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These are some of the many Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada surnames that came to Anacortes and Mt. Vernon before the turn of the century. I am an ANDERSON and McCALLUM descendant and also related to the ECKFORD, HARVEY and STORIE families. I am researching the family history of the above families and willing to share information. Terris 'Terry' C. Howard, 5/98

Marion J. BLANKENBECKLER came to Skagit Co. before 1900 and is on the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census there. He married Rebecca C. THOMPSON in Blount Co., TN and she died in 1916. He had three children: Zeno b. Sep. 1888 who shortened his name to BLANK, and married Raitta about 1919; Olea b. Jan 1890 and Irene b. Dec 1892. I have been unable to find out who Olea and Irene married. Zeno died in 1942 in McRae. I would like to make contact with anyone who can help me on those three children and their families or tell me what happened to them, where they are buried, etc. Marion J. was my great great grandfather's first cousin and I know the family background, but not the Washington state descendants. Thanks. Hallie in Dallas, 1/99

Hello I am interested in any information concerning the family of Oliver and Mary Frances COCHRANE. Mary was born about 1861 in Arkansas. Mary's first husband was Andrew Jackson THOMAS. I believe Mary and Oliver had several children while in the Skagit Co. WA area. The names I have obtained are Oliver, Marie, Marvin and Kib or Kize COCHRANE, not necessarily in order.
Thank you for your time and help.
Tillie Jones, 5/99

Looking for someone to do lookups for me in Anacortes. I am looking for gravesites of Cummings, Stewarts and McLeans. Cummings and Stewart in Fernhill Cementery and some in an older cementery in Anacortes. Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated. Have lot of information on these lines that I would be willing to share. Andra Parlett, 6/97

Looking for information for my DUNCAN family connection. Robert John and Lavina DUNCAN came from Ontario, Canada and may have lived in Hamilton and Sedro Woolley areas. Another town/village they may have lived is Acme.
Their first four children were born in Washington.
The Family of Robert John and Lavina Hattie (KOEPP) DUNCAN
1. Robert John DUNCAN, (b. Ontario, Canada)
....+ Lavina Hattie KOEPP, (b. Germany)
........2. Mary Elizabeth DUNCAN, b. 16-JUL-1899 in Washington.
........2. Frances Viola DUNCAN, b. 2-MAY-1901 in Washington.
Frances Viola DUNCAN, d. 15-FEB-1902 in Washington.
........2. Lavina May DUNCAN, b. 26-MAR-1904 in Washington.
........2. Robert John DUNCAN, b. 13-JUN-1905 in Washington.
Robert John DUNCAN may have worked in the logging business.
If you know of this family please drop me a line. Thank you. daniel g dobson, 9/98

Know that Daniel Boone Eichinger was buried in Green Hills Memorial Cemetery, we found his headstone there. Am looking for two of his sons Jesse F. Eichinger, wife Fanise and John O. Eichinger. Do you have them in your Skagit Co. Wa. index to funeral home record? Or Skagit Co. Settlers book? Or 1885 census of Skagit Co. Washington Territory? Would appreciate anything you might have on these two sons.
Thank you Phyllis Ford added 1/2000

Looking for information on 3 members of the Forrister family. I'm told that they are buried in the Lyman, Washington Cemetery. Martin M. FORRISTER (also known as Mack Carey Forrister) b. 1868 Macon County NC d. unknown +Rose A. MCCLURE (Wife of Martin...stepfather's last name MANN Inez FORRISTER (Martin's sister...married name unknown) I'm hoping to find confirmation that they are buried in Lyman, before I visit the cemetery.
Thanks, Kim Pollow

We are looking for information on the ancestors of Henry Bartelson Frost, b. NY 28 Jan 1849 D. 30 Oct 1925 in Sedro Wooley, Skagit Co., WA. He married Catherine Maria Hart. His parents were Perry Benjamin Frost b. 1824 and d. 1887 in Ferry, Oceana Co., Mi. and Martha Jane Swink, b. 1830 d. 1903 in Bow, WA., but was buried in Ferry, Mi. Henry and his descendants are in the LDS FHC files without grandparents. Dick Fricke, 4/97

Looking for the descendent of Henry Gay b. March 24,1862 in Superior, WI, Parents were Joseph and Philomina Gay. He lived in the Skagit Co. area in 1899. He owned a store and was in the lumber business. Marlene Zalar, 12/97

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.
Hattrick Researcher8/98

Seeking information on my great grandparents John Zean HOCKETT & Inda "Schively" HOCKETT which lived in Skagit Co., WA when they passed away.
+++John Zean HOCKETT b. 9, June 1879 d. Jan 1968 in Concrete, Skagit, WA
+++Inda Schively b. 25, Jan. 1879 d. 15, July 1947 in Skagit Co., WA
1. Charles Augustus HOCKETT b. 12, Sept. 1900 d. 26, Dec. 1988 Chelan Co., WA
2. Alta Mae HOCKETT Crapson b. 6, Sept. 1902 d. Jan. 1984 Skagit Co.,WA 3. Helen HOCKETT Reed b. Dec. 1904 d. Feb. 1972 Fredonia, KS
4. Loretta Elberta HOCKETT Stump b.26, Nov. 1906 d. ?
5. Sumner Frank HOCKETT b. 12, July 1912 d. 22, Jan. 1996 Skagit Co., WA
6. Sherman Clarence HOCKETT b. 25, Jan. 1910 d. 15, Apr. 1988 Creek Co, OK
7. Joseph Dolan HOCKETT b. 8, Sept. 1915 d. Nov. 1960 Glendora, CA
8. Naomi Faye HOCKETT b. 21, Feb 1921 Still living, Drumright, Creek Co., OK
Would great appreciate an information on this family that anyone might be able to share.
Thank You,
Susan "HOCKETT" Cooper4/99

.....=============================================..... REPLY TO QUERY for HOCKETT information from Hazel of Skagit County Genealogy Society

. I find the following Hockett family members in our Funeral Home Index for Skagit County. Visit our website and contact our genealogist to obtain copies of the funeral records. Good luck

Hockett, (baby) d 1939 b WA buried OC (out of county/state)
Hockett, Albert Clinton d 1967 age 81 b SD buried @ Bow
Hockett, Inda W. d 1947 age 68 b IN buried OC
Hockett, John Zeno d 1968 age 88 b IA buried Concrete
Hockett, Lelia d 1939 age 19 b WA buried OC

My JENKINS-LaFLAME (LaFLAMME?) line, as well as my THOMAS-HAVERY line, are Skagitonians. Seeking confirmation of marriage of CHARLES R JENKINS to PEARL JOSEPHINE LaFLAME (possibly went by last name of ROSE) sometime after 1910 but (hopefully) before May 11, 1913. Also, school or other birth records for WINIFRED LAVINA [ROSE] JENKINS, who graduated 8th Grade from Big Lake School in 192__ [born 1910?]. Also CHARLES LaFLAME [LaFLAMME?] (who died in Big Lake on 2/19/1914) and/or JOSEPHINE GARDNER LaFLAME [who married Tom Heffner of Big Lake in 1915, but who herself died in 1919]. Also BEN GARDNER, brother of JOSEPHINE GARDNER LAFLAME.
From: Sande Sandbom submitted 10/98...5/99

I'm posting this for a friend who does not have e-mail or internet connection. She is looking for information on Mathilda EDMUND who married Charles J. JOHNSON in 1880. They farmed around Packwood, Iowa until 1887 when they moved to Mt. Vernon, Skagit County, Washington. She died in the late 1930's. She had 11 children all deceased now, however their descendents live in Washington State.
Any help with this family would be greatly appreciated. My e-mail is name is Tammie Chada.1/99

Searching Skagit Co, Washington for descendants of, Elijah "Onie" LEATHERS b.Jul 1877 d.___? Skagit Co, Washington may have been buried in Union Cemetery Sedro Wooley, Skagit Co,Washington married 24 June 1901 Wayne Co, Illinois Minnie BLACKBURN. I believe he was married more than once. I believe he had at least two daughters by one wife. I believe one was named Peggy STOGSDILL. Onie LEATHERS was a brother of my great-grandmother Rose Ann (LEATHERS)STOGSDILL and an uncle of my grandmother Janie Mae (STOGSDILL) MARSH. Beverly Himes BARGER ,6/98

My husband's family lived a long time in Mt.Vernon, Skagit County, WA. The MILLER's moved there, when my father-in-law was very young- Thomas H. MILLER and Marion KENEALY attended school there and later married. Marion later married a Murrel A. NELSON from OR but they lived in Mt.Vernon, WA for years. I have a lot about these families, and I am willing to help others, that are from our family. Janice Miller, 9/98

Am looking for descendants of Bertena BRANUM PHILLIPS born June 1884 in St. Hilaire, MN. In the early 1900's she lived in Everett,WA and she and Mr. PHILLIPS had 3 children: Elmer, Grace, and Ray. Grace married a Mr. MCGILLIS OR MCGILLS and had children. She was later known to have lived in Anacortes, WA in Skagit County. Thanks for your information. You can contact me at L. Swanson at 1 Mar 1999

I am looking for any information I can find on James Albert Plummer and his family. He was born about 1881, probably in Illinois, and lived in Skagit County (Sedro-Wooley) reportedly in 1920 and thereafter. His wife's name was Emma, and he had four children: Irene, Ted, Richard, and Mary Ellen. He was the son of Sanford Perry Plummer and Nancy Ellen Marks (Plummer).

I am particularly trying to find information on his death, not to mention any other information I can locate (like his birthdate).
Brett Smith Spokane, Washington

Looking for decendants of my great grandparents, John Richard SMITH b. 1860 and Mary Elizabeth Fitzgerald DOWNING b. 1862. Children: Anna M. b.1885,Percy D. b. 1890, Glenny b.1893, Thomas b. 1895. Immigrated from Novia Scotia around 1887. Lived in Skagit County.
Percy D.,my grandfather, died and buried in Sedro Woolley in 1939. At the time of his death, he was a close friend of a Myrtle MARTINDALE of Sedro Woolley. Thank You, Doug & Toni Smith

Reply to Querie from CC
dated Mar 1999

Smith Death certs information
Mt Vernon, Smith, Helen female/white; 16 Jun 1898; Buffalo NY; 11 yrs 8 mos 6 dys; Smith, Frank E. Erie Co NY; Huntington, Phebe Granville NY; 23 Feb 1909 at 10:10 pm Pulmonary congestion following measles; IOOF Cem Mt. Vernon cert. #30
Anacortes; Smith, Paul Byron; m/w/; 21 Mar 1908; Anacortes; 11 dys; Smith, Byron Wisconsin; Bellertey, Illinois ; 2 Apr 1908 at 6:30 am pneumonia cert # 51
Anacortes; Smith, Roscoe Jr; m/w/; 13 Jul 1908; Washington; 2 mo 19 dys; Smith,Roscoe Sr Mississippi; Beedar, G. Mississippi; 2 Nov 1908 at 8 pm Inanition; Anacortes Cem Cert # 177
Reply from Doug & Toni Smith
Dated April 1999

I don't recognize any of them as my family, but thank you for sending them. Since talking to you, I've discovered by family, John R. & Mary E. Smith sold a large farm in Sedro Woolley, Skagit County. This must have happened before 1910, because I did a line by line search on the 1910 Census for Sedro Woolley and did not find them. Is there a place I could write to get a copy of the transaction of selling that farm?

Looking for information on my great grandfather Glenn Franklin SPOON. According to the WA state death index he died 17 Dec 1927 in Skagit County. My grandmother was only two when he died and always thought he was in Bremerton, Kitsap, WA when he died. Would someone be willing to check for and obit or cemetery listing for him. We know that he was married twice his first wife and he had twins- Frankie and Francis (both girls) and his second wife was my great grandmother Antoinette Evelyn Amelia TROMPCZYNSKI. I thINK that his second marriage took place somewhere around 1917. Darlene Johnson, 9/98

I am researching my husband's family. They lived in anancortes and Sedro Woolley. IN fact, their names are on the memorial at the water Pete Tony Suryan is my husband's father. His father may have been Petros Antonius Suryan. His wife was married to his cousin, a man with the last name of Sewitch or Sewich.
They supposedly emigrated from Austria, but the name has connections to Armenian heritage.
Any help you can give will be GREATLY appreciated.Family searcher

Seeking descendants of Kristine and Ingvald THORSON. Kristine Gabrielsdatter was born 20 Feb. 1881 in Nesvaag, Norway. She emigrated after 1900 and married Ingvald Thorson. They lived in Edison before moving to Bellingham. Kristine died in 1961. Children:Thomas (17 May 1909), Reba (10 July 1913), Ingrid (18 June 1915), Frank (8 July 1917), Mabel (1920), and Florence (1922). Ellen Berg,6/97

Edwin WELEVER came to Skagit Co, WA with his wife Mary E. RUTHERFORD, ACKLEY. They came to Anacortes abt. 1902. They lived in the vicinity until the early 1940's. He was b. on April 16, 1868 in Montcalm Co. MI. His siblings as far as I know (he may have more) are as follows:
Asa ("Ace") b. abt.1857
William, b. abt. 1862
Charles, b. abt. 1864
Rosa, b. abt. 1866
The Ackley children also came west with their mother. Anyone having knowledge of this family, please contact me. Edwin and Mary are my husband's grandparents.
Ellen Gordon Craven , 9/98

Recently found that a relative, Herschell WARREN lived out his life in Concrete, WA. He was b. July 3, 1901 in Niangua, Webster Co., MO; d.Jan. 1976, possibly in Concrete although the information I have is that he went back to Red Oak, OK to die near his family. I have been told that he had two children, a son Donald and a daughter, name unknown. I would love to hear from anyone that knew Herschell and/or his family and could relate stories of his life in Skagit Co. Dale Warren , 6/99

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