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Dave Baillif Gillespie January 2, 2003
I'm in search of information on one of my deceased great aunts.  Her name is Nellie DEMING and she was born 12 Aug 1883 in Port Angeles according to a book called "The Norman Family Record".  She married my great uncle John Theodore Baillif in 1908 in Everett Washington at the home of gg uncle Albert S. Baillif.  It is known that she (Nellie) had a sister in Canada in 1916 who she went to see when my uncle died in 1915 in New Mexico.  So, as you can see, they were all over the country and in Canada.  I'm trying to find proof of her birth and her family in Washington.



Vicki August 19, 2002
I am looking for information on the Charles Romaine OWEN family. Charles and his wife Mary, moved to Clallam County in the early 1900s from South Dakota. Five sons, Bert, Charles , Romaine, Seth, and Fred came with them.  The sons moved to different parts of Washington, or Oregon. Except for Romaine. Mary is my great great grandmother. 


Patricia Morano July 24, 2002
I am doing research on the RUOFF BROWN, and KOBELT families of Port Angeles, Washington and their related familes.  Would appreciate hearing from anyone working on the same families.


Rose May 27, 2002
Looking for descendents of Charlie  BROWNFIELD (LISK), myhusbands
grandfather, Jess BROWNFIELD fathered a boy child in Sequim we are told.
Doing a family tree for my kids, would like a list of his children. Thanks. 


Pat May 13, 2002
I am looking for information on a Edward
PROSISE that was listed in thw 1920 Clallam Co, Washington state in the Federal census . He was listed as age 54------ 



Cathy Larkins May 2, 2002
I am searching for information on death my best friends sister Vicki.  Vicki and Robert Stern were on their way home from visiting friends when they had an car accident at the Chinmucum turn off, killing Vicki. Robert and infant son were taken to the Port Angles hospital were Roberts father was a doctor.  This happened NOV 1969.
There was an article in the local Port Angles newspaper about the death and accident.  I would like a copy of the article on the accident and Vicki's obit.  I am willing to pay for the copies and postage.  Would anyone be willing to help by doing this look up?
Also where do I write to get a copy of the Coreners' (spw) report?  I thank you for your time...


Kimmie April 29, 2002
I am looking for any information in regards to my father Wayne Edward SCHELL who was born  on Dec 10 1927 in Port Angeles WA, Clallam County.  Deceased on Oct 28 1960.  His father was James Dewey SCHELL also a resident in Port Angeles, WA, Clallam County  Now deceased.  His only brother was  Alfred SCHELL also of  Port Angeles WA, Clallam Co. Any help appreciated.    


Lisa Trembley August 7, 2001
HUNT, Calvin b. 29 Nov. 1901, Becker Co., MN, d. Jan 1967, Clallam Co., WA


Lois Bauman June 12, 2001
Searching in Clallam County, Port Angeles area for a Mentel WHITNEY b.1863-64 NY was still alive in1934 living in the Port Angeles area. Had a bro. Bernice who lived in Casle Rock area and Mentel was there too for a Time.  He may have name of Charles M. WHITNEY also.  Would like to know if there is a death record or cemetery for him there in Clallam County.  Thank you.  I am his granddaughter and have been looking for information about him for a long time.  Also any other living relatives there.  We understand that he remarried out there and that there was a possibility of children also.   Any information would be appreciated.  


Barb Nelson 2 January 2001

I am looking for information on Morton Buxton Cassidy.  It's said that at one time he owned the tavern in Carlsborg.  I know he lived in Dungeness and died in Port Angeles in 1928.  Thanks so much


Krister Fors 20 March 1999
I'm looking for any information on Anna FORS/Anna OLSSON who married A. P. FORS (Anders Petter/Peter FORS). A. P FORS came to Seattle in 1911 from Sweden. Anna FORS was born 25 Oct 1884 or 1873. Last known residence: Port Angeles, WA 98362. Died in Nov, 1976. She probably moved to WA. from California. Anders Petter FORS was born in 1865 in Torsåker, Sweden.


James Sindberg 18 March 1999
Looking for descendents of Mette Sophie CHRISTENSEN SINDBERG, b. 1873, Holstebro, Denmark and her husband John Walter GORMLEY, b. 1865, Racine, WI.  Mette was sister to my grandfather. Two other sisters also came to Washington.  I have extensive Danish ancestry records on the CHRISTENSEN/SINDBERGS.  Mette and John left Wisconsin for Nebraska in the 1890s and arrived in Washington ten years later.  They came to Port Angeles via Ferndale in 1913.  Both probably died in Clallam County on or after 1942. Would appreciate copies of newspaper obituaries for both.

Children of Mette SINDBERG and John GORMLEY:

1. Raymond Clarence, b. 28 Sep 1890 in Wisconsin, d. 1962 in Port Angeles, m. Edith Marie LAW (1898-1981) around 1915, probably in Port Angeles. They had 4 children. Would like copies of newspaper reports of their marriage and his death.

2. Chester Walter, b. 10 Nov 1892, in Antigo, WI, d. 28 Feb 1948in Port Angeles, m. 8 Oct 1916 in Port Angeles to Caroline Louise SALF (1896-1981). They had 1 child.

3. Margaret May, b. 1 Sep 1895 probably in Nebraska,may have died on or after 1968, most likely in Port Angeles, m. 26 Jun1917 in Port Angeles to Antone G SMITH (1885-1968). They had 3 daughters. Would like info on Margaret after 1968.

4. Martha Lyle, b. 1897, in NE, d. maybe between 1958 and 1971 probably in Port Angeles or Sequim, m. 29 Nov 1913 in Bellingham, WA. to John C. HOLMAN, (1891-1971). They had 7 children born in Clallam County. Would like to find more info on her after 1958.

5. James Lee, b. 21 May 1900 in Sartoria, NE, d. 19 Aug 1958 in Seattle, buried in Clallam County, m. 20 Feb 1923 in Seattle to Edith GOVAN (1903- ). They had 5 children born in Port Angeles. Would like to know what happened to Edith after 1965.

6. Vivian Kerstena, b. 6 May 1906 in Ferndale WA, m. Robert N. SUTHERLUND. Place and date of marriage unknown. Last known residence is in Roseburg Oregon. Would like to know more.

7. Jay S, b. 1906, Ferndale, WA, d. 8 Sep 1992 in Port Angeles, m. Irene Helen SMITH, (1906- ) on 28 May 1929 in Port Angeles. They had 2 children. Would like more info on Irene after 1992.

James Sindberg
PO Box 6144
Vancouver WA 98668


Shirley Lillie 7 March 1999
I would like to contact anyone researching the family of Charles Hicklin MCDONALD.  Charles died in May of 1921 in Port Angeles. I am looking for his son George, born 1861 Iowa, his daughter-in-law Catherine Sparks MCDONALD 1869 IA and died in Port Angeles, she was married to Francis H. MCDONALD who died in Montana, their son James Dewey MCDONALD 1899 IA 1982 Port Angeles, their daughter Eva McDONALD MCNUTT 1901 IA 1982 Port Angeles. Their son Charles Hicklin MCDONALD who was still alive a couple of years ago, Åmerica Ann MCDONALD GROVENBURGH d/o Charles Hicklin McDonald, and Edith Blance MCDONALD JARNIGAN GILLESPIE, d/o Francis H. MCDONALD & Catherine SPARKS. Edith died in 1987 in Port Angeles. I have lots of info to share with anyone that is interested, and also I would like to contact any living descendants of any of these people.

Shirley Lillie
PO Box 863
Montezuma Iowa 50171


Jill Wells 3 March 1999
I'm searching for information on my husband's great-grandfather James Wesley CRAIG, who died in Carlsbourg, WA.  He was married to Ellen TILLER who was born about 1884 in Dunganess, WA. They had five children Blanche (died around 1989), Helen, Pearl, Wilbur (died 9-9-1987), and Wesley or James (died 1958) (I don't know which name he went under.) All the children were born in Clallam County in Sequim and only two of them are alive today and that is Helen & Pearl. James Wesley and his wife Ellen are both buried in Sequim but I don't know which cemetery. Any information on anyone would be most helpful.

Jill Wells


Tracy Liekhus February 1999
Seeking any with information about family of Albert Sidney REAGIN (b.9-5-1880; d.1-14-1958, Port Angeles, WA). He went by the name of Sid and had a wife, Mary (WEINS) REAGIN. They moved to Port Angeles around 1918.They had 3 children: Albert, James (or Jim) and Thelma. They all stayed in this area until they died except Thelma. Albert and James both married and had children who might possibly be in this area. Seeking any information about this family. They are long lost relatives. I have found Thelma, but no one else. Please email: tlliekhus@aol.com or phone 303-543-9375


Judi Roe  February 1999
Looking for anyone who knew a George B. WEST who graduated from high school in Port Angeles around 1938 and joined the Navy. His father's name was George L. WEST and would have been about 67 at the time. His mother was Dorothy CHASE WEST (OR CHAMBERLAIN). She would have been about 42 years old. She died in 1988, possibly in Anacortes. Contact Judi Roe at email tednjudi@aol.com.


Joan Hepperlen 27 December 1998
Seeking contact with the family of Simon BILLINGS who married Mary POLLOW in Victoria B.C. in 1904. Mary POLLOW was daughter of Carl POLLOW of Port Angeles. Simon BILLINGS may of been from Port Angeles too.


David S. Middleton 29 November 1998
I am interested in finding any information about William (Bill) WARD who arrived in your County about 1870 and farmed near Sequim. married Emilia RAWLINS, had sons Fred, Bill, Grant and daughters Bessie, Fay. He and many of the family are buried just north of Sequim. He apparently floated a loan for a school near this same graveyard about 1890. Where would I be able to obtain more some precise dates? Bill WARD is my grandfather, and most of the info I have is verbal family history.
David S. Middleton
Calgary, Alberta

403 284 1888


Robert Borst 25 April 1998
I am researching the following names for Clallam County, specifically Port Angeles and Sequim. The names are "BORST" and "BUSCH" more specifically "Max Eugene BORST" died June 11, 1943 and "Isma Doyne BORST(BUSCH)" died June 20, 1944.


Edith Fishel 27 November 1997
I am looking for any information on a Walter FISHEL, b. 1894, Cass Co., IL. According to the Social Security Death Index, there was Walter FISHEL, b.1894, d. Mar. 1987, Clallam Co., WA.
Walter's parents were Lewis Francis & Matilda HASKELL FISHEL, Sr. Walter's wife died 1924, Cass Co., IL. Sometime after this, Walter left his two children, Robert Leland & Eileen, to be raised by his sister-in-law and went to the state of CA. and possibly on to WA.

Edith Fishel
RT 3 Box 3B

Rushville, IL 62681


Wilma Walsh Branstetter 28 September 1997
Looking for information about Robert Franklin WALSH Died in Port Angeles in 1947. Worked for the Port Angeles Evening News.


Trina Young Sun August 31, 1997
Please register the following names that I am researching:
Edward KLING b. Feb 25, 1907 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada d. March 21, 1938, in Sequim, WA.
John Washington WILDER b. Jan 21, 1861 in Toulon, Stark Co. Illinois d. Feb. 14, 1917in Dungeness, WA.
Emma Jane CAYS b. August 27, 1866 in Plano Illinois m. to John Washington WILDER in 1881 d. Feb 13, 1946 in Sequim, WA.
Rebecca Ann WEIR b. March 30, 1846 in Cassopolis, Michigan m. to John Wesley CAYS II in 1863 d. July 30, 1923 in Dungeness, WA
Virginia May LAGESSE b. March 13, 1877 in Topeka, Kansas d. Jan 10, 1960 in Port Angeles, WA.
John Wesley CAYS II b. Feb. 15, 1843 in Butler Co. Ohio m. Rebecca Ann WEIR in 1863 in Cass Co. Michigan d. August 8, 1915 in Sequim, Clallam Co. WA

Thank you.

Trina Young
26 Garden Trs. Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563


Allen Evans Thurs August 7, 1997
Seeking any information on Charles VANGUNDY, his wife Maude and daughter Juliet who I found on the 1920 Clallam County Census living in the town of Sequim. If anyone has any information at all please reply to Allen Evans Rt. 2 Box 11A Poteau, Oklahoma 74953918-647-2338 or email aevans@clnk.com .


Simone Sun Jun 29, 1997
I am looking for any information on a Marcellus Ross CUMMINS and Stella Augusta CUMMINS. They had a son Robert Craige CUMMINS, born in Sequim, WA. 17 Oct 1907.  Robert CUMMINS married Geneva Mae Phillips 27 Aug 1930 in Chehalis, WA. They were our grandparents.  I am having a difficult time finding anything about Marcellus and Stella CUMMINS. Anything you can do would be helpful. Thank you!


John O'Flaherty Sun Nov 3, 1996
Looking for information on Return H. DEMING who's daughter Lucy DEMING married John Joseph O'FLAHERTY in Port Angles, WA. This was my grandfather and grandmother.