Location: Whatcom County WA

Baxter, Phaedra Dune – Obituary

Phaedra Dune Baxter, 62, of La Grande died on Oct. 26. A celebration of Phaedra’s life is planned and the details will be announced later by Daniels-Knopp Funeral, Cremation and Life Celebration Center. She was born Pamela Bernice Bishop on Oct. 13, 1945, to Edward Fletcher Bishop and Bernice May Bedford in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was raised in Sumas, Wash., then moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended grade school. The family moved to Los Angeles where she graduated from Lynwood High School in 1963. There, Phaedra became active in school and community theatre, nurturing a lifelong love of

Lee, Ruthella Chaplin – Obituary

Ruthella Chaplin Lee, 95, died Wednesday, May 10 [1989], in Providence Hospital in Centralia. She was born Oct. 3, 1893, in Brownsville, Ore., and was the daughter of Ralph and Sarah [Coshow] Chaplin. Lee attended Bellingham Normal School and was a teacher in the Chehalis School District until her marriage in 1917 to Virgin R. Lee. He died in 1986. She was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a long-time member of the St. Helen’s Club and the Pioneers of Washington. Surviving are a son, William R. “Bill” Lee of Chehalis; three granddaughters; and three

Maxwell, Fronia Tracey Mrs. – Obituary

Fronia M. Maxwell, 94, a long time Haines resident died Thursday, March 5 at Cedar Manor Nursing Home. Graveside services for Mrs. Maxwell were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at the Haines Cemetery. Pastor Lennie Spooner of the Church of The Nazarene, Baker City officiated. Mrs. Maxwell was born October 19, 1897 at Bellingham, Washington a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Tracey. The family moved to Burnt River in 1910 and she also lived in Richland, Nampa, Pocatello, Idaho before moving to Haines in 1937. She married Wallace Maxwell November 8, 1937 at Baker City, Oregon. He

Gordon, Robert D. – Obituary

Robert D. Gordon, 72, a former Baker City resident, died June 20, 2005, at his home in Sheridan. His memorial service will be Thursday at Sheridan. His ashes will be scattered at Sparta. Bob was born on June 11, 1933, at Sunnyside, Wash., to Harry and Elizabeth Stuber Gordon. When he was 2, the family moved to Richland. When Bob was 6 they moved to Sparta. At the age of 8, Bob helped in the haying. He drove a team of horses, mowed hay and used a buck rake to move hay to the stock yard. He and his sister,

Pellissier, James Richard “Jim” – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon James “Jim” Richard Pellissier, 74, a longtime Baker City resident, died Sept. 25, 2004, at Boise. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Sister Kay Marie Duncan of Pathway Hospice will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception after the service at Community Connection, 2810 Cedar St. Visitations will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Gray’s West & Co. Jim was born on Feb. 9, 1930, at Quincy, Wash., to Oran

Nooksak Tribe

Nooksak Indians (‘mountain men’).  The name given by the Indians on the coast to a Salish tribe, said to be divided into three small bands on a river of the same name in Whatcom County, Washington.  About 200 Nooksak were officially enumerated in 1906, but Hill-Tout says there are only about 6 true make Nooksak.  They speak the same dialect as the Squawmish, from whom they are said to have separated.

Whatcom County, Washington Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Following Cemeteries (hosted At Whatcom County, Washington Tombstone Transcription Project) Blaine City (IOOF) Cemetery Hillsdale Methodist (California Creek) Cemetery Lummi Island Congregational (Beach, Grange) Cemetery Beth Israel Cemetery (hosted at Interment)    

Biography of J. P. Comeford

J.P. COMEFORD. – The original owner and builder of the pretty village of Marysville is a native of Ireland, and was born in 1833. While he was a child, his parents emigrated to Canada, and in 1849 came to the United States, going directly to Wisconsin. They resided first at Milwaukee, and then at Fond du Lac, and seven years later removed still farther west to Minnesota. Here he grew up on a farm, driving cattle and learning all the ins and outs of agriculture. In 1861, when the war broke out, he went to St. Louis and joined an

Biography of Hon. Edward Eldridge

HON. EDWARD ELDRIDGE. – One of the most useful of Washington’s public men has been Mr. Eldridge, whose portrait we present. He is a Scotchman, having been born at St. Andrews in 1828. The Scotch either stay at home and become doctors, essayists, psychologist or preachers, or else go abroad and found institutions and cities. the mind of these islanders is said to be the most severely logical of any in the world, and their grip upon affairs the most tenacious. As a city builder and legislator, our representative of this great people has brought into effective action these characteristic

Oldland, James Leonard, III – Obituary

James Leonard Oldland III, 76, of Central Point, died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Providence Medford Medical Center in Medford. His funeral was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the First Church of the Nazarene at Medford. Pastor Kevin Gowland officiated. There was a reception at the church after the service. Mr. Oldland was born on March 25, 1926, at Bellingham, Wash. At the age of 8, his family returned to Coos Bay. He attended Bay area schools and was a graduate of Marshfield High School where he played football. After a year of college he joined the