland.
Cathy Canto 8 Aug 2000
REEVES, THOMAS, GARWOOD
--I am looking for information on Pearl GARWOOD daughter of Zimri GARWOOD and Mary THOMAS b. 1889 died 1983 Thurston County, WA. Pearl married Herbert George REEVES.
Pat 8 Aug 2000
--I am looking for William A. POLLMAN b. 6/26/1860 Smith Mills, Kentucky, d.
8/11/1934 Yelm, WA. Son of Louis William POLLMAN from Germany.
Please reply to Pat at MyGenealogy@yahoo.com
Yvonne Shultis 12 May 2000
--SAMUEL K. BRYNING and family - Several members of the Samuel Bryning family
are buried at Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater, Thurston Co. Samuel K.
BRYNING d. 31 Mar 1912; Katherine BRYNING d. 30 Jan 1919; Arthur Lebert
BRYNING d. 3 May 1968; Clyde Alan BRYNING d. 26 Jul 1928; Evelyn B. BRYNING
d. 9 Jun 1964. Does anyone have further information regarding these
relatives of mine? I'd especially like newspaper obituaries, but would be
glad for any tidbit. Thank you for your help.
Beth Fladaker 5 Jan 2000
--Hugh W. WILLIAMS b. abt 1861 in Wales, d. Sept. 29, 1941 in Olympia, Thurston
County, Washington, m. Elizabeth HUGHES b. abt 1862 in Anglesey, North Wales,
d. Jan. 1, 1942 in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington. Marriage date
unknown. Hugh and Elizabeth lived in Wilkeson, Pierce County, Washington
before moving to Olympia around 1900 where they remained until death.
Hugh R. WILLIAMS b. 1892, d. October 12, 1918 in France - WWI
William H. WILLIAMS b. abt 1895
John O. WILLIAMS b. abt 1896
Edward Thomas WILLIAMS b. abt 1901
Margaret WILLIAMS, b. unk, m. Hubert Young
Elizabeth is the sister of my Great-grandfather, Hugh HUGHES. They also had
a brother Owen who stayed in Wales. I am interested in finding descendents
of Elizabeth and Hugh WILLIAMS.
Marge Kinninmont 16 Nov 1999
--I am looking for information about several of my grandmother's
siblings; their parents were William F. HUGGINS and Sarah Ellen PULLEY HUGGINS. They were all born
in Bucoda, Thurston, Washington (I think).
Charles HUGGINS - dob Sep 1889. He may have also died in Washington State.
Hale HUGGINS - dob Feb 1891
Lottie (or Charlotte) HUGGINS - dob September 25, 1893
Austin HUGGINS - dob Feb 1896
Twin boys HUGGINS - dob and dod February 1899
William F. HUGGINS and Sarah Ellen PULLEY HUGGINS came to Thurston County from Eastland, Texas.
William was a merchant and apparently had opened a company store at the coal mines owned by J.M.
Buckley, Samuel Coulter, and John B. David. He may even have been the one to suggest the name of
Bucoda for the mine. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Terri Henderson 16 Nov 1999
--I am looking for information on the Kerns family. Jessie KERNS married
my great-grandmother Nellie M. FROST. Jessie died May 03, 1941. They had 4 children, Delta A.
(my grandmother) d Sept. 28, 1936, Bertha, died very young, Vernal W.b 1912 d 1972, and Alva
J. "Bill" b 1907 d 1977. All which were residing in Olympia.
Pamela Brett 20 Oct 1999
--I am researching the GARFIELD(E) Family who lived in Thurston County starting around 1857. Selucius GARFIELDE was an attorney and politician in the State government. He and his wife
Sarah E. (Perry) had at least 9 children:
1. William Chase GARFIELD b. Kentucky 1854, married Anna Loring Whitacre in New Dungeness, Clallam County, 1876; died before 1895; had 3 sons: Harry S. , Chase T., William and a daughter Polly.
2. Mary Maud GARFIELD born and died 1859, Olympia.
3.Henry Stevens GARFIELD b. Thurston Co. 1860; died Pendleton,Oregon
1925. Had 4 children: William, Ethel, Lillian and Leila B.
4. Alice GARFIELD born 1862, died 1867, Olympia.
5.Leila Mary GARFIELD b. circa 1864 British Columbia; married William
L. Church, Jr. in Dungeness; died 1931, California. Had at least one
6.Charles Darwin GARFIELD b. Olympia 1867 died Seattle 1961 (married
first Florence Frost and second Viola Edmundson); died 1961 in
Seattle. No known children.
7.Benjamin C. GARFIELD b.circa 1870 District of Columbia died Olympia 1887.
8.Guy GARFIELD b circa 1872 District of Columbia; last known living
in Union, Washington in 1937.
9.Ralph GARFIELD b. 1874 Olympia, died 1889 Olympia.
Selucius and Sarah were divorced in 1879; in 1880, she married Daniel
VARNER of Olympia who had three children Charles, Daniel and Lizzie.
(1880 census) I'd love to hear from others who have knowledge of
these families. I found some of them buried in the Masonic Cemeteries
(thanks to the on-line information).
Ken Baker 10 Oct 1999
--I am looking for descendants of William Wesley WHIDDEN b 18 Nov
1855 m. 20 Mar 1882 to Flora L. KAGY. They moved to Thurston Co. in
1889. Children are: Irvin Roscoe, Dell Ernest, Addie Catharine, Frank Wesley, Carrie Agness,
Pearl Hannah, J. C., William Ray, and Mable Flora. I have over 11,000 relatives that I will share.
Melanie Burges 25 Jun 1999
--I am looking for the Weatherill family name.
They came from England in 1907 &1908 and settled in the "Oyster Bay" area near Olympia.
My great grandfather's name was Robert, and his wife's name was Frances. They had 9 children
who came over at the same general time, George Arthur, Jane Hannah (Jenny), Robert (he died
very young), Annie, Frances Constance, Daisy, Norman Richard (Dick), John Willie, and Ernest
Wilson. there was one other daughter, Ethel May, who came to America at some unknown time.
I did find burial sites for several of these family members at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in
Tumwater. I am unsure of many. Thank you.
Janis M. Drake updated 11 Jul 2006
--I am looking for descendants. Elizabeth (Bessie)
McWILLIAMS m. Earl McBRATNEY. Three daughters 1. Louella (Ramage)
McWILLIAMS-SPARGO, husband Earl, son James. Lou died in a car accident at
age 52 in 1943. 2. Myrtle McKILLOP or McKILLIP -- I went to Olympia
High Sch. with McKillops in 1952,53,54. 3.Jean FREEMAN. Earl McBratney
is buried in the Oly. Masonic Cemetery. Elizabeth may also be buried
there along with several others of the McBratney family. Elizabeth was
my grandmother's sister. She ran a rooming house and was a matron at the
Thurston Co. jail. I'm hoping to find cousins.
Penny Boatright 31 May 1999
--I am looking for information on Ephriam (Frank) and Josephine (Josie) STEINER.
They lived on Puget Street in Olympia in the 1940's. Their children, Etta Collins CASE, Ada
Hannah, Charles STEINER, Hazel HAYS, John W. STEINER, Walter STEINER, Lawrence STEINER, Elmer
STEINER and Cecil STEINER. I need info on the childrens spouses and children. Many are buried
at Oddfellows Cemetery. I am looking for my cousins, as Cecil was my father.
Jeff Ollie 23 May 1999
--I am looking for information on Lars and Ottelie SWENSON. The
following clip is from the Comstock, Minnesota centennial book:
Lars and Ottelie (KRABBENHOFT) SWENSON
Lars SWENSON was born in Sweden. He went to Germany and then came to
America with the John KRABBENHOFT family. He married Ottelie
KRABBENHOFT. They farmed first in Wilken County [Minnesota], then
bought land in Alliance Twp. [Clay County, Minnesota] (Delbert Evert
farm) in Section 31. After retiring from farming, he moved to Olympia,
WA, where he died. Lars and Ottelie had at least one child, Ella K., who was born November
30 1895 and married Ole Alfred EDWARDS on March 16, 1915.
Kathy 2 May 1999
--Searching for information on the family of Sarah (REED) STURDEVANT who died in
Olympia in 1921. She was the widow of Hiram STURDEVANT. Their children
were: Lafayette, Mary, Elliott, Hiram, Alvieda & Fred.
Becky Wilson 12 Apr 1999
--Looking for info on Ruth HUNTER (this is her maiden name I believe) or descendants.
I do not know if she ever married. Had heard that she might be a cousin to my Hunter line. She
was living in Olympia in the 1930s (is listed in the city directory in those years). Thanks!
Robin Boustead 3 Mar 1999
--Looking for information on my great grandmother, Martha Prissela NELSON, born
December 18, 1893 in Olympia. Want information on her parents and her if possible.
D. M. PATTERSON 27 Feb 1999
--Looking for information on my grandparents PATTERSON, Frank and Flora.
May have lived in Thurston County in 1920. children Irene, Clay, b 15
April 1903, MN d, 1974 Seattle, WA., Paul, b 1895, d 1978.
Pat Day 2 Feb 1999
--Looking for information on Martha Sarah POLLMAN and Grace POLLMAN who
married Milton Oliver McCLENNAN and Carl McCLENNAN. They settled in the Offut Lake area. Martha
Sarah Pollman and Grace Pollman were my grandfathers sisters. Also interested in Raymond POLLMAN,
d. 2/9/1950. Buried I00F cemetery in Thurston county. He was my grandfathers brother. Also looking
for Gayle McLellan Bennett who place a query on 24 Jun 1997.
Barbara Leachman 13 Dec 1998
KOTICK, HARRIS, THOMPSON
--Looking for information on Sarah (Sadie) Josephine HARRIS (b.1874)
married Frank KOTICK in 1896. They lived in Little Rock, Thurston Co. WA.
Their daughter, Hazel KOTICK, married Ed THOMPSON and a daughter was born
in 1935. When and where did Sadie and Frank die? When and where did Hazel
and Ed die? What was their daughter's name? Are there any other
Natalie Collins 7 Nov 1998
--Looking for information on Sarah Elizabeth (STONE) BROWN.
She was born on March 5, 1801 in Bedford Co., VA and died on October 25, 1885 in Olympia, WA. She
married Samuel BROWN. I found a Sarah W. BROWN in the Union (Bush Prarie) Cemetery in Thurston Co.,
WA that is a probable match and was wondering if anyone had any information on her parents, siblings,
or descendants. Sarah was my 4th great-grandmother and I would appreciate any information that can
be provided. Thanks.
Vonn Robinson 2 Oct 1998
--Looking for any info on Eldredge C. & wife Altie Ramsey VERNON lived in Olympia 1957
time. Any clue would be appreciated.
Katy Diamond 6 Sep 1998
--Seeking info about Walter Thornton DIAMOND and
Lila Faith DORIS. They were married in 1931, 1932, or 1933 in Thurston
County to the best of my knowledge. He was a farmer/rancher, but mostly
just logged his land. Lila was a cook in a logging camp when she was 15 or
so. There are quite a few tales concerning Lila that I have heard. My
husband, his grandson, had never met him, and we would like some
information on his family.
LaNaye Hennen 6 Aug 1998
--Looking for information on Dennis HURLEY (b. 09/15/1833 County Cork. d.
06/20/1902 on home place near Kamilche, WA) & Mary Higgins HURLEY (b.
06/10/1838 Roscommon Cty. d. 01/21/1917 Olympia WA) and their descendants.
Dennis & Mary came to Mason County WA in approx.1880-1883 from IA. They
homesteaded somewhere along the road to Shelton. Near Kamilche he had an
oyster bed. Both are buried in Calvary Cemetery in Olympia.
Their children were:
1. Mary HURLEY Born: 5/17/1858 Died: 5/21/1945 in Olympia, WA m. Charles
2. John HURLEY Born: 2/14/1861 Died: 11/04/1937 in Beardsley, MN m. Mary
3. Katherine HURLEY Born: 12/27/1862 Died: in Kamilche, WA - Mason County
m.John Price LINDSEY
4. Michael HURLEY Born: 7/07/1864 Died: 4/27/1930 in Kamilche, WA - Mason
County m. Nancy SIZEMORE
5. Ella HURLEY Born: 2/17/1867 Died: 3/11/1940 in Laredo, TX m. Clarendon
(Clad) N. ALLEN
6. Margaret (Maggie) HURLEY Born: 10/11/1868 Died: 2/15/1938 in Shelton, WA m.
Joseph DURAND, Sr.
7. Dennis HURLEY Born: 11/12/1870 m. Carrie CALLOW
8. Josephine (Nonnie) HURLEY Born: 10/12/1872 Died: 7/14/1906 in Olympia, WA
m. William Henry (Harry) CARSON
9. Nora Ann (Sina) HURLEY Born: 10/12/1872 Died: Abt. 8/1925 in Olympia, WA m.
George L. CALVERT
10. Daniel HURLEY Born: July 13, 1875 Died: June 05, 1929 in Olympia, WA m.
Mary Ivy FORBES
I would appreciate any information or contact from their descendants.
Theodora Richardson 12 May 1998
--My great uncle, Esdras OUIMETTE, was a businessman and Mayor of Olympia in the
1870s. I would love to hear from any family who is researching him. Thanks.
Joan Watson 14 Apr 1998
--I am searching for information on Adellbert M. LOOMIS, b 1848 IN. Married to Jesse V.
COCHRANE 22 Apr 1880 in La Porte IN. 1911 obit of a sister says that Adelbert was living in Bucoda
WA. Known children Egbert b 1874 and Nellie M. b 1875, both in La Porte IN.
Ellen McKanna 5 Feb 1998
--I am looking for information regarding John McKANNA, blacksmith. He is
my husband's grandfather coming to Washington in 1889 with his wife
Viola, sons Blaine Edward and John. Believed to have gone first to Elma
and then sons went to high school in Shelton . I have not been able to
find any info until after 1900 when they were living in Olympia. Thanks
Lois Grizzard 18 Jan 1998
--I am searching for John Elmer RICE who came from Gilmer Co. GA and settled down in
Thurston Co. WA. His father: John Romolus Young and his mother's maiden name: Rice. His SS#
indicated his birthdate as 8 Feb 1902 and death date as Apr 1985. The only surviving member
(my aunt) would love to get in touch with her half-brother's family. Many thanks!
Bill Dillon 18 Jan 1998
BENES/BENESH, ZUNKE, DILLON
--I'm looking for confirming or additional information on the following:
Vaclav BENES was born on February 22, 1873 in Sadska, Czechoslovakia. At some point he married
Katherine (maiden name unknown). At some point he/they immigrated to the U.S. and had three children
(E.E. "Mary/Marie", Joseph, and William) in Illinois. They also had Anna Laura BENESH who was born
November 2, 1900 in Friendship, Adams county, Wisconsin. At some point Vaclav BENES changed his name
to James W. BENESH. According to the "Daily Olympian" newspaper of Tuesday, August 7, 1945, James
BENESH died at the age of 72 while living at 916 South Cherry Street. He worked for the Northern
Pacific Railway Company 1920-1935. At the time of his death, his daughter Marie had married a ZUNKE
and was living in Napavine, his daughter Anna had married Otto S. DILLON (married Jan 1918, Otto died
in 1935) and was living in Olympia, Joseph was living in Olympia, and William was living in Seattle.
According to the "Morning Olympian" newspaper of August 26, 1938, James' wife Katherine died at age 74
while living at 916 Cherry St., Olympia (Katherine died Aug 23, 1935). The children were living at
the same place as when James died except Anna was living in Stockton, CA with Otto S. DILLON.
Any info on this or collateral lines would be appreciated.
Bill Martin 17 Dec 1997
--Looking for parents of Isaac HAWK b. 1836 Penn. d. 1905 Thurston
Co, Masonic Cem. Wife Elizabeth McALLISTER b.1855 KY. Isaac and John M,
along with James W. HAWK, came across the Oregon trail in 1853. John M's
first wife Matilda died in Portland Oregon Territory Jan 1853. Aff. signed
by James W. Hawk. Book 0-396 Washington Territory donation land. Same
book lists Isaac P.: Signed as witness for Washington Territory land for
James W. Hawk 10 May 1853. Thurston Co. 1880 census lists all of them.
Now is that confusing or what. I do not know if they were brothers or
father and sons that came from Penn. I'm asuming it was father and sons
since there were 18 yrs difference in ages of John M. and Isaac P. Any help appreciated!
Bill GLEN 14 Sep 1997
--William McCullock IRVING born 29 Mar 1855, Prince Edward Island, Canada, died 9 Dec 1886
Olympia, Washington Territory; son of William Walter IRVING. Any information on William M.
appreciated. Did William W. move to Washington with his son?
Bill Proffitt 4 Sep 1997
--Samuel Lehman "Lee" PROFFITT, d 1958, Centralia, WA. w/Wilhemina PROFFITT, son Lehman
PROFFITT, son Dean A. PROFFITT d. Palm Desert, CA Buried
Tumwater,WA Grandson (from Dean Proffitt) Dean A PROFFITT Jr d 1994?
Centralia, WA, Joseph Lee PROFFITT b. Centralia, WA Apr 28, 1933, d.
Olympia, WA Jul 27 1997, buried Tumwater.
Alliene Chamberlin 19 Aug 1997
--I am researching the SPELEERS family of Thurston Co. I am particularly interested in
records about Alphonse Arthur SPELEERS, born 1 Jan 1915, died Sep 1986 in Olympia, WA. Alphonse was a
WWII Air Force Veteran, and lived in Downers Grove, IL immediately following the war. His father's name
may be Cyriel. Any help and/or hints would be greatly appreciated.
Phyllis Ulrich 12 Apr 1997
--Seeking vitals on John GOODWIN b. ca 1835 and reportedly died in Rochester,
WA. John is the son of Abner C. GOODWIN and Mary GARDNER. I would appreciate any additional
information that may be available such as spouse and children. I would be happy to exchange Goodwin
Family information that I have.
Jack Glasgow 30 Mar 1997
GLASGOW, PATKAMIN, HORAN, HORN
--GLASGOW, Thomas born Huntingdon Co., PA ca 1823. To Or. Terr.
1845 on train led by Solomon Tethrow. Settled Whidbey Island (May have been in Thurston Co earlier).
Married 1st ca 1847/48 Julia PATKAMIN, dau of Chief Patkamin. What Tribe?? Married 2nd 7-25-1858
Helen HORAN. She too may have been Indian (what tribe??) Married 3rd ca 1859-60 Ellen HORN, born
England. He had a number of children with Julia and/or Helen. What happened to these children and
his first two wives? He may have died in Island Co or may have returned to the East. Most of
preceeding info taken from the book "The Brazen Overlanders of 1845" by Donna W. Montgomery.
Will appreciate ANY INFO on Thomas and any of his wives and children.
Joyce Sinnett 9 Feb
1997REED, PARSONS, SCHOOLCRAFT, PRITT, O'DELL, SCOTCH, COTTRELL
b.11 Feb 1861 Calhoun Co., WV d. 21 Apr 1938 WA.
m. Elizabeth PARSONS, WV;
m. Ida E. SCHOOLCRAFT, WV
Mary J. REED b. 1847;
William REED b. 1850;
George M. REED b. 1857
m. Isabella PRITT, WV, divorced; Child:
Elizabeth Daisy REED b. Aug 1883
m. Gilla F. SCHOOLCRAFT, WV 17 Apr 1885; Child:
Allen Stewart REED Jr b. Aug 1990
m. Julia L. O'DELL
m. Enid SCOTCH
In 1884, Allen gave his daughter Elizabeth Daisy REED (my great-grandmother) to William &
Charlotte COTTRELL for adoption. In 1896, Allen moved to Washington State where he reportedly
remarried and became rich in the timber business. This information is from a handwritten
history by Elizabeth written about 3 years before her death.
Jack Glasgow 10 Feb 1997
--Thomas GLASGOW: in Lewis Co., Oregon Terr. at time of 1850 Census.
Together with John GLASGOW, age 1, born Oregon Terr. Presumably his son. No wife
listed. In 1860 Census Thomas GLASGOW is listed in Thurston Co., Wash. Terr., with wife Ellen. No
children list but living next door are P.W. and Sarah HARPER and in their household are four children
named Glasgow, aged from 1 thru 7. Are these children of Thomas' from an earlier liaison with
perhaps the same mother as Johns'(who no longer appears). Old family tale is that Thomas, who came
out from Pa. in 1845. first married an American Indian woman possibly named Helen HORAN. Any info
on this Glasgow family much appreciated.
Mary Lee Kisor 20 Jan 1997
--Seeking parents of Otis KISOR b Apr 1874 IA; d 4 Sep 1935 CA. He was married to
Clara DIXON b Sep 1877 OR; d 17 May 1928 OR. They are both buried in Masonic Cemetery, Olympia, WA
Stephen Schweyen 29 Dec 1996
--Seeking info on parents of Ernest Warren REED b March 12, 1890
in "Whiteman Cove", WA (Gig Harbor, Longbranch area), the
youngest of eight children born to (Warren?) or (John?) REED
b ca 1830? in Maine, wife Elizabeth, a Snohomish Indian. Warren
(or John?) came to Washington with two or three brothers. The
REED brothers were thought to be loggers/lumbermen who did
business in the Shelton area.
Jan Olsen 16 Dec 1996
--I am researching the EATON surname in Thurston County. Specifically, Charles EATON who
settled in Thurston County circa 1850-60.
Johnita P. Malone 8 Dec 1996
MORROW, LUTZ, WEAVER
--Would like to correspond with descendants of Anderson MORROW and Sarah LUTZ.
Anderson and Sarah died in Thurston Co, WA in 1908. Two of their children also resided in Thurston Co,
WA. These children are: Mathias MORROW and his wife, Catherine WEAVER and Sarah Jane MORROW and her
husband, John WEAVER. Their granddaughter Arvilla Salome MORROW and her husband, John A. PIPER, also
resided in Thurston Co, WA. Am wondering if Sarah LUTZ MORROW's brother, Daniel LUTZ, and his wife,
Mary, went to Thurston Co, WA, with the rest of the family. Daniel and his wife travelled all the way
from Ohio, through Indiana, and Kansas together with Anderson and Sarah.
Joan Marie Salzmann 31 Oct 1996
--I find John HARBIN, 29 years old, on the 1870 census for Tumwater.
Would like to know 1) when and where he died and 2) who his parents were.
He was not at home with Phebe and the kids (Etta, Robert, Carrie &
Nellie) in 1880 so presumably he died in the 1870s.
Send those queries in!
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