Obituaries S

Okanogan County, Washington

Surnames S

SALMON, William B.
SANDS, Leola M.
SANGER, Juliet
SARVIS, James H.
SCATES, Theodore
SCHAFFER, Katherine I.
SCHMID, Joseph F.
SCOLES, Albert
SEXSON, J. Claude
SHARP, Hannah
SHARP, Jasper P.
SHAW, Sampson W.
SHULL, James
SIGNOR, Edward F.
SLAGER, Isabelle
SMITH, Albert C.
SMITH, Mrs. Arlo E.
SNIDER, Joseph N.
SNOWDON, Mary Ellen
STEWART, Ethelyn B.
STEWART, Francis I.
STEWART, George N.
STOKES, Julia Ann
STOREY, Milton
STRAHAN, Beatrice
STRONG, James S.
STRONG, Louis E.
STUART, Winifred

Nancy Salmon  Added 6/08/06
Mrs. W. B. Salmon
Death for the second time within three weeks has entered the Salmon home, this time claiming the mother, Nancy Isabelle Salmon, who died on last Saturday evening at the hour of 10:15 o'clock, June 5, 1915. The death of her husband, Wm. B. Salmon occurred just 22 days before.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - June 10, 1915

William B. Salmon  Added 6/08/06
William B. Salmon
On last Thursday afternoon, at the hour of 2:35 o'clock, May 18, 1915, occurred the death of William B. Salmon, at his home four miles north of Winthrop.
Deceased was born in Kenton County, Kentucky, October 16, 1841, having lived to the ripe old age of 73 years, 6 months and 27 days. On April 11, 1872, Mr. Salmon was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Isabelle Collier, who survives her husband. To this union nine children were born, four of whom are still living, and all reside near Winthrop. They are: Mrs. Alfa Ventzke, Mrs. Lucile Burghardt, Mrs. Olive Bramel and Mr. Thomas J. Salmon. All the children, with the exception of Mrs. Bramel, who was ill, were present at the bedside of their father at the time of his death. The mother is also quite ill, but heroically stood the strain and shock of her husband's sickness and death. While the deceased has been in poor health for a few years, still he has retained his physical vitality exceedingly well, and his mind has been remarkably keen for a man of his age. His serious illness extended over a period of about four weeks, the last two of which a great deal of suffering had to be endured, though it was borne patiently. That his time had come was fully realized by him, but he went without reluctancy. Over forty years ago he had identified himself with the Christian Church.
The funeral service was held at the Salmon home, where a large number of friends and neighbors had gathered in expression of the esteem in which the deceased was held by them, and as a mark of sympathy toward the members of the bereaved family. Rev. I. B. Ricketts, of the M. E. Church, preached the sermon. Interment was made in the Sullivan Cemetery, the funeral arrangements being in charge of Undertaker E. M. Thomas, of Twisp.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - May 20, 1915

Leola M. Sands
Leola M. Sands died Dec. 22, 1993 at her home.
She was born Jan. 3, 1924 to Gordon and Ella Martin in Cornwell, Ontario.
She married Mearl Sands Aug. 3, 1963 in Portland, Ore.
She is survived by her husband; four sons and three daughters; two sisters and numerous grandchildren.
Bergh Funeral Service, Oroville, was in charge of arrangements.
Abstracted from the original - The Omak Chronicle - Omak, WA - December 29, 1993

Juliet Sanger  Added 11/15/06
Mrs. Juliet Sanger Passes Away
Died, at her residence in Spokane, Thursday, January 11, Mrs. Juliet Sanger, at the age of 74 years.
Mrs. Sanger's maiden name was Juliet Wagner, and she was born at Ogdensburg, New York, in 1843. She removed to Hastings, Minnesota, in 1861, and was married there two years later to Ira Sanger. They came west with their family in 1898 and settled on Peone Prairie, where Mr. Sanger died January 27, 1900. Mrs. Sanger removed to Molson in May, 1906, where she made her home until last November, when she went to Spokane to spend the winter.
She is survived by nine children, seven sons and two daughters. All were present at the bedside when death came. They are Bertram and Ira F. of Molson; Fred E., of Cadillac, Sask.; Appleton and Clyde of Peone Prairie; Arthur S. and John of Spokane; Mary B. of Spokane, and Mrs. F. S. Day of Peone Prairie.
Mrs. Sanger will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. Her whole life was marked by deeds of kindness and cheer, and she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement and sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and a true friend.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Peone Prairie church and interment took place in the Peone cemetery.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - January 19, 1917

James H. Sarvis  Added 8/07/06
James H. Sarvis Dies In The East
James H. Sarvis, formerly editor of the Riverside Tribune, died on June 6th at Braintree, Mass. Acute nephritis and cardiac trouble were the immediate causes of his death. While he had been ill for a long time death came as a surprise to his relatives as he had been up and about up to the very day of death.
Mr. Sarvis was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1868. He spent his boyhood in that state, starting to do editorial work for the Chicago newspaper service in 1890. He went to Denver, Colo., in 1905 and worked at the newspaper business all through the west, mostly around Salt Lake City.
In 1910 Mr. Sarvis bought the Millstone Messinger at Millstone, Montana, and ran that paper until 1915, when he went to Riverside, Wash., and in the fall of 1916 bought the Riverside Tribune.
Mr. Sarvis left Riverside, May 1921, for the east, but was taken sick at Ephrata, Wash., and stayed there until he was able to travel which was in August. He went to Barnes City, Iowa, and visited his brothers and sisters, going to Braintree, Mass., in February, 1922.
In 1916 Mr. Sarvis was married to Miss Lucy Upton of Spokane. They have one daughter, Harriet Joy, 4 years old, who survives him.
Funeral services were held June 8th at 2: 30 p.m. in Quincy, Mass. The services were conducted by Rev. Harry Grimes, pastor of the First Congregational church of Braintree. Burial was in Blue Hill cemetery, Braintree, Mass.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - June 20, 1922

Theodore Scates   Added 07/10/10
Sudden Death Of Brother.
C. P. Scates returned Wednesday from the coast where he had spent a week on business . While in Bellingham Mr. Scates discovered by rather a peculiar circumstance that a brother of his whom he had not seen in fifteen years had been found dead in the mountains of the Hoods Canal country. A neighbor of Mr. Scates' mother brought in a fragment of a newspaper giving a brief account of the death of a man named Theodore Scates and calling it to the attention of Mrs. Scates, it was concluded that this must be her son. C. P. Scates at once communicated by long distance telephone with the undertaker at Port Townsend, where the man was buried, and convinced himself that it was his brother. He at once went to Port Townsend.
It seems that Theodore Scates had only recently become a resident of Port Townsend, coming there from Manila, P. I., where had lived for several years. A few weeks ago he went on a camping expedition with another man in the Hood's Canal country and while alone in the mountains died of heart failure. His partner instituted search for him after he had failed to return to camp within a reasonable time, and a search lasting several days found Scates dead, sitting on a rock near a stream with his fishing tackle lying alongside his body.
Deceased was a construction engineer who had had a big hand in the construction of subways in New York and other large cities of the east. He also operated in Alaska, China and the Phillipines. He was married and his wife is in Manila, according to the best information available.
Mr. Scates discovered that the undertaker at Port Townsend who buried his brother was Jos. Weeks, a brother of George Weeks of Conconully.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 24, 1920

Katherine I. Schaffer  Added 01/15/07
Another Sudden Death.
The community was dreadfully shocked Saturday morning upon learning of the sudden death of Mrs. K. I. Schaffer, a well known resident of Oroville, and the feeling of sorrow was intensified as the deplorable fatality followed so soon after the tragic fate of J. P. Anderson. The cause of death was heart failure. On the preceeding Monday Mrs. Schaffer was operated upon by Dr. Efner. The operation was not a serious one, and the patient rallied at once and nicely from the first shock. The wounds gave her no serious trouble, she seemed to be improving with remarkable rapidity, and she was in an exceptionally cheerful frame of mind. The doctor has rarely had a case that responded so readily and promptly to treatment, nor one where the patient suffered so little inconvenience. Saturday morning early Mrs. Schaffer was in high spirits. She was making plans to receive and entertain expected visitors during the day, laughed and joked with her daughter, and ordered a hearty breakfast for an invalid. Suddenly about 8 o'clock, and without warning, she swooned, and died within a very few minutes. Dr. Efner was hastily called, but the unfortunate woman was beyond all earthly aid.
Funeral services were held Sunday evening at the late home of the deceased, Rev. G. H. Severance officiating. A large number of relatives and friends were present, and the floral tributes were profuse and beautiful. The remains were taken to Spokane Monday for interment, and were accompanied on the sad journey by Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Getchel and Mr. and Mrs. Al. Saling.
Katherine Isabell Schaffer came of a family of western pioneers, her parents crossing the plains to Utah in 1846. She was born at Ogden, Utah, December 2, 1865, hence was almost 48 years of age. She spent her life in the west, coming to Okanogan county some nine years ago, at first locating on a ranch near Molson. With little means, but indomnitable energy she took up a ranch, and without aid held her land until she made final proof and raised her family, showing courage and will power possessed by few of her sex. She has lived in Oroville since leaving her farm. She was twice married. She is survived by one son, Al. Saling of this place, two daughters, Mr. A. L. Hill, or Oroville, and Mrs. A. C. Getchel, of Grand Forks, B. C.; two brothers, one residing at Spokane, and the other at Kalispell, Montana, and four sisters, Mrs. Geo. W. Whistler and Mrs. E. E. Parsons, of Oroville, Mrs. A. W. Swainy, of Kalispell, Montana, and Mrs. Alice McCloud, of Seattle.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - October 10, 1913

Emma Schellenberger  Added 06/21/07
Died On Reservation.
The first death to be recorded among the settlers of the newly opened Colville reservation was that of Mrs. Emma Schellenberger, wife of S. D. Schellenberger, whose homestead is located three miles west of Duley lake. Mrs. Schellenberger died Saturday of acute indigestion. She was 45 years of age and came here with her husband this spring from Seattle.
Undertaker Ed. Yarwood brought the body to his funeral parlors in this city where the funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 3, 1917

Joseph F. Schmid
J. F. Schmid Died At Peoria, Ariz., On Christmas Eve
Jos. F. Schmid, formerly a blacksmith here and later the proprietor of the Hub theatre, died at Peoria, Arizona, Christmas Eeve.
The deceased was an Okanogan resident for several years and was a popular business man. He was also a leader in the Okanogan lodge of Odd Fellows. He left here in the fall of 1917 hoping to benefit his health in the southern climate, but the change never caused much improvement, and for months before his death Schmid was practically bedridden. Mrs. Schmid remained here until last fall, when she joined her husband in Arizona.
Funeral services were held under the auspices of Glendale Lodge, I.O.O.F., of Glendale, Arizona.
Besides his widow, the deceased left two children, Ione, aged 8, and Joseph, aged 5. He is also survived by a brother, Jake, who resided in Okanogan for a time but now lives in New York state. Mr. Schmid never sold the Okanogan home.
Jos. Schmid was born in New York state about 39 years ago, and had lived in Washington 16 years.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 4, 1919

Bertha Schneider  Added 7/14/06
Mrs. Ernest Schneider Is Called By Death
The death of Mrs. Ernest Schneider of Omak occurred at the Okanogan hospital Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock. The funeral will occur at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in this city Thursday, Rev. O. J. Beadles officiating. She had been ill for six weeks from heart trouble, which was followed by other complications.
Bertha Winkler Schneider was born near Burlington, Wis., August 9, 1953, and was married in Seattle to Ernest Schneider, Sr., September 12, 1914. Previous to coming to Okanogan county with her husband some four years ago, she had lived in Bellingham.
Mrs. Parrish, a niece of Mrs. Schneider, is here from the east, having come to nurse her aunt during her illness.
Deceased is survived by her husband, Ernest Schneider, Sr., a step-son and threee step-daughters.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 25, 1922

I. C. Schultz  Added 8/07/06
I. C. Schultz
While on his way home from work, I. C. Schultz, a rancher on the reservation, dropped dead from heart failure. He was found at 4:30 a.m. Sunday by Fred Towne and Gordon Kerr, when they were about three-fourths of the way up the Corkscrew grade.
Mr. Schultz's children had come out to meet him, but had not come quite far enough to find him. When it became dark, they went to the home of Roy Bailey, and spent the night. Their father was found about two miles from the Bailey home.
Mr. Schultz had been working at the Biles-Coleman mill for about three months, walking home every Saturday night. He was on his way home when he was stricken and died. His heart had been bothering him for some time, according to Dr. C. W. Lane, who was the family physician.
Coming here when the reservation was first opened Mr. Schultz settled on a homestead of 320 acres. It contains 90 acres of bottom land which raised fine wheat when the weather conditions were right.
The deceased is survived by his widow and five children. Funeral services were conducted at the undertaking parlors at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Rev. G. E. Heineck.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 24, 1922

Albert Scoles   Added 06/04/10
Body of Boy Recovered
On June 26th Albert Scoles, the fifteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer E. Scoles of Monse was drowned in the Okanogan river a half mile south of Monse at the ranch of Irvin Ives. The body was not recovered at the time and had been given up as lost for all time, but last Sunday evening Wm. Noble, a sheep herder, discovered the remains in the Columbia river in the eddy just above Brewster.
The body was rescued from the river and Coroner Grove of Molson was notified. He was here Monday on his return home from Brewster. After investigating the case he decided no inquest was necessary as it was clearly a case of accidental drowning.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 18, 1919

Nettie Scribner
Mrs. Nettie Scribner Dies Of Heart Failure Wednesday
Mrs. Nettie Scribner, a sister in law of Mrs. F. D. Perry Sr., died Wednesday at the latter's home. The funeral was held Friday, the Rev. E. S. Chaffee officiating. Interment took place at Riverside.
Mrs. Scribner was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Dec. 1878, and came to Washington in January, 1909. She is survived by a husband and 3 children, 9, 11 and 15 years of age, a brother, John Pascoe, and a sister now living in Wyoming. She was an attendant of the Congregational church in her former home. Mrs. Scribner was a member of the Degree of Honor and Women of Woodcraft lodges.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - May 27, 1910

J. Claude Sexson  Added 02/09/07
Death Takes J. Claude Sexson
Young Business Man Dies After Short Illness.
Following an illness of but a few days, J. Claude Sexson, of the Sexson Bros., Hardware company, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sexson died at the Oroville General hospital last Saturday. Death resulted from general septicemia, following accute tonsilitis.
Besides the grief stricken parents, the deceased leaves three brothers, W. B., P. V., and J. H. Sexson, all of Oroville, and a sister, Mrs. E. E. Noble, of Chinook, Alberta.
News of the death of this young man was received with profound sorrow throughout this community where he was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Barnes undertaking parlors. The services were of the simplest in keeping with the desire expressed by the deceased before he died. The burial services was conducted by Rev. R. R. Martin of the Methodist church. A large concourse of people of the community were present and followed the remains to the cemetery. Throughout the day flags in the town were flown at half staff and all business houses closed from 1:30 to 3 o'clock out of respect to the memory of the young man and the bereaved family. The floral offering was the largest and most beautiful ever seen here.
The pall bearers, ex-service men, were Walter Hart, Thornton B. Collier, Steve Naggy, Jr., Louis Brummer, Geo. H. Jackson and Leslie Stansbury comrades of the deceased who served at Camp Lewis from June 1918 until his discharge in February of this year.
J. Claude Sexson was born June 23, 1895, at Reardan, Washington, and died May 17, 1919, age being 23 years, 11 months and 4 days at time of his death. He was educated in the public schools at Reardan and later took a business course at the Jenkins Institute, Spokane. For a time he was employed in a bank at Reardan then he worked for a while at Mansfield, Washington, from whence he came to Oroville early in the year 1917. Together with his brothers was formed the Sexson Bros. Co., which purchased the H. J. Desmond hardware store here, and Claude, with P. V. and J. H. Sexson managed that establishment. During the war the interests of the company were cared for here by P. V. Sexson, the other three brothers all being in the service.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - May 23, 1919

Hannah Sharp  Added 5/14/06
The funeral of Mrs. Hannah Erwin Sharp, widow of the late Rev. B. J. Sharp, took place from the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon of this week, Rev. O. S. Barnum officiating. The music by the choir was most appropriate and the funeral arrangements were directed by Mr. Clarence Gillespie. Mrs. Sharp the third child of John and Cornelia Erwin was born in Pennsylvania nearly 74 years ago. Hers was a life of a plain and unassuming Christain woman. She came to Washington with a brother about 27 years ago and has lived in this state ever since. She was married to Rev. B. J. Sharp 22 years ago and shared with him the activities of a ministers life. It is not so many years back that both lived in Brewster, part of the time as minister of the Congregational church. Mrs. Sharp always took a deep interest in the activities of the church and the W. C. T. U. She wore her white ribbon pin in her last sleep. Her later years were years of suffering. Her husband passed away last November and is buried in the local cemetary. Just four months to a day she was clearly in her last sickness. She passed away quietly on Sunday night March 23rd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rodenhammer of Everett Wash. She is survived by her brothers J. C. Erwin, A. B. Erwin, three brothers in Illinois, Mrs. Anna Woods of Brewster, her son J. W. McDonald and family of Wenatchee Mr. and Mrs. P. Rodenhammer of Everett and by many nephews , nieces and grandchildren. The audience was composed mainly of who were well acquainted with her when the family lived here some years back. The interment was in the Brewster Cemetery in the lot beside the remains of her husband.
Brewster Herald - Brewster, Washington - March 27, 1924

Jasper P. Sharp  Added 01/25/07
Death Of J. P. Sharp.
J. P. Sharp, an old resident of this part of the country, whose home for some time has been across the line in British Columbia, a short distance north of Nighthawk, died at St. Joseph's hospital Saturday morning. Mr. Sharp was a patient at the hospital some weeks ago, at that time suffering from a serious attack of hiccoughs from which Dr. Efner had much difficulty in relieving him. Recovering from that affliction Mr. Sharp returned home, but in a few days was taken down with pneumonia. He was brought back to the Oroville hospital Tuesday, February 15, and every thing possible done for his relief, but owing to his advanced years he was unable to rally from the attack.
Jasper P. Sharp was born in Ohio, March 21, 1841, and dying February 19, 1916, was aged 74 years, 11 months and 28 days. His father was a Methodist minister. He went to Wisconsin with his parents when he was eight years of age, and at the age of 18 moved to Kansas where he resided until 1887, when he came west and located in Washington. The deceased was a veteran Odd Fellow. He served as a teamster in the Union army during the civil war. He was married September 21, 1863 to Miss Emily Murden, and to the union seven children were born, two sons and five daughters. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, eight grand children and two great grand children. One of his daughter is Mrs. Joe M. Allemandi of Nighthawk.
The funeral took place from the M. E. Church Monday, Rev. W. W. Strite officiating, and interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - February 25, 1916

Sampson W. Shaw  Added 07/25/09
Sampson W. Shaw died at the home of his son, Abel Shaw, Oct 11. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Fulton of Twisp, in the school house at Methow, Sunday, Oct 13, funeral directions being in charge of W. R. Higgins, of Chelan. It was the longest procession ever seen in the lower Methow.
Sampson W. Shaw was born in Boone County, Mo., June 2, 1831. He crossed the plains to Oregon in 1864. In 1868 he settled in Walla Walla County, Wash., where he remained until he moved to the Methow valley in 1896. He leaves a son, Abel Shaw of Methow, and a daughter, Miss Ethel Shaw of Chelan.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - October 18, 1907

Mary Sherlock  Added 02/09/07
Died At Spokane.
The sad news of the sudden and unexpected death of Miss Mary Sherlock, which occurred last Thursday at the Sacred Heart hospital, Spokane, was received here by the friends of the deceased Monday. Miss Sherlock came to Oroville with the Misses Stacks some four years ago, from Amsterdam, New York. At that time she was in very poor health, and her physicians predicted that she could live but a few months at the best. She gained strength almost at once in this climate and took up a homestead on the mountain a short distance southwest of Oroville. She was an accomplished and talented young lady full of life and energy after regaining her health, and was a general favorite in the neighborhood where she lived. She took charge of her homestead, and last year raised a considerable quantity of the celebrated Marquis wheat. She went out to Spokane from here a short time ago, evidently took sick without the knowledge of her friends here, as her death was much of a surprise. She was a consistent and devout member of the Catholic church. She is survived by one sister living at Amsterdam, N. Y. The funeral took place at Spokane, Wednesday. Miss Katherine Stack and Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Steele left Tuesday for Spokane to attend the funeral.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - March 24, 1916

Pat Sherman  Added 01/02/11
Pat Sherman Meets Death At His Mine
(Winthrop Journal.)
Pat Sherman, who owned a mine in the Billy Goat Mountain group, was instantly killed last Thursday about 11 o'clock by a powder blast.
Frank Jenks, who was working in a tunnel near the Sherman claim, heard a heavy blast at about 11 o'clock, but thought nothing of it. In the evenings the two men were in the habit of visiting each other, as their cabins are near. Thursday evening Pat did not show up as usual and Mr. Jenks went over to investigate. A large amount of rock had been blown out, and by digging he discovered that Pat was beneath it, and soon found that he was dead.
Unfortunately the Forest Service telephone line was down, so Mr. Jenks made a snow shoe trip of fifteen miles to the Eight Mile Ranger Station, and reported the accident to Winthrop.
A party of men composed of John Boyer, Wash Vanderpool, Al Tyler and Pat Carr went in to the camp on skiis and snow shoes, repairing the telephone line as they went in. They reported by telephone that Mr. Sherman was literally blown to pierces, and that it would be impossible to bring his remains to Winthrop as the snow was ten feet deep in the mountains, and that they would bury him on his claim.
Mr. Sherman has been a miner and prospector in the upper valley for the past eight years, and was liked by everyone who knew him. He was about fifty years of age, and little is known of his family connections.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 1, 1921

Glen J. Sherriff  Added 02/09/07
Death Of A Worthy Youth.
Glen Joseph Sherriff, of Anglin, aged 22 years, died of peritonitis at St. Joseph's hospital early Tuesday morning. A week or ten days prior to his death the deceased suffered from severe pains in the groin, but in a day or two he felt better and was working about the farm. The latter part of the week he was again taken down and his condition became alarming. Dr. Clough of Tonasket was called. He recognized at once that the young man was suffering from appendicitis in its worst form, and he had the young man taken at once to the Oroville hospital for an operation. Dr. Lewis states that when the patient reached here he was so low that his pulse had almost stopped and there was only a slight beating of the heart. The young man never rallied, became unconscious Monday night and died toward morning.
The deceased was a steady, industrious young man of sterling character, a great favorite among his acquaintances, and his untimely death is a terrible blow to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sherriff. They have had more than their share of misfortune to bear for during the past four years they have lost their four eldest children. The sympathy of neighbors and friends goes out to them in their deep affliction. The remains were shipped to Anglin Tuesday morning where the funeral took place Wednesday.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - March 24, 1916

James F. Shull  Added 06/21/07
Death Claims James Shull, Pioneer Citizen
End Came Saturday At Home In This City.
A Native of North Carolina, Had Been Resident of Okanogan Over Thirty Years.
The death of James Filmore Shull at his home in this city last Saturday came as a shock to the many friends of the Shull family. For some weeks he had been ill, but it was not generally known that his condition was as serious as it proved to be. He was a victim of typhoid fever. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. Waite officiating. Pall bearers were Chris Pein, Horace Cook, Henry Hinde and Harry Brocklebank.
Deceased was one of the early settlers of the Okanogan valley, having lived here for more than thirty years. He was 59 years of age and came originally from North Carolina.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 9, 1918

Edward F. Signor  Added 8/07/06
Edward F. Signor Dead.
Relatives and friends were deeply grieved at the death of Edward Signor, who died Monday morning, August 29th. Cause of death was paralysis, with which he had suffered for nine years. During that time he had not been able to talk.
His stroke had taken him suddenly at Marcus, Wash., on July 17, 1912. At his death he was 40 years of age.
He had lived on the reservation for six years, and during his life there he had made many true friends who lent all the assistance possible during his illness.
He leaves his wife, Kate, and daughter, Mabel, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ashpaugh, two brothers, Tom and George and sister Mrs. J. E. Garrison, all of Monse.
Interment was at the Monse cemetery, Tuesday, August 30th.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - September 3, 1921

Elsie E. Skelton  Added 06/06/07
Elsie E. Skelton
Elsie E. Skelton, 78, of Omak, died on Thursday, June 18, 1998, at the Valley Care Center in Okanogan.
Elsie was born on Sept. 18, 1919, to Walter and Wilma (Lindsey) Jackson at Jefferson, Texas. She was raised in Texarkana, Ark.
Elsie married W.L. "Sonny" Skelton on Nov. 18, 1949, at Texarkana, Ark. They then moved to Omak.
She is survived by one daughter; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sonny, on Feb. 13, 1979, one brother and one sister.
Precht-Harrison Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - June 19, 1998
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

Isabelle Slager  Added 8/07/06
Death Of Mrs. Slager.
Mrs. Isabelle Slager died at the home of her son, Charles Slager, on the reservation Saturday of apoplexy. Funeral services were held at the parlors of the Okanogan Undertaking company Monday at 1 p.m., Rev. Owen J. Beadles, of the Methodist church officiating. Interment took place at the local cemetery.
Isabelle Jane Terrell, who died Sept. 17, 1921, was born in Muskingum county, Ohio, March 9, 1850, and moved to Indiana in 1852, and in 1878 was married to John Slager, to which union six children were born, two are dead and four living. Those to mourn her loss are Mrs. L. V. Moll of Blackfoot, Alberta, Can.; William Slager of Indiana, Herman Slager of San Diego, Cal., and Chas. A. Slager, who was with his mother at the time of her death, and her grandson, Luther Miller.
Mrs. Slager was a member of the Methodist church all of her life up to 1914, when she united with the Christian Church.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - September 20, 1921

Hattie F. Smalley  Added 8/16/06
Mrs. Hattie F. Smalley Passes Away At Spokane
Mrs. Hattie F. Smalley, age 64, widow of the late Honorable M. A. Smalley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucile R. Penrose, in the city of Spokane, Monday evening. The body was taken Friday morning to Chesaw, where the funeral will be held Saturday.
Mrs. Smalley's husband served in the state legislature just before his death 11 years ago.
Besides the daughter, Mrs. Smalley is survived by two sons, Stanley Smalley, of Spokane, and Horace, of Oroville and another daughter, Mrs. Stella Fruit of Loomis.
Mr. and Mrs. Smalley came to Okanogan county some nineteen years ago from Ohio and Mr. Smalley became interested in some mining property in the north end of the county. In 1906 he was elected to the legislature from this county on the democratic ticket.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 22, 1921

M. A. Smalley  Added 12/30/07
M. A. Smalley Died Yesterday
Hon. M. A. Smalley, of Chesaw, breathed his last yesterday (Thursday) at 12 o'clock, August 18, passing away almost without notice, of heart failure.
Mr. Smalley's untimely death will cause profound sorrow throughout the county, where he was well and most favorably known as one of its foremost citizens. He was the representative from Okanogan county in the 1907 session of the state legislature, where he made a splendid record of achievement, and added a host of friends.
The deep sympathy of his many friends in this community is extended to his sorrowing wife and family. In his death the county and the state has suffered the loss of one of its most enterprising and beloved citizens. Particulars of the funeral arrangements are not at hand.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - August 19, 1910

Albert C. Smith  Added 5/29/06
Death of Albert C. Smith
Albert C. Smith passed away at his residence in Oroville Saturday, October 19, after an illness of some two weeks. The end came suddenly and unexpectedly, as he seemed to be improving for two days prior to his death, although before that time his condition was considered to be very serious. He had been sitting up on the side of the bed, when he remarked to those present that he felt tired and would lie down. His head had hardly pressed the pillow before his spirit took flight. The funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon, Rev. F. M. McCreary officiating, and a large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Odd Fellow cemetery.
Albert C. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Smith. The father resides in Oroville, while the mother preceeded the son to the grave two years ago. The deceased was born at Fairview, Jones county, Iowa, June 7, 1875, and hence was aged 37 years, 4 months and 12 days. He grew up the manhood in the community where he was born, and there married. He came west in 1898, locating at Loomis, where he continued to reside until he moved to Oroville some three years ago. He is survived by a wife, two sons, a father and two sisters. The deceased was deservedly popular among those who knew him, and he had a wide circle of friends in the north part of the county who deeply regret his untimely taking off. He was kind and considerate in his family, pleasant and agreeable among his associates, a man charitable toward the faults of others with never an unkind word to say against his neighbors.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - October 25, 1912

Mrs. Arlo E. Smith  Added 7/26/06
Mrs. Arlo E. Smith Passes Away At Local Hospital
Mrs. Arlo E. Smith of Okanogan, 29 years old, died at the Okanogan General hospital Tuesday afternoon. The young woman's death was caused by cancer. Late Monday night an attempt was made by Drs. C. W. Lane and Paul L. West to save her by an operation, but nothing could be done for her.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, Rev. G. F. Graham officiating. Interment was in the Okanogan cemetery.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, who lives on a ranch near town, and by four children, Alice, aged 8, Arlone, 7, Marie 5, and Ruth, 3. Mrs. and Mrs. R. C. Wallace, her parents, have made their home with the Smiths since the latter's coming to Okanogan in March of this year.
Deceased was married to Arlo E. Smith at Hunters, Wash., in 1912, and after a few years' residence on the coast, moved with her husband to this part of the country. She was a very ardent church worker, being organist for four years at Hunters Presbyterian church and started teaching a Sunday school class when about 12 or 14 years old.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 15, 1922

Joseph N. Snider  Added 7/26/06
Father Snider Dead
Aged and Respected Citizen Succumbs to Apoplexy.
At an early hour last Friday morning death came to J. N. Snider at his home in the south part of town, after suffering about a week with a paralytic stroke. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist chapel, the service being conducted jointly by Rev. A. S. Redfern and Rev. J. A. Deering. The music consisted of several vocal selections by Prof. C. O. Brownell with Miss Dolly Lindsay as accompanist. Armstrong & McCampbell, undertakers, had charge of the funeral.
It was thought at first to have a home funeral but owing to the fact Father Snider took so mnch interest in the building of the chapel, having made all the seats and chairs himself besides contributing days of work on the building, it was thought appropriate to hold the service in the chapel. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church, a kind old gentleman whom everyone held in the highest esteem and his family have the sympathy of the community in their loss of a loving husband and father.
Joseph N. Snider was born May 31st, 1835, in Bedford county, Penn. He was one of nine children born to John Snyder and Sophia (Nycunn) Snyder. He died in Okanogan, Wn., January 21, 1911, at the ripe old age of seventy-five years, seven months and twenty-one days. He came west in his teens and lived in several of the middle states. In 1873 he married Martha Ann Kendall at Mason City, Ill. They moved to Iowa, then to Nebraska and two years ago came to live in Okanogan.
Deceased leaves a widow and two sons, P. M. Snider, and Roy I. Snider, a daughter, Mrs. Freeman and a foster daughter, Miss May Snider, all of whom were at his bedside during his last illness. There are also two sisters and a brother surviving, Mrs. E. Kennedy of Minneapolis; Mrs. Rebecca Marsh, of Springfield, Ill., and George W. Snyder of Clearfied, Penn. James and William Kennedy of Waterville, this state, and Charles Marsh of this place are nephews.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 27, 1911

Jas. V. Snowden  Added 5/29/06
Death of Jas. V. Snowden
Jas. V. Snowden, an old, well known and highly respected resident of Conconully, died at the Deaconess hospital, at Spokane, Monday of this week from the effects of an operation, and was buried Tuesday in Greenwood cemetery. Mr. Snowden had suffered a long time from a bunion on one of his feet, and about a month ago went to Spokane, accompanied be his son, Ben Snowden, for the purpose of having the growth removed. The operation was successful, but complications set in that resulted in death.
The deceased was a native of Saxville, New Brunswick, and moved to the United States 40 years ago. He followed the sea for very many years. He came west to Okanogan county from Cambridge, Mass., some 15 years ago, where he has since lived. He was a kind and considerate husband and father, and a worthy and respected citizen. He was 68 years of age at the time of death, and leaves a wife, two daughters and three sons to mourn his loss.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - April 9, 1915

James Snowden Dead.  Added 05/23/07
James Snowden, for many years a resident of Conconully, died Monday of this week in a Spokane hospital. Mr. Snowden was suffering with a bunyon on one of his feet and several weeks ago was brought to Okanogan with the intention of having him operated on at the hospital here. However, at that time the hospital was filled and it was necessary to take him to Spokane. The operation was apparently successful, but complications set in resulting in his death. He was well known throughout the county and is survived by his son Ben at Conconully and several sons and daughter in the east. He was 68 years old.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 10, 1915

Nellie Snowden Added 9/15/06
Mrs. Snowden Dead
Mrs. Nellie died at her home in this city Wednesday night after a brief illness from heart failure.
A daughter, Mrs. Verdon, is on her way here from Great Falls, Mont. and if she arrives in time, funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Yarwood undertaking parlors.
Mrs. Snowden has lived here with her son Ben for some years past. She was 72 years of age and came to Okanogan County from Massachusetts ten years ago. Her husband, James Snowden, died in 1915, at Conconully.
Deceased was born in New Brunswick. She leaves the following daughters and sons: Mrs. A. J. Verdon of Great Falls, Mont., Mrs. Jeannette Jones of Hampton Beach, N.H., Charles Snowden of Bedford, Mass., and Ben Snowden of Okanogan.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 25, 1919

Mary Ellen Snowdon  Added 07/10/10
Deaths and Funerals
The body of Mrs. Mary Ellen Snowdon, who died last winter and was buried here, was disinterred yesterday by Undertake Ed. Yarwood and shipped this morning to Hampton, New Hampshire, her old home.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 29, 1920

Emma Sprowl
Mrs. Emma Sprowl Dies Here Tuesday
Well Known Resident of this County Laid to Rest in Cemetery at Okanogan.
Mrs. Emma Sprowl died at her home three miles northwest of Omak Tuesday at five o'clock, a.m. She was in her fifty-sixth year, having been born in October, 1854, at Troy, Iowa. When a child her parents moved to Illinois where they lived until 1884, when they moved to Kansas. There she was married to James H. Sprowl in 1887, and resided until they came to Okanogan county ten years ago this spring. There survives to mourn her departure, her husband and two sons, William and Simon; her aged father, Thomas O. Kirkpatrick, and one brother and three sisters. These are W. E. and Laura Kirkpatrick of our community; Mrs. Witherspoon of Macomb, Ill., and Mrs. Adams of State Line, Miss. All were present except the two latter. Two sisters of Mr. Sprowl, Mrs. Epley and Mrs. Albertson, of Epley, with their families, were also present at the last sad rites. In their bereavement these sorrowing ones have the sincere sympathy of this community.
Mrs. Sprowl had been a sufferer for the past two years, but through it all she was uncomplaining and patient. Ever thoughtful of others, she was untiring in doing for them. When quite young she declared her Christian faith by uniting with the Congregational church. The funeral services were held at the house Wednesday, at 10 a.m., and interment at Okanogan cemetery. Many friends were present at the funeral and followed the remains to their last resting place.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - July 29, 1910

Milton Staples  Added 10/17/07
Funeral Today.
Mrs. H. Staples received the sad intelligence the first of the week of the death of her son, Milton, who was killed in a street car accident at Couer d'Alene, Idaho, Monday. Friends also notified Mr. Staples, the young man's father, at White Cliffs, Canada, of the fatal accident; and he came to Couer d'Alene to take charge of the body, which is being brought to the valley for burial. Interment will be made at the Beaver creek cemetery this Friday afternoon at two o'clock, service being conducted by Rev. D. L. Clark. Deceased would have been thirty years of age the next day after his untimely death. The sad news of his death comes as a great shock to his mother and sisters here, who have the deep sympathy of the community.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - April 1, 1910

R. W. Starr  Added 07/25/09
Funeral services for R. W. Starr, a pioneer of Washington, will be held this afternoon at the Bonney-Watson establishment at 2 o'clock under the auspices of the Odd Fellows. Burial will be made in Lakeview cemetery.
Starr was born in Marlon, O., Aug. 9, 1845. He moved to Chicago in 1865 where he married. In 1889 he moved to Waterville, Wash. He practiced law there and was also interested in apple orcharding.
After an unsuccessful race for attorney general of the state on the Democratic ticket he was elected prosecuting attorney of Douglas County in 1896 and served one term.
Starr was a member of the Odd Fellows and was the only one from this state to ever reach the position of third ranking member of the judiciary committee of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the United States. He was connected with that body for five years. Previous to his appointment to the judiciary committee he occupied every chair in the Grand Encampment of Washington, finally attaining the chair for grand patriarch.
Starr is survived by his wife, Clara B. Starr, and his son George E., both of Seattle.
The Brewster Herald - Brewster, Washington - June 3, 1921

Ethelyn B. Stewart Added 9/15/06
Popular Young Woman Is Called Suddenly
Acute Bright's Disease Takes Mrs. Stewart
Brave Struggle for Life Ends After Week's Illness--Cremation in Seattle.
At 9:15 o'clock Saturday night last, Mrs. Geo J. Stewart passed away after barely a week's illness from acute Bright's disease. Her condition had been alternately encouraging and alarming since the premature birth of a little daughter the Sunday before. Everything was done that medical skill and efficient nursing could supply. On account of decided improvement in her condition Friday it was felt that her recovery was only a matter of a short time, but a sudden change for the worse came Saturday, resulting in her death as above stated.
Short prayer services were conducted at the Yarwood undertaking parlors Monday afternoon by Rev. A. C. Peabody and scores of friends of the young woman were present to pay their last respects. The body was shipped this morning to Bonney-Watson parlors in Seattle where funeral services will be held Thursday and the body will be cremated. The body was accompanied to Seattle by her husband, Geo. J. Stewart, and her sister, Melville G. Still, of Seattle, who came here last week when Mrs. Stewart's condition became serious.
Ethelyn Blanche Stewart was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Harvey of Blaine, Washington. She was born January 10, 1888, in Canada, and moved with her parents in early childhood to Blaine. She came to Okanogan county in 1911 to teach school at Malott, after a course in the Bellingham normal. She was married to Geo. J. Stewart December 2, 1914.
Besides her husband, Geo. J. Stewart, deceased leaves her parents, a sister Mrs. Still, and a brother, Leslie M. Harvey, a soldier at Camp Lewis.
The death of Mrs. Stewart removes from the community a young woman held in the highest esteem by all who knew her, and the profoundest sympathy for her husband and other relatives is extended by all.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - March 4, 1919

Francis I. Stewart  Added 11/15/06
Mrs. M. N. Stewart Passes Away
Mrs. M. N. Stewart, who has been suffering the past year with a complication of various ailments, passed quietly away last Friday, Nov. 24, at the Medical Lake hospital where she had been receiving medical treatment. The remains were brought to Molson Saturday where funeral services were held in the Methodist church and burial took place at the Molson Cemetry on Sunday, Rev. C. A. Huff officiating.
Mrs. Francis Isabel Stewart was born at Salem Mass., in 1886. She was united in marriage with Mr. Stewart in 1904.
She leaves her husband and four children, Joe, aged 12; William, aged 7; John 2 years and Catharine, five months; a father Mr. Washburn of Chesaw; a brother, Pearl Washburn, of Pullman, Wash., and two sisters Gertrude and Lillian Washburn.
Mrs. Stewart had the respect and good will of the entire community. She was kind and considerate to all and took great pleasure in doing kindly acts for her neighbors. She has gone to her eternal home where illness and trials are unknown there to receive her reward.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - December 1, 1916

George N. Stewart  Added 6/30/06
Death Of Geo. N. Stewart
Last Saturday morning George N. Stewart, who has been lingering for weeks in the last stages of that insidious disease, consumption, passed away. His devoted wife and sorrowing brother and sister were at his bedside when death came to relieve him from his suffering. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the M. F. church, Rev. A. H. Morton officiating, and a choir rendering appropriate music. As indicating the warm place the deceased held in the hearts of the residents of the community the church was crowded with friends, who had come in sorrow to pay their last respects to the departed. The floral offering were profuse, the casket being banked with wreaths, crosses and boquets. Interment was at Odd Fellows cemetery.
Geo. N. Stewart was born December 28, 1875, and hence his age was 38 years eight months and one day at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Lucy Clark, March 29, 1898. Two children were born to the union, both dying in early infancy. The deceased was the eldest of a family of twelve children, and all have preceded him to the grave, as well as the father and mother, except one brother and one sister. The deceased held a position in the government immigration service, and has been stationed at this place two or three years. He was a devoted and loving husband and an affectionate brother, and his death, though long expected, was a great shock to the surviving members of the family. Personally he was a very genial and companionable gentleman, a true friend and a valuable citizen, and during his residence in Oroville he made warm friendships among all with whom he came in contact.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - September 4, 1914

Thomas Stewart  Added 10/31/06
Death Of Thomas Stewart.
Thos. Stewart, who was reported to be at the Oroville General hospital in our last issue suffering from hemorrhage of the brain and in a very precarious condition, died last Friday morning and was buried in Odd Fellows cemetery from Barnes' undertaking parlors Sunday. Mr. Stewart was one of the old time miners of the northern country, having worked at the Golden Zone mine 22 years ago, and since that time has visited most of the mining districts of the west. At the time of his death he was night watchman at the Ruby mine, and one of the most reliable employees of that company. A few days before his death Mr. Stewart climbed up to a considerable elevation on Mount Chopaka on a visit to a friend and it is supposed that the exertion brought on the ailment that resulted fatally. The deceased was between 50 and 55 years of age and came west from Pennsylvania. So far as known he had no relatives in the west.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - December 17, 1920

John F. J. Stockdale  Added 12/30/07
John Franklin Jefferson Stockdale, for about five years a resident of the Methow valley, and residing at the home of his parents up the Twisp, died Wednesday morning at 1:50 o'clock, after a lingering illness. Deceased was born in Armstrong county, Pa., May 18, 1878, being 35 years of age at the time of his death. He was a graduate of the Dayton Academy, of Dayton, Pa., and afterwards took courses in languages and literature at other universities. During his latter years he has, notwithstanding his poor health, furnished several articles on special subjects to the magazines and press of the country, and had proven himself a clever writer along lines of social and human advancement. His death will be mourned by a large circle of friends, who will deeply sympathize with the bereaved family. Deceased is survived by his parents, several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be held this afternoon from the home and the Church of Christ, under direction of Undertaker Thomrs, Rev. Taylor of the M. E. church conducting the services. Interment will be made at the Beaver Creek cemetery.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - April 11, 1913

Mary E. Stocking  Added 01/15/07
Death Of Esteemed Lady.
The following announcement of the death of Mrs. May Elizabeth Stock- a pioneer resident of Republic, is taken from the Republic News Miner, and is given space because the Stocking family is well known throughout northern Okanogan county and the death of the lady will be read with sincere feelings of regret by a large circle f acquaintances:
The passing of Mary Elizabeth Stocking occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. J. Hall, at Republic, Washington, at 4:00 o'clock, June 10th 1922.
Mary Elizabeth Stocking, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Calvert Pratt, was born in Leroy, New York, January 28th, 1851.
One June 2, 1887, she was married to George B. Stocking in Warsaw, N. Y., and after a brief residence in Rochester, Minn., came to Tacoma, Washington in 1889. She resided with her husband and children until 1899, when she came to Republic living here continuously since.
In every relation of her life she was unswerving. Holding exacting conceptions of responsibilities and obligations, she was unsparing of self in their fulfilment, but showing a gracious and lovable inconsistency for the weaknesses of others.
Mrs. Stocking was prominent in religious, fraternal and social circles, being a devout member of the Episcopal church, a conscientious member of the O. E. S., order of which she was one of the founder of Ramona Chapter No. 74, holding the office of Worthy Matron in 1908, and socially extending a hospitality that was sincere graceful and gracious.
The capacity of the Church of the Redeemer was taxed to overflowing and the floral offerings were abundant and beautiful.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 23, 1922

James A. Stoddard
James A. Stoddard, Early Omak Pioneer Passes On
"Grandpa" Stoddard has gone to take his place in the vast beyond, having quietly gone into his last sleep early Thursday morning after a few weeks of serious illness.
In the death of James A. Stoddard, the community loses one of it's staunches pioneers, as he settled upon a homestead north of town in the spring of 1903 and has been a resident of the community ever since.
The last days of his illness were eased by a strong Christian faith. His parting was in keeping with his grandfatherly feeling for the community. For each and all, he had a prayerful message and a blessing filled with the hope that each would choose the better way and live the fullness of a Christian life.
James A. Stoddard was born in New York state July 6, 1840, and died at Omak, Washington, April 8, 1920, aged 79 years 10 months and 2 days.
Mr. Stoddard served the armies of the north for four years and nine months with B Co., 8th Wis. infantry. While home on a furlough, he was married to Miss Anna J. Chamberlain at Greenbush, Wis., May 2nd, 1862. To this happy union was born seven children.
After the civil war, the family moved to Dakota and later came to Omak in the spring of 1903. The wife and mother dying the following spring.
Two sons and four grandsons of Mr. Stoddard served in the late war, one son losing his life on the fields of France.
Besides a host of friends and distant relatives, one son, T. S. Stoddard, three daughters, Mrs. E. T. Rice, Mrs. G. E. Fry and Mrs. G. Brewer, of Wisconsin, remain to mourn their loss.
Funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. David Brown officiating. Interment at Riverview cemetery.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - April 9, 1920

Julia Ann Stokes  Added 04/05/08
Mrs. J. A. Stokes
Much to the sorrow of this community, Mrs. Julia Ann Stokes, who recently returned from California, began sinking Sunday afternoon, and died Tuesday morning, Jan. 12, at 12:15 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. B. Shonafelt, in this city.
While Mrs. Stokes was considered very ill on her return from the South, the true condition of her health was not fully realized, leading to the hope that her recovery was genuine, but all hopes were blasted Sunday afternoon, and the good mother herself fully realized, that she was soon to depart. Paralysis, in the last hours, left her speechless, and it was with the greatest difficulty that her wants could be made known. She was surrounded at her death by her husband and several of her children, and grandchildren, and every comfort and skill was employed to make her last hours least painful.
Julia Ann Stokes was born in Seneca, Ill., to Mr. and Mrs. Bridges on Sept. 12, 1857, being 57 years and four months of age at the time of her death. She lived with her parents until 1877, when she was married to Mr. James W. Stokes. Mr. and Mrs. Stokes were residents of Chicago until they came to the Methow valley in 1903. To the union was born eight children, four boys and four girls, being Everett L., John P., and Julian, of this place, and Wm. Charles, of landfair, Cal., Mrs. P. B. Shonafelt, of Twisp, Mrs. Harriet B. Watson, of San Demis, Cal., Mrs. Edna J. Boswell, Needles, Cal. and Miss Elizabeth A., of San Demis, all of whom survive her, with their father, and also a brother and sister, Luther Chamberlain Bridges, Chinook, Kansas, and Mary Ellen Carney, Chicago.
Nearly two years ago Mrs. Stokes went to California, residing there until her return in December. The grim reaper is not a respecter of persons, and in the loss of their loved one the sorrowing family have the deepest sympathy of the entire neighborhood, in whose esteem and love the deceased had held a high place.
The funeral was conducted yesterday from the Twisp Opera House, the religious ceremony being in charge of Father Herrmann, of Waterville, of the Catholic faith. Interment was made at the Beaver creek cemetery, funeral direction being in charge of E. M. Thomas. A large number of people paid their last respects at the service in the opera house, and a long list of sleighloads followed the remains to the cemetery.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - January 15, 1915

Milton S. Storey  Added 07/10/10
Milton S. Storey Passes Away
(Winthrop Journal.)
The entire community was saddened by the announcement of the death of Milton S. Storey at 11:45 Saturday night, after a week's sickness of paralysis.
Mr. Storey was stricken while at work in the Green store on Wednesday, September 1st. He was conscious at times, but his condition was such that he could not rally.
The services were conducted from the Greene hall by the Odd Fellows lodge, assisted by Rev. Gurr, who read the beautiful services of the Episcopal church for the dead. He was interred in the Sullivan cemetery Monday.
Mr. Storey has been intimately connected with the history of the upper valley for over thirty years, as a homesteader and merchant. His was of sunny nature and he was loved by little children. Owen Wister immortalized Mr. Storey by making him the Virginian in the novel by that name.
He leaves to mourn him an adopted daughter, Inez.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - September 14, 1920

Beatrice Strahan  Added 06/21/07
Beatrice Strahan Dead.
Word has been received here of the death of Miss Beatrice Strahan at Phoenix, Ariz. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Strahan, who left here about a year ago for Arizona in the hopes of bettering the health of the young lady.
For several years Miss Strahan lived in Okanogan with her parents and was prominent in high school and church affairs and a lady held in highest esteem. She was a member of the graduating class of the Okanogan high school in 1916.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 3, 1917

James S. Strong  Added 12/30/07
James S. Strong, 89, a resident of Cashmere for the past 30 years, died Sunday, July 30, 1995, in the Cashmere Convalescent Center.
He was born April 3, 1906, to James A. and Nettie (Riggins) Strong at Cuney, Ark., where he grew up and received his early education.
Mr. Strong married Monnie M. Melugin on Nov. 1, 1936, at Springdale, Ark. They moved to Omak in 1940 and then to Wenatchee in 1942. Mr. Strong worked at the Landers Mill in Malaga, which was later owned and operated by the Peshastin Lumber and Box Co. Mr. and Mrs. Strong moved to Cashmere in 1965, and Mr. Strong continued to work for Peshastin Forest Products until retiring in 1971. He was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 204, Wenatchee and the Lumber and Sawmill Workers Union.
Survivors include two sons; one daughter; and one half-sister; 15 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1985, two half-sisters and two half-brothers.
Arrangements are by the Braun Funeral Home, Cashmere.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - August 1, 1995
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

Louis E. Strong  Added 12/30/07
Cashmere - Louis E. Strong, 62, of Cashmere passed away March 23, 2004, at his home surrounded by his family, after a long fight with cancer.
Mr. Strong was born at Bridgeport on June 2, 1941, to James S. and Monnie Strong. He moved to Wenatchee when he was about a year old. He attended school in Wenatchee.
Louis met Marjorie Howard while working at J.D. Hamilton Fruit shed, they were married September 18, 1959. He worked for the City of Wenatchee for 16 years, and then drove gas tanker trucks until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie; five children; one brother; one sister; and six grandchildren. Memorial Service will he held Thursday, March 25, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Betts Memorial Chapel.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - March 24, 2004
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

Winifred Stuart  Added 12/30/07
Brewster - Winifred Jo Elsie Hall "Winnie" Stuart, 80, a longtime resident of Brewster, died Thursday, April 10, 1997, in the Harmony House Health Care Center at Brewster.
She was born Aug. 19, 1916, the daughter of Pulaski and Viola (Strong) Crowder at Hot Springs, Ark., where she attended school.
On Aug. 12, 1932, she married Vernon Hall in Arkansas, and they moved to Washington state in 1939. He preceded her in death in December of 1951.
She married Keith Stuart at Las Vegas, Nev., in 1967. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Winnie was a member of the Community Log Church at Brewster.
She is survived by three children; two brothers; five sisters; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and two sisters.
Services are under the direction of Barnes Chapel, Brewster.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - April 11, 1997
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers

John H. Stuible  Added 01/30/09
Funeral Of John H. Stuible Held Last Sunday.
The funeral of John H. Stuible, who died from blood poisoning at the Oroville hospital on Tuesday of last week was held at Havillah, Sunday. The funeral sermon was preached by the Reverend J. A. Duchow, and Undertaker V. G. Grove conducted the services. Interment was made in the Havillah cemetery.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - December 17, 1919

Cyrus D. Sweeney  Added 6/16/06
Cyrus D. Sweeney, a young man of some 31 years of age, died at his home on the east side of the Okanogan river, a short distance south of the Dunkard church, Tuesday morning, from pneumonia after a week's illness. The deceased was a married man, and leaves a wife and two young sons. He had lived in the valley during the past three or four years and owned a small orchard tract upon which he made his home. The deceased was an industrious and worthy citizen and is spoken of very highly by his neighbors. The funeral took place from the Dunkard church Wednesday afternoon, Rev Dr. G.H. Shamberger officiating.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 30, 1922
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


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