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Rock Victim’s Services Set
Funeral services for Lawrence E. White, 12, who died Thursday in Maynard Hospital of injuries suffered when struck in the head by a rock hurled in play by a schoolmate, will be at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia Funeral Home. Private cremation will follow. Lawrence was in the sixth grade at John Muir School. He had more than nine years of perfect Sunday School attendance at the Mt. Baker Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. White, 3115 Cascadia Ave., and a sister, Phyllis Mary.
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 1 April 1950, page 14)
George Giesler Dies in Skagit Hospital
Sedro Woolley — George F. Giesler, a longtime resident of this city, died Thursday in Skagit Valley Hospital at Mount Vernon. Mr. Giesler, 76, came here in 1925 from Tennessee.
He was a retired fireman for Goodyear-Nelson Lumber Co.
Services will be Saturday at 3 p.m. at Lemley Funeral Home, with the Rev. W. V. Kononen officiating. Burial will be in Sedro Woolley Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife Ellen; four sons, Donald of Sedro Woolley, Charles of Burlington, James of Auburn and William of Seattle; three daughters, Miss Anna Mae Giesler of Seattle, Mrs. Mildred Moore of Bremerton and Mrs. Mary Constance of Ephrata; a sister, Mrs. Rhodie Davis, and a brother, Rod, in Tennessee.
(Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, 1 April 1960)
ALBERT W. WORTHEN
Funeral services for Albert W. Worthen of Los Angeles, former Portland resident, who died on his way to visit relatives here, will be held Saturday at 2:30 P.M. in the Holman & Lutz Colonial mortuary. Rev. Paul G. Dickey of Parkrose Community church will officiate. Commitment will be private at the Portland crematorium.
Worthen’s death occurred in a tourist camp in Arcata, Cal. He had been head of the personnel department of Douglas Aircraft company the past three years in Los Angeles. Between 1912 and 1917 he was assistant claim agent for the Portland Electric Power company in Portland.
Surviving him are his brother, E. H. Worthen, and three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Walker, Mrs. Etta Kruger and Mrs. Myrtle Harrer.
The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 8 September 1945, page 7.
J. WALTER WILLIAMS
James Walter Williams, 53, of 9234 S. W. 31st avenue, died early Friday at a Portland hospital after a few days’ illness. He had been an employe of Western Union since 1916, the year he came to Oregon, where his work was that of a Morse operator. For several years he had been stationed as operator for Western Union in the newsroom of The Oregonian.
He was born September 5, 1891, in Delavan, Wis. Surviving him are the widow, Mrs. Minnie Williams; a son, PFC Gerald L. Williams, 22, with the 313th engineers, 88th division of the army in Italy, and a daughter, Beverly Ann, 6. The son at present is home on furlough.
Funeral arrangements are in charge of J. P. Finley & Son, the time still to be set.
The Oregonian (Portland, Oregon), 8 September 1945, page 7.
Death Takes Charles Carey
Charles E. Carey, 55, one-time chief consulting engineer of the Bonneville power administration and a pioneer in Columbia river development, died Sunday at the Veterans’ hospital in Sawtelle, Cal., after an illness of several months. Western regional director of the United States bureau of reclamation at the time of his death, he was transferred to Sacramento, Cal., as engineer in charge of power and sales at the Central Valley project in December 1941.
Bonneville Posts Held
He was a member of the Columbia river survey committee of the national resources planning board and came to the Bonneville project as rate engineer, advancing to chief consulting engineer in 1939. He was appointed acting administrator of Bonneville power in February, 1939, when James D. Ross became ill and carried on in this capacity after Ross’ death for many months. Following appointment of a permanent administrator, Carey was named assistant chief of the administration’s system planning and marketing division. In August, 1940. He held this position until his transfer to California the following year.
His long experience in the power field began when he took a job as a journeyman electrician at the age of 15. He later worked his way through the University of Oklahoma.
He designed and built the electrical transmission system for the Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, and had taught electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico, was head of the power division of the bureau of the budget in Washington and was employed for a time by the Seattle, Wash., municipal power system.
His widow, Verle, and a daughter, Marjorie, of Sacramento, survive.
The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1945, page 13.
Retired Road Employe Dies
Retired Worker Served County
Ten sons and daughters and a widow survive John Fredric Neumann, who died Wednesday at his home in St. Johns at the age of 78. Mr Neumann was a farmer, carpenter and saw-mill operator for many years. He retired in June 1948, after 18 years as an employe of the Multnomah county road department. Born in Germany on March 28, 1872, Mr. Neumann was brought to the United States as a child and became a citizen at 21. He was married September 5, 1895, to Augusta A. R. Block in Howard Lake, Minn.
Mr. Neumann brought his family west to Ridgefield, Wash., in 1924. They lived there until 1929 when they moved to Cornelius Pass, Or. Since 1943 Mr. and Mrs. Neumann have lived at 8323 N. Princeton street.
Mr. Neuman is survived by eight brothers and sisters, 29 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Surviving sons and daughters are Arnold and Anthony Neumann of Portland, Harry Neumann, Murphy, Or.; Martin Neumann, Scappoose; Mrs. Myrtle Maschke, Portland; Mrs. Martha Barnes, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Elsie Hirsch, Howard Lake, Minn.; Mrs. Alice Bauer, Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Margaret Terpening, Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Gertrude Rosevear, Kalama, Wash.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a. m. at the St. Johns funeral home. Interment will be at Columbia cemetery.
The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, 1 September 1950, page 13.
Here are three obituary/newspaper item statements about the same person, from two different newspapers on the same day. Which one do you like best? They are all different to some degree.
Alfred Paul Bayly
Alfred Paul Bayly, 75, of 851 Thistle St., a retired iron molder died Wednesday.
Born in San Francisco, he had lived in Seattle 41 years. Survivors include his wife, Mary, and a brother, Frank Bayly, Bainbridge Island.
Rosary will be said at 8. p.m. Friday in the Georgetown Funeral Home, and requiem mass at 9 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, Washington, 2 March 1951, page 21, column 5.
Alfred P. Bayly
Rosary for Alfred Paul Bayly, 75 of 851 Thistle St., will be said at 8 o’clock tonight in the Georgetown Funeral Home and Requiem Mass at 9 o’clock tomorrow forenoon, in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Calvary. He died Wednesday.
Mr. Bayly, born in San Francisco, had lived in Seattle 41 years. He was a retired iron molder.
Surviving are his wife, Mary, and a brother, Frank Bayly, Bainbridge Island.
Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, 2 March 1951, page 40, column 7.
BAYLY – Alfred P., Feb. 28, at 511 Thistle Street, age 75 years. Beloved husband of Mary L. Bayly. Brother of Frank and George Bayly. Rosary Friday (today), 8. p.m. from Chapel Georgetown Funeral Home. Requiem High Mass Saturday, 9. a.m. from Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment Calvary.
Seattle Times, Seattle, Washington, 2 March 1951, page 40, column 2.
The correct street address is 851 Thistle Street, although, in the 1940 U. S. Census, the family had lived at 857 Thistle Street (and was mis-enumerated as “Dayly.”
The brother, Frank, appears in all of them, but George in only one. In a fourth item, from the P-I, he also appears; but I didn’t post it because the image I have is too dark.
Tell me what you think.