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Okanogan County, Washington
Obituaries


Surnames F




FAHA, Nick
FAIHST, Christina
FAIRBROTHER, Mrs. J. M.
FARRIER, William
FERBRACHE, Peter
FERGUSON, James
FILER, Imogene
FILER, Martha A.
FINSEN, Eddie
FISHER, Bennett L.
FITZHUGH, Doyce C.
FITZPATRICK, Bertha
FITZPATRICK, Frederick
FLETCHER, Nancy Ann
FLETCHER, Tracy A.
FORD, James S.
FORKEL, Robert E.
FOX, Rosina
FRAZIER, Katie
FREEMAN, John M.
FREEMAN, Nora J.
FRENCH, Wellington
FRENCH, Willard S.



Nick Faha  Added 07/10/10
Death of Nick Faha
Nick Faha, a resident of the Brewster section for the past 35 years, died Tuesday at the Hunter hospital in this city. He was brought to town a week previous suffering with what is believed to be a cancer of the stomach and little hope for his recovery was held out and the patient himself apparently did not care to get well as he made no effort to comply with the instructions of doctors or nurses.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the chapel of the Yarwood undertaking establishment and Rev. Owen J. Beadles of the Methodist church conducted the services. Interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery.
Faha was a farmer and leaves an estate consisting of his ranch and a small amount of personal property. In a will executed just prior to his death he left his property to his three brothers in the east and the heirs of a fourth brother who had died some time before.
Deceased came to Washington 42 years ago from Indiana and settled in Okanogan county 35 years ago where he has continuously resided since. He was a bachelor.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - July 10, 1920


Christina Faihst  Added 4/24/06
Mrs. Christina Faihst
Mrs. Christina Faihst passed away Monday, December 4th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Oertel. Services were held at the house Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. She was laid to rest in the beautiful Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Faihst was born in Germany December 23, 1842. She has resided in the Methow Valley for over thirty years, and was one of the pioneers. She was one of those beautiful characters who was loved, honored and respected by all who knew her. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire Valley in their time of grief.
She leaves the following children: John Faihst and Andrew Faihst, of Twisp; Mrs. Robert Oertel, of Winthrop; Mrs. Freda Krug and Mrs. Louisa Grieger, of San Francisco.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - December 7, 1922


Mrs. J. M. Fairbrother  Added 11/15/06
Obituary Notice.
Mrs. J. M. Fairbrother passed away March 14, 1920, at the Oroville General hospital, aged 73 years. She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters and two sons, Mrs. E. N. Cooledge, of Yarnell, Wisconsin; Mrs. I. M. Parker, of Windsor, Vermont; Mrs. W. O. Beardslee, of Montesano, Wash.; John H. Fairbrother, of Raymond, Wash.; Lester A. Fairbrother, of Oroville, Wash. The deceased was born December 24, 1847, in Westminister, Vermont. She ived in Vermont the greater part of her life, coming west in 1907, where she, two sons and a daughter made their home as Cosmopolis, Wash., for several years. Mrs. Fairbrother had been in rather poor health for some time and came to live with her son, Lester A. Fairbrother on a ranch near Oroville, where she became seriously sick March 7th from chronic bronchitis, affecting her heart. From the son's home she was taken to the hospital, where she died a week later. The funeral was held Thursday, March 18, from the undertaking parlors of L. W. Barnes, in Oroville, Rev. R. R. Martin, of the Methodist church officiating. Singing was by the members of the Methodist Episcopal choir. The relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Beardslee and four children. John H. Fairbrother and Lester A. Fairbrother and friends in this place. Interment was in Odd Fellows cemetery, at Oroville.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our friends for their help and kindness during the sickness and death of our beloved mother.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Beardslee
John H. Fairbrother,
Lester A. Fairbrother.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - March 26, 1920


William Farrier  Added 6/16/06
FALLS TO HIS DEATH
Wm. Farrier Killed By Fall Over Bluff On Ellemeham Mountain
WAS ON PROSPECTING TRIP
Dies While Being Carried Down Mountain By Rescue Party
Tuesday of last week Wm Farrier, a homesteader on Ellemeham mountain, fell over a bluff and died within a few hours from the injuries sustained. Chester Teel, a neighbor of the deceased, was present when the accident occurred.
Mr. Farrier's homestead adjoins the ranch of McD . Hershberger on the north, and the homes of the two settlers are only about a quarter of a mile apart.
Monday evening Mr. Farrier called at Mr. Hershberger's place, and stating that he expected to be away from home until Tuesday evening, asked Mr. Hershberger if he would feed his horses Tuesday morning. Mr. Hershberger had performed this neighborly act several times before, and expressed his willingness to look after the stock during the owner's absence. From the Hershberger place Farrier went to the home of George and Chester Teel, remaining with the boys all night. Tuesday morning, according to the statement of the Teels, Farrier declared that he intended to go out prospecting, notwithstanding the depth of snow on the ground, and induced Chester Teel to go with him. The two men started out for the west side of Ellemeham mountain, overlooking Palmer lake. In many places the mountain is very precipitous on the west slope, and going too near the edge of the bluff according to Mr. Teel's statement, Farrier stepped upon a loose stone, covered by the snow that was about a foot deep, and fell to the rocks, some twenty feet below. Mr. Teel worked his way down to where Farrier lay as soon as possible. The unfortunate man's left leg was shattered, and he was suffering intensely. It was impossible for one person to handle the injured man, so Mr. Teel made Farrier as comfortable as possible, placing his own coat under the injured man's head and hastened back home for assistance. He summoned his brothers, George, Guy and Otis, and taking ropes and blankets returned to where Farrier had fallen. It was found impossible to carry him back up the hill so after tying up the broken let in rude splints, he was placed in a blanket and the party started down the mountain. At that Farrier was conscious. He directed his rescuers what to do, asking them to be as gentle as possible, as he was suffering about all he could stand. When half way down the mountain Farrier breathed his last.
The remains were taken to Loomis, and given over to Wm J. Ford, who at once telephoned over to the coroner to ascertain what was to be done. The coroner inquired if the deceased had any relatives in the county, and learning that he had not, ordered the body sent to Okanogan, where it was taken Wednesday.
Wm Farrier located upon his homestead three years ago, and little is known of his life other than what he told Mr. Hershberger from time to time during their acquaintance. He was 67 years of age and a widower. He was born in Arkansas and raised in California. He spent most of his life prospecting and mining, and in his wanderings visited every mining district on the Pacific coast from old Mexico to Alaska, having made two trips to the far north country. In his old age he came to Okanogan county, taking up a piece of government land with the object of raising hogs and chickens, although he soon tired of that. His place is a fairly good one, and he has a small orchard set out, which is making excellent growth. He stated that he had two or three sisters living in California, and a brother somewhere in Canada, although their postoffice addresses are not known. The deceased was a pleasant, kindly and accommodating neighbor and was very popular and highly thought of by all the residents of the Ellemeham neighborhood. He leaves a little personal property of no great value, which is being cared for by Mr. Hershberger. Up to the time Mr. Hershberger handed in the above information to this office the authorities had done nothing so far as known, to locate the relatives of the deceased. Their whereabouts could no doubt be learned by a visit to the cabin and an examination of the effects of the deceased.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - January 16, 1914
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


Peter Ferbrache  Added 07/10/10
Drowned Man Answers Description Of Former Okanogan Citizen.
Information received through the office of Sheriff Harry E. Stark from the sheriff of Benton county this week, leads local people to the belief that Peter Ferbrache, formerly a well known citizen of Okanogan, met his death by drowning in the Columbia river early in October of this year.
The Benton county sheriff wrote Mr. Stark that the body of a man had been found at Hanford, giving a description of the body and stating that a clipping of the Okanogan Independent of September 18th containing primary election returns, was found in a pocket. The dead man's watch was described, giving jeweler's marks, and when the marks were reported to the local jeweler, F. H. Towne, he referred to his records and at once identified the timepiece as that of Mr. Ferbrache. Stark wired for a further description of the man and received a telegram Monday morning from the Benton county sheriff giving a description that tallies in every detail with that of Mr. Ferbrache's appearance.
Mrs. Hetty Lane of Seattle, daughter of Mr. Ferbrache, is in Okanogan for a short time. She states that she last saw her father on September 27, when he left, presumably for California. She has not heard from him since his departure. She states that when he left her home he wore a brown suit and the Benton county sheriff says the man found in the river wore a blue suit. The body was found on October 18th and it had the appearance of having been in the water about two weeks, according to the informant.
Peter S. Ferbrache was one of the early settlers in this locality, coming here about fifteen years ago. He located on a homestead west of town, proved up and later sold the place. Later he moved to Hamilton, Skagit county, where he has lived for a number of years.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - November 9, 1920


James Ferguson  Added 04/18/10
Death Of James Ferguson.
The community was shocked Tuesday afternoon to learn of the death of Judge James Ferguson, who passed away at his home in the south part of town about 1 o'clock p.m. The death of the respected citizen was wholly unexepected, as few knew of his illness, and those who did had been given the impression the day before that he was improving. The judge had not been in robust health for some time, but was only confined to his bed for about a week. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Episcopal church. The services will be in charge of the Masons and the ceremonies will be at the grave.--Oroville Gazette.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - February 4, 1919


William Ferrier Buried.
William Ferrier, who was killed some two or three months ago by falling from a mountain side near Loomis, was buried by Coroner McCampbell yesterday. Interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery. The body has been held all this time in the hopes of locating relatives of the dead man but all efforts in that direction failed.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - March 6, 1914


Imogene Filer  Added 07/18/09
Little Child Drowned
Falls into Frazier Creek While at Play
Imogene, the little four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Filer, while at play yesterday afternoon, in some manner unknown, fell into the water of Frazier creek, which runs close by the house and was drowned.
It was probably a couple of hours before the child was missed, when a search was started and the baby recovered from the creek underneath the milk house, which is built over the stream, and on which the child's clothing had caught as it floated down stream. The funeral will take place tomorrow.
The sad tidings were brought into town as the News was going to press, and as telephone communication is impaired, we are unable to give the funeral hour.
The Methow Valley News - Twisp, Washington - April 5, 1904


Martha A. Filer  Added 4/30/06
Obituary
Mrs. Martha A. Filer died at her home in Twisp, Thursday, August 21, 1913, at 10:15 a.m., aged 72 years, 7 months and 13 days.
Martha A. Bacus was born at Springfield, Mo., January 8, 1841.
At the age of 4 years she with her parents moved to Quincey, Ill., where they remained until she was seventeen years old.
She was married to Jacob Filer in 1861, and to the Union was born eleven children; five sons and six daughters, eight of whom survive the deceased, being P. L. and W. B. Filer, of Twisp; Mrs. Maud Charlton and J. H. Filer, of Ellensburg, Wash., Mrs. Juliette Manning, of North Yakima; J. C. Filer of Toppenish; Mrs. Lulu Tuveson, of Kellogg, Idaho; Mrs. Florence Jones, of Winthrop; the the children preceding their mother in death being Edgar B. Filer, Mrs. Fannie Dibble and Mrs. Anna Walter.
Deceased was a pioneer of the Methow Valley, having resided here since the eighties, near her children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1883 while living in Oregon. Soon after his death the family came to Ellensburg, and five years later to the Methow Valley. Deceased was especially esteemed and loved by all the people of this section; hers was the true mother's life of love and devotion. Her departure will be mourned by this community, who will deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.
The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Church of Christ, of which she was a devoted member, Rev. S. O. Pool of Wenatchee, conducting services.
The remains were shipped to Ellensburg for interment by the side of those of her husband.--News, Twisp.
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - August 28, 1913


Eddie Finsen  Added 01/02/11
Little Finsen Child Dies. Result of Burns
Miss Melinda Finsen was called to Oroville Tuesday on an extremely sad mission. Her two year-old nephew, Eddie Finsen, was so seriously burned that death resulted. The fatal injury was received Monday evening and the baby died Tuesday.
In company with a four year old playmate the Finsen child was playing in the yard. In some unaccountable manner the children secured some matches and on lighting them the clothing of the Finsen child took fire. The youngster ran to the house, screaming as he went, and the flames were fanned so that before anything could be done to extinguish them the child's body was seriously burned from the knees to the stomach and death resulted from the burns and shock.
Miss Finsen returned to Okanogan yesterday morning.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - August 13, 1921


Bennett L. Fisher  Added 01/25/07
Passing Of A Pioneer.
Bennett L. Fisher passed away at Loomis Wednesday, May 23, after a lingering illness. He was born at Marysville, Ohio, September 24, 1863. On April 16, 1890 he united in marriage with Mima Null at Carmi, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, a brother Eli Fisher, of Orondo and six children: Oscar Fisher of Seattle; Buford Fisher of Orondo; Mrs. Guy Burge of Loomis; Mrs. Louisa Daniels of Valley; Mrs. Raymond Prock of Antwine; and Vida Fisher of Loomis. One child died in infancy.
Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Abstracted from the original - The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - June 1, 1923
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


Doyce C. Fitzhugh  Added 12/15/07
Doyce C. Fitzhugh, 88, of Brewster, died Monday April 25, 2005. He was born September 15, 1916 to Clarence and Lydia Fitzhugh at Leola, Arkansas.
He married Lula Belle Riggan on May 12, 1934. They moved to Brewster in 1948 where he worked as a carpenter and later became an apple grower. He was a member of the New Testament Baptist Church.
He is survived by four children, one brother and three sisters; 12 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 29th at Barnes Chapel with Pastor Albert Fare officiating. Interment will follow at the Brewster Cemetery.
Abstracted from the original - The Quad City Herald - Brewster, Washington - April 28, 2005
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers


Bertha Fitzpatrick  Added 7/26/06
Sudden Death Takes 2 Okanogan People
Mrs. Bertha Fitzpatrick died suddenly at her home on Pogue Flat between 10:30 a.m. and noon Monday. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage, according to Dr. L. S. Dewey, county coroner, who was called to examine the case.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been talking to Mrs. Brown over the telephone at about 10 a.m., and had seemed to be in the best of health. There was not the slightest evidence of foul play, so death was assumed to be from natural causes.
Her daughter, Frederica, was unable to find her mother when she returned home at noon, so she decided to make a fire to cook a lunch. She went out to the packing shed to get some material to start a fire, and discovered her mother lying on the ground. Dr. J. G. Lovell was summoned, but Mrs. Fitzpatrick had been dead at least an hour when he arrived.
Mrs. Fitzpatrick was born and raised at Van Kleeck Hill, Ont. She had taught school in Canada when she met Fred Fitzpatrick. The couple came here as newly weds and settled on an orchard tract on the flat early in 1910, when the project was first opened. Mr. Fitzpatrick had made some money in the Klondike.
In August, 1910, Mr. Fitzpatrick died, shortly after the birth of Frederica, their only child. Mrs. Fitzpatrick stayed on the orchard tract, managing affairs until her death. She suffered from hay fever each summer, so had often gone back to Van Kleeck Hill. Two of her sisters, who were nurses, lived here with her, several years ago.
The deceased was not quite 40 years of age at the time of her death. She is survived by her daughter, Frederica; Miss Lighthall, a sister living in California; another sister, Mrs. Brazille, who lives in Seattle; and a brother, Abraham Lighthall of Vancouver, B. C. Mr. Lighthall is named as one of the executors of the estate, and is expected in Okanogan at once. Funeral arrangement will be made when relatives have arrived.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 24, 1922

Fitzpatrick Funeral
The funeral of Mrs. Bertha Fitzpatrick, who died suddenly Monday noon at her home on Pogue Flat, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at St. John's Episcopal church in this city. Rev. Herman R. Page will conduct the service, which will be held under the auspices of the Order of Eastern Star. Interment will be made in the Okanogan cemetery beside the body of deceased's husband, who was buried there thirteen years ago.
Abram Lighthall, a brother of Mrs. Fitzpatrick, and Miss Alma Fitzpatrick, a sister, are here to attend the funeral. The former is from Vancouver, B. C., and the latter from Seattle.
H. Gordon Kerr has been appointed special executor of the estate of Mrs. Fitzpatrick, and has already qualified. It was necessary to have a special executor to handle the estate in order that the apple crop might be disposed of properly. Mrs. Fitzpatrick's will was made out at Van Kleek Hill, Ont., and it will be necessary to send the instrument back there to have the validity of the paper proved. This will take several weeks, and every day is important in the disposition of the apples at the present time.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 28, 1922


Frederick Fitzpatrick
S. T. Sterling Pays Tribute To F. Fitzpatrick
Nothing in recent years has shocked the community of Pogue Flat like the sudden death of our fellow citizen, Mr. Frederick Fitzpatrick.
Stricken down in the very vigor of manhood with that fatal disease, peritonitis, when he had just succeeded in establishing a beautiful home; when his prospects were exceedingly bright for enjoying his home and comfortable and happy surroundings with all the bright hopes and aspirations, seems sad indeed.
Mr. Fitzpatrick was born at Van Kleek Hill, Ontario, and came to Montana in early life, entering into partnership with an older brother. From there he spent some time in Old Mexico and California, in 1897 joining the great rush to the gold fields of Alaska.
In this Northern land he spent some nine years and succeeded in making a fair competence. In the fall of 1907 he came out, and on January 27, 1907, was married at Vancouver, B. C., to Miss Bertha Lighthall of VanKleek Hill, Ontario. From thence he came to Okanogan county and settled on Pogue Flat.
Suddenly, in the midst of his toil, his time had come, the hour had struck and the clock of time had run down. About 2 o'clock in the afternoon I saw him unhitch his team; he went to the house, and took his bed never to rise.
How forcibly it brings to mind that "In the midst of life we are in death."
He leaves a wife and infant babe. Six brothers, his mother and four sisters survive him, none of whom were able to attend the funeral, except Mrs. T. Brazil of Seattle.
Rev. Chaffee of Omak, assisted by Rev. Thomson and the Masonic order of Okanogan, conducted the funeral services. His body was laid to rest in the new cemetery at Okanogan, overlooking the beautiful valley of the Okanogan. S. T. Sterling
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - September 2, 1910


Fitzpatrick Dead  Added 03/15/07
Well Known Citizen Succumbs After Brief Illness.
A deep gloom was cast over the community last Friday morning when word was passed around that Fred Fitzpatrick of Epley had died during the previous night. He had been ill with peritonitis for several days and his friends knew his condition was serious but the announcement of death came nevertheless as a shock. The funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church in this city Monday morning by Rev. Chaffee of Omak assisted by Rev. James Thomson, and participated in by the Okanogan Masonic lodge of which organization deceased was a member. The funeral was in charge of McCampbell & Armstrong, the local undertakers, and interment was made in the Okanogan cemetery. The pall bearers were selected from the ranks of the Masons as follows: Jas. White, E. F. Brown, F. H. Towne, H. A. Armstrong, Frank Baggott, F. W. Ostermeyer.
Frederick Fitzpatrick was born at Van Kleek Hill, Ontario, forty-one years ago and came to Montana in early life. Later he drifted into old Mexico and from there went with the great rush to Alaska where he spent some nine years and succeeded in accumulating a fair competence. In the fall of 1907 he came down from the north and on January 27th, 1908, was married in Vancouver, B. C., to Miss Bertha Lightball, of Van Kleek Hill, his sweetheart of boyhood days. In the spring of 1909 they came to Okanogan, settling on a fruit tract three miles north of town. In the short time Mr. Fitzpatrick has been here he has made a host of friends and has proven himself to be a kind neighbor, a devoted husband and a worthy citizen. He leaves a wife and an infant daughter. His mother, six brothers and four sisters survive him. Mrs. T. Brazil, a sister from Seattle, was the only one of the bereaved relatives aside from the widow who was able to attend the funeral.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - September 2, 1910


Nancy Ann Fletcher  Added 10/15/06
Death Of Pioneer Woman.
W. H. Fletcher of this place was called to Waterville last week on receipt of the news of the death of his mother, the following account of which appeared in the Waterville Empire:
"On last Friday morning the community was shocked to learn of the sudden passing of one of its old residents and devoted mothers, Mrs. Nancy Ann McAllister Fletcher. Mrs. Fletcher was taken ill Thursday evening at 8 o'clock and death claimed her in less than twelve hours, she having passed away at 7 o'clock the following morning. Her sudden death was due to a stroke of paralysis from which she quickly became unconscious and never rallied.
Nancy Ann McAllister was born in Wayne county, Indiana, Feb. 18, 1851, and the next year crossed the plains in company with her parents to the state of Washington, settling in Clark county, where she passed her girlhood days and in 1867 was married to John M. Fletcher. After spending a few years in Oregon, they came to Washington and pre-empted a claim near Toler in this county in 1888 and made this their permanent residence.
Her husband, John M. Fletcher, died three years ago and since that time she has made her home in this city with her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Bell.
"To cherish her memory and to mourn her loss she leaves the following children: Mrs. D. L. Gillespie, Brewster, Wash.; W. H. Fletcher, Okanogan; R. A. Fletcher, Seattle; Mrs. W. C. Peach, Mansfield; Pearl Fletcher, Withrow; and C. E. Fletcher, Albert F. Fletcher, Mrs. Chas. Bell, F. T. Fletcher and Mrs. Geo. Kinzebach of Waterville."
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - January 27, 1920


Tracy A. Fletcher  Added 12/15/07
Tracy Albert Fletcher, 43, of Brewster, died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, in Seattle. She was born in Brewster and was employed as an assistant floor manager at Mill Bay Casino in Manson.
Survivors include her three children; her mother, and five siblings.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes Chapel in Brewster with interment to follow at Millers Cove in Pateros.
Abstracted from the original - The Wenatchee World - Wenatchee, Washington - January 14, 2005
Submitted by Ilene Jeffers


James S. Ford  Added 10/15/06
Loomis News Notes
James S. Ford, brother of Postmaster W. J. Ford, passed away at Penticton, B. C., last week. Mr. Ford had been employed on the construction work in British Columbia and was taken ill, later developing in pneumonia. After reaching the hospital he survived but a short time. His brother was promptly notified and left at once to bring back the remains. Interment took place at Loomis cemetery. Services were conducted at Eagle Hall, where a large gathering of friends paid their respects. Rev. Martin, of Oroville, conducted the service. A local quartette furnish appropriate music.
The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - January 7, 1921


Robert Forkel  Added 04/30/07
Robert Ernest Forkel Is Claimed By Death
Death claimed Robert E. Forkel, one of our well known and highly esteemed citizens, last Monday afternoon. The end was not unexpected as he had patiently suffered for several weeks from the effects of cancer in its acute state. The dreaded disease made its appearance just over the heart some weeks ago and everything within the power of the physician was done to eradicate the trouble, but to no avail, as it had seriously affected the heart and lungs before the identity of the disease had been clearly established. The funeral is to be conducted from the residence west of town next Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. George F. Graham of Riverside to have charge of the religious service. The body lies at the McCampbell undertaking parlors in this city.
Robert Ernest Forkel was nearly 65 years of age, having been born October 3, 1848. Saxony, Germany, was his birthplace and he came to the United States in 1884, locating with his family at DesMoines, Iowa, where they remained three years. They then went to Omaha, Neb., and lived there 21 years, coming to Okanogan September 22, 1908, exactly five years previous to the date of his death.
January 11, 1872, deceased was united in marriage to Miss Emily Seume, in his native lnd, and to them were born three sons and four daughters. Deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters--Mrs. Mary Kleffman, Chicago, and Mrs. Charles Schaefer of Okanogan--and two sons, Ernest of this city and Otto of Riverside. He also has a brother living in Texas.
Deceased followed the occupation of shoemaker and had been engaged at his rtade for 51 years steadily. He opened a shop in this city five years ago and established a reputation for competent work and fair dealing, and has a host of friends by whom he will be greatly missed.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - September 26, 1913


Rosina Fox  Added 7/26/06
Death Of Mrs. Fox
Mrs. Rosina Fox, aged 68, died at her home on Pogue Flat at 10 p.m. Thursday. She had been paralyzed for the last three years, and suffered a second attack Thursday evening from which she died. She is survived by her husband, Frederick Fox, and six children, Louis, Walter, Hazel and Mesdames Marseleete Hazen, Helene Stribenger and Olga Hunting of Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the undertaking parlors. The services will be conducted by Rev. K. Kohler, Lutheran minister in Omak. Interment will be in the Okanogan cemetery.
The deceased was born and married in Germany, but came to this country soon after her marriage. She had lived in the vicinity for eleven years.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - October 28, 1922


Katie Frazier  Added 8/16/06
Mrs. James H. Frazier
Katie Frazier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Schilleriff, Sr., of Waterville, died early Sunday morning, after an illness of only nine days, at her home near Malott.
Deceased was born in Russia June 4, 1891. She came to this country with her parents when just a year old, living at Seattle until 1903 when they settled seven miles east of Douglas on a ranch, where she was reared and confirmed in the Lutheran church at Douglas by Rev. Reimann. In the year 1907 she was united in marriage to George Gettman. To this union four children were born. After eight years of married life Mr. Gettman died, leaving the widow and four small children. She was married to James Frazier, of Malott, and to this union two children were born. Deceased resided at Malott until the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and six children--Leo, Annie, Edward and Helen Gettman, Fawn and Francis Frazier, from two to twelve years of age.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 26, 1921


John M. Freeman Added 9/15/06
John M. Freeman Killed
Thursday of last week John M. Freeman was thrown from his horse near Havillah and sustained injuries of the head and brain from which he died late in the evening.
It is not known just how the accident occurred but as the saddle was found turned it is thought he was dragged for some distance.
He leaves a wife and five small children to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held at the residence and interment took place at the Kipling cemetery. Rev. S. J. Osborn officiated.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - September 24, 1915


Nora J. Freeman  Added 4/24/06
Mrs. C. A. Freeman
The death of Mrs. C. A. Freeman, which occurred at Seattle last Thursday, came as a sad blow to this community. Mrs. Freeman, accompanied by her husband, went to Seattle last Monday, where she was operated upon for goitre. She lived but four hours after the operation.
Funeral services were conducted by Prof. R. W. Dow from the Methodist Church Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Misses Ethyl and Gladys Martin, Alice Stokes, Mrs. N. Irving and Messrs. A. Hall, Ferd Haase Sr., and Ferd Haase, Jr., sang a few selected hymns. Messrs. A. T. LaRue, A. J. Steaffens, Guy Waring, A. J. Haase, R. E. Johnson and Allen Wetsel acted as pall bearers. Many and beautiful floral offerings were laid on and around the casket by loving relatives and friends. The body, which was in charge of Undertaker E. M. Thomas, was laid to rest in the Sullivan Cemetery.
Mrs. Nora J., wife of C. A. Freeman, was born near Warsaw, Missouri, December 4, 1879, and passed from this life at Seattle July 13, 1916. She and her husband were married June 7, 1899, at Warsaw, Missouri, where they lived for four years, when they moved to this place, where the last thirteen years have been spent.
She leaves to mourn her her husband, a daughter, Glenn, four sons, Lawerence, Ralph, Lowell and Rex, the latter an eight months old baby, six brothers and aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kays, living at the place of her birth. Her life was that of a true wife and mother, and her absence will ever be felt. Mr. Freeman and children have the deepest sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to our many kind friends and neighbors who so generously helped us during our late bereavement when we gave up our beloved wife and mother. Especial thanks for the beautiful floral offerings.
C. A. FREEMAN AND CHILDREN
The Methow Valley Journal - Winthrop, Washington - July 20, 1916


Wellington French  Added 10/31/06
Death Of Wellington French, Old Time Resident
Death claimed Wellington French, the well known pioneer, Monday at 9 o'clock a.m. The funeral will be conducted at the Scotch Creek home of the French family Wednesday at 10 a. m. by Rev. Herman Page and Rev. David Brown, and the body will be buried at the Conconully cemetery.
Wellington French was one of the earliest settlers in Okanogan county who remained within its borders. He has always shown the good spirit of the pioneer and his industry and sagacity have accumulated a modest fortune. He was one of the early stockholders of the Commercial Bank and to the credit of his financial judgment it is said that he has never placed a mortgage on his property.
He was born in the province of Quebec on February 28, 1856, and was 65 years old at the time of his death. His parents, Robert and Harriet French, were residents of Canada since childhood. His father was a prominent man in his section and held various important public offices.
Wellington French was the oldest of ten children. A brother, Dr. F. J. French of Okanogan, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Cyr of Seattle and Mrs. C. G. Rodolph of Glendale, are well known here. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Percy George of Omak, and two sons, Robert and Ray.
The deceased was educated in Canada and in 1878 left home to seek his fortune. He traveled to various places in British Columbia, and at one time did placer mining on the Fraser river. In 1885 he came to Okanogan county, and as soon as the land was opened settled on his present place, four miles southeast of Conconully. He brought some cattle with him from British Columbia and during his residence here has maintained a large herd of stock.
On November 11, 1889, Mr. French married Miss Mary McCaskill, who was reared in the same neighborhood as her husband.
On March 22 of this year, Mr. French suffered a stroke of cerebal hemorrhage, and Dr. Paul L. West of Okanogan was called to attend him. The patient rallied from the stroke and had practically recovered by the middle of April, but suffered a second and more severe stroke, from which he never rallied during the last month of his life.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - Mary 24, 1921


Willard S. French  Added 10/15/06
Father Of Mrs. Glover Dies At The Age of 78
Willard S. French, aged 78, father of Mrs. H. H. Glover of Okanogan, died Sunday night in Seattle after a long illness. Mrs. Glover left last week to be with her father. Mr. Glover has spent considerable time here during the past few years and invested in town property.
He was a pioneer of the state, and lived many years at Creston. He leaves three sons, Arthur B. French of Spokane, Reiff French of Seattle, and J. B. French of New Orleans; and three daughters, Mrs. Glover, Mrs. C. E. Funkhauser of Creston and Mrs. E. C. Lanter of Seattle.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - August 27, 1921




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