Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society
What are Queries?
Queries, in genealogical publications, have traditionally been similar to classified ads. They are short paragraphs, with specific details about a person or family, usually complete with a specific question or "query" about that person or family. These days, queries are published in magazines, newsletters, journals, newspapers, e-mail mailing lists and on web sites. The queries found here on the TPCGS web site are submitted by members and non-members who have research in this area of the world. The queries submitted are published in the society's quarterly and on this web site. If you are looking for research help besides this type of query, see the following pages for further options:
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Index to TPCGS Queries Online
- TPCGS Queries, 2012
- TPCGS Queries, 2011
- TPCGS Queries, 2010
- TPCGS Queries, 2009
- 2008 Seminar Surnames
- TPCGS Queries, 2007 - 2008
- TPCGS Queries, 2006 - 2007
- TPCGS Queries, 2004 - 2005
- TPCGS Queries, 2002 - 2003
- TPCGS Queries, 2001 - 2002
- TPCGS Queries, 2000 - 2001
- TPCGS Queries, 1999 - 2000
- TPCGS Queries, 1998 - 1999
- TPCGS Queries, 1997 - 1998
- TPCGS Queries, 1996 - 1997
- TPCGS Queries, 1995 - 1996
- TPCGS Queries, 1994 - 1995
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Tacoma, Washington 98406-3309
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Queries for the 2000 - 2001 TPCGS Year
Seeking info on Samuel Smith Cole, who possibly res in Orting, WA? and was bro of Jessie James Cole. Searching for relationship, if any, to John and Nancy Cole and son Thomas Sherman Cole and wi, all of whom res Orting, g-par and g-grandpar of my husb Robert Cole Weaver.
Contact: Nina Weaver, Weaver42@aol.com
Seeking info on Jeannie Stead Johnson, age 23 in 1943, m (1) Fred Frazier in Tacoma, WA, and (2) Eulas Johnson. She had dau Sharon, b 10 Dec 1943.
Contact: Janice Frazier Staples, email@example.com
I am researching the MASOW surname in the Washington and Oregon areas. My g-grandmother's family immigrated from Germany in the 1870's or 80's and settled in Michigan, Oregon and Washington. I have lots of info and would share with those interested.
Contact: Elaine NASH HARIG, PO Box 114 Trufant MI 49347, firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1919/1920 Irving and Nellie McCOY moved to Enumclaw to operate a dairy farm. Irving's bro Herbert, fa Harvey and mo Lizzie McCOY also lived in the area. Farm was next to friend "Iver" whose wife was Edith. Would like to contact desc of these friends and of fam named XERXA.
Contact: Pat Bradley, 244 Portola Dr, San Mateo, CA 94403, email@example.com
Seeking more info on Sidney Dundas, shot in 1907. He owned a hotel in Tacoma and was shot by a man who had been crossed in love and who went on to shoot several other people. If anyone can supply additional details, I would be most grateful.
Contact: Cathy Elliott Dundas, Main Road, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BB England, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking info on Arthur (Art) LaPorte, who left Bay City MI in the 1940s and moved to WA leaving behind a wife and two sons now deceased. He possibly had something to do with the apple industry in WA and may have married and raised another family while in that state. There is no record of him in the Social Security death index.
Contact: Suzanne Wilde Moldenhauer, Madison Heights, MI, Moldymi30192@aol.com
Seeking present location of Joe E. CONRAD, who in 1946-47 was living at East 206 Wawawai, Colfax, Washington. He is probably 73 or 74 years of age now.
Contact: Earl L. Feathers, 814 Cobblestone Place Kingsport, Tennessee 37660, (423) 245-7536, email@example.com
Schuyler OPP in a will dated 15 June 1911 allocated shares of the firm March McCandlass Co., Tacoma, WA. A bachelor lawyer, Schuyler was b in Muncy and after spending time in other states returned there and d ca 1913. What was this firm involved in? Any help would be appreciated.
Contact: David A. Opp, 209 Glenbrook Drive, Endicott, New York 13760
Seeking information on Albert and Jennie (LINDHOLM) ULRICH who m at Tacoma in 1901at the 6th St. Baptist Church and had in Tacoma, Lillian (b 1903) and Allen (b Sept 1904). Jennie (b where?) was probably related to a Hattie LINDHOLM. She d in 1907, location unknown. Albert was from Stillwater/St. Paul, MN, and worked for the railroad. Any help appreciated.
Contact: Karen Ulrich Westrich, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeking info regarding Harry (McKANNA?), son of Verna P. KENNEDY and Blaine E. McKANNA. Verna was the dau of James J. KENNEDY (b 1855 WA Terr) and Angelina Lavina ___ (b 1851, IL, d at Grays Harbor in 1920s). They m in 1887 and had Clara M. (1887), Edward L. (1878), Verna P. (1890) and Hattie (1895). Verna m Blaine McKANNA ca 1910/11; they div several years after Harry was b in Seattle in 1912. Harry would be a previously unknown half-bro to my husb Blaine (b 1924).
Contact: Ellen McKanna - 4606 100th St E, Tacoma, Washington 98446, email@example.com
ALLEN, ALTMAN, DANIELS
Seeking relatives of Florence E. (ALTMAN) DANIELS. Florence had hus Charles and ch Margaret (married name ALLEN), David and Mildred. Margaret (DANIELS) ALLEN had a dau, Beverly Jean. Florence and hus Charles res in Puyallup; Florence poss died ca 1962.
Contact: Tammy RUSSELL, 5925 Cross Creek Road, Lincoln, Nebraska 68516, firstname.lastname@example.org
BELL, GREGORY, NASH, O'NEILL
Seeking additional info on GREGORY and any connection to them. John E. GREGORY, b 1867, Missouri, to Wm. W. and Samantha (BELL) GREGORY, mar in Tacoma, 11 Sep 1902, Margaret (NASH) GREGORY, b 28 July 1872, Massachusetts, to Thomas and Bridget (O'NEILL) NASH. Ch of John and Margaret, b Tacoma: William John (b 1904), Naomi A. (b 1911) and Carroll (b ?). John, Margaret and his parents are bur in Mt. View Cem., Tacoma, along with other ch.
Contact: Dawn NASH DURBIN, 920 Lacebark, San Marcos, California 92069, (760) 744-9056, Endos@aol.com
Need info on ch, mar, and birth locations of Levi WARREN and Sarah DEAN. They were b ca 1800, place unknown; they d in 1866 in Blackriver Falls, Jackson, WI. They migrated through New York and Michigan before settling in Wisconsin.
Contact: Debra RACINE, PO Box 542, Lakebay, Washington 98349, email@example.com
SNOKE, WALDO, NEILSON
Dr. John Waldo SNOKE, son of Adam Jonas SNOKE and Ella WALDO SNOKE (who res the remainder of their lives in Seattle, WA), was b 13 Mar 1878 at Princeton, IN, and attended the University of WA Medical School. He m Helene NEILSON (b when and where?) whom he met in San Francisco prior to his service in the hospital corps in the Phillipines during the Spanish-American War. John SNOKE died 12 Apr 1935 in Palo Alto area of CA and according to his obit in a Tacoma, WA, newspaper, he was Asst. Supt. of Western State Hospital for several years prior to 1929 when he moved to CA. Known ch are: Barbara who worked at the U of San Francisco and Albert SNOKE, Jr., a doctor who worked at Stanford Hospital. Would like ch birthdates and info on any other ch.
SNOKE, EWING, TUCKER
John SNOKE (above) grew up in Seattle with two half sisters: Florence Rupert SNOKE who m Henry Clark EWING August, 1896 (where?), and Lilian (aka) Ellan Pier SNOKE, a teacher who m Wilmon O. TUCKER October, 1897, (where?).
Contact: Marianne SNOKE MONAGLE, 10583 W 75th Ave, Arvada, Colorado 80005, (303) 425-9121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seek residence address, husband's name and any ch for Bessie J. CREGER who died 28 Dec 1940, age 76 yrs, in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. She was sister fo Virgil Eugene WHITE (res in Bothel, WA until death in May, 1954). Bessie boarded Virgil's two young sons: Almon Eugene WHITE and Raymond Levern WHITE from ca 1917-1925
Contact: Emily DASHIELL - 2032 SW Butterfield Dr.- Corvallis, Oregon 97333-1719, email@example.com
Seek par for John Henry CRAWFORD, b 1822/23 in NY; he m Mary Jane SMITH in 1846 in Lapeer Co., MI and d in Washington state after 1902.
Contact: Ann STAVELY, 17318 E. Caliente Drive, Fountain Hills, Arizona 85268, firstname.lastname@example.org
Would like correspondence with descendants of Pierre and Amelie LeGRACE who res in Pierce County, WA, ca 1860. Pierre worked for the Hudson Bay Company at Ft. Nisqually for some years. Amelie was b about 1840 at Fort Langley, now BC.
Contact: Jill EDWARDS, PO Box 280, Olalla, Washington 98359, SeaEddy100@aol.com
Need info ca Mrs. Alice Dickie CARTER who died in the Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA, area about 16 Aug 1928; she was the wi of Rev. Ray Frederick CARTER who later died in 1963 in CA.
Contact: Ron PATRICK, PO Box 247, 353 William St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada LOS 1JO, email@example.com
Trying to find record of my fa and uncle's birth in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA on 14 Feb 1913; they were twins and names were Ellsworth and Elmer ARDNT or BLACKWOOD. Any help would be appreciated.
Contact: Brian KISER 2219 Cliff St, San Diego, California 92116, LOTEC@webtv.net
MICHAELIS, FROMM, FRAHM, GORTMAN
Wish to correspond with desc of Herman August MICHAELIS who d in Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT on 1 Feb 1956; he was b 11 Aug 1861 in Germany (where?), the son of William MICHAELIS who d 24 Dec 1940 in Salem, Marion Co., OR. Herman's bro William F. MICHAELIS, Jr. m Eliza FROMM, FRAHM; his sis Caroline m George GORTMAN.
Contact: Ray GIROD, 7613 76th Avenue SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-6203, firstname.lastname@example.org
NICHOLS, NORTON, TIMMONS
Wish to correspond with desc of William NICHOLS, (born 1841 Pickaway Co., OH - a twin to John), son of David NICHOLS and Elizabeth TIMMONS; he res in Madison Co., OH and married Tacy NORTON.
Contact: Loree GIROD, 7613 76th Avenue SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498-6203, email@example.com