Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Queries, 1996 - 1997

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anc-ancestors, ancestry; b-born; bro-brother; ca-circa (about); ch-child, children: dau-daughter; des-descend(ants, -ed, -s); div-divorced; fam-family; fa-father; hus-husband; info-information; m-married; mo-mother; par-parents, parentage; poss-possibly; res-resided; s-son; sib-sibling, sis-sister; wi-wife; wid-widow, y-years.

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Queries for the 1996, 1997 TPCGS Year

Wish to contact desc of Morton Matthew McCARVER, b 14 Jan 1807 at Madison Co., KY; he m (1) Mary A. JENNINGS at Galena, IL, 6 May 1830 and m (2) Mrs. Julia Ann McCOY BUCKALEW 20 Jan 1848 in Linn Co., OR. Morton went to Tacoma, Pierce Co., Washington about 1868. He is buried in the Old Tacoma Cemetery. Preparing book on McCARVER family; willing to share info on his parents and poss g-parents.
Contact: BILL Mc CARVER, HCR I, Box 460A, Silva, Missouri 63964

Need info on Josie NEWMAN, b ca 1870 in either Morris or Warren Co.,, NJ; she was dau of Joseph C. NEWMAN and Catherine A. EMMONS. Family may have origin in Spain.

Need info of Mrs. N. A. ANDERSON and her aunt, Edna TAYLOR, both of Portland, OR. Mrs. Anderson was one of two witnesses of NEWMAN-ROBINSON wedding 18 Oct 1929 at Vancouver, Clark Co., Washington.

Need more info on Etta Mae BUCHNAN who died in 1950's in CA; she was dau of Sarah Anna NEWMAN GREGORY who d in 1914. Family had lived at Rock Island, IL, and Des Moines, IA.v Contact: WILLIAM F. NEWMAN II, 9009 Newgrove SW, Lakewood, Washington 98498, (253) 582-3485, Billn@lakewoodpres.org

Seek ancestors for Henry HOYT ( b NY ca 1813/4) who m Sallie CONINE, dau of Peter and Rebecca (VAN DEN BERGH) CONINE. Sallie was b at Coxsackie, Greene Co., NY, 22 Jan 1809. Sally d in Wayne Co., NY; Henry went on to Iroquois Co., IL, where he d 7 Mar 1864.v Contact: PERSIS SHOOK, 2423 North Bridgeview Dr., Tacoma, Washington 98406-1601, PersiRS@aol.com

Need info and desc of William T. SIMONS (b WI) and Julia SEARL (b Iowa) who went to Pierce Co., WA, ca 1890; ch: Jessie E. HICKER, John, Joseph Perry, George D. (Dean?).

Looking for info and desc of Elifeus ELEY (had bro Sylvester) and Elizabeth WEBB (had sis Mary); they went to WA as part of wagon train about 1884 (through Nachez Pass?) and homesteaded in Roy, Pierce Co., WA. Would like to know more about the wagon train, its other members, and the route they followed.
Contact: DENNIS and JOYCE WICKS, 5333 7th Ave NE, Seattle, Washington 98l05, joyce@eskimo.com

Researching BENTHIEN family from Germany; they res in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. Hans BENTHIEN went to Tacoma with sons, John and Henry; Hans died in 1891.
Contact: ELLEN E. HOKANSON, 714 Wooding St., Aberdeen, Washington 98520-3235, (360) 532-5387, ehokan@techline.com

Need par, date and place of b for Luther BELDEN; he m 18 July 1801 at Saybrook, CT Prudence STARKEY, dau of Noah Starkey, a ship builder. Luther, a ship captain from 1803-1814, named ships Prudence, Thetis, William and Emblem; he d March 1815. Dau Louisa m Ralph Pratt in 1825. Not related to Saybrook BELDENS but may desc from Middletown, Cromwell, Rocky Hill or Wethersfield families.

Need info on father and son, both named Fritz/Frederick WOLF. Fritz, Sr. was b 1842 in Schoeppenstedt, Germany; came to US in 1866 and m (1) in NY Emma EILERS. Son Fritz b ca 1870 in NY, dau Louise b 1874 in Colorado. Emma d before 1880. Fritz m (2) Hermina THEIS who res with Arthur EILERS family as tutor; Arthur was Louise's uncle and she res with them while Fritz, Sr. worked in a CO mining camp. Where was Fritz, Jr.? By 1900 Fritz, Sr. was in CA and res mostly in San Francisco area until 193l. Fritz, Jr. was in 1920 Census of Arizona. Did he ever marry? Whose dau was the Mrs. B. SCHIFFMAN mentioned in Fritz, Sr.s' obit? Any help appreciated.
Contact: PAMELIA OLSON 4201 N. Vassault St, Tacoma, Washington 98407, nutmeger@juno.com

Want info on family of Richard BRADSHAW (b ca 1839 England) and Sarah SMITH who m ca 1884; their dau Louise Estelle BRADSHAW was b 14 May 1885; emigrated to US and res at 319, 2nd Street, Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA ; Richard worked at Puyallup Nursery until his death 18 July 1918; buried in Sumner Cemetery, Pierce Co., WA. Need d date for Sarah.

Desire info on Frederick COOPER of Sumner, Pierce Co., WA, who m Louise Estelle BRADSHAW ca 1902. Louise Estelle d in fire 28 Sept 1924 at Western State Hospital, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.
Contact: DOROTHY BECHARD, 4423 33rd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335 dbechard@oz.net

Would like to contact relatives of Thomas SHERMAN, b 12 Nov 1881 in Texas and d 11 Jan 1947 at Tacoma, WA. Services were at C. C. Mellinger Funeral Home.
Contact: CHARLES SHERMAN, 160 Oak Wood Road, Kerrville, TX 78028 whchch@ktc.com

Searching for info on Gallentine HARTSOCK, HARDSOCK ( b Washington Co., PA ca Oct 1807/9) and Elizabeth MILLER (b ca Oct 1805/7 OH?); they were m ca 1831 in Ohio. Both buried Ruddell Pioneer Cemetery, Lacey, Thurston Co., WA; Gallentine d 1896 and Elizabeth d 1894. Ch: Andrew (ca 1832 OH), Emma (ca 1834 OH), Mary J (ca 1841 OH), Melvina (31 May 1848, Iowa City, IA). Family in 1850 Census Johnson Co., Iowa. Connections to COX, RUSH, BRICKER, NELSON families.
Contact: CLARA E. REESE, 4006, l32nd St. E., Tacoma, Washington 98446 cereese@ix.netcom.com

Who are par of Thomas BROOKS who mentions dau Rebecca, wi of Obediah JOHNSON in his will? He was b ca 1632 probably in England; res in Canterbury, CT, at time of his death.

Need more info on William ALDERMAN; he was b 1645 and d 1697 in Hartford/Simsbury area of CT. No known connection to John ALDERMAN of Salem.
Contact: MARIANNE MONTGOMERY, 1428 So. Mildred #4407, Tacoma, Washington 98465 monty4@juno.com

Seek info on family of Francis M. (Frank) DOUGLASS, b 1886 Novelty, Knox Co., MO. He m Grace BENNETT (b 1886 Halsey, Linn Co., OR) sometime, somewhere before 1910. Obituary states he went to Seattle in 1907. His brothers, Carl and Charles, also went to Seattle. Frank res at Hunt's Point, King Co., WA; he d 1939; Grace res Seattle until she d in 1974.
Contact: DONNA J. DOUGLASS, 13028 Thomas Rd. KPN, Gig Harbor, Washington 98329 djd@oz.net

Seeking info on Cordell M. FUSSON (son of Sam FUSON and Mary Etta DELANEY, both of whom may be buried in Lewis Co., WA), b 17 Nov 1883 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA and d 29 Nov 1976 in Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA. About 1905 he m Jenny Amelia JONES (b 1879, dau of Bernie T. JONES and Mary TAYLOR of Mankato, MN).
Contact: GAYLE FUSON, 1520 S. "K" St., Port Angeles, Washington 98363 gayle@olypen.com

Need info on the ch or desc of Ephriam J. ALLEN and Julie SCOTT ALLEN from Watertown, SD: Albert L. (19 May 1862), Iver L. (25 May 1863), Naomi (16 May 1869), Lavina (16 Dec 1872), Jessie B. (6 Feb 1873), Scott R. (2 Mar 1879), Fred D. 31 Jan 1882), Conrad E. (2 Feb 1885), and Irene B. (28 May 1888).
Contact: JEAN R. WILLIAMS, 9201 S. Yakima Ave. -Tacoma, Washington 98444

Need more info on Minnie ROBERTS VANDERVEGT, b 28 March 1890 in Cleburne, TX, dau of James Thomas ROBERTS and Effie Lee HARRIS. Her siblings: Archie L., May Belle, Loney, Lee W., (Minnie), Boyd Hudlow, and Beulah. The family moved from Texas to WA sometime about 1900. Minnie m about 1909 in WA to a Mr. Laurence (spelling found in obituary, d 14 April 1964 at Everett, WA. ). According to 1907 school census in Tacoma, Minnie was working for Nellie and Alfred LAWRENCE. By 1920 she was res in Tacoma with her m Effie ROBERTS and her two ch: Walter LAURENCE (b 1911 in WA) and Thelme VANDERVEGT (b 1917 in CA); Minnie was using VANDERVEGT name at that time; she was apparently m to Henry who was from Holland. By 1931 Minnie was in CA as Minnie CARPENTER; she also res in Spokane, WA, with that name. Need more info on the husband's for Minnie. Please help.
Contact: DARLENE STONEBURG, 271 Robbins Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926

Bradshaw, Richard K. b-abt. 1839 England, m-abt. 1884 Sarah Smith, had daughter Louise Estelle Bradshaw b-May 14, 1885. Emigrated to U.S. Lived at 319-2nd. St. Puyallup, Wa. Worked at Puyallup Nursery up to his death June 5, 1918. Buried in Sumner, Wa. cemeterey. Any information on this family would be appreciated.
Contact: DOROTHY BECHARD, 4423-33rd. Ave. N.W., Gig Harbor, Washington 98335, dbechard@oz.net, TPCGS B-114

JOHNSON, Charles Watson; Spring Hill, Kanawha Co, West Virginia, USA; 1884-1943 m to Bertha Sarah MALLORY; Spring Hill, Kanawha Co, West Virginia, USA; 1888-1947. I am seeking information on where each were born, when and where they were married, and information on their parents. Charles' par were Chestune JOHNSON and Beckie THOMAS. Bertha's par were Martin MALLORY and Amanda NUCKLES.

SHULTZ, Estel; Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA; 1881-1969 m to America M. MILLER; Charleston, Kanawha Co., West Virginia, USA; 1892-1973. I am seeking information on where each were born, when and where they were married and information on their parents. Estel SHULTZ's fa was George SHULTZ and mother is unknown. America M. MILLER's par were Ben MILLER and Janette MEICKLES.
Contact: KARL H. JOHNSON, 855 137th St. Ct. S., Tacoma, Washington 98444, kjheinz@juno.com or kjheinz@earthlink.net, TPCGS J-38

I'm searching for any other descendants of my great-grandparents, William BIRRELL & Margaret FAIRFUL, both born in Scotland. William was son of James & Jean/Jane (PEGGIE) BIRRELL. Margaret was dau. of James FAIRFUL/FAIRFULL & Margaret MOODY/MOODIE. William b. 14 Jan. 1865, d. 23 Aug. 1931; Margaret b. 10 Nov. 1865, d. 25 Sep. 1933 in Seattle. Both buried in Forest Lawn, CA. Had sons James, bur. Forest Lawn; Arthur, d. ae 16, Seattle; daus. Jean (BIRRELL) TONER; Nellie (BIRRELL) JENSEN; Jessie (BIRRELL) DURGA; Allison (BIRRELL) OAKES ARMSTRONG (my grandmother) If any descendatns out there, PLEASE contact me.

Am trying to find marr. & d. record for Minnie JOHNSON of NE, wife of Henry OAK. Also, names of Minnie's parents. Minnie d., poss. of TB, in NE after 1891. Was dead by 1895. Also looking for info in re. Henry OAK/OAKS of IL & NE and his parents, John OAK of Oakland, NE & Mary SAMUELSON, both b. Sweden. Henry & siblings born IL. Am searching for marr. record for Henry & 1st wife, Minnie JOHNSON and 2nd wife, Josephine. Henry & Minnie Marr. poss. 1885-1887 in NE or IL. John OAK, father of Henry, was postmaster for town of Oakland, NE in early days of settlement. Would be grateful for any help with this family.

Need help in finding parents of my 3rd greatgrandfather, Samuel CHASE of Moore's Mill, New Brunswick, Canada. Samuel b. 1775-80 in ME (?). He m. Elizabeth MOORE, dau. of William MOORE & Hannah LIVINGSTONE, ca. 1800. Samuel d. ca. 1810 in St. David, Charlotte, N.B., Canada. Was wed in St. David's Parish, N.B., Canada. His father was a Tory/Loyalist. Samuel and Eliz. (MOORE) CHASE had Clara Ann CHASE, b. 1809, N.B., Can., my 2nd greatgrandmother and the last of several children. Eliz. (MOORE) Chase m. 2nd Andrew BUNTEN, had issue.

Been looking decades for parents of William MULLEN/MULLINS & Abigail CRANE. William b. 2 Aug. 1799. Abigail b. 1 Jan. 1800, NJ, poss. Caldwell. They wed 1 Jun. 1823, Caldwell, NJ. William d. 7 Jan. 1875, Abigail d. 6 Feb. 1885, poss. OH. Had dau., Adeline who m. Theodore JOHNSON of New Salem, MA. They m. 4 Jul. 1849 in Fulton, OH. Adeline d. 18 Mar. 1883 in Thetford, MI. Her mother still alive & poss. living in OH? Any info in re. this family most appreciated!

Searching for proof with sources that Joan HURST, wife of John TILLEY of the 1620 Mayflower, was or was not the blood mother of Elizabeth TILLEY, dau. of John TILLEY and wife of John HOWLAND. So far cannot find birth record of Elizabeth naming mother. John & Joan ROGERS HURST TILLEY* d. 1621 the first winter in new world. (John TILLEY d. 10 Apr. 1621). Eliz. (TILLEY) HOWLAND Bap. 1607 but find no record of siblings b. in the 11 yrs. between John & Joan's marr. date (1596, if correct) & 1607. Was Eliz. bap. many yrs. after her birth? Is 1596 true date of marr. to Joan or did John TILLEY have a 1st wife? Much conflicting info in re. this family. Please help. *(Was HURST the maiden name of Joan and ROGERS a 1st marriage?)

Looking for parents of David JOHNSTON, b. 30 March 1788/89 in Wilmington, Windham, VT; still alive 1 Nov. 1869. Wed Martha SNYDER. They had dau. Laura. Family moved to Canada. Laura m. 21 Apr. 1851 in Canada to Lemuel Erastus ADAMS. She d. 2 May 1904 in Thetford, Gen., MI. David & Martha prob. died in Canada. Lived for a time in NY where Laura was born 20 Feb. 1829. Area in Canada for family, Ontario, prob. Simcoe. Also searching for parents of Martha SNYDER.

Need help sorting out conflicting data in re. Richard WEBB and dau. Sarah. Most records say Sarah is natural dau. of Richard. According to "Memorial His. of Hart. CT" Sarah was adopted by Richard after her father, Rev. Samuel Stone drowned. Can anyone help with sources as to truth or fiction of this story? Also need help in sorting out conflicting birth yrs. and places for Richard WEBB II and women named as his wives. Richard b. 9 Jan. 1611 (one date given) Dorset?, Eng. Will probated 15 Mar. 1675/76, Stamford, CT. One date gives marriage as 1631, 22 yrs. before Sarah born. Father was Richard WEBB I, mother Grace WILSON.
> Contact: BOBBIE JEAN (BUNTEN) BAYBA, 14614 73rd Ave. Ct. E., Puyallup, Washington 98373, (253) 537-1741, TPCGS B-109

Need par., birthplaces of Alvin REED b. 1802 NY(?) and Eliza Ann CRANE b. 1805 NY(?), m. 1826 Livingston Co., NY, d. 1889/90 Hastings, MI.

What happened to Thomas ROONEY, b. 1867 Le Roy, NY, supposedly in PA 1896.

What happened to Ezekiel RUSSELL, b. 1856 Kent, ENG, living in Sweden, NY 1875 with bro. William.
Contact: DOROTHY RUSSELL ROONEY, 6801 47th St. W., Tacoma, Washington 98466-4911, TPCGS R-10

Looking for information on the family of Matilda FOWLER b. in 1835 Ohio? She m. Isaac SMITH in 1851 Tama Co., Iowa. The couple went to Calif. for a few years & returned to Iowa. Isaac Smith served in Civil War and died in Iowa in 1865. Matilda had a twin brother named William FOWLER and a brother Alex FOWLER. Both resided in Tama Co., Iowa for awhile. Matilda also m. men by names of SMALL and WERNER. She resided in Calhoun Co., Iowa at death in 1917. Her mother was named Phebe FOWLER and she died in Tama Co., Iowa. Matilda & Isaac had 2 children who lived. William R. SMITH and James Wesley Addison SMITH.
Contact: MARGARET DEMICK, 3947 N. 29th, Tacoma, Washington 98407, demick@ix.netcom.com, TPCGS D-56

Wish to contact others researching John Henry HALL, b New York City in 1837, moved to Oregon in late 1850's; m Phoebe Elis DAWSON (b MO; her mother b KY, father in Scotland). In 1869 family moved to Tacoma, WA, where John Henry served as Washington Territorial President and later as Supt. of Schools in Tacoma. Of the 11 ch, 9 are: Mary C (b 1861), Clarence William (b 1864), Edward (b 1866), May (b 1868) Leonora (b 1870), Alice (b 1872), Amy (b 1877), Emily (b 1882), and Bessie (b 1884).
Contact: DANIELLE PULLIN, 221 Elgin St., Carlton 3053, Victoria, Australia, s_bowser@eduserv.unimelb.edu.au

Trying to find death record and burial place of g/grandmother, Sarah Margaret (MELTON) GAINES (b TN ca 1857); state office reports no record found; older members of the family say that she died in Tacoma, WA ca 1935. Please help!
Contact: KELLY TOLBERT, PO Box 2246, Manteca, CA 95336, POTHOOKS@prodigy.net

Searching for info on T. (Thomas) Earl MURPHY, b in WA ca 1899; m Sarah Ruth SPAULDING; they had dau Bonnie Jean. Thomas Earl may have died in Placentia, CA in 1980.
Contact: JODY ROBERT, 1113 Estate Drive, Georgetown, IN 47122, jjahjj@otherside.com

Seek desc of Pheby Jane ASHER (b Pickaway Co., OH 23 Jan 1846, d l946 at Puyallup, WA); she was dau of Joseph Nathaniel GARDNER and Caroline MCGATH. Pheby m (l) Jonathan JONES in l858 in NE; he d in Civil War. She m (2) Charles ASHER 25 July 1863. They lived in Puyallup, WA in early 1930's where they had a mink farm.
Contact: IRIS LAWRENCE-GARDNER 1808 SW Orchard, Seattle, WA 98106, iris.gardner@juno.com

Looking for Oliver BURCH; he is in 1830 Ohio Census and the 1810 VT Census, one being the father. Need par and siblings for the above. Any info welcomed!
Contact: CONNIE HOLLIS, 265 63rd St. South Haven, MI 49090, wishbone@cybersol.com

Seek ancestors of Charles CARRIGER, son of John Thomas Allen CARRIGER in Carter Co., TN; Charles left home when 16 years old and never returned; settled in Seattle or Tacoma, WA, area and worked as railroad engineer. He is reported to have been buried in Castlerock, WA, area. His brother, Maples Leonard CARRIGER, Sr. is my grandfather. Compiling extensive research on this pioneer family to be published with other families by Tennessee Genealogical Society.
Contact: LINDA CARRIGER DILLOW, 103 Barbara Drive, Enterprise, AL 36330, raven15@alaweb.com

Laura Z. WILCOX and Daniel BURKE obtained marriage license and were m 6 Dec 1890 in Puyallup, WA, by E. J. Moore in the presence of D. MCBAIN and Delia WILCOX. Delia's true name was Odelia and she was sis to Laura. What happened to Laura, Daniel, and Delia. Did Delia later m MCBAIN?

Who is baby BURKE buried next to Elizabeth (nee ALKIRE) WILCOX in the WELLER plot in Sumner, WA, cemetery? Is this child of Laura and Daniel BURKE? If so, Elizabeth ALKIRE WILCOX would be grandmother. What is connection of ALKIRE, WILCOX with the WELLER family?

Mrs. Kittie L. THORPE and Jay STILLMAN were issued marriage license on 24 July 1888, Washington Territoy, Pierce County, with statement by George A. Cook making affidavit. Did m actually take place? What happened to Kittie for whom this would have been a second marriage? A daugher known as Mrs. PARNELL in 1892 newspaper article was a dau of marriage to Mr. THORPE. Kittie was a sister to Laura and Odelia WILCOX and had a millinery shop in dowtown Tacoma, WA, through or until 1914; can't find her in city directory afterwards nor can I find a death record.

Who is Ada N. WILCOX who mar Wm. W. SNYDER, 1 Jan 1891, at Puyallup, WA? Is she a sister to Catherine, Laura, and Odelia WILCOX? She may have gone by Nancy rather Ada.
> Contact: ANTOINETTE WAUGHTEL SORENSEN, 3631 N. Mullen,St. Tacoma, Washington 98407-4124, waughtel@oz.net or waughtel@juno.com

Seek proof Deborah PAINE was dau of Nathan and Lillis (WINSOR) PAINE. Have reference to genealogy, Genealogy of the Paine and Waterman Families, 1972), found in NEHGS Library; a page gives Nathan's children's birth records and states it was from Nathan's notebook. A Clara Paine Otis (C.P.O.) apparently typed the materials, gave them to Ruth GOODWIN who gave them to Dwight PAINE. Is Clara Paine Otis still alive? Deborah was b at Glocester, RI, 18 Aug 1772; she d and is buried at Byron, Genesee Co., NY, where tombstone shows death date 15 Feb 1849. She m Enos EDDY at Glocester where my ancestress Chloe EDDY was b, and then removed with family and par to Richfield, Otsego Co., NY, before traveling still farther west. Need Enos EDDY'S place and death date as well.
Contact: PERSIS SHOOK, 2423 North Bridegview Dr., Tacoma, WA 98406-1601, PersiRS@aol.com

Need info on George W. STONE who res at 808 S. Ainsworth, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA in 1930; his wife's name was Clara. Need dates of death and place of burial. Believe that George is bro to my g-grandfat her.
Contact: JUDY OLSON, 10025 7th St. SE, St. Cloud, MN 56304, JOlson8798@aol.com

Have KAPISONIAN Yearbooks from 1925 through 1928. If anyone believes they may have a relative in any one of these books, I will send copy of their relative from the book. Please send me their name, your name, and SASE.
Contact: NITA VINCENT, PO Box 71, Kettle Falls, Washington 99141, (509) 738-2035, jevincent@plix.com

Seek info on my g-grandfather, Devin MCLAUGHLIN, who was b Apr 1857 at Malin, Donegal, Ireland; he m ca 1882-84 in PA Annie LAWLER, LAWLOR (b 1866 Halifax, England, d ca 1949, probably San Francisco, CA). He was a miner in the US; he spent 4 years homesteading in Washington state (poss in Buckley) until 1895 when they went to Juneau. They may have bought properties in Kirkland near Lake Washington. Ch born in PA: Mary in June 1884; James, b Green River, WY; ch in (Buckley?) WA: John (1889-90?), Cecilia, Jan 1891 and Catherine, Sept 1894. Ch b in Juneau: Annie, Dec 1897, Susanna, Dec 1898, Daniel, 1902, and John. Others who may have been b in WA are Nora, Garrett, and Geraldine.
Contact: DEVIN MCLAUGHLIN, 117 Stoughton St., Boston, MA 02125, (617) 563-3648, devin.mclaughlin@fmr.com

Wish to contact desc of John CLOW (b 1833 NY and d 1874 in Yuba Co., CA) and Anna D. WINSELMAR (b Germany); their ch: Elizabeth ( Libbie, b1868), Theodora, (1869) and Charlotte.. After John CLOW's death, Anna took the ch from the mining town of Camptonville to Reno, NV where she remarried. Theodora (Teddy) is reported to have m Albert LEONIE and res in Watsonville, CA, ca 1940.
Contact: LOREE SLIFFE GIROD, 7613 76th Avenue SW, Tacoma, Washington 98498, girod@halycon.com

Need any ino, especially date of death, for Ellen (CAMPBELL) NESLEY, NEUSSLE who was b ca 1854 in OH and res in the Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA area ca 1918.
Contact: KATHY LE COMTE LUPTON, 1020 Birch St. #15, Pana, ILl 62557, klecomte@chipsnet.com

John WHITNEY, born May 1870 in MI, m Ida HARTSON, poss ca 1899 in MI. His whereabouts unknown after 1902. Did he re-marry? Where/when did he die?

Ellen PRICE, b Chautauqua Co., NY 1856; m Charles Adam BARNETT 1876 at Lyon Co., IA. Who were her par? When did she leave NY?
Contact: DIANA DODD, 12306 217th St. E., Graham, WA 98338-8870

Who were par of Perry Morgan HIATT, b 7 Feb 1863 in Grant Co., IN? He m Lucy MOORE ca 1883 in Oswego, KS. Ch: Claude, Helen. Perry was aka "Ted."
Contact: NORA HIATT, 5919 S. I Street, Tacoma, WA 98408, Norahiatt@sprintmail.com

Wish to exchange info with all who are researching the DOUD, DOWD, and DOUDE surname. Specifically interested in dates 1630-1880 in CT, MA, VT, and NY.
Contact: ROBERT DOUD MARTIN, 10520 Old Eagle River Road, Eagle River, AK 99577-8040, rdmartin@alaska.net

Need more info on George ALLEN, b ca 1782 in New Brunswick; desc Ephraim b 1817, Ephraim J. born 1839 and Don born 1856.

Wish to correspond with desc of Herman STARKE, b 1839 at Theten Grevenbruch, Westfallen, Germany; dau Mary (1881) lived in Portage Lake, Michigan and Valley City, ND.

Would like more info on John MESSNER, b 1869 at Cool Harbor, MI; his German par were Paul and Ursula.
Contact: JEAN WILLIAMS, 9201 S. Yakima, Tacoma, WA 98444

Wish to learn more about Dr. William Henry HERMAN, b ca 1835 in Genesee Co., MI, per 1850 MI federal census. I have his medical school notebook. Family tradition states that he served as a surgeon in the Civil War but disappeared ca 1867, leaving a wife and small child; his par and siblings also disappear from census records after 1850.
> Contact: GENE BEASON, 31727C 47th Ln. SW, Federal Way, WA 98023

Looking for birthpar of Margaret M. RAGSDALE, b 3l Mar 1858 in MO; found living with Richard Jordan RAGSDALE in 1860 census, Greene Co., MO; he is believed to have been a cousin. Her par were may have died in measles epidemic; her birth name may have been MUNDA. She mar Samuel H. CAPLE in 1877 Brookline, MO.
Contact: MARGARET DEMICK, 3947 N. 29th, Tacoma, WA 98497, demick@ix.netcom.com

Wish to learn more about the following who lived from the 1880's in the Tacoma, Pierce Co, WA, area; other places mentioned include Minter and Elgin. James Kenyon CLARK, b VT, d Tacoma 1943, son of Henry L. CLARK (b VT) and Lois (?) CLARK, (b VT). Charles H. WATSON (b MO, son of John E. WATSON, b OH and Tina Belle WATSON, b IL). Seek par for Annie (HANSEN) CLARK, b Norway; she had a ch in Minter, WA, in 1893; she mar James Kenyon CLARK.
Contact: MICHAEL GERALD WATSON, 3168 Ogalala Avenue, San Diego, CA 92117, watsomg@cts.com

Vincenzo (James), Nicolo or Nunzio (Nick), Vito Antonio, and Tomaso (Thomas) MARZANO were brothers from Ricigliano, Italy. Would like to learn when they arrived in Tacoma, WA, so that I can trace passenger lists from Italy. Thomas was a commercial fisherman, owned a fish mart and bar.
Contact: GAIL MARZANO ESTOK, 1118 Via Regina, Santa Barbara, CA 93lll, FidgetyG@aol.com

Maude HAMILTON EWING had a son, James EWING, ca 1905 in the Puget Sound region of Washington; she is reported to have died in this area. By 1910, James is living with an aunt in NV. Maude was of Canadian descent.
Contact: DALE HARRIS, 211 Oregon St., Bakersfield, CA 93305, nwt@lightspeed.net

Seek par for Charles WADE; he was b 2 Apr 1797, RI (maybe Glocester); he m Betsey Ann WOLCOTT 15 Dec 1825 at Hanover, NY. Charles d 12 Sept 1874 at Chautauqua Co., NY, or Warren Co., PA.
Contact: CHARLES V. WAID, 11603, 136th Ave. E, Puyallup, WA 98374, (253) 845-2341, 104742.272@compuserve.com

Charles Henry JONES was b 22 Aug 1835 in Eastport, ME, and in 1855 went to Port Townsend, WA; reports also indicate he may have lived in the Skagit Valley.
Contact: CYNTHIA JONES SPAULDING, 328 Bangor Rd, Benton, ME 0490l, planemik@QUICKCONNECT.COM

Is someone in the Washington or Oregon area searching the RICHARDS family who reportedly went there about 1920 from Ontario? Would like to contact someone to exchange info on this family who came from Cornwall, England. Have lots of info to share.
Contact: NANCY SCARROW, ll76 Grange Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 1P6

Need info on my grandmother, Marie HJORT, who was b ca 1875 Kolding, Denmark; she m in or near Buckley, Pierce Co., WA, in mid-late 1890's to Knud Madsen HANSEN. Their son, James Marius HANSEN, was b 18 Aug 1898.
Contact: JOAN MIHAY, 785 Cabrillo Place, Morro Bay, CA 93442 (805) 772-5225, jmihay@slonet.org

Searching for Moise BECHARD, b 1806 Quebec; m 1843 to Esther DEROME. Moved to IL in 1867 with their ch; they later returned to L'acadie, Quebec.
Contact: DOROTHY I. BECHARD, 4423 33rd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor, Washington 98335, dbechard@oz.net

Looking for info on Ernest HELGESON who went to WA (probably Tacoma area) from Ada, MN, probably in the 1920's. He was b Feb 1892, either in Fillmore Co., MN or Ada (Norman Co.) MN. As late as the l970's relatives had contact with a female relative in WA state. His father, Halvor HELGESON, had other ch: Herman A, Oscar P., Gerhard S., Ina, Nora, Ada, and Alta.
Contact: SUSAN HELGESON, 801 Rutland- Houston, TX 77007 (713)868-9345, helgeson@usa.net

Seek info on William L. MALLATT, b ca 1784 and died ca 1859 in Jasper Co., IN; his wi was Nancy Jane TIMMONS.

Seek par for Thomas TIMMONS and Elizabeth MALLATT; Elizabeth may be the dau of William L. Mallatt (b ca 1784 as above).
Contact: LEONA M. TIMMONS, 18650 68th Ave. So., Kent, WA 98032-1044

Need par for William ALLEN, b 1791-2 in NY according to census and death certificate. He m Emeline WEBSTER (b 3 Dec 1804 at Deerfield, Oneida Co., NY) in 1820 in Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario. Her par were Norman and Mary Anna (HYDE) WEBSTER; she moved with her par to Carrying Place, Ontario, where she met William.

Seeking par for Arnold CLARKE (b ca 1805, RI) and Lydia POTTER; they were m ca 1827 (probably in RI) and res in NY, Susquehanna Co., PA (1850), Iowa Co., WI, and then to Woodbury Co., Iowa.
Contact: MARIANNE MONTGOMERY, 1428 S. Mildred, #4407, Tacoma, Washington 98465, monty4@juno.com

Seeking any info on Waldo ROOT, b 1869, Washington Co., OH; m in Kamael (?), OR to Ruth -?-; were res in Oregon in 1933. Ch: Ralph ROOT (b 1897) and Earnest ROOT (b 1899).
Contact: SUE WATERMAN -2516 Capaldi Drive, Marion, OH 43302, waterman@acc-net.com


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