Posted Queries April - June 1998


FRENCH, QUIST, WIEBE posted by Laura Petrin on Friday, April 3, 1998

Looking for info on: Carolyn FRENCH, born 6/5/07 in Umatilla County, Oregon died 8/1976 in Spokane, Washington, married to John WIEBE. Mollie FRENCH, born 8/1/09 in Umatilla County, Oregon died 6/1985 in Pullman, Washington, married to Theodore QUIST. Mollie and Carolyn were sisters. They had at least 9 siblings, including sisters Mary and Mabel, and brother Ben. I would appreciate any information available about this family. Thank you for your help.

WOOD posted by Mark McDonald on Thursday, April 9, 1998

I'm searching for any information about Henry M. WOOD, his wife Adeline WOOD or their decendents. Henry and Adeline moved to Weston from Yamhill County between 1870 and 1876. Henry was born abt 1840 in Missouri and Adeline was born 20 Jun 1844 in Shelby Co., Missouri. They were married abt 1860 in Sullivan Co., Missouri and migrated to Yamhill Co. Oregon in 1864. Their children were William H. b. 1861 Sullivan Co., Missouri; James H. b. 1866 West Chehalem, Yamhill Co., Orgon; Lydia E. b. 1868 West Chehalem, Yamhill Co., Oregon; Mattie I. b. 1876 Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon; and Frannie E. b. 1878 Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon. I have no information on this family beyond 1880. Any additional iformation would be greatly appreciated. Thank you,

FILES, RAE, REA posted by Patsy Skeels on Thursday, April 9, 1998

My gr-gr-grandfather, William RAE/REA is proving to be a very elusive person to track down. On a marriage index for Walla Walla County, WA, he is shown as marrying Sarah E. FILES in 1875 in Walla Walla. William is said to be from Umatilla County, Oregon. Family sources say that he emigrated from Liverpool, England and that he was a sea captain. A sea captain in Umatilla County? Would he possibly be living in Umatilla City and running a steamboat? Is there a directory for Umatilla City? Does anyone know of a source that chronicles steamboats and their captains on the Columbia in the 1870's? Around 1885 William, Sarah, and their five children moved to Portland, Oregon. William died around 1886, but no definite verification of that. Any help appreciated.

GOODWIN, HIGGINBOTHAM, WINN posted by Larry Rader on Friday, April 10, 1998

My great aunt, Eva HIGGINBOTHAM, was married twice: (1) m Apr 3, 1919, Jesse William WINN,b 1896; d Jan 3, 1958 Walla Walla. (2) m Feb 10, 1967, Dee GOODWIN. She was living in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla Co., at her death-- Feb 3, 1970. I did not find an obituary in the in the Walla Walla newspaper. I am very hopeful that someone might be able to look for it in a local paper. I have no information on Dee GOODWIN, but believe that he out-lived Aunt Eva. In my mother's family file there is an old tin type that I believe might be a picture of Jesse WINN's family. That's all I know. Can you help me construct a query that might net some assistance? Thank you.

CRULL, SEITS posted by Mary Jean Freese on Friday, April 10, 1998

Seeking death date and place of burial for Hamilton J CRULL between 1883-1888. He was born 1837 in Wayne Co. Indiana. He and his wife Nancy Jane SEITS (14 Dec 1842-17 Oct 1913) were married 17 Nov. 1859 and came with two children to Fort Walla Walla,(now Walla Walla Co., Washington) in 1862. They settled in Umatilla Co, Oregon (Vansycle Canyon) the following year. He planned on operating a dray service and establishing a hotel in the area. I have never been able to find out if this was successful. Also resided in Sonoma Co., California and Eugene, Oregon before returning to Umatilla Co in 1872. Hamilton and Nancy had 11 children Louisa, b 17 Aug 1861, Albert b Apr 1864, Henry, b 16 Mar 1866, James, b 24 Nov 1868, William b 1870, Francis b Jan 1874, Mary, b 24 Mar 1877, Josiah & Josephine (twins) b 3 Mar 1880 and Richard b 14 Jan 1883. Any information on this family will be appreciated

GELETTE, SWANSON posted by Carol Shore on Monday, May 25, 1998

I am searching for my first cousins once removed; Boyd Howard GELETTE and Walter Howard GELETTE. Last known location ca.1959, Hermiston, Umatilla Co. Oregon Mother: GELETTE, Mary Helen nee SWANSON, b.? d. 1959? Father: GELETTE, Ernest B. b. 1890 Minn.d. 1959? Mary Helen interred Marshall Cemetary, Spokane, Washington.

CUMMINS, FOSTER, MACDONALD, SIMS posted by Kim Waddle on Tuesday, June 9, 1998

William SIMS b: abt 1840, Misouri married: July 1870, Umatilla Co., Oregon, Mary E. CUMMINS b: abt 1854, Ohio. Found on 1870 Umatilla Co., Oregon Census living next door to Mary's parents, Samuel & Margaret CUMMINS. What happened to them? Can not locate either family on any later censuses for Oregon. William and Mary's son Leonard (b: 15 Jan 1873, m: 2 Feb 1896, Lydia May FOSTER) with MACDONALD family in Umatilla Co. census 1880. Looking for info on SIMS and CUMMINS.

DUMOND, SULLIVAN, WARREN posted by Anita Williams on Tuesday, June 9, 1998

I am researching the DUMOND family. All that I have are a few names. Paul DUMOND died 1863. His children were: Hanna, John, Francis, Maggie, and Jacob. Jacob's children were: Frank, Lewis, and Robert. Lewis married Amanda Ellen WARREN. Their children were: Thomas, Rosa May, Newton, and Laurence (born 9-2-1902, died 12-8-89). Laurence married Katherine May SULLIVAN (died 6-1-1949) in Pendleton, Oregon (Umatilla County). Laurence and Katherine's children are: Marvin Lee, Evona Marie, and David Duane. Evona is my mother. Anyone who has any information and would be willing to share it with me can contact me,Thank-you.


David J. WOODWARD and his wife Mary Ann (GLENN) WOODWARD came to the Blue Mountains c. 1865 and homesteaded land in the Tollgate area in the late 1800. David was b. c. 1835 in Jasper, Steuben County, New York, d. 2 Feb 1896 (lost in a blizzard in the Blue Mts. above Elgin, Oregon. Mary Ann was b. 27 Jan 1840 in Indiana, d. 12 Feb 1920 in Milton-Freewater, Umatilla Co., Oregon. They were m. 13 Feb 1859, Marion Co., Iowa. Children were: 1. Marshall Tolbert WOODWARD, b. 2 Oct 1862 in Polk Co., Oregon. m. 16 Dec 1885 Fleeta MYERS. 2. Florence Jeanette WOODWARD, b. 4 Jul 1865 in Union Co., Oregon.,m. Adam J. ROUANZOIN. 3. William Carey WOODWARD, b. 31 Oct 1869 in Union Co., Oregon. 4. Carry May WOODWARD b. 1872 in Union Co., Oregon, m. 20 Jan 1892 Charles E. SPENCE. 5. Walter Lewis WOODWARD, b. 17 Nov 1874 in Union Co., Oregon., m. 8 Mar 1904 Murnie Maude GROSVENOR. 6. Herbert J. WOODWARD, b. May 1883 in Union Co., Oregon, m. Effie ?. The family lived mostly in Milton, Umatilla Co., Oregon with all but Marshall and Herbert being buried in the Milton-Freewater I.O.O.F. cemetery. Any information you have on this family can be mailed to

HIATT posted by Dee Henricks on Tuesday, June 30, 1998

HIATT, Lucinda (Chance) wife of James Washington HIATT. Lucinda, born 2 July 1864 in Iowa (probably Monroe Co.), died 24 July 1912 in Weston, Umatilla Co., Oregon. Is she buried in a local cemetery? Was she and James residents? Is James buried there? Any information is deeply appreciated.

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