Obituaries C

Okanogan County, Washington

Surnames C

CADY, Dora
CALDWELL, William J.
CALE, Charles
CANADAY, Robert N.
CARLTON, Herbert L.
CHEEK, Everett H.
CHRISTY, William M.
CLARK, Bertrand
COGDILL, Merritt
COGDILL, Robert T.
COLE, Amanda
COOPER, F. Vinton
COOPMAN, Josephine
COUSE, Charlotte M.
CROWDER, Robert L.
CUMBO, Sarah J.
CUSHEN, Hubert
CUSHEN, Mrs. M. E.

Dora Cady  Added 07/10/10
Death of Mrs. Cady
Mrs. Fred Cady died quite suddenly early Friday morning. She had been ailing for some weeks but her condition was not considered serious. The funeral will be conducted from the Yarwood undertaking parlors Saturday morning at 10 o'clock.
Deceased was a young woman who leaves besides her husband, two young children. She was a sister of Mrs. Cates of Pleasant Valley and Mrs. Tom Hottell of Okanogan.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 31, 1920

William J. Caldwell  Added 07/18/09
Death of Billie Caldwell
The death of William Joseph Caldwell occurred at the family residence at Pateros, Saturday, March 1, 1919. Funeral services were held at the house, Rev. C. A. Schreiber officiating. Interment was made in the Pateros cemetery. Deceased was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Caldwell, born at Nelson, B. C., June 23, 1903, coming to Pateros the following year where the family has resided until the past two years which were spent in Tacoma, where he became ill and was brought home hoping the change would benefit him. The family is well known to many of this section, and the News joins in deepest sympathy.
The Pateros Reporter - Pateros, Washington - March 14, 1919

Charles Cale  Added 01/30/09
Charles Cale, An Ethel Victim, Died July 4th
Charles Cale, one of the Oroville citizens who volunteered to assist in the capture of the outlaw Ethel, died the morning of the Fourth of July at his home at Oroville, as a result of the bullet wound in his head.
After Cale had been shot it was some time before he could be given medical attention, but there was still hope that he would recover. The death of Charles Cale is the saddest incident connected with the Ethel tragedy. He volunteered like a soldier, and fought and died like one. He was a hero.
Mr. Cale leaves a wife and two daughters. His estate consists of some real and personal property in Oroville and an insurance policy for $1,000. The remains were buried at Chesaw.
The Okanogan Record - Conconully, Washington - July 11, 1913

Robert N. Canaday  Added 8/16/06
Pioneer Passes.
Sunday morning saw the passing of a pioneer.
Robert Nelson Canaday, 83 years old, the trail-blazer who came west in the days when hardship only was the lot of a whiteman here, was buried Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock in Okanogan cemetery. Services were held in the Baptist church, Rev. C. S. Treadwell officiating.
Canaday was born in Vermillion county, Illinois, August 28, 1838. When he first came west as a young man, he lived for a time in what is now Seattle. There he married Marion Jordin. Soon after his marriage he moved to Ellensburg where he engaged in the milling business. It is said that he built the first house in Ellensburg, and his daughter, Mrs. E. E. Heiserman of this city, was born there.
After a residence of about 20 years in Ellensburg, Canaday moved with his family to Okanogan county. This section of the country was but thinly settled at that time, and considerable difficulty was experienced in establishing himself here.
Besides his daughter, Mrs. Heiserman, Canady is survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Hazel Johnston.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - November 29, 1921

Octave Carigan  Added 01/02/11
Pioneer Mission Merchant Called To Reward.
Octave Carigan died Wednesday at the Mission. Mr. Carigan has lived in the county many years, and for a long time conducted a store at the Mission. He secured a special grant a few years ago and opened a store near the depot at Omak. He has been in declining health for several months.
The deceased was a bachelor. In a will made last November he appointed W. S. Shumway of Omak executor. He left $1000 to a nephew Faida Carigan, known as Fred Carigan, and the balance of his estate to the Pioneer Educational Society, a corporation, to be used for the support and maintenance of St. Mary Mission school on Omak creek.
In providing the bequest in favor of his nephew, Mrs. Carigan said in his will:
"This I do in appreciation of the fact that he offered his life for his country as a soldier in the late war."
Funeral services were conducted at the Mission Thursday morning by Father Caldi and interment made in the Mission cemetery.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington August 30, 1921

Herbert L. Carlton  Added 06/06/07
Death Claims H. L. Carlton, Show Man
Long Time Resident Of Okanogan Is Dead
Taken to Seattle for Treatment--Abscess of the Brain Results Fatally.
Herbert L. Carlton, one of the best known young business men of Okanogan, died Thursday morning in Seattle. Abscess on the brain was the immediate cause of his death. For some time his health had been poor and it was decided as a last resort to submit to an operation in one of the big hospitals of Seattle. Tuesday morning accompanied by his brother George and his brother-in-law, Frank Cotter, and J. F. Schmid, Mr. Carlton left for Seattle. He suffered intensely throughout the trip and became unconscious near the end of it. They did not arrive in Seattle until about midnight, when the unfortunate man was taken direct to the hospital. At 7 o'clock in the morning he died.
The body was immediately prepared for shipment and brought back by Messrs. Cotter and Carlton, arriving on Thursday night's train. A delegation of Odd Fellows from the local lodge met the body at the train and escorted it to the Yarwood funeral parlors where the remains now lie. The funeral will be held under the auspices of the Odd Fellows at 10 o'clock sharp Sunday morning, in the Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Arthur Peabody.
Herbert L. Carlton was 37 years of age and had lived in this vicinity about 20 years. He was born in Maine. His boyhood was spent with Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Kahlow of this city. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Cotter, and a brother, George, of this place, and three brothers in Oregon. For a number of years he conducted a harness store and repair shop in this city, later going into the moving picture business, in which line he was making an eminent success and had he retained his health would have eventually built up a place of business that would prove a credit to the town. He was hardworking, honest and public-spirited and in his death Okanogan loses a good citizen.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - November 18, 1916

Ray V. Carpenter  Added 07/18/09
Ray Vernon Carpenter, of Pateros, died Jan. 15 in Seattle, aged 40 years. He leaves a wife and one son, his mother and two sisters to mourn his death. His wife and son, Vernon, and his mother and one sister live in Chicago, and the other sister in Connecticut. When death overtook Mr. Carpenter he was writing a letter to his devoted wife. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 20, at the Pateros school house, Rev. J. F. Cook, of the Methodist church, officiating, interment being made in the Pateros cemetery.
Early in life Mr. Carpenter moved from Indiana to White Hall, Muskegon county, Michigan, where he was engaged in the milling business. Later he took up the drug business and studied chemistry. November 17, 1893, he married Miss Tillie Winters, of Muskegon, to which union one son, Vernon, was born. In 1905 Mr. Carpenter, with his family, came to Anacortes, Wash., and one and a half years ago located at Pateros and engaged in the drug business.
He was a man of exemplary habits, and was recognized by his patrons as a man of intelligence and reliability, and his business associates as a man of integrity and trustworthiness. His honesty and frankness made friends of all who came in contact with him. He was held in the highest esteem by the citizens of the community and his presence will be sadly missed. As a husband and father, his love for his family knew no bounds. Ever solicitous of the welfare of those entrusted to his care, no task was too heavy, nor any sacrifice too great for him to impose upon himself in their behalf. Afflicted for several years with bodily ailments, he bore his troubles in silence that the happiness of those about him might not be marred.
The Pateros Reporter - Pateros, Washington - January 31, 1908

Will Carpenter  Added 04/18/10
Carpenter Dies.
Word was received here Tuesday that Charles Carpenter died last week at Seattle, a victim to influenza. The deceased lived for a number of years at Conconully, removing from that place to Oroville. Here he conducted a second hand store on the south side of the railroad track. About a year ago he went to Enumclaw, Wash., and from there to Seattle. He leaves a wife and several children.--Oroville Gazette.
We have been informed that the above item should have read Will Carpenter, a brother of Charles.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 2, 1919

John Cartwright  Added 09/04/07
Cartwright Found Dead.
John Cartwright, aged about sixty-seven years, was found dead at his home Tuesday forenoon, when his old friend and companion, John Hancock, hearing he was ill, went down to visit him. Mr. Hancock was accompanied by his daughter, Miss Ivy, and Miss Alice Boning. The young ladies preceded him to the house, and going between the cellar and house, found the body prostrate, with a hammer tightly clenched in his right hand. It was evident he had dropped dead from heart failure, and appearances led the visitors to believe he had been dead twenty-four hours or more. The remains were taken in charge by Undertaker Thomas, and the body was prepared for shipment to Sprague, where funeral services will be held under the direction of the Odd Fellows, and the body will then be shipped to Walla Walla for interment.
John Cartwright, or "Jack," as he was known by his many friends, came here this summer from Riparia, to make his permanent home. He bought a small garden tract down the east side, and was just getting nicely settled down to live in comfort. For the past few days he had been complaining of not feeling well, but his sudden death was a sad shock to his many friends. He was an old time member of the Odd Fellows, the encampment, and Rebekahs, and the Knights of Pythias, D.O.K.K., and Pythian Sisters, holding membership in the former at Sprague, and the latter at Tacoma. While a native of England, he came to this country in early manhood, and has followed railroad work to the time of his coming to the Methow Valley.
Everyone that knew Jack Cartwright was his friend, and his large circle of acquaintances will deeply regret his unfortunate death.
A school district near Riparia is to be the beneficiary of his accumulated property, according to the terms of his will.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - November 10, 1916

Herbert G. Champneys  Added 6/30/06
Death Of. H. G. Champneys
H. G. Champneys, one of the oldest residents of the Similkameen valley, died between 4 and 5 o'clock Wednesday morning, in the Oroville hospital, after an illness of two weeks. His wife and son, and sister, Mrs. White, of Loomis, and Wm Baines were at his bedside when the end came.
Herbert George Champneys was born at Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England, February 2, 1864, and hence was 50 years, 8 months and 9 days at the time of death. He came to the Similkameen valley to join his brother, W.V. Champney in 1886, direct from England. He filed on a pre-emption claim in the Similkameen valley, and subsequently took up a homestead at "The Cove," on Palmer Lake. He has lived in the valley and on the lake continuously ever since his arrival in the county. In 1897 he was married to Miss Zora Cowherd, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Cowherd, then residents of Spokane, and one son Julian, now 14 years of age, was the fruit of that union. The deceased is survived by his wife, son and several brothers and sisters. Mr. Champneys was taken ill two weeks ago, at his Palmer lake home, and the aliment developed into typhoid fever. As he has always been a very active and robust man, and as he had never suffered from severe sickness, he refused to believe that his malady was serious. He would not listen to the urgent solicitation of his family to be removed where he could have the benefits of trained nursing and the constant medical attention. At last he became delirious and in that condition reached the Oroville hospital Saturday. He never regained consciousness, sinking into a state of coma Tuesday and finally dying early Wednesday morning. From the very first Dr. Lewis held out no hope of recovery, yet everything known to medical science was done to save the patient's life.
The news of the death of Bert Champneys, as he was familiarly known, will carry keen sorrow to all of the older residents of this county, for as a pioneer he was widely known, and wherever known he had warm and sincere friends. There are many good and honorable, admirable and loveable men in this upper country, yet among them all there are none more loveable, upright and honorable than was H.G. Champneys during the long years of his residence in the County. A manly man, yet gentle, kindly and modest in all his dealings and relations with his fellow men, the deceased formed lasting friendships, and his memory will always live green in the hearts of all who knew him. His family life was the happy conception of a perfect home, over which mildly ruled a devoted husband, affectionate father, a loyal brother and a kindly neighbor. He was a royal gentleman, and a worthy citizen that this county could ill afford to lose. The sympathy of the entire community in which he lived so long goes out to the stricken family in this hour of their terrible affliction and irreparable loss.
The funeral took place at Loomis Thursday afternoon, and a large concourse of sorrowing neighbors followed the remains to their last resting place.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - November 13, 1914
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

Ino Chase  Added 04/05/08
North Central Washington will be sorry to hear of the at Wenatchee on Sunday, of Mrs. Clifford Chase, following an operation for throat trouble. Mrs. Chase was Miss Ino Hayden, highly esteemed by all who knew her. Last summer she was selected as Princess Wenatchee to represent North Central Washington at the Panama-Pacific exposition. She was married to Mr. Clifford Chase, of Brewster, three months ago. The deep sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved husband and the family of the young wife.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - March 17, 1916

Everett H. Cheek  Added 12/30/07
Everett Hiram Cheek, 86, a long time Wenatchee resident died Monday, November 6, 2006. He was born October 31, 1920, to Bob and Renie Cheek in Maysville, OK, where he grew up and attended school. He helped his Dad farm until he went into the U.S. Army. He served in World War II from 1942 through 1945, and received an honorable discharge. He married Naomi Smith on June 18, 1948, in Gainsville, TX. They made their home in Maysville until January 1951, when they moved to Wenatchee. Mr. Cheek worked in the orchards here around Wenatchee about 17 years. Then he went to work for Keokuk Foote of Rock Island, WA, Mineral and Hanna Mining for 19 years and retired from Hanna in 1986. Mr. Cheek was a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church in East Wenatchee.
He is survived by his loving wife, Naomi Margurite Cheek of the home; two sons, one daughter, five grandchildren, one sister and one brother. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; a brother and a sister.
Arrangements are by Jones and Jones Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, November 9, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church in East Wenatchee with Pastor John Sterk officiating.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - November 8, 2006
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

Maud V. Cheetham  Added 9/30/06
Death Of Mrs. Cheetham.
Mrs. Maud V. Cheetham, wife of William Cheetham of Conconully, died Monday morning, February 2, from the effects of an attack of influenza.
Funeral services were private owing to illness in the family and the general prevalence of sickness in the community. Interment was made this morning in Conconully cemetery.
Deceased was one of the old-time residents of Conconully. She was a daughter of H. A. Harris of this place and a sister of Mrs. Frank Baugh. She leaves four sons and two daughters, the eldest being Mrs. D. C. Townsend of Conconully.
Mrs. J. L. Winans of Walla Walla, mother of deceased, arrived here last night and was taken to Conconully in time to attend the funeral.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 3, 1920

Obituary  Added 07/10/10
Maude Veda Harris Cheetham died at her home in Conconully, Wash., February 2, 1920 of influenza. She was born in Walla Walla June 20, 1880, and moved to Conconully with her parents in 1888.
She was married to Wm. A. Cheetham of Conconully June 5, 1898. To them were born six children, viz.: Mildred, Clifford, Leroy, William, Albert and Eva. She is survived by her husband and her six children; also by her father, H. A. Harris, of Everett; her mother, Mrs. Eva Winans of Walla Walla; a half brother, Wm. Winans, also of Walla Walla; and by a sister, Mrs. Alice Baugh of Everett.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 17, 1920

William M. Christy  Added 10/31/06
Death of W. M. Christy.
This neighborhood lost a good citizen and a mourning widow a devoted husband when William Martin Christy passed away Wednesday of last week, after a lingering illness. Some time ago Mr. Christy was operated on, but his ailment had reached a stage that operating could not provide relief, and the unfortunate man gradually failed, death finally coming to his relief. The funeral took place Thursday last from the Barnes undertaking parlor and in the absence of a minister Mr. Barnes conducted the funeral services. Interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery.
The deceased had been farming east of Oroville for some years and is highly spoken of by all who knew him in life as an industrious, reliable and upright citizen. He was born August 25, 1865 at Covington, Ky., and hence was 54 years, 11 months, and 16 days of age. He left home at the age of 13, coming west and has always provided for himself from those tender years. He has no relatives in the west, but a large number of friends who will regret to learn of his death. He was married to Miss Anna Woods, at Davenport, Wash., November 4, 1912, she coming out from the east to join him. They moved to Portland, Oregon, and came to Okanogan county from that city.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - July 18, 1919

Bertrand Clark  Added 07/18/09
Child Fatally Burned
Clothing Ignited by a Match - Dies Within Few Hours
Bertrand Clark, the four-year old child of J. B. Clark, while at play Tuesday forenoon, ignited his clothing and was so severely burned that he died at 4:30 in the afternoon.
Little Bertrand had a temporary home with Mr. and Mrs. N. A. McPhee of whom he was a nephew. Tuesday forenoon, while Mrs. McPhee was making a neighborly call on Mrs. Williams, who was ill, the boys, Bertrand and their own son, Byron, who are of about the same age, were left at their play in the house. In some unaccountable way Bertrand obtained a match, and despite his playmate's warning to throw it away the innocent little chap lighted it and got in near his clothing about his breast. Both little fellows ran, screaming, out the door, the burning child towards the blacksmith shop and Byron for his mother. Mr. McPhee reached the child as quick as possible and smothered the flames immediately, but to no avail, as the outer skin had been frightfully burned on nearly two-thirds of the child's body. Medical assistance could do nothing more than to mitigate the pitiful catastrophe, and the child never recovered consciousness, in a great measure probably detracting from the awful suffering the unfortunate child must have endured before relieved by death.
J. B. Clark, the child's father, was notified by wire at Spokane, and he sent instructions to hold the body until he arrived. He was expected to reach here last evening. It is understood the remains will be taken outside for burial.
Take comfort, Christians, When your friends in Jesus fall asleep,
Their better being never ends, Why then, dejected weep?,
As Jesus died and arose again, Victorious from the dead
So his disciples arrive and reign, With the triumphant Head"
- A friend
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - January 29, 1904

James D. Cloninger  Added 7/14/06
James D. Cloninger, Native Son, Is Dead
Jas. D. Cloninger, who was one of the first white children born in the county, died at the Okanogan hospital Tuesday morning from intestinal cancer.
Mr. Cloninger was born April 17, 1890, in Spring Coulee, so was 32 years of age at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife and two small sons, besides a half brother and half sister and his father, J. C. Cloninger of Richland, Wash.
The deceased had been farming a homestead on the reservation for many years, having spent most of his life in this county. He had undergone an operation for appendicitis on Saturday when the cancers were discovered. After the operation it was said that there was practically no hope for his recovery.
Six weeks ago he was sick with what was believed to be a light attack of typhoid fever. He had recovered from that attack and said he was feeling much better until recently when he became ill with what was diagnosed as appendicitis.
Funeral services wil be conducted at 11 a. m. in the Methodist church by Rev. G. E. James, Wednesday.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 19, 1922

Jack Cobey  Added 07/10/10
Death of Jack Cobey
The Republic News-Miner gives the following account of the death of one of Okanogan county's earliest settlers:
"John Cobey of Aeneas valley, Okanogan county, died at the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane on July 13, 1920, his death resulting from an operation. The remains were buried in the Republic cemetery Sunday, July 18.
"Mr. Cobey was one of the oldest residents of the Aeneas valley country, coming there over thirty-six years ago and engaging in the stock raising business. He has a host of friends throughout that country and also in Republic where he has done business for many years. To know him was to like him and he numbered his friends by his acquaintances, for he was generous, whole hearted, charitable, patriotic and good to everyone. Mr. Cobey lived the greater part of his life in the northwest, and when the Northern Pacific railway built into this part of the country, he had a contract for grading a part of that line. He was a successful business man, owning some of the most valuable land in the Aeneas valley.
"Many of his neighbors attended the funeral services at the grave, some of them acting as pall bearers, together with Republic friends.
"He leaves to mourn his loss a wife. There were no children."
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 21, 1920

Mrs. J. R. Cochrell  Added 7/14/06
Mrs. J. R. Cochrell Passes At Home Of Son Near Here
Mrs. J. R. Cochrell, 68 years old, living on the Soap Lake road about six miles from Okanogan, died Saturday morning after a brief illness. The body was removed to Okanogan Saturday afternoon, and now lies in the Yarwood Undertaking parlor pending shipment to Portland for cremation. J. R. Cochrell will leave Wednesday morning with the body.
The Cochrells moved here about five years ago, when the reservation was first opened. Mrs. Cochrell had been a very active woman nearly up to the time of her death. She was taken ill two days before Christmas.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 31, 1922

G. W. Coffee  Added 04/20/07
William H. Isaac And G. W. Coffee Called By Death.
G. W. Coffee.
G. W. Coffee had been a sufferer from dropsy for some time, and at 8:30 o'clock on the 22nd inst. was called. Deceased was born November 11, 1854, and was therefore 59 years and 6 months old at the time of his death. He was a native of Caldwell county, North Carolina. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Jane Icenhower, and to them were born eight children, seven of whom survive, besides the widow. The sons and daughters who mourn his death are: Mrs. L. L. Cook, Mrs. Chas. Herald, Mrs. Walter Cook, Joseph and Larken Coffee of Okanogan; and Mrs. W. T. Robbins of Omak; and Mrs. H. Cook of Virginia.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church in this city to which organization deceased belonged, and interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery. Rev. Mikel of Brewster had charge of the services.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 19, 1914

Merritt R. Cogdill  Added 04/20/07
Rancher Is Killed.
An unfortunate accident occurred Tuesday afternoon which resulted in the death of Merritt R. Cogdill, a rancher, 60 years of age, who for some time has resided on Happy Hill. Mr. Cogdill was hauling a load of grain hay when the horses which he was driving became frightened and ran away, throwing him out. The wheels of the heavily loaded wagon passed over his body, crushing him badly. He lived only a few minutes after the accident. His body was brought to Okanogan and interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery. Services were held at the home by Rev. J. W. Wright of this place. Mr. Cogdill was born April 29, 1853, in North Carolina, and leaves a wife and several children.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - August 15, 1913

Robert T. Cogdill  Added 7/26/06
Taylor Cogdill Is Accidentally Killed
Meets Death by Electrocution While Mending Broken Cross-Arm of Power Line.
Contact with a wire belonging to the Okanogan Valley Power Company on Boston Heights, carrying 2,200 volts, at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon instantly killed Robert Taylor Cogdill, 36 years old, foreman of the lower camp of the Boston-Okanogan Apple Company.
Cogdill was electrocuted when he attempted to repair a cross-arm on a pole. He was returning from his days work with Bascom Key, a fellow-employe, noticed the condition of the cross-arm and climbed the pole with a hammer to repair it. Key, who was watching from below, said that Cogdill was just reaching out to the end of the cross-arm when he tumbled from the pole. It is thought that either the man's foot or hand came in contact with the high tension wire. He was slightly burned.
Drs. Dewey and West were called and made a hurried trip to the Heights and labored for two hours in an endeavor to resuscitate the unfortunate man, but their efforts were entirely unavailing.
Cogdill is survived by his wife, who resides on Boston Heights, and by one child. Funeral services were held in the Baptist church in Okanogan, Thursday afternoon, Rev. C. S. Treadwell reading the service. Funeral services were in charge of the local lodge of Odd Fellows.
Robert Taylor Cogdill was born in Sevier county Tennessee, and came to Okanogan in 1904. He was married to Miss Bertha Cloninger in 1910, and was the father of two young boys, one of whom died last fall. He is survived by his wife and young son, father and mother and two brother living here, two brothers and a sister living in North Carolina.
Deceased was an active member of the Okanogan Baptist church and also an Odd Fellow, holding membership in Nagonago lodge of this city. The funeral was conducted under the auspices of the local lodge.
The aged father and mother of deceased recently arrived here from the east to make their home with their son.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 6, 1922

Amanda Cole  Added 9/15/06
Pioneer Woman Of Okanogan Goes To Reward
Thursday afternoon last saw the passing of Mrs. Amanda Ann Ayers Cole, one of the pioneer women of this place. Mrs. Cole had been an invalid for some seven years, when she was stricken with partial paralysis. The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at the Yarwood undertaking parlors, Rev. David Brown performing the ceremony. Interment was made in the pioneer Clover cemetery alongside the remains of her husband, who passed beyond many years ago.
Amanda Ann Ayers was born at Fillmore, Mo., in 1846, and was therefore 74 years of age at the time of her death. At the age of eighteen she married Samuel A. Cole. The couple moved to this place in 1889 and located on a homestead a short distance up Salmon Creek from the present town of Okanogan, the place now owned by E. R. Copple.
The following year a terrible tragedy occurred to darken the home of the pioneer family when the husband and father was wantonly murdered by two Indians while camped at what has since been known as "Cole's Spring" on the reservation some twenty miles southeast of here. Mr. Cole had been on a freighting expedition to Spokane, as all freight was then brought overland by wagon. He camped for the night at the springs and while eating his camp supper was surprised by two Indians and killed. Both these Indians later paid supreme penalty for their crime. Cole's body was later found and buried in the Clover cemetery several miles west of town, the old burying ground of this section where many pioneers have been laid to rest.
The burden of raising the big family of young children which thereupon fell to the lot of Mrs. Cole was taken up with fortitude and successfully carried through. She was known far and wide among the early settlers of the valley as a woman of kind and generous disposition and always ready to lend a hand or a kind word in time of sickness or sorrow.
Deceased was the mother of nine children, six of whom survive: Fred, Edward, Ellis, Holmes, Mrs. Charles Lowrey and Mrs. Charley Woody.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - June 22, 1920

William Collingwood  Added 8/16/06
Apple Harvester Dies
Wm. Collingwood, who with his wife and little son, have been assisting Lillywhite & Dartnell with the apple harvest on the Pogue orchard west of town, died Sunday.
Mr. Collingwood was taken ill of typhoid last week Wednesday and complications set in which hastened his demise. This is the second season this family has been employed here during the apple harvest, their home being at Vashon Island.
Interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery Monday.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - October 12, 1922

Rose E. Collins  Added 01/25/07
Early Pioneer Passes Following Extended Illness
Rose E. Collins, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 1964.
She was born December 10, 1872, in Washington C. H., Iowa. She married Marion M. Collins in 1914. She preceded her in death in 1937.
Survivors include her son Bernard; two step-sons, Harvey and David; two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Funeral service was conducted Monday, May 25 at the Barnes Chapel. Interment was in the Riverview cemetery.
Abstracted from the original - The Oroville Gazette - Oroville, Washington - May 28, 1964
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

Ella Colvin  Added 6/30/06
Mrs. Will Colvin Called By Death
Ella Colvin, wife of William Colvin, who lives a short distance west of Okanogan, died Monday in the Okanogan General Hospital at the age of 49. Mrs. Colvin was taken seriously ill after a visit in Brewster with a number of sister Rebekahs, where she helped put on some lodge work.
Funeral services have not yet been completely arranged. The Rebekahs and Odd Fellows, however, will have charge of the services. Mrs. and Mrs. Bowne of Salem, Ore., have been notified, and will be here for the funeral. Mrs. Bowne is a sister of Mrs. Colvin.
Mrs. Colvin is survived by the following children, besides other relatives: Herbert, Russell and William, the last boy being about eight years old; and a sister Edna.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 23, 1922

Ira Colyar  Added 06/06/07
Ira Colyar, who lives on the Herrmann homestead just north of town, died Thursday morning of heart trouble. He had been suffering for some days previously from pains in the vicinity of the heart. His death occurred about 8 o'clock in the morning.
The funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a son from Missouri.
Mr. Colyar came here a year ago from Missouri with his family. He was a farmer by profession and a man of very high standing in the community.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 2, 1916

Ira Colyar Buried.
The funeral of Ira Colyar was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock under the direction of Undertaker Ed. Yarwood, Rev. R. Tweed of the Presbyterian church conducting the religious exercises. Interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery. Mr. Colyar died Thursday morning last of heart failure after a brief illness, and the funeral was held up pending the arrival of a son from Fairbury, Neb., G. W. Colyar, who reached Okanogan last night.
Ira Colyar was born in Clayton City, Iowa, September 11, 1856. At the age of 20 he went to De Kalb county, Missouri, and in 1880 was united in marriage to Miss Winnie Crawford. To this union were born nine children, one daughter and eight sons, two of the sons dying in infancy. One year ago, December 1, 1915, he came to Okanogan with his family and engaged in farming.
The surviving relatives are: His wife, Mrs. Winnie Crawford; daughter, Mrs. C. E. Gartin, of Darlington, Mo.; six sons, L. R. Colyar of Denver, Colo.; G. W. Colyar of Fairbury, Neb., C. J., J. V., R. E. and A. L. Colyar of Okanogan.
During Mr. Colyar's short residence in this locality he made many friends and was held in the highest esteem for his integrity and industry, and his grief-stricken relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 5, 1916

F. Vinton Cooper  Added 01/02/11
F. Vinton Cooper Dead.
Those of Okanogan county who met F. Vinton Cooper, the blind phrenologist, on his trips through this valley, will be interested in the following clipping from last week's issue of the Chelan Leader:
"Mrs. James P. Flick received word last week of the death of two of her uncles, C. V. Cooper and F. V. Cooper, both of Portland. The former died on October 12. The latter had returned from attending the funeral of his brother and died a short time afterwards of heart failure. F. V. Cooper, known to old settlers as the blind phrenologist, often visited here with his brother Gus, whom Cooper Valley was named after. Mrs. Navarre is a sister of the Cooper brothers."
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - November 1, 1921

Josephine Coopman
Mrs. Coopman Passes
Mrs. Josephine Coopman died Sunday morning, August 13, at her orchard home at the north edge of town.
Josephine Heilmayer was born March 18th, 1856, in Austria, being married to Lucien Coopman in 1879 at Antwerp, Belgium. They later came to Chicago that same year, later settling at Ashland, Wis. From here they moved to the Black Hills of South Dakota where Mr. Coopman died in 1898.
Mrs. Coopman, and her only son, Charles, moved to Omak six years ago and have made their home here since that time.
Funeral services were conducted by Father Tritz at the Okanogan Undertaking Parlors Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., interment being made in the Okanogan cemetery.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - August 17, 1922

Octave Corrigan  Added 9/30/06
Octave Corrigan Passes
Word reached town Thursday morning of the death at St. Mary's Mission hospital on Wednesday of Octave Corrigan.
Mr. Corrigan was one of the earliest white settler in the Omak community and has made his home here continuously. Besides homesteading near town, Mr. Corrigan ran a store at the Mission for a number of years and removed to Omak when the Government townsite was opened at this station in 1916.
Besides owning considerable property in the townsite, Mr. Corrigan has maintained a general store there until his health broke about a year ago.
Funeral services were conducted at the Mission Thursday morning by Father Caldi and interment made at the Mission cemetery. All of the old Omak friends who could do so attended the last rites for the sturdy pioneer.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - August 26, 1921

Ella Couche  Added 06/04/10
Death of Mrs. Couche
The death of Mrs. J. B. Couche, wife of a well known Methow valley physician now serving in the army, is reported from Denver. Mrs. Couche left last week from Twisp to join her husband at a military camp in Texas and was taken ill with the flu at Denver, where she died after a brief sickness. She was accompanied by her three small children.
Capt. Couche was given a furlough by the war department and left for Denver upon receipt of the news of his wife's death. He has started for England with the body where it will be interred at their old home.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 18, 1919

Charlotte M. Couse  Added 6/30/06
Death Of Mrs. W. H. Couse
Mrs. Charlotte M. Couse, wife of W.H. Couse, living in Horse Springs coulee, died very suddenly in the Oroville General hospital Saturday morning. Mrs. Couse had been in the hospital for several days under treatment for rheumatism, but had so far recovered that she intended returning to her home Monday. She was able to be up and around and to all appearances was well on the road to recovery. Saturday morning she went to the bath room. Upon her return to her room the nurse noticed that she was quite pale and seemed to be falling. She helped Mrs. Couse to the bed and she died almost instantly upon lying down. The remains were taken to Loomis Monday and interment was in Mountain View cemetery, a large number of friends of the deceased and family being present.
The deceased was the eldest daughter of W.P. Burbury, a pioneer farmer of the Loomis neighborhood, and was born in England, May 24, 1879. Eight years ago she was married to W.H. Couse an old and well known resident of Horse Springs coulee. She leaves a husband, a son seven years of age, a father and a number of relatives to mourn her death.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - December 7, 1917
Submitted by Dorothy Petry

Lydia J. Crandall  Added 5/14/06
Mrs. W. H. Crandall died at the family home in the south part of town Monday. The deceased had been a sufferer from bronchitis and asthma for a number of years. The funeral took place Thursday from the M. E. church, Rev. H. M. Course officiating.
Mrs. Crandall's maiden name was Lydia J. Sprague. She was born in New York, December 11, 1843, and was married in September, 1866. She was a member of the Adventist church for 20 years. She leaves a husband and six children to mourn her loss. A son, Daniel Crandall, and wife came from Newport to attend the funeral, as did a daughter, Mrs. Ada Stromgen and husband from Okanogan.

The undersigned desires to take this method of extending the heartfelt thanks of himself and family to the kind friends and neighbors for their aid and sympathy during the hour of their sad berevement.
W.H. Crandall
Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - February 4, 1910

Robert L. Crowder  Added 12/15/07
Omak - Robert L. "Bob" Crowder, 81, of Omak died Thursday, April 8, 1999 at Valley Care Center in Okanogan.
He was born on Sept. 10, 1917 to Clarence and Maggie (Smoot) Crowder at Luxora, Arkansas. He grew up in Arkansas and moved to Okanogan in 1934.
Bob married Eloise Brown at Okanogan on Jan. 17, 1944. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during W.W. II.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise, of Omak; one son and two daughters; one sister; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters and three brothers.
Precht-Harrison is in charge of arrangements.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - April 12, 1999
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

William Culberson  Added 04/20/07
Death Takes Two Pioneer Settlers
John W. Raye and Wm. Culberson Called.
Former Buried Saturday and Latter Yesterday in the Okanogan Cemetery.
William Culberson.
Wednesday evening of this week death relieved the sufferings of William Culberson, who had been bedfast for some time with a cancer. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, the services being conducted by Rev. Fred J. Hart and the funeral in charge of Undertaker R. F. McCampbell.
William Culberson was born in Fayette county, Ohio, December 24, 1848, and died December 2, 1913, aged 64 years, 11 months and 22 days. In early manhood he moved to Oklahoma, residing there until 1902, since which time he has lived in the Okanogan valley. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, five daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hayes, of Ohio; Mrs. Ida May McDonnell, Mrs. O. E. Cooper, Etta May and Edna Louise; six sons, Elzie, Harvey and Samuel, of Ohio; Alexander, of Kansas; B. Lee and William M., of Okanogan.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 5, 1913

Sarah J. Cumbo  Added 07/18/09
Death in Pioneer Family
Died - Tuesday morning, March 12, 1907, of pneumonia with complications, Mrs. Sarah J. Cumbo, wife of W. F. Cumbo, aged 41 years.
The sudden death of Mrs. Cumbo Tuesday morning, as the news passed around the community, caused the most profound sorrow. The mother of a family of nine children, a pioneer and much loved, sympathy and sorrow was expressed in every heart that realized the sad and untimely death of the loving mother, the faithful wife and the good neighbor. It was not generally known until Monday that Mrs. Cumbo was seriously ill, and the announcement of her death Tuesday morning came as a great shock.
Deceased is survived by a husband and nine children, the youngest being three years of age, all of whom are heart broken with the loss of their beloved. Their grief was a pitiful sight, and every heart swelled, and every eye was tearful for the grief of the bereaved family.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock from the Christian church of this place, Rev. Singer, of Winthrop, preaching the funeral service, which was a glowing tribute to the deceased, and closely attended by the large audience that well filled the church. Following the minister's remarks, friends passed in review of the remains, and the large concourse proceeded on to the Beaver Creek cemetery, where burial was made under the rites of the Women of Woodcraft, of which order deceased was a honored member and Past Guardian Neighbor. The pall bearers were selected from the Woodsmen, being neighbors H. H. Mc Neil, P. L. Filer, S. B. Valentine, George Madden, A. H. Crandall and H. E. Marble. The floral offerings were profuse, the beautiful casket being covered with cut flowers, conspicuous among which was a handsome wreath from Twisp Circle, W.O.W. and at the grave each member took from their breast a small bouquet, tied with the circle colors, and tenderly placed them upon the casket of their departed member. The extent of the funeral cortege was a last mark of esteem paid by friends to the departed.
Mrs. Sarah Cumbo was born in Milton, Oregon in 1866, where she lived with her parents until in the 80's, removing to Kittitas county. In 1888 she was united in marriage to W. F. Cumbo, and the wedded couple took up their home, full of life and hope, in the Methow valley, settling on the homestead which the family still reside upon. To the union were born a family of ten children, all but one of whom survive their mother. The life of the departed was replete with good deeds; she was loved by all who knew her and her loss will be irreparable to her children and the sorrowing husband, and a loss to the community of one of its truest women.
Vocal music at the church and cemetery was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mrs. L. B. Derby and daughter, Miss Maud, and Messrs. Chas. Lehman and J. K. Valentine.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - March 15, 1907

Hubert P. Cushen  Added 07/18/09
Hubert Pitt Cushen, aged two years and fifteen days infant son of Leonard and Elizabeth Cushen, died of measles September 2 at his parent's home, two and one half miles south of Twisp. Many friends will long remember the familiar sight of little Hubert and his sister Etta, playing among the flowers in front of this vine clad cottage home, with a smile and cheerful greeting for each passerby. He is laid to rest in the family lot in Beaver Creek cemetery. Rev. Wm. Beach read the beautiful burial service of the Methodist church and offered prayer, the little grave was literally covered with flowers.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - September 11, 1908

Mrs. M. E. Cushen  Added 05/23/07
Mrs. Cushen Dead.
Mrs. M. E. Cushen died at the home of her son in Pleasant Valley, Saturday morning, after an illness of over a year. Tuberculosis was the cause of her death. Deceased had been one of the pioneers of Okanogan county, having settled with her husband in the Methow valley, near Twisp, about twenty-nine years ago, and has been a resident of that vicinity the greater portion of the time since. Her husband died about six years ago, and she has been living on her ranch by herself up till last fall when her condition became such that she had to be removed to the home of her son, L. C. Cushen, where she remained until the time of her death. She was 69 years and 10 months old at the time of her demise and leaves two sons, Hubert, who now resides in Alberta, and Leonard C. of Pleasant Valley. Funeral services were held at the Okanogan cemetery where the remains were interred, Rev. Hawk of the M. E. church officiating.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - March 9, 1915


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