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 .

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 …

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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.

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 …

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