The following articles were abstracted by Holly Vonderohe from Clark Co. WA area newspapers.

For the Week of November 7

Vancouver Evening Columbian, November 7, 1923:

The body of Ollie J. LENOX, who died at Condon, Ore., will be forwarded this afternoon from Limber's Funeral Home to Wichita, Kan. Mrs. LENOX and children will accompany the body to Kansas.

Funeral services for Margaret Lillian HOOD, four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William HOOD, of 3327 K street, will be held at the Limber Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Charles H. POWELL will officiate. Interment will be in Park Hill cemetery.

   Funeral services for John W. HEATH aged 79 years, will be held at the Limber Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Rev. C. Y. WIGFALL will officiate. Interment will be in the Post cemetery. The ritualistic services of the Grand Army of the Republic will be exemplified in the funeral chapel by the members of Ellsworth Post No. 2 G. A. R. The services at the grave will also be in charge of the G. A. R.
   Mr. HEATH fought in the Civil war, serving in Company I, 28th regiment of the Iowa Volunteers. He was and honorary member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and also a member of Ellsworth Post No. 2 G. A. R.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah HEATH, to whom he was married in Eldora, Ia., on July 28, 1870, and the following children, Mrs. C. A. CAREY and Mrs. W. D. TORREY, both of Portland, Mrs. Hermann KENNELL, of Astoria, and Mrs. A. H. PRAWLITZ, of Vancouver.

   John Knowles THOMAS, aged 53 years, died yesterday at the family home, 901 East 39th street, after several months illness. He has been employed in the Spokane, Portland and Seattle railroad shops since coming to Vancouver about four years ago.
    Mr. THOMAS was a member of the Latter Day Saints church of Portland, the W. O. W. Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of Vancouver.
    On August 25, 1892, he married Miss Elfredah HOGAN at Bountiful, Utah, and a short time later the family moved to Pocatello, Ida., where they lived until four years ago when they moved to Vancouver.
    The surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Elfredah THOMAS, three daughters, Mrs. Charles ROBINSON, of The Dalles, Ore., Mrs. Harry EDWARDS, of La Grande, Ore., and Miss Dorothy THOMAS of Vancouver; four sons, Ralph THOMAS, of Pocatello, Ida., R.J. THOMAS of Aberdeen, L. H. THOMAS and Donald THOMAS, both of Vancouver, his mother, Mrs. Sarah THOMAS of Bountiful, Utah; four sisters and one brother.
    The body is at the Knapp mortuary parlors awaiting funeral arrangements.


Marriage Licenses
Stanley R. OLSEN, 21, and Florence E. EVERSAUL, 17, both of St. Helens, Oregon.
Earl L. STEPHENS, 26, New Westminister, B. C. and Alice C. PERIN, 23, Dalles, Oregon.

Vancouver Evening Columbian, November 8, 1923:

Being pressed into service almost as soon as he recovered consciousness in the Portland Emergency hospital, following the automobile accident at Hazel Dell night before last, was the experience of Dr. C. A. MADSEN, who returned to Vancouver last night.

Mrs. Clarence WILSON, 17-year-old mother, whose husband is said to have deserted her, took poison in an attempt at suicide. She was brought to the Emergency hospital where the physicians saved her life. Dr. MADSEN was known to the surgeons in charge of the hospital, so was obtained to help out in the work of nullifying the work of the poison.

Dr. MADSEN is on his way to San Francisco, where he has offices and a practice. He was formerly a resident of Vancouver. While on his way into the city, at 11 p. m. Tuesday, his car was struck by one driven by J. F. SCHAUBLE, of Kalama. Dr. MADSEN was hurled into the ditch and rendered unconscious until 3 a. m. Wednesday. Except for some severe bruises he was not injured, so was released from the hospital yesterday morning.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, November 12, 1918:


   Karl GRAUMAN, a native of Russia, passed away early this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy BARNEY, 1106 West Sixteenth street. He was born in 1853. He was a former resident of Vancouver leaving here for Tillamook, Ore. He has made Vancouver his home for the past two months. He is survived by his wife and by nine children. Mrs. BARNEY and Mrs. Jes. (?) SCHMITT, both of Vancouver, Mrs. Earl FILSINGER of Salem, Mrs. Lydia MAIER, Odessa, Wash.; John of Columbus, Mont., Gus of Chester, Mont., William of Tillamook, and two sons in the army, Fred at Camp Lewis and Otto at Camp Mills.
    The body is at Limber Parlors. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

For the Week of November 14

The Vancouver Independent, November 15, 1893:


In response to the kind invitation of Pros. Attorney and Mrs. BOWLES a few friends gathered at their home on last Friday evening, and spent a couple of pleasant hours in listening to Prof. DAVIDSON'S phonograph and partaking of refreshments. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. C. M. SHELTON, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. STAPLETON, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. MCCREDIE, Dr. and Mrs. HIXON, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. MILLER, Mrs. HIGGINS, Miss Kate STAPLETON and C. L. MCDONALD.

Mr. H. M. HARNDEN, nephew of Capt. Chas. H. INGALLS, who has been employed as clerk in the depot quartermaster's office for four years, will depart on Monday for Maine, where he will visit his parents for a few months, for the first time in several years. In the spring he will go to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and enter the quartermaster's department. Mr. HARNDEN is a "square" young gentleman, to use a western phrase, and his departure is much regretted by many staunch friends.

The Camas Post, November 16, 1917:

A letter received recently at the W. W. PHILBRICK home, from their son, Lewis, says that the latter is now with the 36th aero squadron in France. Further statement is made that the Camas company of boys in the aero service has been broken up and assigned to various stations. PHILBRICK and Clyde BETTS are yet together in the 36th to which they were recently transferred from the 30th squadron.

Married at Baptist Parsonage
At the Baptist Parsonage on Thursday evening of last week, Wm. F. BENT and Mrs. Laura M. SOCWELL were united in marriage, the Rev. M. NOBLE officiating and using the impressive ring service. A few intimate friends of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony and extended hearty congratulations. Mr. BENT is an attache of the Canadian army forces, and has been with his troops in the front line battle forces in the European war zone. Mrs. SOCWELL has been a resident of this city for several years past.

The Lacamas Post, November 17, 1916:

Lived in Vancouver When Townsite Was Wilderness

Vancouver papers chronicle the passing of Mrs. Angelina STEWARD, whose death occurred one day last week at the home of her son, Charles W. STEWARD, 1507 Franklin street. She was 77 years and 10 months of age. She had been ill but a few weeks. Surviving her are three sons, Louis STEWARD, Portland: Fred C. STEWARD, Squamish, Wash., and Chas. W. STEWARD, Vancouver: four daughters, Mrs. A. D. ELWELL, of Vancouver; Miss Katie L. STEWARD, of Olympia, Wash., Mrs. Anna S. WINTELER, of Portland, and Mrs. Robert W. ELWELL of Olympia; one sister Mrs. E. G. WHITE, of Evanston, Ill., and two half sisters, Mrs. Laura HUBBARD, of Lafayette, Ore., and Mrs. Mollie BROWN, of Portland. Ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
    Mrs. STEWARD was a native of Missouri. She crossed the plains in 1852 with her parents and located at Yamhill, Oregon. May 20, 1855, she married George H. STEWARD at Lafayette, Ore., where they lived until 1862, when they moved to Vancouver. They built a home in what was then virgin forest but what is now Eleventh and Main streets in the heart of Vancouver. Funeral services were held on Friday.

Death of Esteemed Woman Occurred Sunday Night

The death of Mrs. Rufus BLAIR, whose critical illness was mentioned in the POST last week, occurred Sunday night at the family home, corner of Fifth and Clara streets.
    Teresa WATSON was born in Polk county, Missouri, Feb. 14, 1846. She was united in marriage with Rufus BLAIR, December 12, 1866, and had she lived just one month more would have rounded out fifty years of wedded life and brought the golden wedding anniversary date.
    She confessed her faith in Christ at the age of twelve years and has ever since lived the consistent and devoted life of the Christian. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday morning, Nov. 14. Rev. M. NOBLE giving the funeral sermon from the text found in Rev. 14:13. A fitting tribute to her memory was the large gathering of sympathizing friends. She was universally esteemed and the influence of her Christian like and example leaves deep impress for good upon the community where she had lived so long. In her passing from earth a bereaved husband and niece deeply mourn their loss. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful.

For the Week of November 21:

The Vancouver Independent, November 22, 1893:

Miss Jessie BENNETT is teaching a pleasant term in Dist. No. 11 with 18 pupils enrolled.
Miss Addie LITTLE will begin a three months term of school at the Pluss District on Fifth Plain.

Mr. Benj. BELL is teaching the school in Dist. No. 2, Fifth Plain. His school is progressing splendidly.
Mr. C. E. ALEXANDER, county Supt. has been visiting schools in the La Center vicinity this week.
At La Center Prof. G. W. EVANS is principal, with Miss Mary KANE as assistant. Total enrollment is 57.
Miss Florence SNODGRASS closes a successful term of school at the Salmon creek District, by a good program next Friday. Everybody is invited.
Prof. Ladru ROYAL, formerly principal of the Vancouver public school was a visitor in the city Saturday.
Miss Veronique MARSTON'S school, at Oak Grove, closes next Friday. She is re-employed to begin school in the spring.
Representative E. E. EDMONDS is teaching a successful school at Pioneer. He has two pupils holding second grade certificates attending his school.
Prof. James L. GARRETT, who instructs the youths of Felida Dist. is going to have a "Flag Raising" on Thanksgiving Day and has invited the county Supt. and all teachers who may wish to attend.
Dec. 1st. a "Flag Raising" will be held at Good Hope, Miss Dee CLARKE. May the time soon come when the "star spangle banner" will float from every school -house pinnacle. Who will be the next teacher to have a "hoisting?"
The County Teacher's Association met at La Camas last Saturday and carried out a good program. The Vancouver teachers went by steamer Dalles City to Lady Island where Prof. BURNHAM met them and conveyed them to the schoolhouse. Mrs. Mary BACKMAN, Miss Leah MURRAH, Miss Susie GOLDEN, Miss Susie CARMICHAEL, Miss Grace DORMAN, Mr. F. Clyde LEATHERS, Mr. Bert DORMAN, Miss Julia WEBSTER, Mr. B. F. SWOPE, Mr. Robert HARRISON, Miss Addie LITTLE, Miss Clara OWEN, Mr. E. G. THOMAS, Mr. E. E. BUTLER, Miss M. Effie SNODGRASS, Miss Jean RODD, Miss Clyde COX, Miss Cora HITCHCOCK, Mr. M. W. GEORGE, Mr. John POINDEXTER, Mr. C. F. RAINEY and Mr. J. E. ADAMS.

Camas Post, November 24, 1916:

Camas Couple Repair to "Gretna Green" for Ceremony

   The marriage of Mr. Clemens HERR and Miss Gussie GAINES, two deservingly popular young people of the Baptist congregation, was solemnized at the Baptist church in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Rev. Mark NOBLE of this city officiating and using the beautiful and impressive ring service.
    Besides the principals to this marriage contract and their pastor, the wedding party included Mr. and Mrs. A. C. GAINES, parent of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. George HERR, parents of the bridegroom, Miss Della HERR, Elmer HERR and Robert GAINES.
    Soon after the ceremony and congratulations the happy couple departed for their future home at Wenatchee, stopping en route for a few days' visit with relatives in Seattle.
   Mr. HERR has a lucrative position at Wenatchee as a fruit inspector. Mrs. HERR has bee a faithful and dependable employee in the bag factory department at the paper mill since coming to this city almost three years ago. Their numerous friends unite in wishing them a long life of unsullied happiness.

Local Fisherman Meets Tragic Death Monday Evening at St. Helen's Oregon

   A distressing river accident occurred about 7 o'clock Monday evening at St. Helen's, Oregon, in which Wm. LATOURELLE, a well known local fisherman of this city lost his life by drowning. Full details of the tragedy are lacking as this report is prepared for the press. Mrs. LATOURELLE was appraised of the unfortunate occurrence by phone message soon after it happened, and with other members of the family, departed for the scene within a few hours. The body has not been recovered the time of writing these lines.
    From the best local source of information it is gleaned that LATOURELLE, in company with "Baldy" WRIGHT of Washougal, was at St. Helen's dock where they were unloading a cargo of fish taken from a trap above Washougal. A heavy wind prevailed at the time and in some manner their craft was capsized by the turbulent waters. Another boat standing by succeeded in rescuing WRIGHT, but his companion was drawn down to his death.
    One of the first reports received here had it that their boat caught a snag in midstream and was wrecked thereby: that LATOURELLE became tangled in the wreckage while WRIGHT held to the boat until rescued.
    The drowned man was conceded to be one of the best and most skillful river men along the Columbia. As a successful fisherman he had spent practically his entire life along the river and upon its waters. LATOURELLE Falls, some distance up the river derive their name from that of his family tree. A brother Joe LATOURELLE, also follows the life of a fisherman.
    The family is of French-Canadian origin with an infusion of Indian blood, one quarter. Wm. LATOURELLE the drowned man, was somewhat of a talented musician and the leader of LATOURELLE'S orchestra, which has so frequently been employed for furnishing music for local affairs requiring it. He is highly spoken of as having been a man of integrity.
    The surviving members of the family are his widow, Clara, and two sons, Richard and Lucian, and two daughters, Irene and Lucille, to whom is extended sympathy and condolence in their tragic loss of husband and father.

The Vancouver Independent, November 25, 1886:

Personals Sheriff CLOUGH and Mrs. L. A. BOZARTH took Mrs. BACHMAN of Lewis river to the Insane Asylum at Steilacoom on Friday. She is violently insane.
Wedding invitations have been received in this city for the marriage of Gus. E. BEESON to Miss Lizzie LINDSAY, daughter of Mr. J. N. LINDSAY, of Lewiston, which was to take place Nov. 23rd.
Michael J. MEEHAN of this city, who served 7 years in the army, principally in the Indian wars, and was badly disabled in the service, has been granted a pension of $24 per month. A. P. PINCAS conducted the case.


In Vancouver, November 17, 1886, Mrs. Ana HOGAN, wife of John HOGAN, aged 54. Funeral services were held of Friday, from the Cathedral, and attended by a very large concourse of friends and neighbors.


Full naturalization papers were granted to W. LASSENWICK, A. ENTROPPE, J. C. WESTHOFF, John HUTH, M. J. MEEHAN, L. P. JENSON, Henry BRANE, Geo. DARCH, V. T. COOK, Fred DEE.

Since April 1st the following persons have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States.

Andrew Sw???
Edward CARL
Elizabeth SUTTIS
Patrick F. O'BRIEN ?

For the Week of November 28, 1999:


Roll of honor for the month.

Albert KROHN
Geo. SCHATZ. EDNA and MCCREARY were tardy but once.


For month ending Nov. 22.
Number enrolled, boys 8, girls 9, total 17; average number belonging, 12; per cent of attendance, 98.3. Those not absent:
Arnold HARRISON, Russell HUGHES, Maggie HUGHES, Emily HARRISON, Belle BATCHELDER, Willie HARRISON, Lucy MILLER, Fred MILLER, and Frank HAUMESSER. Total number of visitors for month, 43.

For the term beginning Sept. 2nd.and ending November 22nd.
No. enrolled, boys 8, girls 9; total 17; average number belonging, 12; total number days present, 774 1/2; No. days absent 32 1/2; per cent of attendance, 94. Those not absent: Russell HUGHES, Arnold HARRISON, Margaret HUGHES. Total number of visitors for term 65. -- Estelle DETRICK


Report for month ending November 22d.
No. enrolled girls 7, boys 17, total 24; average No. belonging, 17; per cent of attendance, 88.7. Those present every day, but tardy, were Edith CRAWFORD, Reuben MEADE, Blanche DAVIS, Ethel DAVIS. Irvin CROSSETT was absent nor tardy. No. visitors 23. -- M. Ida GILMORE


For month ending Nov. 22, 1895.
No. enrolled 21, average No. belonging, 19.2; days present, 361 1/2; days absent, 22 1/2; per cent of attendance 94; cases of tardiness, 10; No. visitors 10. Those neither absent nor tardy: Josie KAYS, Nellie MCCOY, Thos. and Jas. TILLSON, Andrew and Willie MCCOY, Albert and Wm. MUNSELL, Wm. KAYS. -- Gus RAMBO


Month ending Sept 2 and ending Nov. 22.
Pupils enrolled 34; average number belonging 29.5; average daily attendance 28.6; per cent of attendance 97.1; times tardy, 84. The following were neither absent nor tardy, Lewis and Monty MANNING, Goldie and Sadie BARNETT.--Wm. HARGRAVES


   Mr. E. P. HAMILTON, an old and highly respected citizen of Clarke county, died at the family residence in Vancouver, Sunday morning, at two o'clock. Mr. HAMILTON was one the pioneers of this county and has been identified with its material advancement since becoming a citizen. He was born in 1836 in the state of Maine, and came to Clarke county in 1861. In December 24, 1864, he was married in this city to Miss Mary A. MATTHEWS, who with four children survive him. For several years past Mr. HAMILTON has been a sufferer of consumption, and finally succumbed to the ravages of the disease after a long and enduring struggle.
   Mr. HAMILTON was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, A. O. U. W. and Chosen Friends. The funeral was held from the Methodist church, Tuesday at 10 o'clock, under the auspices of the A. O. U. W. A large concourse of friends assembled at the church to pay their last tribute to and honored and esteemed citizen.

Vancouver Independent, November 30, 1892


Mrs. Wm. RANCK die at her home in this city last Friday morning, aged 48 years. Mrs. RANCK had been ill for several months with a pulmonary trouble but her demise was unexpected and was a great shock to her wide circle of friends in this city. Mrs. RANCK'S maiden name was Kate NEER, and she was born in Butler county Pennsylvania Aug. 30th, 1844 and soon after moved with her parents to Fremont county Iowa. From this place they started in 1852 for Oregon, crossing the plains in company with H. C. CAPLES and family and Joseph EATON and family, pioneer residents of Clarke county. On arriving in Oregon the family settled near St. Helen's where the deceased grew to womanhood. Soon after coming to Vancouver she was married to Wm RANCK, who survives her and since resided in Vancouver up to the day of her death. She had by this marriage, two daughters and one son, who grown to woman and man's estate are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. The funeral was held in this city Sunday, under the auspices of Oneatta Lodge No. 12 R. D. and Vancouver Lodge No. 3 - I. O. O. F. deceased being a prominent member of the former organization. A large number of friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to one of whom it may well be said "the world was all the better for her having lived" and while out of the eternal silence into which she has passed, the lamentations of loved ones return only in empty and appalling echoes, yet the lesson of her life will long remain in the hearts of the loved ones left to mourn.

The Vancouver Register, December 2, 1865:


Nov. 27th, by Rev. H. K. HINES, Segarline KNIGHTON to Adaline HENRICE.
At the residence of Mr. R. T. LOCKWOOD, by D. W. GARDNER, J. P.; Mr. John K. MILLER to Miss Nancy Anna CONAWAY, all of Clarke County W. T.


Eighth day of November 1865, William H. MARTIN appointed administrator of estate of F. D. MARTIN, deceased, Probate Court of Clarke County.

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