Location: Whitman County WA

Hart, Charles Henry – Obituary

Charles H. Hart, 76, veteran Spokane apartment house owner, died at a hospital here [August 24, 1950] yesterday. He was a farmer in the Thornton area at the turn of the century. He later moved to Colfax for a short time and came to Spokane in 1925. He lived in the Hart Apartments, W1621 Sixth. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Colfax. Mr. Hart is survived by his wife, Ada, at the home; four sons, Ralph, Thornton; Ray, Gig Harbor; Roy, Tacoma, and Ira Hart, Atlanta, Ga., and a brother, Oce Pointer, Spokane. The body is at

Bilyeu, George Henry

Bilyeu, George Henry passed away in Spokane, July 6. His home was Tekoa. Survived by 1 son, Roy Bilyeu, Spokane; 1 sister, Mrs. Ed Lauritzen, Tekoa; 1 brother, Ed Bilyeu, Tekoa; 1 granddaughter. Funeral arrangements in care Kimball Funeral Home, Tekoa, Wash. Spokesman Review, July 8, 1954 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

Steptoe butte

History of Steptoe Butte

The line of longitude 117 degrees and 8 minutes W. crosses the line of latitude 47 degrees and 2 minutes N. very near the summit of Steptoe butte. It is beautifully and symmetrically proportioned, being cone-like in shape; its north and east faces, however, fall away with greater abruptness than either the south or west elevations, the west being elongated by a ridge sloping from near its mid-side to the general level of its base. The steepness of the north and east sides is such as to render ascent from those directions laborious and difficult, even to the footman. The

Tradition of Steptoe Butte

In the fall of 1878 the family of which the writer, then a boy of twelve years, was a member, arrived in the Palouse country, Washington Territory, and secured temporary quarters on the Palouse River where the town of Elberton has since been built. At that time it was the site of a sawmill owned and operated by the well-known and highly respected pioneer, G. D. Wilber. One night during the winter that followed, in company with an older brother, we were driving the horses in from the hills to be stabled and fed. It was a most beautiful night.

Biography of Ira Stubblefield

A man of great adaptability, with vigor to carry him through his various undertakings, and wisdom to guide him in the safe path, and, withal, possessed of executive force to manipulate enterprises with success, the subject of this article is a man to whom we gladly accord representation in this volume of Harney county history. He was born in Blanco county, Texas, on April 28, 1866, being the son of W. K. and Eliza (Lumas) Stubblefield. The father of our subject was born in Tennessee, October 30, 1816, and at the age of fourteen went to Bolivar, Missouri, and in

Lee, Robert E. – Obituary

The funeral service for Bob Lee, 75, retired Colfax dairy truck driver, will be Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Colfax United Methodist church with the Rev. Bob Ingalls and the Rev. Davis Hylkema officiating. Burial will follow in the Colfax Cemetery. Mr. Lee died Monday, Dec. 18, 1995, at Whitman Hospital in Colfax. Born Christmas Day, 1919, near Endicott to Louis and Stella Frasier Lee, he moved with his family to Colfax as a young boy, attended Colfax schools, and graduated from Colfax High School. He and Maxine Campbell were married Jan. 25, 1942. He was employed

Biography of Daniel G. McKenzie

DANIEL G. McKENZIE. – This is also a pioneer who found all the lands surrounding Pullman, Washington Territory, a sea of bunch-grass. He was born in Illinois in 1842. His father, Henry McKenzie was one of the early settlers of that state, and served in the Black Hawk war, and he came afterwards a pioneer of Iowa, building the town of Winterset. As county commissioner he conceived the idea of building a county-seat, and with the two other commissioners bought one hundred and sixty-acres of land near the center of the county, sold enough lots off from it to pay

Biography of John Pattison

JOHN PATTISON. – The subject of this sketch was born in Albany, New York, in 1859, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Pattison. His father was a Union soldier during the war of the Rebellion. He lived at home until he was fourteen years old, being educated in the city public schools. In 1873 he went to Silverton, Colorado, and engaged in mining for six years with varying though reasonable success. he went from there through Arizona and New Mexico, looking for a better mining location, and spending about two years in that country, making money, but at

Biography of Hon. L. M. Ringer

HON. L.M. RINGER. – There is moral earnestness about a man who is able to hold his own convictions in the face of his neighbors and friends. We find such a man in Mr. Ringer. Born June 17, 1834, in Washington County, Maryland, he moved as a child to Amherst County, Virginia, there receiving his education, but later making his home in Stoddard  County, Missouri, engaging in the mercantile business. When the war broke out in 1861, that community was strongly for secession. Mr. Ringer was obliged either to enter the rebel army or to leave. He chose the latter

Biography of Wylie A. Lauder

Among those who have been distinctly conspicuous in connection with the substantial up-building and legitimate progress of the attractive little city of Moscow, the county-seat of Latah county, very definite recognition must be given to him whose name initiates this paragraph. It was his fortune to be on the ground when the town practically had its inception, and with every advance movement he has been prominently identified, being recognized as one of the leading and most enterprising business men of the place and as one who has contributed liberally and with enthusiasm to every cause which has had as its