Washington Genealogy

Historic sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon cover

Walla Walla Washington Biographical Brevities

Biographical “brevities” or short sketches of individuals specific to Walla Walla, Washington. They appeared often in publications with limited space and resources, that still wanted to provide details of living residents in order to encourage their purchase of the publication. The source of these is the Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon .

Kittitas County, Washington Deaths M-Z

Kittitas County Deaths (A-L) MALETESTE, McKENNA, 3 1/2 year old male child, died 29 May 1905 in Roslyn of diptheria. Born in Roslyn. Son of J. Maleteste and ______ _____ both born in Italy. Residence Roslyn.#9 MATANA, NIC, aged 24, male, single, died 27 Feb. 1902 in Roslyn from a accident. Born in Austria and a miner. Parents were Anton Mantana and Kathie (Klumer) both born in Austria. Residence Roslyn. # 106 MATIA, JOSEPH, 4 months old, male, died 7 Aug. 1903 in Roslyn of pneumonia. Born in Roslyn. Parents were Geo. Matia and Carolina (Strechvic) both born in Austria. …

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Kittitas County, Washington Death A-L

ADAMS, ______, 6 wk old son of Peter and Louisa (Klavon) Adams died 5 Mar. 1902 of convulsions at Roslyn. His father was born in LA, his mother in IL. They resided in Roslyn. #109 ADAMS, JOHN H., aged 71, died 3 Jan. 1896 of gangreen at Roslyn,Wa. A miner and married, he was born in England to Samuel and Sarah (______) Adams. His mother was born in England. He resided in Roslyn, Wa. #1 ADLER, JOSEPH, aged 29, died 16 Aug. 1891 in Nelson Canyon he fell off a rock. A barber, born in New York City, he resided …

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Benjamin Boyce, taken at professional photography studio (Hartley) in Chicago, Illinois

Boyce Family

Benjamin Boyce Benjamin Boyce, b. 18 September 1854 in Mansfield, Ohio, lived the last years of his life in Spokane Co., Washington. He died 10 April 1932, at the height of the Depression, in the Spokane County Hospital in Spangle, Washington and was buried in an unmarked, pauper’s grave in Marshall Cemetery. He was a loyal brother and uncle; perhaps even a more loyal husband, having never re-married after the death of his wife in 1883, 1-1/2 years after they were married. From that point on, he spent the rest of his life with his father, elder brother and that …

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Spokane Scenes

This is a beautiful collection of Photographs showing the way Spokane was in the early days. These have been provided to us by Julie Shepard. She has graciously allowed these for your viewing pleasure. If you know any of these folks or the place represented, let Julie know.

Spokane County Area School Photos

Old School photos are a great way to see the changes of then and now.  Many people have contributed photos to these pages, please use our contact form to submit more!! Thanks Chattaroy Washington, 1939 Eighth Grade Graduation Day Picnic Last row left: Betty Lou Mikesell; Judy Cline; Opal Mathis; Verna Ritz; Mr. Werner; Barbara Axtell; Eleanor Schneider; Mabel Scott; Margaret Powers2nd row: Paul West; Billy; Kenneth Scholz; Ray Wagner; Merle Olsen; Robert Milligan1st row: Floyd Clements; George Clements. May 6, 2010 Update!!! Received an email from son of Ken Scholz…”That’s my father Ken Scholz and his cousin Ray Wagner in the photo. …

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Plante's Crossing

Spokane History – Children of the Sun

Spokane – An Indian word meaning “Children of the Sun” or “Sun People”. The history of Spokane probably started in 1810, with the building of the fur trading post at Spokane House (where the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers meet) under the direction of David Thompson, explorer for the Canadian’s North West Trading Company. With accessibility to the Columbia River and thus the Pacific Ocean, it was the ideal trade center for the transport of furs in the region. In 1812, an American company (Pacific Fur Company) built a competitive post nearby, but the threat of war caused a short …

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