This Week in Clark County

The following articles were transcribed by Holly Vonderohe from early Clark County area newspapers

For the Week of January 2, 2000:

Vancouver Independent, January 2, 1889:

Mr. Ed G. CRAWFORD and Miss Ida M. GOSS were married last Thursday, and now are keeping house in the dwelling he purchased of Mr. W. E. MAXON, on 4th Street.


Jeremiah GROAT, with quite a force of men has been engaged in getting out bark for the eastern markets to be used medical purposes. There are also others engaged in the same business.

Alice M. BONE, daughter of Joseph BONE, passed quietly away for among the living on Monday, Dec. 24. She had been a sufferer for months. Excellent medical treatment procured, kind friends and neighbors did every thing in their power to alleviate her sufferings and to prolong her life but all to no purpose. At last after, lingering nearly ten months after being stricken down, her tired spirit took its flight.

Lorena W. GARDINER, wife of Rev. D. W. GARDINER, died at her home in Clarke Co. Nov. 4th, 1888, aged 68(?) years and 1 month. She was the mother of eleven children, three of them preceded her to the spirit land. They crossed the plains in 1852, enduring the hardships connected with the then long journey. She was a faithful wife and a devoted mother, and a member of the United Brethren Church for many years. She died in the triumph of a Christian faith saying, "I'll soon be at home over there." She leaves an aged companion and eight children to mourn. May they all be reunited on the ever green shore.

The Camas Post, January 2, 1909:


   Otto LINK, a German rancher living a short distance from the town of Washougal was drowned in the Washougal river, last Monday afternoon and so far the body has not been recovered.
    Mr. LINK was at work on the river and it is not known how the accident occurred. The first intimation of trouble was when parties working nearby heard a cry for help and ran toward the river. They saw Mr. LINK struggling in the water but were unable to reach him before he disappeared.
    Searching parties have been working the river thoroughly but on account of the treacherous nature of the river at this time of year, being full of under and cross currents the search is without avail.
    A reward of $35 has been offered for the recovery of the body on or before the 15th of this month.
    Mr. LINK was an Odd Fellow and has been a resident of this country for the past ten years. He was thirty-two years old and had many friends here.

Later--The body of Otto LINK was recovered yesterday. Albert AUNE, a young man about 19 years old discovered the remains in the Washougal river at the AUNE place about 10 o'clock in the morning. The body was taken from the river and conveyed to Washougal where preparations for the funeral were made.

Vancouver Register, January 6, 1866:

Abstract of Notice:

Notice. Territory of Washington, County of Clarke:


Vancouver Independent, January 6, 1877:


Mrs. Catherine F., wife of Mr. J. E. C. DURGAN, died at her residence on Government Island, Monday morning, January 1st, 1877. Aged 46 years. During her protracted illness she found sustaining grace in the Saviour she trusted and loved. A few days before her decease religious services were held in her presence to her great comfort and the "Lord's Supper" administered by the Pastor of the M. E. Church, Vancouver, W. T. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church, Vancouver, of which the deceased became a member 17 years ago, under the labors of Rev. J. F. DEVORE. A very large attendance of the relatives and friends of the deceased followed this highly esteemed Christian lady to "the house appointed for all living," Appropriate and impressive services at the church and at the grave were conducted by the Pastor, Rev. R. S. STUBBS.


Centennial Trees

Last Sunday afternoon about two o'clock, several of our enterprising citizens assembled at the Public Square for the purpose of planting a few trees in commemoration of the year 1876. After every one had expressed his opinion as to how the trees were to be planted, a circle was drawn 240 feet in circumference, and the trees set out in the shape of a five pointed star. The trees representing the points of the star were two Red Oaks, two White Elms, and on Ash Leaved Maple. the center of the star was represented by that fine tree the Ailantus. Under this center tree was placed a fruit bottle, enclosed in a small jar, in which were placed the pictures of HAYES and WHEELER, and TILDEN and HENDRICKS, a copy of the daily Oregonian, a copy of the City Charter of Vancouver, and sundry other things too numerous to mention. the following is a copy of the document enclosed with the above named articles:

VANCOUVER, Clarke County, W. T. December 31st, 1876.
We, the undersigned citizens of this city, have, this our last day of our first Centennial year, planted this tree for the future glory of our beloved country.
Michael WINTLER, Louis MAYER, Fritz HOLTMAN, George W. BRANT, Peter HOLTMAN, Henry PUSH, Matthew BROWN, Ezra P. HAMILTON, William Q. MATTHEWS, James KILLEEN, N. C. BROWN, Gay HAYDEN, Gustavus EBERT, Robert WOLF, August FISHER, Steven WINDERBERGER, Patk. O'KEANE, J. F. SMITH, Franklin MOSHEY, Louis DAMPHFHOFFER, Anton YOUNG.
We believe it is the intention of the people to build a good substantial fence around these trees and keep the place in good order. When completed it will be a splendid tribute to our first and departed Centennial year.

Vancouver Independent, January 6, 1889:


Dec. 6, Rosa Ione PROEBSTEL, daughter of J. C. and Celia PROEBSTEL, aged 2 1/2 years.
Jan. 2, 1889, of Diphtheria, Norman A., son of M. J. and Lucy J. FLEMING, aged 8 years and 1 month.

For the Week of January 9, 2000:

Vancouver Independent, January 9, 1889:

At the residence of the bride's parents, Jan 3, by the Rev. J. H. ALEXANDER; Mr. S. A. D. MCCANN and Miss Lucy WILLIAMS.
At the residence of J. P. CHARLTON in Vancouver W. T, Jan. 1, by Rev. A. J. JOSLYN; Mr. Geo. W. THOMAS and Miss S. Ella CHARLTON, all of Vancouver W. T.
At the residence of the bride's father, on Lewis river, Dec. 24th, 1888 by Rev. A. MCKENZIE; Mr. Henry W. BOCH of Woodland, Cowlitz Co., and Miss Charlotte E. KULPER of Clarke Co.

The Camas Post, January 9, 1909:

Ed HANNAFORD Loses Life in Paper Mill Caught Between Winders

   As a result of a sad accident at the Crown-Columbia mill here, Tuesday morning about 7 o'clock, Ed HANNAFORD was fatally injured and died about 4 o'clock in the evening without regaining consciousness.
    Mr. HANNAFORD in some manner got his hands caught between the paper rolls and was drawn in head first crushing his head and shoulder. The rolls were quickly reversed and the unconscious form taken out and medical aid summoned. He was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Dell VAN CAMP, where he was given the best attention and everything possible done to relieve the sufferer.
    Mr. HANNAFORD was 18 years old, a son of J. H. HANNAFORD and wife who live on a ranch near Washougal.
    The funeral took place Friday from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dell VAN CAMP. Interment was made at Washougal.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, January 10, 1919:


   Frank S. MARBLE died this morning at 3 o'clock at his home on Thirty-first and Drummond streets, following a weeks illness of bronchial pneumonia, and heart complication, at the age of 60 years, 11 months, and 22 days. He is survived by his wife Sara A.: six sons, Vivian E., Harry, Clyde A., who are all in Vancouver. Albert G., and Vernon W. who are in the U. S. Navy, and stationed at Mare Island, California and two daughters, Mrs. Alvin SMITHLINE of Battle Ground and Mrs. E. F. GOODWIN of this city. Twobrothers O. H. and A. G. MARBLE of this city and three sisters, Mrs. J. W. SNOVE of East Mill Plain, Mrs. O. R. CHAMBERLAIN of this city, and Mrs. Ira STANLTEY of Battle Ground. He also leaves a host of friends. Mr. MARBLE is a pioneer of Vancouver, his parents coming around the Horn in the early fifties and settling in the northwest, later taking homestead about four miles out of what is now known as the Pacific Highway, where they built a little log house in the woods, and when the Indians molested them they went to the garrison, then owned by the Hudson Bay Company, for protection.
    Mr. Frank MARBLE was born in the blockade. The body is now at Knapp's Funeral Parlors, but arrangements for burial will not be completed until they hear from the two son in the Navy.


   Eugene BRUZZINI passed away yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He has been a resident of Sifton for the past four years and is survived by his wife Mrs. Mary E. BRUZZINI and two sons, Herbert andHoward of Sifton. The deceased was a native of Switzerland and was born there fifty-seven years ago.
    The body is at Limber's Funeral Parlors awaiting (unreadable line) which will be held tomorrow morning at nine o'clock from St. James Church. Father SWEENS officiating. Interment in Catholic cemetery.

Vancouver Register, January 13, 1866:

ACCIDENT--A boy, some 14 years old, the son of Mr. Christian POWLEY, who lives a few miles from town, was thrown from a wagon on Monday last the sudden breaking of the tongue, and badly hurt. The wagon was loaded and one of the wheels struck his head and other parts of the body, fortunately not so as to run over him, but in a manner that inflicted serious injury. Dr. WALL informs us that it is not likely to prove fatal.

Vancouver Independent, January 13, 1877:


In Portland, January 7th, 1877, of puerperal fever, Susan, wife of Capt. Wm. R. TURNBULL, in the 28th year of her age. The steamer VANCOUVER made a special trip from Portland to this place on Monday, bringing her remains for interment in the family lot at the City Cemetery. Mrs. TURNBULL was the daughter of William RYAN, of this county, and the greater part of her early life was spent in this place. She was buried from the Catholic Church, a large number of her friends from Portland being in attendance. It was a sad hour for many hearts when she was removed forever from her place among the living. Of an amiable and cheerful disposition she was the light of her family household and the one highly prized among a large circle of friends. She leaves four little children and a devoted husband to mourn her departure. There is a deep sympathy in the community for these and the others of her afflicted family.


In Vancouver, January 8th, 1877, of heart disease, August FISHER, in the 26th year of his age.

August FISHER first came to Vancouver when a child, and here grew to manhood. He was a member of the Vancouver Fire Department and of the order of Odd Fellows. The funeral was had on Tuesday. In the procession was a large number of Fireman in uniform, and members of the Odd Fellows Lodge. Services were
conducted at the grave by Chaplain COLLINS. Mr. FISHER has been a drayman in
this place for many years, and has many friends to regret his death and sympathize with his afflicted family. He leaves a wife and one child.


In Manor Precinct, in this county, January 3d, 1877, John Milton SELBY, aged 45 years.

Galway county, Missouri and Goodhue county, Mississippi papers please copy.

Mr. SELBY is remembered as an honest, industrious citizen. He leaves a wife and seven children to mourn his loss.


The Vancouver Library Association held a meeting at the INDEPENDENT office last Thursday evening, and elected the following officers:

H. H. GRIDLEY, President; Charles BROWN and J. G. BLAKE, Vice Presidents; Wm.
H. SMALLWOOD, Secretary; J. T. GRAY, Treasurer; W. Byron DANIELS, Librarian and Recording Secretary. A rule to the effect that only those members of the association who have paid dues for one year shall be entitled to vote at the meetings of the association, was adopted unanimously. A motion to call upon
the public to contribute funds to buy new books for the library was adopted, and a canvassing committee appointed, consisting of the following named persons: C. C. GRIDLEY, E. F. EDDINGS, L. R. SOHNS, W. B. PATTERSON, R. L. CATHCART, W. C. KNIGHT, J. F. DILLON, J. H. CRADLEBAUGH and James DAVIDSON, Jr.

On motion, Messrs. SMALLWOOD, BLAKE, and DANIELS were appointed a committee to purchase books. It was resolved to institute a course of lectures for the benefit of the library. By a vote of the meeting, Capt. SMALLWOOD was invited to deliver the first lecture of the course at the Methodist church next Friday evening at 7 o'clock. The Captain accepted the invitation and named as his subject, "Mothers' Boys."

The meeting adjourned to meet at the INDEPENDENT office next Thursday evening.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, January 14, 1919:


Mrs. W. H. MCENANY, of 3500 "V" street last night received word from the war department that her two sons, Robt. E. and Fred W. have been released from the prison camp in Germany, and have reached France, in good health. No direct word from the boys has been received as yet. The boys were originally with Headquarters company, 162nd Infantry and were later transferred to Company (unreadable line) have been overseas for more than a year, and were in active service all of that time. The were both gassed and in a hospital at Bordeaux some time previous to their being captured


Carl F. SCHNIDER, an employee in the wooden yard of the Standifer Construction (unreadable line) yesterday afternoon when the scaffold on which he was working fell and caught him. He was forty-seven years old and a native of Germany. He is survived by a wife and five children of 910 West Sixth street, a brother, Adolf SCHNIDER and two sisters, Mary SCHNIDER and Mrs. Lena KUNCE of Minnehaha. He was a member of the Sons of Hermann and of the Carpenters Union. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for Limber's Funeral Parlors. Rev. BUSSARD officiating. Interment in Parkhill Cemetery.

Vancouver Independent, January 15, 1890:

Married, in this city, Jan. 8th, by Judge CAHILL; Mr. Charley FLEMING and Miss Anna SMITH, both of La Camas.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. MITCHELL lost a daughter by death, on the 3d inst., aged 9 years. This is the second child who died this winter. There is still much sickness in the family.

Fred EPLER, a young man who used to live in Vancouver, but recently from the Coeur d' Alene mines, was in Vancouver last Sunday. He reports things frozen
solid at the mines.

Vancouver Daily Columbian, January 15, 1919:


Mrs. Cavilla Jane BARNES of 1438 Sixth street North, Portland, Ore., died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Anna CARTER, in Portland, Oregon last night. The body is now at Knapp's Undertaking Parlors and will be here until arrangements of funeral are completed. The burial will be at Orchards. She is survived by her husband, A. M. BARNES, of Sunnyville, Calif., two sons, Loren E. RUSSELL, of Vancouver, and Hubert, of Montana, five sisters, Mary E. BLAIR, Mill Plain, Rose WINTLER, Bakersfield, Calif., Anna CARTER, Portland, Ore., Nellie STREETER, of Portland, Katie GIGGER, of Portland, and three brothers, Henry NERTON of Orchards, Robt. NERTON of Vancouver, and Thomas NERTON of Hayward, Calif. She also leaves four grandchildren, Kenneth RUSSELL, age 10 years, Ona RUSSELL, 3 years, Hubert RUSSELL, 6 years, and Robert RUSSELL, four years. No arrangements whatever have been made for the funeral as they are waiting to hear from relatives.

For The Week of January 16, 2000

Vancouver Independent, January 16, 1889:

La Center Items

The old lady DAVIS, who resided near Pekin, died on Thursday morning last, for paralysis and general debility; she was buried in the Fairchild burying ground.

Mrs. Elizabeth BOLEN has just arrived home from an extended visit at her sons home in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She reports the weather there as being very mild, with about one inch of snow so far.

Mr. G. MCBRIDE, of Rock creek, took his second daughter to Portland on Friday last, for medical treatment. She had the misfortune to get a severe fall some time ago, which has caused a lameness in her limbs.

The steamer Isabel has been leased to Capt. SMITH, of the Upper Willamette, where she will be engaged in towing logs for the next two months. Horace CAMPBELL, engineer on the Luces Mason, will go with her as engineer. Uriah
BROTHER, second engineer of the Luces, succeeds Mr. CAMPBELL.


A Salem dispatch of last Saturday says that Thomas G. HAYDEN, a deputy sheriff of The Dalles, arrived this morning, having in his custody a woman who had been adjudged insane by the Wasco county court, and committed to the asylum. Her name is Mrs. M. E. EBERHARD, and she is 23 years of age. She was born at Vancouver, W. T., and claims that her residence is in Portland. Her
malady is described as "an aberration of the mind rather than insanity" and she is sent to the asylum in the hope that rest and retirement will restore her full reasoning faculties. She imagines herself a detective and clairvoyant, and also that she is being pursued by people who would murder her.

Vancouver Independent, January 22, 1891:

Dr. John STEINER last week received news of the death of his father in Germany, and he will be compelled to go thither and attend to settling up the estate. He will return to Vancouver, when this is done, as he likes the town.

State Senator, E. L. EASTHAM, of Oregon, died at his home at Oregon City, on Sunday, after a lingering illness. He was a brother of Dr. A. B. EASTHAM, of this city. His loss will be deeply regretted at Oregon city, he being one of the foremost citizens.

On Monday, W. W. PROEBSTEL, Chas HALL, Frank NERTON, and Harvey ALEXANDER
were taken before Justice SLOCUM at the insistence of members of the Washington Gun Club charged with trespassing on their hunting preserves. A change of venue was granted and the case will be tried before Justice TOUSSAINT on Thursday.

Married at the home of the bride, near Fisher's Landing on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1891. Mr. Jas. T. MCQUEEN of Harmony, Wash., to Katie L. youngest daughter of Mr. G. B. GILLIHAN. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a few immediate relatives by Rev. F. M. PICKLES of La Camas, assisted by G. B. GILLIHAN, Justice of the Peace. A fine wedding dinner was served and the occasion was one of enjoyment. The many friends of the happy couple will wish them much joy in their wedded life.


The Lyceum and Debating Society meets next Tuesday eve. Jan. 27, in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. The debate will be--Resolved, "That the City Council of Vancouver should grant the petition praying for the pavement of Main Street" Affirmative, E. Trinholm HIDDEN; Negative, Glenn N. RANCK. Recitation, Miss Florence SNODGRASS; Reading, Prof. L. H. LEACH; Recitation,
Willie RINKENBERGER; Song, Miss Eva STEWARD; Reading, Miss ABBOTT;
Recitation, Miss WISE; Impromptu speeches

For The Week of January 23, 2000:

Vancouver Independent, January 23, 1889:


In Vancouver, January 18th, 1889. After an illness of ten weeks, Mrs. Emeline NUTBROWN, aged 78 years, 10 months and 14 days. Having poor health for a number of years, she passed quietly away, seemingly worn out with old age. She had been blind for the past twenty years but bore her affliction with patience, fully trusting that when the Savior comes her eyes will be opened to view the new earth in its wondrous beauty. Deceased was born in Vermont and at an early age removed to New York state living there until 1864, then emigrated to Iowa, from there to Nebraska and came to Washington Territory in the fall of 1882. In the fall of 1888 (1883?) her husband died; since then she has lived with her daughter in this city. She leaves a son and daughter to mourn her loss. The friends wish to thank those who so kindly assisted in caring for her through her sickness and death.

Earth has her dust.
Heaven her Spirit.
Friends her Memory.
C. E. N

Vancouver Register, January 27, 1866:

Death of Mr. AIRD--It is with much regret that we have to record the death of Mr. John AIRD of this place. He died on Thursday morning last at 6 o'clock. Mr. AIRD, though a young man, was an old resident and one of the most prominent citizens of our county. Coming to this place about seven years ago with no friends or capital, he has by enterprise and faithfulness to duty acquired both, and the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens generally.

Mr. A. was always among the foremost, and contributed the most largely to every public enterprise and every charity. He has filled several prominent offices in the county with credit to himself and satisfaction to his friends. His death is indeed a serious loss to our town and county and will be deeply regretted by all. His funeral will take place in the Methodist Church at this place tomorrow (Sunday) at 12 1/2 o'clock, p. m. and will be attended by the Masons and Good Templars, to both of which orders be belonged. A cordial invitation is extended to the friends of the deceased and to all.

Vancouver Independent, January 27, 1877:


Abstract of

At the residence of Mrs. A. R. MIDDLETON, and the organization of  a Woman's Christian Temperance Union was perfected; and the following officers were nominated, for the ensuing year: Mrs. M. E. STUBBS, President; Mrs. A. E.
GRIDLEY, Secretary; Mrs. M. J. MAXON, Treasurer; Mrs. A. R. MIDDLETON, Mrs.
E. A. SIMMONS, and Mrs. H. H. PIERCE, Vice Presidents; Miss A. L. KNIGHT, Corresponding Secretary.

The objects of this organization are:

1. To hold open meeting, for the promotion of temperance weekly. These meetings will consent of prayer, singing, personal experience, and relation of incidents connected with the work.

2. To secure signatures to Total Abstinence pledges. To circulate Temperance Literature, and by all legitimate means to persuade people to consecrate their lives to God.

This organization is auxiliary to the Woman's International Christian Temperance Union, and is the first of the kind in Washington Territory.

Vancouver Independent, January 28, 1891:

A WILD OX--Three years ago John LEVINS, of Portland, pastured twenty-five head of cattle on SHAW'S island opposite Vancouver. When the time came to them away on of their number was found to be so wild that Mr. LEVINS was compelled to leave him there. Several unsuccessful attempts have since been made to capture him. Sunday, Sam MARSH, Jr., Chas. BLUROCK went over to the island with a party and snared this wild monarch of the island, brought him to town and shipped him to Portland by steamer. He was unruly from first to last and while on the over got the "blind" off his eyes and nearly butted his brains out fighting posts when he was landed on the dock in Portland. He was the toughest critter ever seen in those parts.

SHAFER-YOUNG NUPTIALS--Married: Jan. 20th 1891, at the residence of the brides parents, by Dr. DIETDERICH; Mr. Jacob SHAFER, Albina, Or. to Miss Katie YOUNG, Fourth Plain, Wash. Nearly all the relatives and friends of the
bride and groom were gathered together, and had a very enjoyable time. The bride and groom were the recipients of a great many valuable presents. First:
Mr. and Mrs. John YOUNG, purse and $100; Mr. Philip YOUNG, clock; Mr. Anton YOUNG, set silver tea-spoons; Mr. Pete YOUNG, lamp; Mr. and Mrs. HUTH, lounge; Katie and Louis HUTH, two china cups and saucers; Mr. and Mrs. Henry YOUNG, tablecloth and set of napkins; Mr. Louis C. YOUNG, set towels; Miss Lizzie YOUNG, butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. A.  YOUNG, china toilet set; Miss Louisa YOUNG, Album; Mr. and Mrs. MOCKEL, silver card stand; Mr. and Mrs. DESOR, table-cloth and castor; Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS, china cups and saucers; Miss Katie THOMAS, silver castor; Mr. John THOMAS, set goblets; Mrs. GILMORE;
glass pitcher; Miss Agusta CHRIST, set silver tea-spoons; Miss Emma DAVIS, fruit dish; Mr. M. D. WHITE, set silver knives; Mr. and Mrs. CONRAD, silver butter dish; Miss Lottie FORCE, table-cloth; Mr. and Mrs. GERTY, silver fruit stand.

Notice for Publication

Abstract of:

Land Office at Vancouver, Wash. January 22, 1891

Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before the Register and Receiver of the U. S. Land Office at Vancouver, Wash., on March 9th, 1891, viz:


He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon and cultivation of said land viz:
Per WESTERHOLM, John MINOR, John STALEY, Alvey STALEY, all of Hockinson,
Clarke Co., Wash.

John D. GEOGHEGAN, Register.

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