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Looking for Julius Nemeth, born 9 Mar 1936. Kris Nemeth-Moore, 2/97

Nickell brothers, Harvey, George, and Isaac came from TX to WA before statehood. Married into RADER family. My family was RADERS, husband is a NICKELL. Was Jesse NICKELL who b. TX d. 1973 Seattle any relation? Nikki NICKELL, Feb 27, 1997

Seeking information and descendants of Ralph NICHOLS, and niece Lucy NICHOLS. Lucy's parents, Lesile P. Nichols and Mary E. Blann, died in 1877/78 in Lower Lake, California. Ralph was appointed guardian of Lucy on the death of her parents. Ralph went to Washington ca. 1890. Lucy may have gone to Washington with her uncle. Did Lucy NICHOLS marry or where did she die? Kathleen Alvey, 3/97

Trying to find Milo Nichols and Perry Nichols; both lived in Camas, Washington; both b. in the Belgrade-Fullerton Nebraska area; parents: Clark and Mary Applegit Nichols. Kristin Greger, 8/97

Looking for any genealogical information on Paul Nielsen, lived in Puyallup, Washington, died May 1983. Served in Air Force and emigrated from Copenhagen, Denmark. ken nielsen, 7/97

My father's name was Urban Holbrook Noone; his father's name was Francis Noone. There was a large family in Seattle and the surrounding areas, but I have lost touch. At the time of his death, my father lived in Moses Lake, WA. I would greatly appreciate any information. George Noone, 2/98

I am looking for any information about my great-grandparents who immigrated from Norway in the early 1900s. They lived in "Creosote" (now Winslow), Kitsap Co., WA around 1902-04. They then relocated to Thurston Co. Some members of the family used NYHUS and others used GULBRANDSEN. My great uncle used Guldrandsen and I found him in Seattle. My great-grandfather was named Martin Guldbrandsen NYHUS. He married Johanna OLSEN in Norway on Aug 27, 1897. Their children all used NYHUS: Sigrid, Gunhilda, Clarence, Margit, Gladys, and Esther. Any information about them would be fabulous! Susan Anderson Gregory, 5/97

Looking for an obituary for Oscar John Ollenburger, d. March 1993 in Stanwood, WA; b. June 26, 1910 in Hillsboro, KS; wife, Freida Olga Reimer, b. 1908 OK; d. June 24, 1996, Everett, Wash. I would like obits for these people. JUDY WAISNER, 8/97

I am searching for descendants of Herman Nicolai Olsen b. Dec 17, 1873 in Ålesund, Norway. I am also searching for descendants of his sister Johanne, b. 1869 same place). She was possible m. to Jacob Gabrielsen. I know they had two daugthers: Clara and Minnie. Clara must have been born around 1900. Minnie was somewhat younger. I believe Clara married a man by the name of Conrad Wold and that they had at least one child: Margaret Jean b. late in the twenties. I have reason to believe that this Margaret Jean married Jan 14, 1949 "to a swede" and that she had at least two sons. Minnie was possible married to a man whose first name was Allen. They had at least one daugther by the name of Shirley Louise born March 4, 19XX. A lot of loose ends!! Martin Eidhammer, 7/97

My g-grandfater, Elza Joshua Palmer is known to be in WA state as early as 1900; his wife, Mary (Mammie) Crossler, was her by 1890. The family moved from Spokane to the Bellingham area in the late 20's or early 30's. Any help appreciated. Liam Palmer, 2/98
Looking for John Harrison Parks m. 15 June 1910 in WA and Marie Antionette (Annette?) Ammedown / Ammedon. Child: Ruth Marie Sarah, b. 13 Aug 1911, WA. John had 2 sister, Alice & Bessie, m. a McWilliams. Any info is appreciated. Keith Edwards, 2/98

This is a long shot but I am against the wall on my family Hall line. Dau. Ellen and Martha, b. between 1850 and 1860 in WI and MN respectively, both married someone by the last name of PAUL. In obituary for mother, Louisa Hall, in 1926. daughter Mrs. Paul from Washington is listed. I do not know which daughter this is. I had hoped I may find a PAUL historian who might have the HALL connection. Be hapy to share what I have. Penni Fox, 10/97

THOMAS BRAY PEARCE b. 1854 in Decatur, Hack, Georgia. However, he brought his wife and six children to Lakewood, Washington area in 1923 and disappeared from the family home in 1924. Does anyone have this man in their family tree? Please email me. Wanda Pearce, 5/97

I am looking for information on a Barton Genoa Peters, b. 1862 in Kokomo, IN, d. in logging accident in 1918 near Spokane, WA. He was married to Anna Myrtle Harris, b. 17 Aug 1868 in Des Moines, Iowa d.946 in WA. They had at least one son, Miles Peters born 1 Aug 1911 in Spokane, WA. Randall Feher, 5/97

Looking for husband of Susan B. Mason Peters who went from IA to Prosser, Benton co. WA; d. 6 Apr 1928, has a marker in a Wayne co. IA cemetery, which is not to say she is buried there. If possible, I need a lookup in the cemetery records for co. and possibly an obit in a local newspaper. Susan was a sister to my g-g-grandfather, Thompson Mason; he d. 1924. Any help is appreciated. Richard Ross, 1/98

I'm looking for the sister of a Reginald Oldfield Pearson who was born in Holland, Manitoba. Reginald was born in 1903 give or take a year. Laurie Pearson, 4/97

Loction: Penawawa
I am trying to locate a town/county called Penawawa. I believe it was in existance as recently as 1910, but I am unable to find it on any maps. Any help would be appreciated. Juanita, 8/97
Response: According to Place Names of Washington by Robert Hitchman, 1985, Washington State Historical Society, Penawawa was a village 12 miles west of Almota, where Penawawa Creek enters the Snake River in south central part of Whitman County.

Trying to locate info on my grandmother's side, Estella Pearl (Phillips) Angell. Caleb would have been a brother. In grandma's obit, it is stated that Caleb lived in PORT ORCHARD. Thank-you. Diane Woodard, 10/97

I am searching for information on James Tilton PICKETT. Is there a census that might show young Jimmy in WA Territory? Being b. 1857, there should be someting on the 1890 census. Thanks. Shirley Combs, 3/98

I am looking for information on Simon Plamondon. I belief that he was born in Montrel, CA and settled in Cowlitz prairie, Wa. He was married to the daughter of the Indian chief Scha-Nee-Woh and had a daughter by the name of Angelique. Joanne, 4/97

Looking for my great grandfather, Albert Porter, perhaps buried in Centralia, WA; m. to Grace Faucen or Bever, d. 1913, b. 1880? Son, Edward, d. CA, buried Medford, OR. Any information appreciated. Calvin Porter, 1/98

Is there information about people buried at Claquato? I would like to know if Nancy and Henry Prather are buried there. Henry d. before 1860 and Nancy died after 1870; both b. in OH. Thanks. Ellen, 1/98

OLIVER W. PRATT, . b Oct 1860 in ?Wabash, IN, m. Carrie E. WEST Aug 25, 1887 in Wabash Co, IN. She was born Mar 1866. In 1900 Census, they lived in Jonesboro, IN, Grant County. At that time, they had 3ch & 2 liv. In 1909, I found them living in Seattle, WA, King County. They also had Stella E, Esta E, and an infant PRATT. Come home to me!. There's more than corn in Indiana. Waiting! PRATT, Lois Norwood , 9/97

PUGH I have a great uncle, Edward Pugh, b. and raised in OH. Around the turn of the century, he moved his family to Wshington. On Feb 1, 1907, while on a hunting trip, he drowned in the Sauk River. Through research, I found his wife, Eleanor and dau. Hannah, plus one other dau. The girls probably m. @1920's. Can anyone research the Washington marriage records of the 1920's to see if any Pugh women married? Sean Pugh, 12/97

Response: Try 1920 census soundex.
I am searching for information on my great-grandparents, Thomas W. Quinn and Emma Spangle. They lived at 223 Sumner Ave, Sumner, WA. Thomas was a saw mill worker; d. July 31, 1935, buried in the Shelton cemetery in Mason co. Thomas is listed as being born in WI, December 2, 1860. Emma was listed as a housewife, b. April 13, 1862, IN; d. April 2, 1937, also buried at Shelton
Union Pacific Railroad History
I was told that my father once worked on the Union-Pacific Rail Road, out of Ayres, WA, back in the late 1920's or early 30's. Is there, or was there, such a place as "Ayres", WA? If so, does anyone know if some person or organization might have the employee records of the UP Rail Road for during that time period? I am doing researching my family's history and was trying to find this information on my father. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have already contacted the UP Historical Society in Cheyenne, WY, to no avail. Thanks! Charlie Moore, 4/97
Response: Try the Union Pacific page. There is some history and maps on that page. There is an Ayres Junction in Walla Walla county.

I am looking for a cousin, her name is Shannon Razor. She attended grade school in Steptoe and Colfax Washington. I am not sure about the year sometime in the early 1970s. She is currently 31-33 years of age. Cheryl Armstrong, 4/97

Looking for the family of Otis Ray, b. MO, 1895-1905; lived in Olympia, WA in late 1920's; m.2nd Edris Proctor; children: Donald and Patricia. Would like to find 3 sons from 1st m.; one of these names Leslie. L. Ray, 2/98

Background: Allen Stuart (Stewart) Reed, b. 11 Feb 1861, Calhoun co., WV; d. 21 Apr 1938, Washington; m. (1) Elizabeth Parsons, WV; m. (2) Ida E. Schoolcraft, WV. Children?: Mary J. Reed, b. 1847; William Reed, b. 1850; George M. Reed b. 1857. m. (3) Isabella Pritt, WV; div.; Children?: Elizabeth Daisy Reed b. Aug 1883. m. (4) Gilla F. Schoolcraft, WV, 17 Apr 1885; Children?: Allen Stewart Reed, Jr. b. Aug 1890. m. (5) Julia L. O'Dell. m. (6) Enid Scotch. In 1884, Allen gave his daughter, Elizabeth Daisy Reed, (my g-grandmother) to William & Charlotte Cottrell for adoption. In 1896, Allen moved to Washington State where he reportedly remarried and became rich in the timber business. This information is from a handwritten history by Elizabeth written about 3 years before her death. Any additional information appreciated. Joyce Sinnett, 2/97

Looking for any info on Ruby Reedy, according to my mother's b.cert. she was born in Dwight, WA in about 1905 or 1906. I would even appreciate any info on where Dwight, WA may have been located, or if renamed. Dale Carter, 5/97

Looking for information on MARTIN RICKROAD or RICKROADE and his sister. They moved to Skagit County from northeast Missouri in the early 1930's. Martin RICKROAD(e) never married, however his sister and her husband had several children. They are buried somewhere near or in cemetery in Sedro Woolley. WA. Any information will be greatly appreciated. BJ Cecil, 9/97
I am looking for any descendant of the ROARK Family that came to Washington State (Seattle area) from Ky. from the William Roark (1759-60) line was in Ky and Illinois. A Grandson Of this William, Capt. William Roark was in Saline Co. IL. and Sheriff of that Co. in 1757? I am a descendant of this line and would love to hear from anyone else interested in the genealogy of this family. Jim Guard, 10202 Windsong Rd., Punta Gorda, Fl. 33955, 5/97

ROBERT ARNOLD RODES [Apr 20, 1863-Sep 13, 1927]. M. several times: ROXIE PIPKIN and ESTELLA ARTHUR. Children: 1st: Robert, b. 1895; William, b.1898, Ruth, b. 1899; John W., b.1900; Hettie, b.1906; Mary A., b.1908; Mi--, b. Aug 1909. Family was in Texas in 1910, but not 1920. Robert A., d. CA., but had only been there a few years. Robert's brother GEORGE HENRY RODES lived in Spokane at the time. Ready to give up on finding this part of my family, so any information would be helpful. L. Snider, 6/97

James Samuel ROGERS, b. Mar. 15, 1840, Scott County, VA; d. Feb 13, 1925, Amber, Spokane County, WA; m. Oct. 11, 1860 to Adeline Lee TODD, b. May 1843, Montgomery County, VA; d. June 11, 1920; moved from Pattensville, Scott County, VA to Sprague, Lincoln County, WA in 1889 with their 7 children (all b. in Scott County, VA): 1. Flora(Sis), b. Apr. 22, 1867; m. Robert WOLF
2. Thomas John, b. Aug. 25, 1867; m. Anna HOBBS
3. Elizabeth(Lizzie), b. May 1870; m. Alonzal GARNER
4. Naoma(Oma), b. April 1877; m. John DESMOND
5. Charles Franklin(Charley), b. June 6, 1878; m. Mamie JENSEN
6. John Samuel, b. June 1883; m. Esther Mary SLUND
7. Ernest, b. Oct. 1884; m. Marie BLANK
The family then moved to Amber, Spokane County, WA. Many of the decendants are still living in Lincoln and Spokane County. Such as the BECKERS in Lincoln County and ROGERS in Spokane County. James W. Rogers, 6/97
Suggestion: Do you have a question? You seem to have a lot of information. Do you need to get in touch with other relatives?

I am researching descendants of Bartram Round[s], a Revoluntionary War soldier who has some descendants who migrated to the Washington area before it became a state. Nelson Round[s] a Methodist minister settled in Pioneer, WA. His son Alfred Lynde Rounds died in Clark co, Washington in 1929. He had children by 2nd wife: Ursula Lendi; Mary Alfreda; Nelson Comfort; and Francis Lendi. Any info helpful. Jane S. Flannery, 3/97

Where did Rodney R ROUSE go? Born in Canada. Wife Jemima Idora GRANT; Children: Ida, Elmer,Earnest b. WI. Moved to Sedro Wolley 1899. Found on 1900 census. Couldn't find in 1910, nor on 1920 soundex Selma Grant , 9/97

I would appreciate help on a family who lived in Cook, WA @1910-12. I am seeking a Matthew, Alfred and Lulu Russell. Matthew m. Agnes Koppe who died in the The Dalles Hospital in 1912. What county is Cook in? Is there a Good place to do research for this area? J. Wittke

Response: In Place Names of Washington by Robert Hitchman {WSHS, 1985, p. 55} Cook is described as: [S.27;T.3N;R.9E] A "community on north bank of Columbia River, 7 miles west of White Salmon, near the mouth of Little White Salmon River, southeast Skamania co. In the days of stern-wheelers on the river, this was a busy landing. The name is for charles a. Cook, who homesteaded the ground on which the town was built. It was applied to the post office when suggested by the first postmaster, S.R. Harris." In the WPA guide to Washington, [p.402] it is described as a "once busy boat landing, [Cook] is composed of a schoolhouse, a general store, and a few other buildings, all sitting on a steep hill. The town looks down on the Columbia, flowing in blue peacefulness after its turbulent course through The Dalles." WPA {WSHS}. Washington: A Guide to the Evergreen State. Portland: Binfords & Mort, 1941,72. It is still located in the Rand McNally Commercial Atlas found in most libraries.

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