Saturday, December 28, 2013

Columbian Gleanings - 18 March 1943

From the Columbian newspaper, Vancouver, Washington

Allen Leroy Brown
Deanna Marie Berger
Services for Allen Leroy Brown, 20 months, and Deanna Marie Berger, 4, both of route 5, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton's chapel, with the Rev. Walter Givens and the Rev. G. W. Pettit officiating at the double ceremony. Interment was at Park Hill cemetery.

Archie Monroe Hearing
Services for Archie Monroe Hearing, 56, 1515 Harney, who died Tuesday at his home, will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Hamilton's chapel, with the Rev. Maurice G. Brock officiating, and interment at Park Hill.

Viola Quintane
Viola Quintane, four months, died Tuesday at a local hospital. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Quintane, McLoughlin Heights, and five brothers and sisters: Jeannette, Selma, Rose, Betty and Billy. Services were graveside ceremonies Tuesday at 4 p.m. with Limber's in charge. The Rev. Stuart Goude officiated; interment was at Park Hill.

Alma Johnson
Alma Johnson, 40, 2115 Kauffman, died at her home Wednesday evening following one week of illness. Born in Finland she came to Minnesota when 18 years old, and to Hoquiam in 1927. She had lived in Vancouver one year, and was a member of the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hockinson; and is survived by her widower, Gunnar, in Vancouver; and by four brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Apostolic Lutheran Church in Hockinson, with interment in the Elim cemetery. The Vancouver funeral chapel is in charge of arrangements, and the Rev. John Sakrison will officiate.

We wish sincerely to thank friends for their kind expressions of sympathy and for the beautiful floral offerings in our recent bereavement in losing our dear brother, James A. Blair.
Mrs. Emma Litchfield,
Mrs. Sarah E. Bradley.

Messing Around With Stuff

Why hello there.

Though I've been absent from blogging, I've still been quite busily researching. And, in a sheerly geeky move, I used my genealogy computer program to make a list of my direct ancestors, aunts and uncles, and first cousins, with their birth and death dates and places of burials (or whatever info I have). I'm now organizing it into generations which is going to take forever, but I'll be durned if I won't know where all my people are currently "residing". I don't know why, but that's a thing with me.

Today I went to the library and messed around with newspaper archives on microfilm. My great grandparents moved to this area in the 1940s and lived here for the rest of their lives (mostly - my widowed great grandmother moved around a little). Their sons, my granduncles, both passed away here at young ages, and my great-great grandmother (great grandfather's mother) also lived here for a good long time. All of them are buried here. I decided to peek around and see if I could find their obituaries, which I did (along with my dad's birth announcement, yay).

Along with my family members' articles were obituaries and birth announcements for other families, so I've decided to type them up here and see if anyone could use them. And they'll be Google-able! Nifty!