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Okanogan County, Washington
Obituaries


Surnames N




NASH, Edwin D.
NEAL, Fred T.
NEVELLE, William
NEWMAN, Edward
NEWTON, Ursula
NICHOLS, Francis A.
NICHOLSON, Matilda
NICKELL, Nellie
NORTON, William
NYMAN, Anna
NYMAN, J. J.


Edwin D. Nash  Added 02/25/07
Mayor Nash Dead.
We are very sorry to hear of the death of Edwin D. Nash, which occurred last Saturday night at Oroville, from the effects of an attack of pneumonia. Mr. Nash was a pioneer of Okanogan and Douglas counties, and a man highly respected by all who knew him. He had a valuable homestead near Molson and for years past carried mail between Chesaw and Oroville. At the time of his death he owned the passenger stage line between Oroville and Riverside. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, and had an enviable record as a soldier. His was ranking major in a Missouri regiment of infantry, and throughout the entire war had command of his regiment, the colonel being engaged at other duties. Mr. Nash's only relative in this country is his son, E. W., who lives a few miles south of Molson.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - May 3, 1907


Fred T. Neal  Added 01/05/07
Fred T. Neal Died Saturday At Trail.
Son Of Judge And Mrs. C. H. Neal.
Influenza Also Takes A. E. Boggs Friday and Willis P. Lobdell Last Night.
Sorrow rested in many Okanogan county homes Saturday when a telephone message from Judge C. H. Neal announced the death of Fred T. Neal at Trail, B. C. The young man passed away from an attack of influenza-pneumonia, from which the efforts of three doctors could not save him.
Word was given that burial would be at Sprague, but the time of the funeral was not announced. Two sons of Judge and Mrs. Neal are buried at Sprague.
Fred Neal visited his parents in this city only a few days prior to his death. Word of his sickness and alarming condition was received on Thursday, and his parents left immediately by auto for Oroville. From there they could make as rapid time by awaiting the departure of the train the following morning. At Oroville word was received that two doctors were attending their son, but his condition was so serious that Dr. D. H. Lewis accompanied the parents from Oroville.
For the past year or more, the younger Neal has been engaged at the Trail smelter.
Fred Tucker Neal was born January 25, 1888, at Milton W. Va. His boyhood days were spent in Lincoln county, Washington. He took the law course at the University of Washington and also took a mining course at Washington State College, Pullman. His inclinations were always toward the mining rather than the legal use of his education, and he was particularly enthused over the work in which he was engaged just prior to this death.
He located in Okanogan county for the practice of law about ten years ago. In 1910 he was a successful candidate for prosecuting attorney, and served during 1911 and 1912. He later practiced law with his father at Oroville.
He was married November 4, 1911, at Nighthawk to Mamie C. Gormely, daughter of a pioneer of this county. He is survived by his widow and two young sons, Charles Henry, age 5, and Theodore Russell, age 3.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - December 24, 1918


William Nevelle  Added 10/31/06
William Nevelle is Found Dead
William Nevelle, one of the pioneer settlers of the Fairview (Windy Hill) section west of Okanogan, was found dead in his cabin Monday morning by Ben Howard, a neighbor. An investigation conducted by Dr. L. S. Dewey, county coroner, revealed a wound in the left side of the head, and the feet and legs of the dead man bore several burns, but the coroner has absolutely no suspicion of foul play. He believes that Nevelle was injured either by one of his horses or by the power wood saw he had been operating and spent several days about his cabin in a half demented condition, burning his feet when he brought them in contact with the stove. The body was brought to town today by Undertaker Ed. Yarwood and will be held pending word from a brother in Canada, who has been notified. No inquest will be held.
Nevelle lived alone, some distance from neighbors. He had not been seen since March 31st. It is believed that he had been dead two weeks before his body was found. He was dressed in his under clothes and had crawled under his bed, where he died. Apparently he had been in bed and got up to warm himself by the fire, allowed his feet to come in contact with the hot stove and then crawled away from the stove in a weakened condition, too weak to extricate himself from under the bed.
The dead man's horses had broken their halter ropes and kicked down the stable door and escaped, after having been driven desperate by hunger and thirst.
Nevelle was a homesteader who had lived in the Fairview section for some fifteen years. So far as is known he had no relatives except a brother, whose address was found to be somewhere in Canada, and he was notified. Deceased was 68 years of age.
Nevelle was industrious and a good citizen and held in high esteem by all who knew him.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - April 19, 1921


Ursula Newton  Added 9/30/06
Mrs. Jasper Newton, Dead
Mrs. Ursula Freel Newton, wife of Jasper Newton, died Monday morning of Myrocarditis at the family residence in New Town at the advanced age of 68 years.
Mrs. Newton was a pioneer of this section, having come here with her husband about twelve years ago. She was a devout christian and it was her greatest happiness to do kindly services for her friends and neighbors, and she will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by nine children, five daughters and four sons all of whom were present at the bedside when death came, with the exception of a daughter, Mrs. Nettie McNeil of Kaslo, B. C. who was ill. They are Mrs. Rachel Henderson of St. John, Wash., Mrs. Martha McNeil of Molson; Mrs. Sophia McGuire of Chesaw; Mrs. Lydia Grant of Killem, Alb; Mrs. Nettie McNeil of Kaslo, B. C., William Newton of Portland, Ore., Ammie and George Newton of Molson and James Newton of Harrington, Wash.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, Rev. J. B. Schneider, officiating, and burial took place at the Molson Cemetery under direction of V. G. Grove.
The Molson Leader - Molson, Washington - January 26, 1917


Edward Newman  Added 6/16/06
TRAGIC DEATH FOR VETERAN
Captain Edward Newman Met Death in Shocking Manner Last Saturday
ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT NOON
Dragged Several Miles by His Team,
Badly Bruised, Limbs Broken,
Funeral Held Sunday
Captain Edward Newman, a veteran of the Civil war, who resided north of Tonasket on the Okanogan River, met a tragic death last Saturday by being dragged by his team for a distance of several miles.
Captain Newman, who is Postmaster at Newman, came to Conconully last Friday on business matters and left on his return trip home at about eleven o'clock Saturday morning. In some unknown manner he fell from his wagon and was caught in such a manner that he was dragged for a distance of several miles, his head striking the large boulders which are numerous along the road. Captain Newman had lost one arm in the service of his country and this probably tended to make it difficult for him to extricate himself. When passing the forest rangers station the accident was noted and messengers went at once to the scene of the accident. From signs in the road it was evident that he had been dragged several miles and life had been extinct for some time.
The remains were brought to Conconully and the coroner was immediately notified. Later it was decided that an inquest was unnecessary, the cause of death being plainly evident.
Captain Edward Newman was born in England April 17, 1844. He came to this country when sixteen years of age and two years later enlisted member of company E, 8th N. Y. heavy artillery. He was in the service over four years, serving with credit and losing an arm at Cold Harbor. Captain Newman came to Okanogan county in 1899, first settling at Bolster, and moving to his homestead on the Okanogan river in 1900. He had acquired a competency and had recently been offered $10,000 for his real estate holdings.
He is survived by his wife, who left for Portland the Saturday previous to his death, for the purpose of receiving medical treatment. Three sons and a daughter also survive; Edward who lives on his place adjoining the homestead; William and Cleveland, who are not at present in the state; Mrs. Carrie May Alderson, the daughter, lives in Portland, Oregon.
The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. A. S. Redfern at the grave in the Conconully cemetery.
In token of his military service the coffin was draped with the stars and stripes. Edward Newman was the only member of the family able to be present, and the body was consigned in its last resting place in the presence of a number of citizens of Conconully who had known him in life.
Captain Newman seemed to realize that his end was near, as he stated to several of his friends Saturday morning before starting on his journey, that this was his last day on earth.
The Okanogan Record - Conconully, Washington - July 30, 1909
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


Francis Ambrose Nichols
Okanogan
Francis Ambrose Nichols died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1991, as the result of a car accident.
He was born Sept. 12, 1904, at Sprague, to Henry P. and Margaret (Gerten) Nichols.
He married Matilda "Tillie" (Bell) Cramer at Seattle in 1939.
Survivors include two brother and two sisters. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Barnes Elmway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Abstracted from the original - The Omak Chronicle - Omak, Washington - November 6, 1991


Matilda Nicholson  Added 6/16/06
"Here and There on the Curb"
Matilda, the eight-year old daughter of Narcesse Nicholson, living a few miles south of Oroville, died the latter part of last week after a protracted illness, and was buried at the old Indian mission cemetery, near the EllisForde Orchard Tracts Saturday.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - April 2, 1915
Submitted by Dorothy Petry


Nellie Nickell
In Memoriam
Mrs. Nellie Nickell, died at Wenatchee, at the age of twenty three years, of typhoid fever, on Saturday evening Sept. 19th at nine o'clock. Mrs. Nickell was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phillips, of the Mountain house, and the wife of J. W. Nickell, ex-deputy Sheriff of this county. Mrs. Nickell had a host of warm personal friends, and was truly beloved by all those fortunate enough to partake of her generous hospitality. She was attended, during her last illness, by her loving and devoted husband, father, mother and sister, and everything was done that a skilful physician and loving kindness could do to prolong the noble life but all in vain. I was not so willed. She was a loving wife and mother. Her two baby girls survive her. The oldest being two years old and the youngest four months.
Mrs. Nickell, formerly lived at Heppner Oregon, and was a graduate of the Heppner high school class of 1899, and beloved by the entire school. Her parents moved to this county three years ago. The remains were brought to Brewster on steamer Chelan, accompanied by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives.
Upon arrival at Brewster the Improved Order of Redmen took charge of the funeral, Mr. Nickell being a member in high standing in that order, and everything was done that could be, to show respect to the dead. The remains were escorted to the church and there viewed by the many friends of the departed one.
Tuesday morning the funeral procession started for Silver where the remains were interred at three o'clock in the Silver cemetery. The funeral procession was largely made up of the Brewster people all going that could possibly get away. Rev. Elmore of Twisp preached a touching sermon paying high tribute to the noble and pure life of the departed one.

Oh, not in cruelty, not in wrath,
The reaper came that day;
'Twas an angel visited the green earth
And took a flower away.

Brewster Herald - Brewster, Washington - September 26, 1903


William Norton  Added 8/07/06
Death Of Wm. Norton
Wm. Norton died at the county farm Friday afternoon and the following afternoon was buried in the local cemetery. Funreal services were conducted at the Yarwood undertaking parlors by Rev. Herman R. Page. Deceased was 88 years of age and came here about two months ago from Oroville where the old man had numerous friends who sent fine floral pieces down on the occasion of the funeral, and also a substantial purse to keep their old friend from being buried in a paupers grave.
Deceased was born at Shrewsport, Louisiana, and was a confederate soldier in the war of the rebellion. He was married but lost his wife and two children in the south by yellow fever some years ago.
The Okanogan Independent - Okanogan, Washington - March 30, 1920


William Norton  Added 11/15/06
Death Of An Old Timer.
Wm. Norton died at the county poor farm, near Okanogan, Friday last. All of the older residents remember big Bill Norton, who lived here from the time of the coming of the Great Northern railroad until about a year ago when his failing health and the helplessness of age necessitated his becoming a county charge at the farm where indigents are cared for. A general breaking down from old age was the cause of death. Norton, a large, white haired and white bearded man, was a conspicuous figure on the streets of this place for years, a harmless, quiet, good natured old soul, too old for work, and for a long time received much assistance from Al. Fox, whose hand is always open helping the needy, and other old acquaintances. It was with a great deal of reluctance that he at last consented to go to the poor farm, although already a pensioner on the county, and was taken to that haven for the aged and destitute by Mr. Fox. He did not survive the change many months. Wm. Norton would have been 88 years old had he lived until May 3rd. He was born in Shrievesport, La. and served in the confederate army during the civil war. Shortly after the war his wife and childred died of yellow fever and Norton drifted west. He was a locomotive engineer in his earlier days, runing on the Kansas Pacific, and was one of the oldest engineers in the country. For a time he was connected with the Pinkerton detective force. He finally found his way to the cost, coming to Oroville, as stated, when the railroad was first built into the valley, the last work he ever done being on construction of that road. A purse was made up here among the old friends, a lot was purchased in the Okanogan cemetery and the deceased was given a decent burial.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - April 2, 1920


Anna Nyman  Added 6/08/06
Died Of Heart Disease
Mrs. Nyman Drops Dead at the Home of a Daughter in Oroville
Sad Event Christmas Eve
Was in Apparent Good Health and Spirits and Came to Town to Spend the Holidays
A sudden death early last Friday evening changed what promised be a merry Christmas to a number of people of this place to a very sad one. Mr. and Mrs. Nyman, living on the mountain west of Oroville, drove drove down to town Friday for the purpose of spending Christmas with their daughter and her family, Mrs. Finilla, better known as Nelson. Mrs. Nyman, to all appearances, was in usual health, and excellent spirits in anticipation of a happy holiday. When they reached the Finilla home, a block north of the Gazette office, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Mrs. Neyman got out of the sled, and took a few steps, when she tottered and fell into the arms of a granddaughter. She was carried into the house unconscious and died immediately. The cause of death was heart disease, from which she had been a sufferer. She is survived by a husband, five children and seven grandchildren. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, and several of the children, grown and married, came from Rossland to attend.
Anna Elizabeth Nyman was in the 63d year of her life. She was born in Wasa, Finland, May 9, 1847. Her maiden name was Krutar. She was married in 1870, and came with her family to America in 1887. They lived in Anaconda, Spokane, Rossland and Oregon, coming to Oroville in March, 1907, her husband taking up a homestead on the mountains where they have since lived. A large number of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - December 31, 1909


J. J. Nyman  Added 5/29/06
Death of J. J. Nyman
J. J. Nyman, an old and well known resident of this part of the country, died Monday at his home on Ellemeham mountain, and was buried Thursday at the Oroville cemetery. The deceased has been a great sufferer for a long time. Recently it was decided that an operation was the only means of saving his life, and arrangements were made to take him to the hospital this week, but the unfortunate man who was well advanced in years, succumbed to his sufferings before the plans could be carried out. The deceased leaves four children, two sons, Oscar and William Nyman, and two daughters, Mr. T. N. Finnila and Mrs. Hendrickson, and a number of grand children. The sons and Mrs. Finnila reside here, and Mrs. Hendrickson lives in Roslyn. All of the children were at the bedside of the father when he passed away.
The Oroville Weekly Gazette - Oroville, Washington - March 19, 1915




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