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Name: Dan Stockwell
E-mail address: dstock54@comcast.net
Surnames:Rhemke Stockwell
Query:I am trying to find information about Wm Rehmke (my great uncle), his wife Bertha?, Mt Gr-grandfather Henry Rehmke- His wife second wife - Bertha Horn-
Saturday, January 18th 2014 - 11:05:12 AM
Name: Doug Waite
E-mail address: soccer.doug.soccer@gmail.com
Query:What property did Ralph Waite own in Kittitas County in the 1950s?
Tuesday, August 7th 2012 - 07:37:17 AM
Name: Marilee
E-mail address: sail4boats@hotmail.com
Surnames:Nicholas & Green
Query:I am trying to find out information about my grandmother Estelle (Stella) Green (maiden name Nicholas/Nichlos. She is now deceased. She was born in Roslyn, Washington, and lived there all her life. I am trying to find out who her parents were and their names.

Thank youl
Monday, May 7th 2012 - 03:35:42 PM
Name: Laurie Sheriff
E-mail address: ilovelassie@gmail.com
Surnames:Rozelle, Sheriff, Wright
Query:My great-grandmother's second husband was a man name Howard Ulysis ROZELLE; at some point they moved from Wisconsin to Kittitas, Washington. She died 17 Aug 1930 in Kittitas, and was [supposedly] buried in Ellensburg. She was born 23 Mar 1874.

I would be interested in reading her obituary or finding out what her headstone reads. Her full name was:

ROSE MAY WRIGHT SHERIFF [1st marriage] ROZELLE [2nd marriage].

Howard reportedly died in Ellensburg on 25 Dec 1946. I would love to find any of his descendants as well.

Thank you!
Wednesday, October 26th 2011 - 05:37:46 PM
Name: Kathleen Evans
E-mail address: kevans_home@yahoo.ca
Query:I have found, through Ancestory.ca, that my great-great grandfather, Alfred Evans passed away in Ellensburg, Kittitas Wa. in 1888. He had been born in Tennessee in 1808. He resided in Umatilla with his wife, Sarah. I have no other information on them. There are two Alfred Evans born in Claiborn, Tennessee. Not sure which one of them is my grandfather. Any information you have on either Alfred or Sarah would be greatly appreciated. Alfred had a son, my great grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Evans. He was married to Jemima Kelly when he passed away in Umatilla. He was still a young man when he died.
Saturday, October 1st 2011 - 10:45:00 AM
Name: robert swanson
E-mail address: cmailsvc@aol.com
Query:Harry Anderson his father was andrew anderson
Dollie butler Anderson

any body have any info?
Tuesday, March 8th 2011 - 03:41:07 PM
Name: Cindy Wood
E-mail address: cwood91262@aol.com
Query:I'm helping a friend try to find some long missing relatives. William Barton, his wife Ellen, and their daughter Ellen, came to Roslyn, Washington in 1922, from near Liverpool, England. William worked as a coal miner in Roslyn. William died in 1963, his wife Ellen in 1959. Both are buried in Eagles Cemetery, with a headstone that reads Mother and Father. We are attempting to locate what happened to the daughter, Ellen, who was born in 1915. We are hopeful she married and left descendants.

My friend is the great grand-daughter of William's brother and is the only other member of the family to come to the US. She discovered the existence of William when she returned to England in November 2010 to bury her father and is now hoping she has some relatives in America besides her own children!

Cindy Wood
Friday, January 7th 2011 - 04:05:51 PM
Name: Dan Archambault
E-mail address: d1arch2@yahoo.com
Query:Looking for Royal Baker Pountain and or Violet Wayne Nelson, Pountain. May have been involved in the early Toppenish founding family era trail goes cold as details fade with the years...
Descendents Myrl Pountain , circa 1922
Donna Deon Pountain, circa 1933
Just getting started, any help or direction appreciated
Sunday, October 31st 2010 - 12:15:43 PM
Name: Sharon Cornell
E-mail address: s19kayc@yahoo.com
Query:I am trying to find any info and or pictures of David and Jerusha Veach that I can find. They moved with their family from Michigan to Kititas County, Washington sometime after 1880.
Jerusha died Sept 28 1904 and is buried in the Thorp Cemetery, Kititas County, Washington. David Veach had moved back to Cass County, Michigan by 1910.
A Steve Scellick was trying to help me with this family, but somehow we lost touch.
I will gladly pay for info or exchange info.
Sharon Cornell

Saturday, October 9th 2010 - 06:04:21 AM
Name: Christine
E-mail address: mcdonald1158@beltc.ctc.edu
Query:Does anyone know anything of Paul and Eva Tatarka. One child Dorothy
Tuesday, September 14th 2010 - 11:58:03 AM
Name: Edward J. Frankele
E-mail address: ejfrankele@comcast.net
Surnames:Yandell, Samples, Balch and Henkle.
Query:My Mother's Uncle, Thomas Caswell Yandell and his family are enumerated in the 1910 census for Teanaway, Kittitas, Washington and also in South Cle Elum, Kittias, Washington in the 1920 Census,Thomas Caswell's date of birth is recorded in a Yandell Family Bible. He was born 30 Sep 1870. His family has no other records for him. I have located the Yandell Family plot in the Cle Elum Cemetery but so far have found that some of the family died in King County, Washington. I have found Very few records so far. Any help locating records or where to find them, would be appreciated.
Friday, August 20th 2010 - 10:30:07 AM
Name: Karen L Standley-Moser
E-mail address: klmoser524@hotmail.com
Tuesday, May 4th 2010 - 02:17:49 PM
Name: Sherry Bowen
E-mail address: fancigram@nwi.net
Query:Ben Gheller died in 1938 in Wenatchee, possibly murdered. I'm looking for any court records related to him.
Thursday, April 29th 2010 - 01:55:01 PM
Name: Susie Barnard
E-mail address: crazywoman828105@aol.com
Surnames:Charles M Smith and Emma Smith
Query:Charles was my great grandfather and was a pioneer in the valley owing the Frying Pan Ranch. I am searching for information on Emma (or Emily as she was known also). I am trying to find out who her parents were. Any information would be helpful
Thursday, March 25th 2010 - 04:59:45 PM
Name: Cathy Cadd
E-mail address: cathycadd@msn.com
Query:I am looking for a James Hailey born about 1908 in Oklahoma. He married Bernice Eveyln Blair on 26 April 1929 in Ellensburg. They had a son James who was born shortly after that. I found an article on the internet that stated that in 1932 she left Ellensbug and her marriage to go on the rodeo circut. Apparently son, Jim, Jr., became a bulldogger and bareback rider who contested in Ellensburg.
Looking to find out what happened to father James and son Jim. Thanks for your time. Cathy
Sunday, January 31st 2010 - 04:19:18 PM
Name: Glenn Edmison
E-mail address: gedmison@aol.com
Surnames:Morehead, Smith
Query:I am looking for information Richard Franklin Smith. He was the father of Douglas O. Smith, b. 1939. It is possible that he was a resident of either Ellensburg, or Yakima in his youth. I would be interested in Richard's parents and date of birth and marriage information.
Saturday, December 26th 2009 - 04:47:17 PM
Name: Arla Williams
E-mail address: johnarla@crosstel.net
Query:I am looking for information on Arthur Floyd Harris. He died Jan 25,1998 In Kittitas County Washington. His last known home was in Easton. His children were Darryal Harris,Phillis Harris Tiesman, Merna Harris.
I lineage goes back to this Harris line.
Thank you Arla
Saturday, September 5th 2009 - 05:11:21 PM
Name: Ted Blazina
E-mail address: t.blazina@bresnan.net
Query:I am looking for any information on John B and Antonia Blazina. The Washington Death Index shows that John died on December 27, 1950. The Croatian Cemetery #2 shows that both John and Antonia are buried there. This is the only info I have on them. I am hoping top find an obituary for one or both of these individuals.
Wednesday, July 29th 2009 - 07:59:34 AM
Name: Jason Townsend
E-mail address: jtownsend@mem.com
Query:Looking for information on this man, or the event:

Ravenna News, Buffalo County, NE, August 12, 1912
Art. Townsend Killed
Former Ravenna Citizen Meats Death in Wreck in Washington
Went Down With Engine
But Meager Details So Far Received - Bridge Supposed to be Weakened by Fire.
Art Townsend, formerly a well-known and popular resident of Ravenna, recently met his death in a train wreck in Washington. But meager details have been received here regarding the cause of his death, and nothing is known further than that his engine went down with a wrecked bridge.
The writer knew Art Townsend intimately from his boyhood days. He began his railroad career at McCook beginning as a fireman shortly after the engineers' strike, in 1888. He was afterwards transferred to the Alliance division and for many years was an engineer, and for a time made his headquarters in Ravenna, building the residence property, now owned by Mrs. W. J. Eckerson.
After accumulating a little money he quit railroading and went south, locating in Louisiana, where he was quite successful for two or three seasons in rice growing. Later he invested heavily in oil properties in Beaumont, Texas, during the oil boom in that district, losing practically everything he had. He then returned to Nebraska and took up railroading again, temporarily, later buying a steam plow outfit which he operated in Box Butte county, and western Nebraska. For several years past the family has lived in the state of Washington, where he again returned to railroading, riding his engine to his death.
Art Townsend was a good man in every sense of the word, and his tragic death in the prime of life, is a matter of deepest sorrow to his old friends and acquaintances at various places on the McCook and Alliance divisions of the Burlington, where he was intimately and widely known.
Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 09:32:21 AM
Name: Stephen Gibbon
E-mail address: sgibbon@hfx.eastlink.ca
Query:I am looking for any information on Alexander "Miller" McKenzie, (or his wife Lucy), born 2nd Jan 1909, last known address (in 1985) was 12652 84th Ave NE, Kirkland, but he was born and raised in Ellensburg. They had 2 children, names unknown. Any help gratefully appreciated, especially contact information for this family.
Stephen Gibbon
Monday, May 18th 2009 - 09:45:30 AM
Name: Joshua Peretti
E-mail address: jmperetti@msn.com
Query:I am looking for the descendants of Giuseppe Peretti(1862-1942) or Domenico Peretti (1865-19??). They lived and worked in Kittitas county in the mines and as farmers from 1900 onward. They are my great-great-uncles.
Saturday, January 10th 2009 - 04:32:51 PM
Name: Kelly Richardson-Arellano
E-mail address: kellarlln@aol.com
Surnames:Friends & Family: Brown, Swearingen, Ferguson, McEwen, Hill,Kelly(NY/PA),Kohler, Morrison, Wheeler
Query:Any info on these pioneer families would be helpful!
Saturday, December 27th 2008 - 04:18:06 PM
Name: M Kirk
E-mail address: smkirk5@yahoo.com
Query:I am wondering about an elderly caucasian woman that I knew as a child (40 years ago) that lived in rural Ellensburg. I knew her as Mrs. Craven. She was one of a very few people that my mother trusted to watch my brother and me.

When I was a year old my parents attained a terrier mix puppy from her. She would come to visit us (and the puppy) periodically. I remember her driving a flatbed truck that rattled and made noise. The dog would get extremely excited when it heard her old truck coming down our road. So...we always knew that Mrs. Craven was coming to visit even before we could hear her truck. She was very kind and extremely religious. She was living in 1971 when we moved way. We returned the dog to her not too long before we moved. I was always impressed with how the dog remembered her, even though it was only 6 weeks old when we adopted it. I think that she may have been a widow.
If you have an idea about who this woman might have been, I would love to hear from you!
Thursday, December 25th 2008 - 10:25:51 PM
Name: Linda Bond
E-mail address: lnd.daniel@gmail.com
Surnames:Ellison, Bond, and Bloxson
Query:I am looking for Thomas Ellison, born in Missouri and wife Mary McCubbins, born in Kentucky. They moved to Cle Elum, from Kansas, in the late 1800s. A son William Thomas Ellison, and wife Mary Susan Fliak, also lived on Lookout Mountian. One of their daughters, Minnie Olive R Ellison, married William Burton Bond, also lived on Lookout Mountian. About 1923 Minnie Ellison remarried someone by the name of Bloxson and returned to Kittitas Co. and raised sheep there.
Thursday, September 18th 2008 - 07:55:44 PM
Name: Sherry Howard
E-mail address: sherrygennie@bellsouth.net
Query:I need an obituary for Elijah Savage Galbraith, died Washington State, Month September-before October 29, 1891. Would there have been a newspaper that early? A distant cousin has a pocket knife, with E.S. Galbraith, Ellensburg, Washington on it. Elijah died when a wagon he was driving on his farm in Washington, his team ran away, throwing him from the wagon. I do research here in Nicholas County, Kentucky, and if the paper is nonexistant I will understand. If someone has a hint, please advise me. Thank you, Sherry Galbraith Howard, Carlisle, Kentucky
Monday, September 1st 2008 - 02:55:26 PM
Name: Gary Neumann
E-mail address: gary.neumann@tercica.com
Surnames:John and Caroline Neumann
Query:John was a coal miner in Illinois when his son August was born in 1886. They moved to Roslyn sometime after that. August was in Rosyln school records in 1901. John died in Cle Elum in 1936. I have no information on his wife Caroline. Any information to help me fill in the gaps would be most appreciated.
Thursday, August 7th 2008 - 11:30:28 AM
Name: Robert N. Terry
E-mail address: b.terry@xplornet.com

Query:I am looking for information on George Neri Terry his wife Selma Scoberg.

They had two sons born in Cle elum. The first Albert Joe Terry I found in your birth records #1095. John Terry was born July 13,1904 (my dad) I beleive they lived in this area for a few years. Also could you tell me what SWD stands for on the birth record beside salvia (selma)
Bob Terry
Tuesday, March 11th 2008 - 09:08:12 AM
Name: linda pemberton
E-mail address: lindaslife@hotmail.com
Surnames:Einor woll
Query:he was my great uncle,strawberry red,rodeo
Wednesday, March 5th 2008 - 08:10:03 AM
Name: Shirley Penna-Oakes
E-mail address: firebugvw@webband.com
Surnames:Curtis, Wheeler, Carver
Query:Wishing to learn more about the James Henry Curtis/Samatha Ann Wheeler. They were married May 30, 1875 and lived their lives in Brewster and Ellensburg.
His sister Rosietta H. Curtis married March 8, 1869 in Cottonwood Springs, NE to George Washington Carver. The Carver family lived in Ellensburgs.
Saturday, December 29th 2007 - 06:37:09 AM
Name: Steve Oversby
E-mail address: soversby@mail.nih.gov
Surnames:Robert Oversby & Annie Bates
Steven Severnak & Mary Kokos
Query:My Great Grandparents who lived in CleElum Wa.
What was their address?
Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 01:07:01 PM
Name: Angelique
E-mail address: wilderresearch
Query:Hello i am told that Leonard R.Chesley died in Cle Elum about Jan. 26, 1988. Would love to find some one willing to take a photo of his headstone and find an obit if there is one to find.. his father was Ray Chesley and his mother Laura Hollands. He had many step sisters and brothers. Thank you for reading and helping.. Angelique
Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 10:56:24 AM
Name: Ann Kaynor
E-mail address: akaynor@comcast.net
Query:My husband's great, great grandfather is the same person as the grandfather of Clifford Kaynor (former editor of an Ellensburg newspaper. I would like to contact any living Kaynor relatives.
Ann and David Kaynor, Battle Creek, MI
Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 03:09:13 PM
Name: Paul Tinker
E-mail address: kflicker@hotmail.com
Surnames:Carpenter, Peak
Query:Frank Carpenter and wife Nora Ann came to Cle Elum in the 1890's and he became president of the Bank there. In 1906 his father Charles Carpenter and mother Lottie (Peak) came there also in retirement from Illinois. Charles had been born in Iowa. Frank had at least one daughter, Margaret. Looking for any descendants or persons with knowledge of this family. I can provide linkages back to the mid-west.

Paul Tinker SLC UT
Sunday, June 24th 2007 - 03:30:48 PM
Name: Ernest Davidson
E-mail address: erdavid@earthlink.net
Homepage URL: http://mypage.iu.edu/~davidson
Query:Looking for additional information on the ancestors of Judge John B Davidson. He was a descendant of the immigrant John Davidson who was born in Scotland about 1738 and married
Mary Hanna in Lancaster PA 1768. A brother of Judge Davidson, Samuel Davidson was an attorney in Kittitas County. A brother-in-law Archibald Stinson was a sheriff in Kittitas County. Judge Davidson was a judge of the superior court in 1896.

Saturday, June 23rd 2007 - 05:52:04 PM
Name: Vera Reeves
E-mail address: velane@centurytel.net
Query:Would like to find information on Elzy Lee May b. Mar 30, 1899 in Izard county, Arkansas. SSDI shows he died Apr 1963. A family member said he was buried in Wentachee, WA. He may have used the name Dan May. Wife's maiden name was Herron. Thanks for any help.
Friday, April 27th 2007 - 06:36:37 PM
Name: Jim Perrin
E-mail address: ponchatoula1@i-55.com
Query:Seeking descendents of Samuel Luther Smith, born 11 July 1889 in Roswell, NM, and lived most of his life in Ellensburg, WA. He married Anna M. ______ and they had a son Howard Smith. Any information on this family wold be appreciated.
Tuesday, April 10th 2007 - 05:17:30 PM
Name: Belinda
E-mail address: crepe@juno.com
Query:I am searching for any ancestors and decendents of Lucian Forrest McConike (born in Illinois) and Julie J. Charbonnel(born 1859 in Canada). I know that they were in the Rosyln area.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
Sunday, March 11th 2007 - 03:39:01 PM
Name: Kay Counts
E-mail address: kay_counts@yahoo.com
Query:Looking for any information on Susan McCutcheon and William McCutcheon. They lived in the Kittitas area around 1889-1920. William left the area around 1900 ??? Susan remarried to Thomas McLouth around 1899/1900. Have found all of Susan's Census but none of William McCutcheon.. Have lots of information to share.
Friday, February 16th 2007 - 05:11:11 PM
Name: McCutcheon/McLouth/Alexander
E-mail address: kay_counts@yahoo.com
Query:Looking for marriage information of Susan McCutcheon who married second marriage Thomas J. McLouth. I believe in Kittitas County. Looking for information regarding William her first husband William McCutcheon can't find him after 1898 per land records of Kittitas County. She remarried around 1900.
Thank you, Kay Counts
Wednesday, November 15th 2006 - 11:22:32 AM
Name: June Marcus
E-mail address: jmarcus65@bresnan.net
Query:I am adding to my search the Albert HANNEMAN family.
Albert was married to Mable B. PORTER.
Mable is a sister to Beth PORTER BETTINE.
Albert and Mables children are
Helen born abt 1913 in Montana;
Robert L. born abt Dec 1915 in Montana;
Joyce A. Porter MIROSH born May 1921 in Montana ;
Beth born abt 1924; Richard born abt 1928 both born in Washington

I am trying to find a living member as I have old pictures of Mable and Beth's mother Amy H.MILLS PORTER and grandparents.
Tuesday, October 3rd 2006 - 12:26:39 PM
Name: June Marcus
E-mail address: jmarcus65@bresnan.net
Surnames:Bethine Bettine Porter
Query:I am looking for the family of LEACH BETTINE. Leach born in Washington about Feb 1894 married Beth Porter about 1920.
His parents were A. and Margret Bettina/Bethini, both born in Italy. The Bettina family is in the 1900 census in Roslyn.
BETH PORTER BETTINE was born in Minnesota and her mother was AMY H.MILLS PORTER.
I found Leach and Beth up until the 1930 census in Cle Elum. they had two children Dorthy born about 1920 and Robert born about 1922.
Thursday, September 21st 2006 - 10:37:35 AM
Name: Jerry Sehlke
E-mail address: waterbug@ida.net
Surnames:Sehlke, Dannhaus, Searles, Wallis, Venables, Van Alstine, Kuppers, Black
Query:I am looking for information on grandfather Sidney and great uncle Douglas Searles. According to an Affidavit of birth and his military records, Sidney was born in 1894 in or near Ellinsberg. Douglas was born in 1897 and we believe that he may have been born in or near Ellinsberg, Washington also. Their parents were George and Elizabeth Searles. Elizabeth may have been teaching in the area at that time.

I would very much like to obtain a copy of Sidney's or Douglas' birth certificates; however, any information that you may be able to provide on them or their family would be very much appreciated.


Jerry Sehlke
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 12:20:18 AM
Name: linda pemberton
E-mail address: lindaslife@hotmail.com
Surnames:einar l woll also known as strawberry red,cowboy,
Query:looking for some information on my great uncle,
strawberry red, a ellensburg washinton rodeo,
and cowboy.
born 1896 and died 1932,also he owned the ellensburg
rodeo,and also wonered what year he owned it ,and would
love some pictures,,, thank you,linda
Friday, August 11th 2006 - 04:04:44 PM
Name: Bill Tucker
E-mail address: REUBEN5@adelphia.net
Query:Request information on the name of NICHOLAS BRUCKSE born 9-27-1894 in Cle Elum, Kittitas Co., WA. Need parents and sibling information. Where are they in 1900. Nicholas died in Feb 1978 in Portsmouth Co., Portsmouth City, VA. Tracking son, Thomas Bruckse born 8-2-1924.
Saturday, August 5th 2006 - 05:45:15 PM
Name: v. nelund
E-mail address: varv61160@msn.com
Surnames:Estepp and Lambrix
Query:I am looking for information on my relatives who moved to Ellensburg from Michigan in the early 1900's. The names are Rose (Rosa) Estepp and Lawrence and Edward Lambrix. I would like to find obits if possible but I do not have dates. I need to write first for death certificates. Am I correct in that I should write to the Office of County Auditor in Ellensburg for these death certificates? I found another relative Carrie Morrison who is buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery. I have studied the cemetery records on line and found the information for Carrie but not the Estepp or Lambrix names. Can anybody help me? Thank you
Tuesday, August 1st 2006 - 03:07:49 PM
Name: Nancy Shire
E-mail address: sndshire@sbcglobal.net
Query:After all these years I am still searching for any reference to an accident or other incident during the construction of the Stampede Pass Tunnel on October 6, 1886. That is when my great-grandfather John A. Haskell died in Kittitas County, presumably during the railroad construction. His grave, if there ever was one, has never been located.
Friday, June 30th 2006 - 09:39:43 AM
Name: Lynn
E-mail address: lynn_gen@hotmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wakcgs/KCGS_index.htm
Query:Those with queries might want to also check for information posted at http://www.rootsweb.com/~wakcgs/KCGS_index.htm which is the website of the Kittitas County Genealogical Society.
Tuesday, June 6th 2006 - 05:54:11 PM
Name: Eloise Grigsby
E-mail address: jbgrigsby@aol.com
Query:Marvel C. BARTLETT b. 3 Jun 1917 married Mr. SAUNDERS. She lived in Ellensburg & Thrali, Kittitas co.,Washington & died 6 Feb 1996. Burial was at Mabeton Cemetery, Yakima co., Washington. Her mother was Minnie R. CHASE b. 1887 in ND, her father was William I. BARTLETT, son of Albert Benjamin BARTLETT.
Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 01:07:57 PM
Name: Louise Thompson
E-mail address: gathompson@charter.net
Query:GLANERT, George listed in 1910 Kittitas Census, Single. Born in Wisconsin, son of Richard and Ulrike Buetow Glanert

Any more data... Burial and date of death ???
Saturday, May 6th 2006 - 06:44:44 AM
Name: Nancy L. Woodward
E-mail address: nancwood@earthlink.net
Query:In the book "Ferryboats on the Columbia River by Robert H. Ruby and John A. Brown, page 106, there is an article about the Moses Coulee Ferry. In 1889, Gus Riddle, operating the ferry, was confronted by one Mr. Peterson who owed him some money. Seeking to cross the river, Peterson engaged Riddle in an argument in which he shot the ferry operator, who soon died in Ellensburg.
I'm looking for the first name of Mr. Peterson. Would there be a newspaper article in regards to the shooting? Where would I look? What happened to Mr. Peterson? Any help, I would appreciate.
Thank you, Nancy
Tuesday, February 7th 2006 - 08:41:09 AM
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