Fred W. and Ida Belle Bold Family Note

(Note: The following is information that I have gathered on the Bold family pioneers in Klickitat County. They are not my family, and conclusions are based on speculation, with the hope that they spur further research to confirm or rule out these suppositions. Ellen Rowley)

Fred W. Bold was born in Wisconsin. I believe that his parents were Lydia (Kidd) and James Bold. James and Lydia and their eldest son Henry T. appear to have come to the United States in 1949 from England, and settled in Wisconsin. Fred and other siblings were subsequently born to the Bold family in Wisconsin. Like his elder brother Henry, Fred also came west where he met his wife to be Ida Belle Sparks. Ida Bell(e) was born in 1869 in Oregon.

On August 5, 1888, Fred W Bold of Goldendale married Ida Belle Sparks of Centerville in Klickitat Cunty, USA. The marriage was witnessed by J.T Eshelman and Mariette Bold (his sister-in-law). They moved to Klickitat County, Washington Territory where Fred worked as a Blacksmith.

The 1889 Washington State and Territorial Census showed Fred W living in Klickitat County, Washington with his wife Ida Belle.

The Bold children were apparently born in Klickitat County, with Kenneth born June 1891 and Beulah in July 1896.

The 1900 US Census shows Fred (blacksmith) and his wife Ida B with their children Kenneth (age 9) and Beulah (age 3) living in Centerville, Klickitat, Washington.

Ida Belle passed away in 1905. From there it appears that Fred moved to Oregon. The 1910 census lists a Fred W. Bold (blacksmith) of the right age living in Lost River, Klamath, Oregon, with both of his parents listed as having birthplace England. However, Fred is a boarder and there is no mention of his children.

Both of the 1920 and 1930 US Federal Censuses have Fred living with his son Kenneth (and his Kenneth's wife Addie and their children) in Bonanza, Klamath, Oregon.

Fred passed away May 21, 1939 in Klamath, Oregon. There is a Fred Bold buried in the same block as his wife Ida Belle, and therefore, it is assumed that the Goldendale IOOF cemetery is also Fred's final resting place. They are buried in the Block Section 071 Lot 3.00 of the Goldendale IOOF Cemetery.