Skagit County
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. This is a copy of correspondence between CC and searcher. The information from the CC is was in the beginning usually from Cemetery lists compiled by Clara Mathias in the 60's and 70's. A wonderful lady, Clara still made mistakes as do I when I extract the information.
. The 5 Cemeteries I have in the database (not on line yet) are Bay View, Bayview; Pleasant Ridge Cem, near LaConner; Swinomish Indian Cemetery, near LaConner; Fern Hill Cemetery, near Anacortes; and IOOF Cemetery, Mt Vernon. . Please document all information presented here. Corrections appreciated.

Obituary posted by Jacque
Dated August 2000

Posted on: Skagit Co. Wa Obituaries (orginally permission given by poster) Reply Here:


Bessie Davenport, age 78, longtime resident of the Belfast area, passed away on Friday, Jan 19, at United General Hospital.

She was born Dec. 8, 1889, in Creston, North Carolina, the daughter of Alex and Sally Latham. Her marriage to James Davenport took place June 12, 1904, in Creston. The family came here in 1912, and were instrumental in formation of the Skagit County Dairymen's Association.

Mrs. Davenport was a dedicated member of the Burlington Free Methodist Church and had been a primary church school teacher for a period of 30 years. In addition she had helped to raise more than 80 foster children over a period of years.

Mrs. Davenport was a former school board member both in the Belfast and Burlington Districts. Mr. Davenport passed away in 1953.

She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Ruby Houser, Blanchard, Mrs. Ethel Strickler, Bellingham, Mrs. Ruth Hatley and Mrs. Lola Northcutt, both of Seattle; three sons, Lloyd of Burlington, William of Stanwood, and The Rev. Charles Davenport of Tacoma. Also surviving are three sisters; three brothers; 20 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Rose Banning of Mt. Vernon, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hulbush Funeral Home with The Reverends Roger Ensign and Evert Seymour officiating. Interment followed in the Burlington Cemetery.

The family suggested memorials to the Burlington Free Methodist Church.

Mary Elizabeth "Bessie" Davenport died January 19, 1968

Source: Hulbush Funeral Home Record of Funeral, Burlington, WA



Lloyd T. Davenport, 70, resident of 1078 Jordan Road, Burlington, died Monday, February 16, 1976, at home. He was born May 4, 1905, in Sutherlin, North Carolina, and came to Skagit County in 1912.

His marriage to Opal Wiles took place December 27, 1927, in Burlington.

Mr. Davenport had been employed for many years by the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He retired as a security officer for Burns International Detective Agency in 1972.

He was a member of the Burlington Free Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Opal, at home; one daughter, Norma Duckart, Seattle; two grandsons David and Martin, Seattle; four sisters, Ruby Houser, Blanchard, Ruth Hatley, Seattle, Lola Northcutt, Seattle, and Ethel Heggen, Seattle; two brothers, William Davenport, Stanwood, and Rev. Charles Davenport, Chelan. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mamie Johnson.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) February 18 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hulbush Chapel. Interment will follow in the Burlington Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Burlington Free Methodist Church.

Source: Hulbush Funeral Home Record of Funeral, Burlington, WA



Residents of the Belfast community were grieved to hear of the death of Thomas J. Davenport Sunday morning, after an illness of less than a week.

Thomas Jefferson Davenport was born July 22, 1862 in Johnson County, Tennessee. When a small boy he moved with his parents to North Carolina where he spent his boyhood. His marriage to Mary Lavina Parsons occurred in 1880 and took place in Tennessee. To them were born three sons and one daughter, one son died in infancy. In 1912 Mr. and Mrs. Davenport and family came to Belfast to make their home. In February 1921 Mrs. Davenport passed away. A son Carl Davenport met a tragic death in August, 1934.

Mr. Davenport was a devoted member of the Free Methodist church.

He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Rose Banning and son James Davenport both residing in Belfast, two brothers, Jerry Davenport residing in Tennessee, Asbury Davenport of Kentucky, a sister, Mrs. Myrtisia Price of Virginia, also 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Last rites were held from the Free Methodist church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Oliver Haslam officiating assisted by Rev. Galbraith and Rev. Dexter. A quartet consisting of Oliver Wiles, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wineberger and C. Cummings sand favorite hymns of the deceased.

Casketbearers were Lloyd Davenport, Archie Hatley, Gay Houser, Bill Davenport, Charles Davenport and Charles Johnson. Burial took place in Burlington cemetery under the direction of the Walter Hulbush funeral home.

Thomas Jefferson Davenport died March 11, 1940

Source: Hulbush Funeral Home Record of Funeral, Burlington, Skagit County, WA

Related Link: Rogers Family History Related Surnames: Davenport, Wiles, Duckart, Houser, Hatley, Northcutt, Heggen, Johnson ======================================================================

Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

DORAN Stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. Publication of Skagit county deaths pre 1908
DORAN, Frederick d 17 Jan 1903 age 28 m REsided in Everett Snohomish Co. cert 511

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Post from CC
Dated 11 Mar 1999

. In the book "With the Colors from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan Counties 1917 1918 1919 Washington U.S.A.." Compiled and Published by Louis Jacobin. Copyright, 1921. Printed by Peters Publishing Co., Seattle, WA 1921. On page 203
. Bryan Doran - Chauffeur, 46th Aero Squadron; born at Wickersham, Wsh., Feb 11 1897; son of James and Alice Doran, Burlington, Wash.; entered service from Bellingham, Wash., Feb. 11, 1918; transferred from For Lawton, Wash., to Kelly Field, Tex.; to Langley Field, Va.; to Roosevelt Field, N.Y.; discharged at Camp Lewis, Wash., Feb. 7, 1919

Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

Stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. Publication of Skagit county deaths pre 1908 DUFFY, John d 16 Jun 1895 age 58 yrs born Connecticutt resided Lyman, Father Duffy Patrick, Mother Golden, Mary; Cert 116 ========================================================================

Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

ERWIN stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908
ERWIN, D. L. 18 Sep 1901 age 40 m born Maine resided Fairhaven, Whatcom Co no parents cert 460


Post from CC
dated 11 Mar 1999

. In the book "With the Colors from Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan Counties 1917 1918 1919 Washington U.S.A.." Compiled and Published by Louis Jacobin. Copyright, 1921. Printed by Peters Publishing Co., Seattle, WA 1921.
. I found on page 159 this reference to Roy A. Ewald Corporal, Med. Dept., Aviation Corps: born at Anacortes, Wash., June 30, 1893; son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ewald, Anacortes, Wash.: entered service from Seattle, Wash., Dec 15, 1917; transferred from Fort Lawton, Wash., to Camp Mac Arthur, Tex.; to Camp Greene, N. C.; promoted from private to corporal; discharged at Camp Greene, Dec. 12, 1918


Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

HALL stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908
HALL, Mary D. d 17 Mar 1893 age 21 born California Resided Avon Skagit Co Father Hall, Isaac Mother Lee, Frances C. cert # 055


Post from cc
Dated 1 May 2000

The Anacortes Story, compiled by Dan Wollam, has the following "Page 21 is discussing the Alden Academy... Anacortes' First School A partial list of students follows:....R. E. Davis and Amelia Haroldson, who were married later.... The paragraph was mostly the names of early students... and it was fairly longish." Darilee =====================================================================

Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

HARRISON stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908
HARRISON, Jas M. died 28 Mar 1908 age 59 born Ireland. Father HARRISON, John M. Mother HOLMES, Anna cert # 786


HATTRICK (Original Note)
Dated July 1998

HATTRICK, Michael b 183l Can, d 1919 WA USA, sp O'BRIEN, ellen b 1855 Can, d 1939 WA, fa Michael b Irl,sp Mary Stafford b Irl, fa O'BRIEN William, mo LAHEY, Hanora. Children HATTRICK, William Francis and Mildred, b 1884, John E and James S, born in Seattle WA after 1889..
Family lived in Skagit County between 1910 and 1980, Belleville, Anacortes and Bow Hill areas
RADEMACHER, Peter and Catherine. b Michigan. Lived on March's Point and in Anacortes between 1910 and 1950. Children from Alice to Austin b Michigan. DORAN,James Battle b 186l San Saba Co TX, d 1950 WA. Grand daughter DORAN, Dorothy E married HATTRICK, W M 1936.

My name is William Michael Hattrick. Email address is Wmhattrick My home address is 649 NE Sommerseth St, Poulsbo, WA 98370


Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

HENDRICKSON stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908
HENDRICKSON, Almeda May d 3 Feb 1893 age 10 mos female born Sedro Father HENDRICKSON, Saul Mother BELLVILLE, Ruth cert # 050
HENDRICKSON, John d 31 Jun 1896 age 32 male born Finland no parents cert #223


Dated 11 Jan 1999

Subject: 1908 Death Certificate
. Noticed in the death certificates a mistake on one of the ones listed. It is listed under Hurd or something like that but should have been Hinds
. It should have read Hinds, Rosa [her name was Rosanna but I noticed on the death certificate I got that they have her listed as Rosa] b. 21 January 1846 [it is listed as 1844 on the certificate you have] AuSable,New York. d. 22 April 1908 Sedro-Woolley,Wa. buried Sedro- Woolley,Wa. Cause of death and everything else is the same as what we have. her father was William Baxter and her mother Maria Vincent but they don't have her mother's name on the certificate. Both William and Maria were born in England.
Donna Hinds

Second message dated 12 Jan 1999

"We had her dates and all that from her husband's civil war pension papers so we could verify it. Is there anyone that has the death certificates for 1905 through 1918 as we have some of our Van Volkenburg in those time periods and would like to get the information on them. Would be more than happy to have the Hinds surname listed. They came to the state shortly after 1900 and seem to have slipped into oblivion as far as records go. Great Grandpa Horace [husband of Rosa/Rosanna] died at Western State Hospital in 1907 and we can't find a death certificate for him. The Hospital sent us the medical records, but that was what we had for him other than his civil war pension papers. Thank you so much for your response."
Donna Hinds


Post from RESEARCHER: Faye Cluckey
Dated 22 Mar 1999

Since I first contacted you I have found bits & pieces about the Colony - some info contradictory, like the amount of land, etc., but all very interesting. The more I learn, the more I want to know. To me, the Colony is absolutely fascinating. I have discovered that my husband's great-uncle, George E. Pelton ( his grandmother, Sarah Pelton Irish's, oldest brother) was probably the leader of the first group to arrive and settle the area and, possibly even gave the colony it's name. Now I have to wonder if, since they were family, my husband's parents were also among the first to arrive, or if they followed at a later date. I've also learned that Sarah Pelton had another brother, Charles, living here in Seattle at the time of her death.... wonder if he was also part of the Colony.... seems logical that he probably was. I'm now hoping to somewhere, somehow find a list of the names of the original group.

If you'd like to look at my "efforts" (very much still under construction ) the URL for my web site is:

Thanks you so much! Faye Cluckey

Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

JACKSON stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908
JACKSON, A.K. died 13 Mar 1899 age 49 male born Illinois resided Urban, Skagit Co no parents cert 342
JACKSON, Thomas died 3 Sep 1897 age 34 male no information cert 193


Post from CC
Dated 17 Dec 1999

Hi. These are the Jewetts that I found buried at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Mt. Vernon WA.
The cemetery was originally read by Clara the 1970s
None of these were buried together.
JEWETT, Daisy, 1883-1966
Spfronia (sic) Ellen 1870-1936 (Mother)
Loan A. 1864-1936 (Father)
Ralph 21 Feb 1891-19 Nov 1906 (son of G.M. and C. Jewett)
Emma 1891-1970

Post from : Linda DeLorme
Dated 21 Dec 1999

. You found my maternal grandparents. Loan A. Jewett (it's spelled correctly) who's dates are noted as 1864-1936, and his wife "Saphronia Ellen", 1870-1936. Loan A. Jewett is a son of Johnson W. Jewett and Almina L. Wheeler. He is a direct descendent of Joseph Jewett who founded Rowley, Massachusetts, along with his brother Maximillian Jewett in the 1600s. Loan and Saphronia had seven children, the eldest of whom, Goldie May, was my maternal grandmother.
. Daisy is the wife of Albert Johnson Jewett, son of Charles M. and Clara Wilson Jewett. Charles and Loan were brothers. The family came west from Missouri and settled around Avon in Skagit county.
. I don't know who Ralph, son of G.M. and C. Jewett are but I'll work on it. I also don't know "Emma".

Post from CC
Dated 2 Mar 99

Hello Searching my database for Kern (s) I found
KERN, Francis D. 1897-1919
KERN, Nora V. 1861-1927
KERN, John W. 1852-1935
KERN, Jack D. 1912-1933
KERN, Donald N. 1927-1934
KERN, Coy R. 1887-1967
KERN, Ethel L. 1886-1964
All of these were located together at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located between LaConner and Conway, Skagit Co.


Post from CC
Dated 4 Nov 1998

KIMBLE stuff found in Skagit Valley Gen Soc. publication of Skagit County deaths pre 1908 KIMBAL, Fanny d 27 Dec 1901 age 21 female born Skagit resided Mt Vernon Father WASHBURN, Charles; Mother ...cert # 472 KIMBLE, Rebecca d 1 Nov 1910 age 86 yrs female cert # 467 Post from Judith Oldham
Dated 22 Nov 1998

Name of mother is Nancy Snodgrass born Botetourt County, Virginia 1807. If anyone needs it I have got Nancy's genealogy back many generations! I have other pioneer info I can send you for the pioneer page when I get it entered!


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