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Obituaries of the John family in King County, Washington
Peter Colman Elizabeth Faull Amelia John Cyrus Evan John Evan John Jemima John Louis Raymond John Marian John Mary John Ruth Naomi Jones Elmer MacDonald
Peter Colman Enumclaw Herald, 1 Apr 1971

Peter Colman died March 29, 1971, at the nursing home in Enumclaw. Mr. Colman was born August 23, 1885, in Pennsylvania and was 85 years of age at the time of death.

He retired from Weyerhaeuser Company in 1945, and had lived near Seattle until he moved to the nursing home three months ago.

He was a member of Crescent Lodge 109, F&AM and of the Scottish Rite.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shannon Hogue and Mrs. R. W. Elwell of Seattle, two nieces, Mrs. Jack Riley and Mrs. Helen Flynn of Seattle and three grand nieces.

At his request there will be no services.

Elizabeth (Faull) John, The Seattle Times, 2 Dec 1981

Elizabeth F. Johns -- Beloved mother of Dorothy M. Boynton, Seattle and Vivian L. Curl, Pendleton, Oregon. Sister of Thomas Fall, Renton and Viola Jorgenson, Tacoma. Also, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. No services at her request. Remembrances to the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist.

Amelia (John) Greggs, Auburn Globe-News, 30 Nov 1966

Mrs. Amelia Greggs, 70, of 1403 ½ Enumclaw Highway in Auburn, died November 23 in Auburn General Hospital following a long illness. She had requested there be no funeral services.

Arrangements were handled by Lightle Funeral Home.

A King County pioneer, Mrs. Greggs had lived in the Auburn area since 1888. She was born September 3, 1887, in Iowa, and had lived in Auburn proper since 1921.

She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Auburn, and the Laurel Chapter No. 47, Order of the Eastern Star of Black Diamond.

Surviving are her husband, John W., of Auburn; a son, Donald J. of Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Allen Miller of Auburn and six grandchildren.

Cyrus Evan John, Medford Mail Tribune, 1 Mar 1959

Services for Cyrus E. Johns, 65, of 520 North Front street, who died Thursday night, were held in the Conger-Morris Funeral home yesterday morning. The Rev. Perry Johnson, First Baptist Church of Phoenix, officiated. The committee services were in Siskiyou Memorial Park.

Johns was born in Franklin, Washington, August 23, 1893. He was a veteran of World War I and was a resident of the VA Domiciliary at Camp White for several years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. W. Greggs, and a brother, Lou R. Johns, both of Auburn, Wash.

Evan John, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 25 Aug 1894 (excerpts)

The city was shocked yesterday by the news of the worst mining disaster that has occurred in the Puget sound country, almost equaling that at Roslyn two years ago. Thirty-seven employes of the Oregon Improvement Company's Franklin mine suddenly found themselves confronted by fire in the workings and, familiarity with danger having caused them to under-estimate their peril, they lingered until the deadly smoke and flames overtook them, and within a few hours they were brought out dead.

. . .

Of the rescuing party from the south sixth level was John E. John, a gas tester, who is now numbered among the dead. Evan John, is also dead. The bodies of father and son were found lying side by side, showing that the father had remained in the gangway until he had found his son, but it was then too late and both died. Evan John, who was 18 years old, will be remembered as an ex-Seattle newsboy. He also sold peanuts in the Standard theater about three and a half years ago. He was commonly known as "Peg," having but one leg and a wooden peg serving as the other. At the mines he was recognized as a bright young fellow, and was boss driver of the sixth level north.

Jemima (John) MacDonald, Renton News Record, 20 Nov 1958

Mrs. Jemima MacDonald, who left her native Wales 52 years ago to become a Renton Pioneer died last Sunday, Nov. 16, at the age of 78.

Her husband, Elmer, survives her at their home, 815 3rd N. Also surviving are two sons, George of Maple Valley and Don of Leavenworth; two brothers, Lou John of Auburn and Cyrus John of Oregon; one sister Mrs. John Greggs of Auburn; also four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Christian Science services were held at Faull Chapel yesterday (Nov. 19) with cremation following.

Louis Raymond John, Renton Record-Chronicle, 13 Oct 1965

Lou Johns, who operated a barber shop in Renton for many years, died in a Bellevue nursing home on October 6. He had lived in the Masonic Home at Zenith since his retirement.

Funeral services were held in Faull-Renton Funeral Home on October 8 followed by cremation.

Mr. Johns was born August 2, 1889, in Knoxville Junction, Iowa. He was a member of St. Andrew's Lodge No. 35, F & AM.

Two daughters: Mrs. Dorothy Boynton of Seattle and Mrs. Vivian Curl of Pendleton, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Amelia Greggs of Auburn; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive.

Marian (John) Colman, Seattle Times, 11 Mar 1945

Funeral services for Mrs. Marion Johns Colman, a pioneer resident of Enumclaw who died Thursday at her home, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Enumclaw mortuary under auspices of the Eastern Star. Burial will be in Renton.

Mrs. Colman, born in Wales came to this country when a child. The family had been living in Enumclaw more than 60 years. She was an active member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband, Peter Colman, three daughters, Mrs. Patrick Hogue, Seattle; Mrs. Bert Johnson, Enumclaw, and Mrs. Ray Elwell, the Dalles, Or.; two brothers, Cyrus Johns, Seattle, and Lou Johns, Renton; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hawkins, Seattle; Mrs. Elmer McDonald, Renton, and Mrs. John Greggs, Auburn.

Mary (John) Hawkins, paper unknown, 15 Feb 1957

Private funeral services for Mrs. Mary John Hawkins, 84, Auburn, an early King County resident, were being arranged today by the Faull-Renton Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hawkins died yesterday in a Puyallup rest home after a year's illness.

A native of Wales, Mrs. Hawkins moved to Franklin, in South Central King County, in about 1890 with her parents, John and Ruth John.

She was married there to Henry L. Hawkins in 1893.

The Hawkinses made their first home at what is now 1010 Cherry St. Later they resided many years in West Seattle.

Mrs. Hawkins for many years was a Christian Science practitioner. She taught Sunday School at the Sixth Church of Christ, Scientist.

Mrs. Hawkins was an early member of the West Seattle Improvement Club and a member of the old Norica Choral Society. Mr. Hawkins, a civil engineer, died in 1942.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Collister M. Wheeler, Arlington, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer MacDonald, Renton, and Mrs. John Greggs, Auburn; two brothers, Louis John, Renton, and Cyrus John, Portland, Ore.; a granddaughter, and two great-grandsons.

Ruth Naomi (Jones) John, paper, date unknown

Mrs. Peter Colman Friday morning received the sad announcement of the death of her mother, Mrs. Ruth Johns, at her home at Renton, about 3 o'clock that morning after a short illness. The funeral services were held at the Home Undertaking parlors in Seattle Sunday, a Christian Science reader officiating. The body was cremated. Mrs. Johns was loved by all who knew her and the large gathering at the services and the many beautiful flower offerings were tokens of high esteem for her and her family. Among the mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Colman and three daughters from Enumclaw, and in attendance were many families from Enumclaw.

Mrs. Johns was the mother of nine children, two of whom died in infancy. Deceased was born in Pontypridd, Wales, November 21, 1854, and at that place spent her youth. There she was married to Mr. Johns, and the four oldest children were born. About 35 years ago the family came to America and settled in Pennsylvania. After a short stay there they moved to Evans, Iowa. 27 years ago they came to Washington and resided for a number of years at Newcastle, then at Franklin, and later at Black Diamond. Mr. Johns was a mine foreman and at the time of the Franklin mine disaster in August, 1894, Mr. Johns and son Evan, were killed. From that time Mrs. Johns was left alone to raise her family. In later years she always made her home with her daughter, Mrs. John Greggs, for the past three years being at Renton.

The six children to mourn the departure of a kind and loving mother are Mrs. H. L. Hawkins, West Seattle; Mrs. Peter Colman, Enumclaw; Mrs. Elmer MacDonald, Mrs. John Greggs, Louis and Cyrus Johns, all of Renton. She is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Mrs. Johns was a member in the Pythian Sister and Rebekah lodges for about 20 years and an ardent worker in their circles.

Elmer MacDonald, The Seattle Times, 26 Jul 1967

MacDonald -- Elmer, Route 2, Box 770, Maple Valley, age 87. Father of George J., Maple Valley and Donald E. MacDonald, Whidbey Is. Four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Charter member of Renton Eagles. No services at his request. Remembrances to the Heart Fund. Cremation.

Boothe Casey Greggs Hawkins John Joyce Martin Mathiot Maxwell Moorman Parks Stephenson Sullivan Wheeler