Obituaries L

Okanogan County, Washington

Surnames L

LADD, Emily
LAMB, Christine
LAMB, Thomas L.
LARREAU, Rozetta
LEADER, Joseph E.
LEASE, James R.
LEHMAN, Melvin C.
LEWIS, Charles H.
LEWIS, Mary A.
LIKINS, William E.
LINDNER, Johannah
LOBDELL, Willis P.
LOE, Ole P.
LONG, Effie M.
LOVEJOY, Charles J.
LUTHER, Asaph C.
LYNCH, Minnie M.

Emily Ladd
Mrs. Emily Ladd Dies
Mrs. Emily Ladd died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. Quackenbush, in Okanogan. Death came very shortly after her return to her daughter's home from a visit in Grant's Pass, Oregon. A private funeral service was conducted by Rev. Herman R. Page at the Okanogan undertaking parlor Monday evening and Tuesday morning the body was shipped to Muskegon, Mich., accompanied by a son of deceased, Bert Ladd. Interment will be made at her old home at Muskegon.
Mrs. Ladd was 71 years of age and was born in New York state. There she married Burrell W. Ladd, a photographer, and moved to Detroit where they lived until 1892, when they located at Muskegon, which was their home until about a year ago when the husband died.
Deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Quackenbush of Okanogan; a son George of Omak; and sons Charley and Bert of Muskegon, and Harry of St. Louis.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - April 2, 1920

W. C. Laizure
After two days of severe illness, W. C. Laizure passed away quietly at one o'clock Friday morning, October 29. He was born July 15, 1847, at Cadiz, Ohio. At the age of 16, he enlisted as a volunteer in Co. K, 170th Regiment of the Ohio National Guard. He was discharged from the army in 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
In his early manhood, he united with the Methodist Episcopal church and was always loyal to his faith.
May 5, 1875, he was united in marriage with Mary V. McKeever, of Hendrysburg, Penn. To this union were born four children: one daughter, who in infancy preceded her father to the better land, and three sons, who remain to mourn the departure of their devoted father.
The sons are Clyde M. Laizure mining engineer, Redding, California; Dallas C. Laizure, Lieutenant Commander on the battleship Florida; and Jerome Laizure, in the aerial mail service at Reno, Nevada.
Besides the bereaved wife, the subject of this sketch is mourned by three sisters, Mrs. Hedington, of Frankfort, Kansas; Mrs. Wood of Cadiz, Ohio; Mrs. Scott, of Grangeville, Penn.; and one brother, C. H. Laizure, of Omak.
This is the first death in thirty-three years of those born to the Laizure name in this immediate family.
The funeral service was conducted at Okanogan, Sunday, 3 p.m., by Revs. C. J. Boppell and David Brown, the veterans of the G. A. R. and the American Legion in attendance. The body was taken to Fargo, N. D., to be interred beside the infant daughter. The widow was accompanied by Mrs. C. H. Laizure and was to be met in Fargo by her son, Lieut. Com. Dallas C. Laizure. The boys of the American Legion again turned out Monday morning as a guard of honor to escort the body to the train.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - November 5, 1920

Christine Lamb  Added 12/15/07
Christine Lamb, 89, a longtime resident of Omak, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at her home with family around her, following a brief illness.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1911, at Cooney, Arkansas to Houston and Ella (Badeggt) Riggan. She grew up in the Leola area in Arkansas and attended schools there. She married Thomas L. Lamb on June 18, 1932, at Leola. They made their home there until 1945, when they moved to Omak. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons and one daughter; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 25, 1995, two sisters and four brothers.
Funeral services will be held at the Precht-Harrison Chapel on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Randy Cleveland officiating. Burial will be in the Okanogan Valley Memorial Gardens.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - November 21, 2000
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

Thomas L. Lamb  Added 12/15/07
Omak - Thomas Lea Lamb, 84, of Omak, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 1995, at Valley Care Center, in Okanogan.
He was born Jan. 18, 1911, to Thomas B. and Lula Lea (Reid) Lamb at Leola, Ark., where he attended school.
He married Christine Riggan on June 18, 1932, at Sheridan, Ark.
Mr. Lamb worked for International Paper Co., Alcoa and U.S. Rubber Co. He and his family moved to Omak in 1945, where he worked for Biles-Coleman Lumber Co. He retired as foreman of the powerhouse in 1972.
Mr. Lamb had been a member of the Leola Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of Omak; two sons, one daughter, one brother, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Precht-Harrison Chapel, Omak.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - November 28, 1995
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

John T. Lankford Added 9/15/06
In Memoriam
Died, at his home in Molson, Washington, Monday morning, May 2, 1815, John T. Lankford, aged 70 years, 1 month and 6 days. The cause of his death was chronic nephritis.
Uncle John, as he was familiarly called, had been a sufferer from partial paralysis for three years prior to his death and bore his affliction with great fortitude.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Wednesday morning. Rev. J. B. Schneider officiated and paid a beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, the offerings of friends.
Deceased was born in Davis county, Missouri, where he grew to manhood and followed farming successfully for many years. He moved to the State of Washington in 1909, locating at Spokane. In 1910, he came to Molson where he resided until the time for his demise.
He was highly esteemed by all who knew him for his kindly, genial ways. Before being stricken with paralysis he was a model of industry and has always been strictly upright in all his dealings with his fellow men, and commanded the confidence and respect of all.
He is survived by his wife (Aunt Kate) who has the simpathy of the entire community.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - May 7, 1915

Nora F. Larrabee  Added 04/30/07
Mrs. Larrabee Dead.
The death of Mrs. Nora F. Larrabee occurred, Tuesday, August 12, at her home in this city after an illness of several months. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, Thursday afternoon, Rev. Fred J. Hart officiating both at the church and at the Okanogan cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. The deceased was born in Hamburg, Iowa, November 16, 1876, and for the past few years has been a resident of this city. A husband, B. F. Larrabee, and one son, Merritt D., survive to mourn her loss.
Mr. McCann, Mrs. Larrabee' father, and Mrs. Bonner, her sister, were present from abroad.
The Odd Fellows turned out in a body, marching to the church.
Mesdames Beck and McKee, and Messrs. Marc Thomas and Frank Graham officiated as choir at the church and cemetery.
Mrs. Larrabee was loved and esteemed by all who knew her and the Independent joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - August 15, 1913

Rozetta Larreau  Added 01/02/11
Miss Rozetta Larreau Died of Bullet Wound
Brief mention was made in these columns last issue of the accidental wounding of Miss Rozetta Larreau, a young lady well known here. Saturday's Spokesman-Review announced that the wound resulted in her death. Miss Larreau formerly lived with the Wm. Baines family of this city and she and Miss Ethel Baines were classmates together in the nursing course at Sacred Heart Hospital in Spokane, where her death occurred. The Spokane paper gives the following account of the young lady's death: Accidentally shot with a gift revolver which was discharged when in her own hands, Miss Rosetta Larreau, a graduate nurse, is dying at the Sacred Heart hospital notwithstanding transfusions of blood given by classmates.
The accident happened Thursday afternoon at the residence of Z. A. Pfile, E 17 Eighth avenue, where Miss Larrreau resided. From what could be learned last night she was hurrying to meet another nurse to go down town. She picked up the revolver and ran a cloth over it to clean it when it exploded. Miss Larreau then ran screaming into the hallway and told Miss Dodd, another nurse, that she was shot.
Dr. E. E. Jennings, who was called, hurried her to the hospital, where he and Dr. H. P. Marshall attempted to stop the flow of blood. An operation disclosed that the bullet entered the abdomen, passed through the liver and after glancing from a dorsal vertebra passed out at the side and went through an arm.
It was found Miss Larreau was bleeding to death from the injury to her liver and nurses volunteered to give blood to prolong her life. Miss Margaret Clark, a graduate nurse, gave half a pint of blood. When Miss Larreau become feebler yesterday, a half pint of blood from Miss Tuschoff, another nurse, was transsfused. It was believed late lasts night that Miss Larreau could live but a few hours.
Nurses recalled last night that Miss Larreau had recently exhibited the pearl handled revolver to them. She was warned that a revolver was dangerous, but she explained that she had had experience with firearms and was not afraid of it.
Mrs. N. Hamilton, mother of Miss Larreau, who resides at Steilacoom, reached Spokane Yesterday. A brother at Tacoma is on his way here.
Miss Larreau is 22 years old and was graduated from the Sacred Heart a year ago.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 26, 1921

Joseph E. Leader  Added 10/31/06
Joseph E. Leader, Early Okanogan Settler, is Dead
Joseph E. Leader, state and county pioneer, whose residence in Okanogan county dates back to 1891 died at the Oroville hospital at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. Although in failing health for several years, Mr. Leader was able to conduct his business here until last month, when he went to Oroville for hospital care.
Coming to Okanogan county in 1891, J. E. Leader taught school in the Methow, and shortly after took up a homestead in Pleasant Valley. Leader Lake, the present reservoir of the Pleasant Valley Irrigation & Power Company, was part of the Leader homestead. Upon disposing of that property to permit its use for storing water, Mr. Leader took an irrigated tract under the irrigation project, which he retained for several years.
Later, about ten years ago, he became town clerk of Okanogan and then engaged in the haberdashery business, which he continued until his death.
J. E. Leader was born July 14th, 1859, and was therefore in his sixty-second year. His birth place was West Moncton, Ont., where his aged mother, Mrs. M. A. Leader, still lives. His only child, Bert Leader, lives in Pleasant Valley. Dr. Henry T. Leader, a brother, resides at Plattsville, Ont., and a sister, Mrs. Sarah E. Phillips, is a resident of Minnesota. Other sisters live in Michigan. Dr. A. H. Jensen, a Spokane dentist, is a nephew of the deceased by marriage.
In early life, Mr. Leader studied to become a physician, but did not complete a medical course. He attended a normal school at London, Ont., and later engaged in the life insurance business in Ontario.
At the age of 21, he migrated to California, and spent several years in California and New Mexico. While in the south he became intimately acquainted with Milton S. Storey, who died at Winthrop last September, and the two men were life long friends.
Storey and Leader came to Whatcom county and located at Sumas in 1888. Leader is said to have made and lost a small fortune at Sumas, where he was in the real estate business. Soon after coming to this state, he started the Nooksack Reporter at Nooksack, which was sold to J. Hannum Jones, one of the best known pioneer newspaper men of the state, now deceased.
Continuing their friendship, Storey and Leader came to Okanogan county together in the spring of 1891 and settled in the Methow. A year or so later Leader took up his residence in Pleasant Valley.
When he first came to this county Mr. Leader taught school in the Methow and later taught at various places in the county. He also served as county superintendent of schools when this county included territory now comprising Chelan and Ferry counties. He served the county at other time as deputy assessor, and was a candidate for auditor in 1910.
During his city residence Mr. Leader has always taken particular interest in the welfare of Okanogan and contributed his full share in time and money to civic affairs. In war work Mr. Leader was conspicuous for his upstanding Americanism, showing his patriotism in many ways. He was one of the first to serve as a Four Minute Man.
The funeral will be held this (Saturday) afternoon at the Yarwood undertaking parlors in this city at 1 o'clock. Deceased was a member of Wenatchee lodge of Elks and local brothers of that fraternity will act as pallbearers and have charge of the funeral arrangements.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 29, 1921

James R. Lease  Added 01/02/11
James R. Lease Is Victim of Accidental Shooting Saturday
While carrying a shotgun on a mowing machine, James R. Lease of the Upper Pine creek district, accidently discharged the gun and was killed Saturday afternoon. Lease was 26 years of age, and leaves a widow and three children, the youngest born a month ago. He is survived by three brothers and four sisters who reside in different parts of Eastern Washington, and his mother who lives in North Dakota.
Lease had the gun for the purpose of shooting ground hogs as he saw them during his work. According to his brother, C. A. Lease, he had shot before during the day, once a half hour before the fatal shot. C. A. Lease heard a cry and hurried to his brother, and found that the charge of the gun had struck him in the side, and evidently had severed arteries. The young man died in twenty minutes. His only statement of the occurrence was that the gun slipped.
The Lease ranch is located in the North Pine Creek section, about three miles above the Pat Miller school house.
Undertaker Ed. Yarwood of Okanogan was called to prepare the body for burial, and funeral services were held from the home Sunday after noon. The services were conducted by Rev. Graham of Riverside and burial was in the Riverside cemetery. The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - June 28, 1921

John O. LeCornu  Added 4/30/06
Death of John O. LeCornu
John Owens LeCornu, second son of John and Nancy E. LeCornu, was born May 28, 1866, and died April 2, 1915. He was married to Helena Barnett in 1888, who passed away in a few years, leaving one daughter, Eva, now of Los Angles, California, who was with him at the time of his death. In December, 1900, he was married to Lula Belle Ferguson, who survives him.
He came to the Methow Valley nine years ago and settled at Winthrop, moving to Pateros three years ago.
Besides the wife and daughter he is survived by his aged father, who was with him the last week. Two brothers and two sisters also are called to mourn his loss.
The remains were taken to Walla Walla for burial and were accompanied by the wife, father and daughter.--Reporter, Pateros.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - April 15, 1915

Melvin C. Lehman  Added 07/25/09
Melvin Carlysle, aged two years, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Lehman, died Sunday morning, January 7, at 6 o'clock, after a brief illness with croup. The little fellow became critically ill Saturday night, when both the doctors were summoned, but there seemed to be nothing possible that would save the little one's life. Melvin Carlysle was born October 28, 1909. He was a bright little boy, and had acquired a host of friends, who are deeply grieved at his untimely death, and whose sympathy for the parents in the loss of their baby is heartfelt.
The funeral was held Monday at 11 o'clock from the Church of Christ, Evangelist Pool conducting the services. Four little girls acted as pallbearers. There was a profusion of floral offerings, and the large church was well filled with friends. A long procession followed the remains to Beaver creek cemetery, where interment was made.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - January 12, 1912

William Leitritc  Added 04/30/07
Young William Leitritc Meets Untimely Death
William Leitritc, a young man 22 years of age, met death by drowning in the log pond at Capt. Chas. Bureau's sawmill on Little Loop Loop creek Monday evening last. The lad in company with a number of other boys was jumping about on the logs for amusement when he missed his footing and fell into the water. His efforts to extricate himself from the predicament were baffled by the logs on the surface and after a brief struggle he sank to the bottom in about 14 feet of water.
Charles Leitritc, father of the boy, and a number of the mill crew were within a stone's throw of the accident and responded promptly to the cries for help set up by the unfortunate lad's companions, but their efforts were of no avail as the boy had been under the water several minutes before they arrived. An effort was made to secure the body at once but it was necessary to open the gates of the dam and allow the water to run from the pond before the body could be located.
Undertakers Armstrong & McCampbell were summoned and brought the body to town Tuesday morning. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the undertaking parlors, Rev. Fred J. Hart officiating. Interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery.
Charles Leitritc, father of the drowned boy, is comparatively a new arrival here. He came to Okanogan this spring from near Spokane and purchased the Fred Heilenburg ranch and was joined by his son two weeks ago. Mrs. Leitritc, four sons and three daughters are living near Spokane and are expected to join Mr. Leitritc some time in the future.
The unfortunate occurrence was made doubly sad by the necessary absence of so many of the young man's close relatives, and happening also in practically a strange community. However, the people of the town and from the mill community showed their sympathy for the bereaved parent by attending the funeral, furnishing music, flowers, etc., and Mr. Leitritc desires to express through these columns his deep appreciated of the many courtesies extended.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - June 21, 1912

Betty A. Lemaster  Added 07/25/09
Died Sunday night, August 29, at the age of one year and 29 days, Betty Alice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah O. Lemaster, after an illness of four weeks.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the M. E. church in Twisp, which had been beautifully decorated for the occasion, Rev. I. B. Ricketts conducting the services. Interment was made in Beaver creek cemetery, a large concourse of sorrowing friends accompanying the mourners to the last resting place of their beloved one. The sorrowing parents and family are extended the deep sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - September 3, 1915

Edith Lenander  Added 01/02/11
Miss Lenander Dead.
The Spokane Chronicle of November 7, carried the following notice of Edith Lenander's death: "Edith Victoria Lenander, age 25 died last night at her home, N2608 Division street after an illness of ten months. Miss Lenander taught school in Okanogan county before her illness. She was graduated from North Central high school in 1916. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lenander, three brothers, Edward, Theodore and Albert and a sister Helen." Recently Judith and Ellen Anderson went to Spokane to visit her. Miss Lenander taught school here during the year 1919-1920. She also taught at Conconully together with her cousin, Judith. At Christmas time last year she left for her home in Spokane being taken ill while at Conconully.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - June 28, 1921

Charles H. Lewis  Added 4/30/06
Charles H. Lewis
Charles H. Lewis died at his ranch home north of Winthrop on Wednesday, September 16 and was interred in the beautiful Sullivan Cemetery Friday, September 18; services conducted by Rev. Ricketts, and Undertaker E. M. Thomas as Master of Ceremonies.
Mr. Lewis was born in New Jersey June 12, 1837; at the age of 18 he moved with his parents to Wisconsin, where he was married on November 27, 1862, to Miss Ann Eliza Steere, to which union were born two daughters, Mrs. Andy Hall, of Winthrop, and Mrs. W. K. Frazer, of Deadwood, S. D. They came west in 1908 and settled on the ranch in 1910, where he lived until his demise. He leaves to mourn him his wife, two daughters, four sisters and four grandchildren. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. The family has the deep sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
We wish to take this means to express our thanks and appreciation to the many kind acts and deeds by the neighbors and friends who assisted during the sickness and death of our husband and father; also for the beautiful floral offerings received.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - September 24, 1914

Mary A. Lewis  Added 5/29/06
Death of Mrs. Wm. E. Lewis
Loomis, Feb. 12--Mrs. William E. Lewis, affectionately known throughout this community as Grandma Lewis, died at her home last Friday. Mrs. Lewis, whose maiden name was Mary A. Stone, was born in Delaware county, N. Y., April 25, 1831. She married Mr. Lewis August 31, 1856, and came with him to the Okanogan country in July 1896. She is survived by her husband and three children, Walter Lewis, Mrs. Addie Smith and Mrs. Nettie A. Howe. The funeral service was held in the M. E. church, of which she was a life long and devout member, at 2 p.m., Sunday. Rev. Thompson conducted the service. A large concourse of sorrowing friends were present at the service to pay their last sad respects to the memory of the departed friend and neighbor. Mrs. Lewis led a life of quiet Christian service, and her kindly, gentle personality won for her the affection of all the members of the community in which she lived.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - February 14, 1913

William E. Likins  Added 10/17/07
W. E. Likins Dies.
William E. Likins, a resident of Bellingham for nearly twenty-five years, and a brother of Chief of Police John L. Likins and of C. T. Likins, of this city, died this morning at St. Joseph's hospital, of tuberculosis. The deceased entered the hospital exactly thirty days ago.
He is survived by his wife, who is living in Twisp; by two brothers, J. L. and C. T., both of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. R. J. O'Shea, of Seattle, and Mrs. Alice Armstrong, of Portland.
W. E. Likins was formerly engaged in the contracting business in Bellingham with his brother, J. L. Likins, but for the last several years has been interested in mining in Alaska. In the latter place, it is believed, he contracted, from exposure, the disease which finally led to his death.
W. E. Likins was a man highly respected in the community and his death has occasioned universal regret. His age was 53 years.---Bellingham Herald, March 28.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - April 7, 1911

Carrie L. Limbrick Added 9/15/06
Mrs. Carrie L. Hoover was born at West Point, Indiana, October 2, 1849, and died at Omak, Washington, February 4, 1920, aged 70 years, 4 months and 2 days.
On January 14, 1873, Miss Hoover became the bride of John Limbrick, the marriage taking place in Edgar county, Illinois. To this union was born two children, Mrs. Edith M. Fink, living at Omak, and Wm. Norton Limbrick of Tacoma, who passed from this life several years ago. Mrs. Limbrick was widowed in 1890 and has since made her home with her daughter in Omak.
Those left to mourn the loss of this estimable Christian lady and mother are Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fink and two children, of Omak, Mrs. Jennie Hawkins, Omak, Mrs. Dan Heaton, Wichita, Ks., M. Hoover, Veederburg, Ind., R. Hoover, La Fayette, Ind.
Funeral services were held at the family home at four o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. C. J. Boppell, of the Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a faithful member, officiating. The body was taken to Tacoma Friday for interment in the Mausoleum beside her son.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - February 6, 1920

Johannah Lindner  Added 12/28/06
Grandma Lindner Dead
Mrs. Johannah Lindner, familarly known as "Grandma Lindner," died from ailments incident to old age, Wednesday morning at 11:15 o'clock at the residence of Mrs. J. E. Lindner, near Havillah. She was 66 years, 7 months, and 8 days old at the time of her death. Her son, Ernest Lindner, had preceded her to the great beyond by just four weeks and four hours.
Grandma Lindner was highly respected by all who knew her and her many friends will hear with regret of her demise.
The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Havillah Luthern church, Rev. Heiner officiating, and burial took place at Havillah cemetery under direction of Undertaker V. G. Grove.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - December 15, 1916

Pearl Lindsley  Added 12/28/06
Died At Seattle
The following announcement taken from the Wenatchee World will be read with regret by many acquaintances of the deceased in this part of Okanogan county:
"Mrs. Pearl Lindsley, wife of L. D. Lindsley, died a nine o'clock Sunday night at Minor Hospital in Seattle, according to advices received today. The death was due to complications following the birth of an infant who also died last week.
Mrs. Lindsley was a sister of Mrs. John Isenhart of Wenatchee and daughter of William Miller, one of the pioneer residents of the Lake Chelan country. Word was received by members of the family Saturday that her life was despaired of and her father and Mr. and Mrs. John Isenhart and Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Isenhart left immediately for Seattle. Previously to her marriage she lived with her father in Wenatchee for twenty years. She has many acquaintances all the way from Wenatchee to Oroville. Following her marriage two years ago she has lived at Seattle.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 11, 1920

Willis P. Lobdell  Added 01/05/07
Willis P. Lobdell
Willis Phillip Lobdell, aged 31, died last night at the Haney home on Boston Heights. With other members of the Haney family, Mrs. Lobdell and young daughter, the deceased was taken sick sometime ago. From the first illness he partly recovered, but exposure brought on a relapse for both himself and Mrs. Lobdell, and for the past few days hope has been abandoned for the recovery of either.
In the case of Mr. Lobdell complications arose which baffled all effort to save him.
Mrs. Lobdell was not expected to live through the day. The young daughter and members of the Haney family have practically recovered.
Willis P. Lobdell was born in Waniwac, Wis. With his parents he came to this community about eleven years ago and settled on a homestead on Boston Heights. A large part of the past year he has been employed as mechanic and salesman by the B. A. Thayer Motor Company of this city.
His father and mother of Portland were present at his death.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 24, 1918

Ole P. Loe  Added 11/15/06
Ole Loe Dead
The many friends of Ole P. Loe were shocked to hear of his death from apoplexy, which occurred at his residence near Ninemile at about three o'clock last Sunday morning. He was apparently enjoying good health the day before his death and made no mention of illness. He retired at ten o'clock Saturday night, and at about a quarter of three Sunday morning Mrs. Loe was awakened by her husband who was sitting up in bed rubbing his left limbs, which were apparently paralyzed. On realizing his condition she telephoned to Dr. Tyler who immediately responded, arriving at three o'clock, only to find that Mr. Loe had died a few minutes before.
Ole Pauson Loe was born in Norway thirty-eight years ago and came to America in 1903. He first made his home at Greenwood, B. C. In 1905 he and his family came to the Molson country where he bought a grain ranch near Ninemile and has since resided. He was an industrious, upright citizen and highly regarded for his sterling honesty by all who knew him, and had a host of friends who will sadly miss him.
He is survived by his wife and son, Russell, two sisters, Mrs. E. N. Grubb of Oroville, and Mrs. I. I. Hinseth of Molson, and a brother, Peter Loe.
Funeral services were held in Molson at the M. E. church, Rev. C. A. Huff officiating. The remains were prepared for burial by Undertaker V. G. Grove and taken to Spokane Tuesday where burial took place at Greenwood cemetery. Mrs. Loe son and Mr. and Mrs. I. I. Hinseth and E. N. Grubb accompanied the remains and saw them laid in their last resting place.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - November 17, 1916

Effie M. Long  Added 11/15/06
Death Of Mrs. Effie M. Long.
Effie M. Long passed away September 20 at her home on Palmer mountain, after a lingering illness. She was born in Nebraska, July 31, 1874 and has been a member of the Adair family since she was seven years old.
Miss Long was well and favorably known both for her sterling character and her optimism through her great physical suffering. She was a devoted sister and a splendid neighbor. Miss Long was a member of the M. E. church of Loomis and was organist for a number of years. She was also a member of and Past Noble Grand of Mayflower Rebekah Lodge at Loomis. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Lister of Spokane, who was with her at her death; Mrs. Lillian Davis of Roseburg, Oregon, and three foster-brothers, George, Henry and Joe Adair of Loomis.
Interment was made in Mountain View cemetery, September 22, under the auspices of Mayflower Rebekrah lodge.
We, the undersigned, wish to express our sincere thanks to the kind friends and neighbors and especially to the Rebekahs for their help and sympathy during the illness and death of our dear sister, Effie.
Mrs. Sadie Lester
George Adair
Henry Adair
Joe Adair
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - September 29, 1922

Charles J. Lovejoy  Added 02/25/07
Death of a Pioneer.
The Conconully Record of the 18th inst chronicles the death of Colonel Charles J. Lovejoy, who expired on Wednesday, the 16th, at 7:30 a.m., after a lingering illness incidental to a complication of nervous and kidney disorders. Mr. Lovejoy has been a citizen of Okanogan county for about twenty years. He first settled in the town of Ruby, and was a resident and storekeeper there during the period of that mining camp's greatest prosperity. When the panic of 1893 wiped out the business of the town he suffered with the rest of its citizens, and closing out his store, located on a ranch about seven miles further down Salmon creek, where he remained, pursuing the peaceful work of farming for about eight years. Something over four years ago he came to Conconully, and has been a resident and merchant here ever since. Latterly, however, through illness, he was compelled to forego active participation in his business, leaving the management of the general merchandise store ia Conconully in the hands of his son Charles, who has been assisted by his mother's nephew, Clyde Barricklow.
This old pioneer had many friends in Okanogan, who join with the Independent in extending their cincerest sympathy to the relatives of the deceased.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 25, 1907

Asaph C. Luther  Added 4/30/06
A. C. Luther
Dies of Heart Failure Last Sunday While on Road Home From Twisp
All Winthrop was shocked when the word came over the wire that A. C. Luther had died of heart failure, Sunday. Mr. Luther had been in poor health all winter, never having fully recovered from an attack of pneumonia, and has been constantly under the doctor's care. Last Sunday, accompanied by his son Archie, he drove to Twisp to consult with his physician. On their return he was suddenly stricken with heart failure. He was taken into the home of Ples Rader, whose ranch they were passing, but death resulted almost instantly. He was immediately brought to Winthrop to the home of Dan Robbins, his brother-in-law. The funeral services were conducted from the Methodist Church, Tuesday, by Rev. Taylor. The casket was covered with floral offerings by the school children, C. F. Thorp, Thos. Wills, Mrs. Decker and Mrs. Storey. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful Winthrop Cemetery.
Asaph Colgrave Luther was born in Rhode Island, August 4, 1861, where he spent his youth, moving west in the early 80's. He was united in marriage at Spokane in 1895 to Miss Louisa Smith, to which three children were born: Archie, Sarah Gladys and Mary. In 1907 he and his family moved from Lake View, Idaho, to near Winthrop and purchased the relinquishment of Thos. Wills' homestead, on which he resided until his death. He was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and made friends wherever he went. By his death the community loses one of its best citizens. He will be missed not alone at home but by a large circle of acquaintances.
We wish to extend our thanks to hose who so generously assisted by deeds and words of kindness and sympathy at the death of our husband, father and brother. We sincerely thank you.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - March 13, 1913

Death of A. C. Luther.
Asaph Colgrave Luther was born in the state of Rhode Island, August 4, 1861, and departed this life on March 9, 1913, aged 51 years, 7 months and 5 days.
He came to Idaho in the year 1888, was married to Louisa Smith, January 11, 1893. To this union three children were born, one son and two daughters.
Mr. Luther came to the Methow valley and settled on a homestead near Winthrop, seven years ago and resided there at the time of his death.
He contracted a cold about two months ago from which he never recovered. He went to Twisp to consult a physicign, staying a few days with her brother-in-law, Bert McLean, and was feeling much better on Sunday when his son came after him, and while going home on the west side near the Pleas Rader ranch, his breathing became short and before they could get him into the Rader house, death had come. The doctor pronounced in heart failure caused by pneumonia.
He was a kind, loving husband and father. A good, generous neighbor, and was honored and respected by every one with whom he had any acquaintance of dealings.
By his death the community loses one of its best citizens, and he will be missed not alone at home, but by a large circle of acquaintances.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, a 11 a.m., at the M. E. church in Heckendorn. Rev. Taylor officiating. Burial was made in the Sullivan cemetery.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - March 14, 1913

Minnie M. Lynch  Added 01/25/07
Mrs. M. Lynch Passes Away
Funeral Services Held Wednesday; Buried At Loomis
Minnie Mary Lynch, 75, passed away September 24, 1939 at the home of her son Walter Moorehouse at Chesaw.
Minnie Mary Osborn was born in Oregon on August 23, 1864. She was married the first time to Mr. Moorehouse and to this union three children were born. Then she married Jim Lynch and to the second union four children were born. Mr. Lynch preceded her in death several years ago.
She is survived by her children, Walter Moorehouse, Chesaw; Bertha Meckenhiem, Walla Walla; Addie Finnie, Glide, Oregon; Ralph and Albert Lynch, Oroville and a number of grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning and interment was made at the Loomis cemetery.
Abstracted from the original - The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - September 29, 1939
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


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